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Tuesday Forecast (Now on Tuesday!)

I’m on time this week folks.

Hip Hop: Prince Po (Organized Konfusion) & Oh No (Madlib fam) come through with a collab I’m excited about. MMG put out vol. 2 of their Mandala series that features their damn stellar stable of artists. And while I don’t know Johaz, I know Exile is on point so their Dag Savage project comes with high expectations (they also feature some real dope friends). Young Fathers is another group that pops up here and there that don’t seem to get the glory they deserve but also doesn’t seem like that bothers them much either way.

Alt, Indie, Electro, Experimental, Etc.: Xiu Xiu at it again. And again. Broken Bells (Dangermouse & James Mercer of The Shins) drop their second. Sunn 0)))/Ulver is interesting, real interesting. Bombay Bicycle Club too, with another one. Enjoy.



Tuesday Forecast

So. Some new hip hop from CanOx and Rapper Big Pooh from Little Brother are a given at the front of the list. Then there’s some realrapcats I haven’t heard before, Hopsin and Lone Ninja, but are solid good ol’ hip hop. Moving beyond that is the crazy, weirdo, and electronic stylings of bEEdEEgEE who is from a definite favorite GangGangDance and whose weirdness is matched by another release from Xiu Xiu. Yep. Drop in, tune out. Drop out, tune in.


Record Store Day This Saturday- Support!

Mp3′s and Amazon.com and iTunes etc., etc. are all fine and good BUT today is special. Get out from behind your computer and go support your local brick & mortar record store. Keep them alive. A little human to human contact isn’t always so bad.

Find your local participating store, RecordStoreDay.com.

Some special releases only available at stores—

Afrika Bambaata & MC5, Animal Collective, Atmosphere and The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson), Childish Gambino, Deerhoof, JEFF the Brotherhood, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mastodon/Feist, Shabazz Palaces, Sigur Ros, The Flaming Lips, The Pharcyde, Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches, DJ Food, ESG, Gorillaz, Peter Tosh, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed.