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Jul 30, 2014

New Video: Ugly Frank - “Bossa”

Ugly Frank

Ugly Frank’s “Bossa” got the Gray Matter treatment, which is a step in the right direction for any artist. If you’re unfamiliar with Stephan Gray’s work, here’s a collection of ten of his greatest music videos so far. Ugly Frank’s latest “Bobby Hill EP” and the self-titled ILLFIGHTYOU album are available to stream on Soundcloud. - Liz

Jul 29, 2014

Takin’ It Back Tuesday: En Vogue - “Give It Up, Turn It Loose”

En Vogue

“Give It Up, Turn It Loose” is from En Vogue’s 1992 album, Funky Divas. Let me know if you need to borrow my cassette. - Liz

New Album: Shabazz Palaces - “Lese Majesty”

Shabazz Palaces

Today is the official release date for the new Shabazz Palaces album, Lese Majesty. The album has been streamable via NPR since last week but now you can buy it in one of our city’s great music stores. According to Charles Mudede, “Lese Majesty Is Like Echoes from the Future Ghost of Our Planet” so you should probably get it ASAP. Shabazz Palaces will be doing an in-store July 31 at 9:00pm at Easy Street Records in West Seattle and the Official Release Party is August 1 at Neumos. - Liz

New Video: Benjamin Clementine - “Condolence”

Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine’s “Condolence” is much different than anything you’ve heard on our website so far, which is why it’s so great. - Liz

Jul 23, 2014

New Music: SassyBlack - “Sanity”

SassyBlack

Do yourself a favor and check out the new single from SassyBlack of Thee Satisfaction. She will be a Guest DJ on KEXP’s Audioasis on July 26 from 6:00-9:00pm. - Liz

Jul 22, 2014

Takin’ It Back Tuesday: Eric B. & Rakim - “Paid In Full”

Eric B. & Rakim

“Paid In Full” is the title track from Eric B. & Rakim’s debut album released in 1987. Neumos is the place to be tomorrow night, Rakim will be gracing the stage with iLL Chris, Gifted Gab, and Romaro Franceswa as openers. - Liz

New Music: Dark Time Sunshine - “No Worries”

Dark Time Sunshine

Onry Ozzborn and Zavala have released a new Dark Time Sunshine song just in time for us to memorize the words before their July 31 show at The Vera Project. - Liz

New Video: Def Dee x Alca - “Ultra Violet”

Def Dee

Seattle may not be able to claim Def Dee anymore since he’s relocated to New York to work with Mello Music Group. We still love him anyway. You can pre-order his upcoming vinyl release Deja Vu on UndergroundHipHop.com. - Liz

New Music: Filthy Fingers United - “‘63 til infinity”

Filthy Fingers United

The theme of this month’s Filthy Fingers United album is the 1960’s. The 30+ crew of Super-Producers is exploding with great music and talent. They release a monthly themed album, available via their BandcampBandcamp and also have many solo projects that can be found through their Facebook page. - Liz

Jul 20, 2014

New Video: The Good Sin - “Promise Me”

The Good Sin

The new single and video from The Good Sin reinforces the known fact that working with Tay Sean (who provided “additional vox”) is always a good move.

“Promise Me” is the third track on The Good Sin’s recently released album, “Life Before.” - Liz