Well, I absolutely hate to say it but Devo’s new album is sick and this track Fresh is just the tip of the Devo (and only for 3 minutes). Peep this track, peep the album, call your older siblings and tell them Devo is back or call your crazy cracked out uncle and tell him Devo never left cause Something For Everybody is actually really good. Can’t believe I just posted that.
So, as you all know, Drake was destined for a huge year and so far he hasn’t disappointed. We didn’t write about his latest release, Thank Me Later, because we figured you already knew about that but today something awesome happened: I found the Lost Tracks.
I hope you all enjoy this as much as I am right now. Shalom, bitchesssssssss.
Your boy TI is back with a mixtape offering ironically known as Fuck A Mixtape which came out about two weeks ago and is blatantly awesome. FYI - you can download it here (along with scads and scads of other sweet shit).
This track spoke to me because I work for a non-profit so you know I gotta get that paper. The theme and the heavily used sample from the Lil Wayne/Birdman song Stuntin’ Like My Daddy off of their duet album Like Father Like Son (one of my favorites) got this one stuck in my head as well.
Anyways, all you OGs and Hustlers will surely enjoy this offering and would probably love the rest of the mixtape if only you could get the download after drinking all that syzzurp.
Recommendations from your trusty Vags on must-see bands at this summer’s hottest festivals.
In the first of our summer Festy Fun posts, we highlight MusicVagabond’s faves for this year’s Bonnaroo line-up. Over the year’s Bonnaroo has evolved to feature vastly different genres, varying just as much as our tastes here at MV.
L.Sizzle says… check out Thievery Corporation for some Dub Reggae goodness. No matter what your state of mind, you can groove. Grab some of your favorite mind altering treats and check out Lotus, you will NOT stop dancing. The Carolina Chocolate Drops will give you that southern experience- get your Bluegrass fix!
Matt says… Here We Go Magic - Brooklyn-based band Here We Go Magic evoke a modern-day CSNY so they should fit right into the modern-day Woodstock. Listen to their song “Fangela” for a taste of what you can expect. Aziz Ansari - Though strictly falling on the comedy side of the Bonnaroo line-up, Aziz Ansari is currently working on a mixtape, so you never know what he could bust out. I’m just hoping that he continues to rip on BP.
Jay says…The Entrance Band - This three piece rock and roll outfit will get you going with a blast of sonic dominance. Look out as their highly ironic, 120 lbs frontman dominates the crowd with his growling voice and shredding guitar riffs. Miike Snow - Grab your favorite pharmaceuticals and get over to see Miike Snow if you want to dance your face off. This three piece quasi electronic band has all the right stuff to keep your glowsticks and imaginary balls moving throughout the night.
Jeff says… GWAR - what’s a summer music festival without a troupe of sadomasochistic chaos warriors screaming about their hatred of all things alive. go see it and be drunk. The XX- has this South London trio survived its tidal 2k9 hypewave? we think so. maybe Jamie (on the e-drums) will pull out some of his mix skills to beat up that big crowd.
Also, our very own Kylie will be rockin out at the festival so get in touch with her via @shallowleak on Twitter!
I told you all at the beginning of the year that Drake was someone to watch… that he’d be blowing up, big time… that his star was rising.
But I had no idea that an explosion fit for a Gaza relief flotilla was about to occur, despite Drake’s bling of choice on the (above) recent Vibe cover. As a Jew myself, I can tell you this is fantastic and finally lends us all some street cred - other than possessing nukes that is.
Kudos again to the Red Baron who sent me the Heeb article (and is just as pleased as I am about this development) detailing Drake’s heritage and to the rest of world Jewry for finally getting a black rapper on the scene who’s truly a mensch.
Today I’m bringing you an exciting new hip hop artist by the name of Big K.R.I.T. (don’t ask me what that stands for).
All I can really tell you at this point is that this guy is popping off (in the blogosphere), that he just dropped this album/mixtape in late April or early May (depending where you look) and that he is channeling one of my all time favorite rappers, (RIP) Pimp C.
I’ve gone through this album twice now today and feel like the track posted here, Glass House ft Currensy and Wiz Kahlifa, is one of the best on the new album. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and encourage you to go grab the whole release when you get a minute.
There was a time when I truly thought that nothing good ever came out of Philly - and I was mostly correct.
But I have had a whiz-with, I’ve run up the steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and I have watched my friend shake up a bottle of beer and spray it all over the trashy people at the trashy bar we were at - so I know there are at least a few good things to find.
Now some of you may be thinking “but what about that kid who got tasered earlier this week? that was cool….” and I agree with that - still not a “good” thing though I’m glad to see the Philly Police are finally treating the people of Philly like the nefarious bunch that they are.
So with that in mind I give you “I just couldn’t help myelf” by Schoolly D. Schoolly is an OG. Schoolly is a Philly guy. Schoolly cut the original soundtrack to Aquateen Hunger Force (which is awesome) and if you want to know more than that, go here. I think this song is sweet and I guess I just couldn’t help posting it.
Special thanks to the Red Baron for making me aware of this. He’s still one of the only classy people to ever come out of Philly, unless you run into him post midnight on any day of the week.
Gogol Bordello is releasing their newest album on Tuesday entitled Trans-continental Hustle. This Vagabond was able to get his hands on it a few days early and wanted to share the title track with you all.
Needless to say, GB is one of the craziest outfits around today and their eclectic Gypsy-Punk-Accordion thing is on full display in Trans-continental. The group also released one song off their new album, Pala Tute, on their website so you can go there if this one track hasn’t satisfied your Bordello craving.
GB will be in the States playing shows until May 1 (including two at the Ram’s Head in good ole Balto, MD) and then will be taking off to Europe to continue acting like crazy gypsies and being awesome.