April 30, 2012

S. Carey - "Two Angles"

S. Carey, the drummer and backup vocalist of Bon Iver, is following up his debut effort, All We Grow, with an EP, Hoyas, out May 8th. The first track, "Two Angles," hints at a much more lush, synth-based sound than his mostly acoustic debut. While maintaining the all consuming calming demeanor of his music, Mr. Carey seems to be branching out. We like it!

S. Carey-"Two Angles"

April 28, 2012

Of Oceans - "Slow"

Of Oceans, one of my preferred ambient electronic producers, has just released another soothing, gorgeous track, "Slow." Designed for relaxing the listener, the track washes over you, and makes it impossible for life not to slow down in those tranquil three minutes. After releasing the incredible Of Oceans EP in 2010 with the standout track "In Love, Not Limbo," the singles that followed failed to provide the same meditative calmness. Luckily, with this new track, the Detroit-based producer has made another gem. Take a listen below, and also hear his latest EP, Introvert. You might wanna lay down for this.

April 27, 2012

Stream Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix

Tenacious D will release their highly-anticipated Rize of the Fenix on May 15th. As of today, you can stream the album in its entirety below! Enjoy!

Jack White on Colbert

Last night, Jack White made an appearance on The Colbert Report, performing "Freedom at 21," a track from his recent album, Blunderbuss. The meeting even resulted in Colbert releasing a single on White's Third Man Records!

April 26, 2012

Torche - "Kicking"

Florida metal group Torche released their latest album, Harmonicraft, this week. With the lead single, "Kicking," the group showcases what sets them apart from your average metal band: They sound happy! Their sound, often compared to sludge metal, takes its own turn by displaying a wider range of emotions than is typical in metal these days. As they put it, they "rip with a smile." Take a listen to "Kicking" and enjoy the hard-hitting happiness.


April 25, 2012

Macklemore Talks Otherside, Lil' Wayne, and Seattle Hip-Hop

Hard Knock TV recently interviewed Macklemore & Ryan Lewis while at Paid Dues Festival in California. Macklemore discusses substance abuse, Lil' Wayne, the importance of balance in hip-hop, the process of writing "Otherside," and the benefits of the "Gateways" program. Check out this great interview. Enjoy!

Hey Marseilles Covers Daniel Johnston

Seattle's Hey Marseilles recently recorded a beautiful video with Look Sessions. The video captures the folkestral group putting their own spin on Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You In The End." The cover is available for free download right here. Enjoy!