Run The Jewels 2 is the best early Christmas present I have ever received. While partying at the BroHaus last night I was put on to this devastating album. Killer Mike and El-P have done it again, yeap. Here they offer examples of crushing beats, über cranial lyrics, and the most unexpected and interesting guest spots of right now. And what do we pay for it? Run The Jewels 2 is absolutely free (if you want it to be). I would say more, but just listen…
Archive for the Album Premiere Category
Jellyfish Brigade’s Diving Lessons is set to be released June 24th, 2014. Here is a little teaser for the album. More to come soon. The video and the site (below) explain it all. Get ready.
More info on Jellyfish Brigade at http://jellyfishbrigade.com/.
This week during my waking hours, while eating some cereal, making Deutsch study, and listening to The Current’s morning show I became privy to a local gem. Apparently, these songs have been out some 6 months yet they remained under my radar. I thought I would share something new, something innovative, and something with a sound so familiar and creative you might just be surprised. I introduce to you And The Professors…
Immediately one notices their multi-layered sound, the intense wall of sonic power that flows through these individuals. I am impressed with the difference and intelligence they present. And The Professor added a new level of noticeable quality to my morning. It gave me that feeling I had when I first heard ‘A Day in the Life’, The Beatles. And The Professor takes a classic concept and makes it anew. One of the best things about this feel-good listening is that it is local, great for Sunday mornings and coffee. The song I heard was: See Through Brain, it lent a bittersweet nostalgia of yesteryear, how I felt young again to hear this melody. I hope it does the same for you. Lend yourself a listen.
Here they are on Twitter:
‘Orchestral folk rock parlor songs for people who love chewing gum, avocados and warm socks.’
Here at Mindinversion we like to show love to local up and comers in the music scene. Some artists of our areal, even artists we might know and hang out with personally. Cause we are so cool like that and we can. Here is a chance for us to get out of the mainstream a bit and focus on the future, on things that interest us now, and to show you what’s up where we live.
In this edition of Local Love I have decided to do a little bit of a piece on my friend and almost neighbor Lukeb.
Lukeb. is a local Minneapolis transplant from La Crosse/La Crescent area (La Crosse Music Scene), as well as this guy, so there is empathy and recognition in his art and words that I can relate to. He has been rocking his style for some time and he goes hard on the mic all the time. His MC skills are authoritative, aggressive, and deep. Northern Lightz live shows are always exciting. He does his own production (“everything, Man.”) and he rages daily. If you are looking for something local and homemade with a twist of great lyricism and humble humility then you are looking for Lukeb. He has been doing shows for 10 plus years in the Midwest, he is a vet. go check out a show if one is near, also check the jukeboxes at your favorite bars, hit up Northern Lightz with a Z.
This video is good for a listen. It makes a decent day start better. These are beats made down the street. I can enjoy that. The video is artsy and made by Lukeb. Well done, representing the neighborhood.
“We do all this shit ourselves.” -Lukeb.
If you dig the video I advise you to check out more music from Lukeb. Lukeb. also is part of the creative force surrounding Northern Lightz, and he does collaborations with numerous artists in and throughout the Midwest, specifically La Crosse, WI: Motz, CASTaway, Sara Mae, Mysta J, YoursTruly, Cat Robey and the Whiiild Ones, MasterNate, and others. Also, check out the above single and other songs on his soon to be dropped album The Midnight Zone.
Check them at:
Soundcloud Link: Northern Lightz Sound
ReverbNation Link: Northern Lightz ReverbNation
Other Albums: You Can’t get there from Here, Other Side of the Table, and others.
For all of you who are jam band fans out there, moe. will be premiering their new album What Happened to the La Las on Jam On (Channel #29), on Sirius XM, January 19 at 6pm ET. This gives fans an opportunity to hear the album 4 days before the January 24 release date. The broadcast will feature commentary from the band while they go through the new album in its entirety.
There will be rebroadcasts of the event on Jam On aired on Friday, January 20 at 9am ET; Saturday, January 21 at 2pm ET; and Sunday, January 22 at midnight ET. If you would like to discover more about the band moe. head over to their site.