February 29, 2012


Free Music: Hear Tanlines Before They Break Big & More

Shawn Brackbill
Shawn Brackbill

Tanlines: “All of Me”
After listening to this new single from the Brooklyn dance duo, I can’t help but think they’re going to be hewwwwjj this year. Huge enough to necessitate misspelling the word "huge." Listen to its synthy effervescence here:

Titus Andronicus: “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus”
No, Titus Andronicus aren’t trying to channel Syd Barrett with an unwieldy song title like that. The lead singer just happens to have an English professor as a dad. Skip ahead to 2:37:00 on this radio broadcast to hear this new song. [Stereogum]

Curren$y and Styles P: #The1st28
Up-and-coming New Orleans rapper Curren$y and underrated Queens MC Styles P team up for this free mixtape. [AllHipHop]

Rita Ora ft. Tinie Tempah: “R.I.P.”
This English lass has some major backers at this point: Drake wrote her first official single (listen below), Jay-Z signed her and that's buzzy British MC Tinie Tempah flowing over her dramatic singing and clobbering beats.

Action Bronson: “Nothing to Worry About”
The Queens cook-turned-rapper made the right choice flowing over this wonky version of Peter Bjorn and John’s song of the same name. Succinct and effective. [XXL]

Chip Tha Ripper ft. Casey Veggies: “The Jam”
Cleveland and L.A. meet on a track that's simultaneously frenetic and smooth. And excellent. [XXL]