Well, folks. Today’s the day, a very big day at the office, indeed! Not only is a 3-day weekend upon us in the US, but we kick off our most-beloved summer Fridays! But before we head out early for some killer margs down the street, let’s take a look at what awesome music came out this week.
Adrian Younge owned the music blog world this week. First up, we found him on OkayPlayer, streaming his Soulful R&B compilation album. The 10-song sampler features pals like Ghostface Killah, Laetitia Sadier, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the like. NBD, Adrian.
Then, there’s that same [aforementioned] track premiere with Ghostface. Yep, same one on that album stream is getting love elsewhere in the blogosphere. You could say things are lookin’ pretty damn good this week for the Linear Labs renaissance man (cough, the Kendrick Lamar collab, cough, cough). But moving the spotlight elsewhere, also be sure to check out the latest from Royal Southern Brotherhood. It’s a track that has absolute day-party dance potential.
As for that visual aesthetic, have a look at Saun & Starr‘s cleverly executed lyric video (this one’s for you, graphic designers) and step inside Robert E. Lee’s old digs for an intimate live video of Solo Acoustic Guitar genius Daniel Bachman.
Now it’s time for us to bounce and get those margs. Happy Memorial Day!
Adrian Younge: Full album stream via OkayPlayer
Linear Labs: Los Angeles out now on Linear Labs
Lucas Nord: Full album stream via Line of Best Fit
After You out now on Cosmos
The Glitch Mob: “Lords of Summer” track premiere via Noisey
Love Death Immortality out now on Glass Air
Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge: “Return of the Savage (ft. Raekwon & RZA)” track premiere via Stereogum
Twelve Reasons to Die II out July 10 on Linear Labs
Royal Southern Brotherhood: “They Don’t Make ‘Em Like You” track premiere via Billboard
Don’t Look Back out May 26 on Ruf Records
Friend Roulette: “Dutch Master” track premiere via Culture Collide
Dutch Master out now on Goodnight Records
Saun & Starr: “Hot Shot” lyric video premiere via Facebook
Look Closer out now on Daptone Records
STS and RJD2: “Doin’ It Right” music video premiere via HipHop DX
STS x RJD2 out now on R J Electrical Connections
Hey Mother Death: “The Hills” music video premiere via Noisey
Highway out July 10 on Paper Bag Records
Daniel Bachman: “Song For the Setting Sun II” live video premiere via NPR
River out now on Three Lobed Recordings
Holly Miranda: “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl” live video premiere via BalconyTV
Holly Miranda out now on Dangerbird Records