Quarterly Report: Best Tracks of 2013 (Part II)

Well, that was fast. 2013 is already halfway over, and we’ve already gotten enough new music to hold us over until 2015. While the first three months saw artists from My Bloody Valentine to Justin Timberlake releasing new music, these past three months have seen the likes of Savages, Daft Punk, Deerhunter, and Kanye West […]

CURRENT: Kevin Gates – “4:30 AM”

Baton Rouge native Kevin Gates has cultivated a devout following in his hometown with mixtape after mixtape further showing his dedication to the game. On his 2013 mixtape The Luca Brasi Story, Gates’ expanded his empire, finally breaking through to the mainstream, which included glowing endorsements from SPIN and Pitchfork. Now he is set to release […]

CURRENT: Phlo Finister – “Hotel Miami”

LA-based singer and stylist Elijah Finister records as Phlo Finister, creating hazy, sensual R&B that falls somewhere between Cassie and Jessie Ware. Her track “Hotel Miami” was first released in late 2012, but the song has been remastered and rereleased by Night Beach Records. Her past work as a stylist to Def Jam artists has […]

CURRENT: Metz – “Can’t Understand”

Canadian outfit Metz are sure doing their fair share to make amends for the atrocities that sprung up due to the 00’s wave of Canadian rock bands such as Nickelback, Three Days Grace, and Default. As Consequence of Sound points out, the band are a part of this year’s [adult swim] Singles Program, and will release the […]

CURRENT: Drake feat. Sampha – “The Motion”

While everyone has been devouring Yeezus for the past week or so, Drake has been readying the release of four new tracks, two of which feature the star rapper as a featured guest. “The Motion” is one of the tunes that has Drake in the spotlight, and it works as a natural progression from his hit single […]

NEW MUSIC: I’lls – A Warm Reception

Melbourne, Australia three-piece I’lls (pronounced ‘isles’) released the stellar “Plans Only Drawn” earlier this year, and now the EP bearing that track, and five others, is out now. A Warm Reception follows in line with Jagwar Ma and Tame Impala as a wonderful glimpse into the amazing things happening musically in Australia. Listen to all 28 minutes of A […]