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Friday, October 1, 2010

Download A Rare!!! Mixtape!!! From Bay Area Crazy Person Lil B

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Just... wow.
  • Just... wow.
Just... wow.

I think we can all agree that Berkeley-based loudmouth Lil B is full of surprises: last week he released a splashy watercolor Hallmark card of an album called Rain In England; this week he's dropping MF Based, a "rare" (how does that work, exactly?) mixtape of half-baked freestyles dedicated to MF Doom. (Cop it now and get the RARE GOLD EDITION FRONT COVER!)


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Free Download: Adult Swim's Righteous Metal Compilation

Posted By on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 10:58 AM

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In their ongoing colonization of the fertile realms beyond the province of television, the indefatigable content-providers of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block -- in partnership with Scion's weirdly savvy marketing team -- have seen fit to drop another bomb on the internet. Enter Metal Swim, "16 tracks of rare or unreleased metal from the heaviest bands in existence."

Unlike previous Adult Swim compilations, including the excellent Ghostly Swim and Chrome Children, this one isn't centered on a particular label's roster. Instead, it offers a pretty great sample of the contemporary metal scene without restricting itself to any one corner or prefix: there's blastbeat-riding death metal, ominously lumbering doom metal, art-damaged drone metal, and cheesy throw-up-your-devil-horns metal metal. Nary an acoustic instrument to be found. All that's missing is Dethklok.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Download an EP from Central Services, the Bitter Cynic's Gnarls Barkley

Posted By on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM

If you're like everyone in the world, you've been into Cee-Lo's irrepressibly catchy reprisal anthem, "Fuck You." Maybe you've even checked it out in Spanish!

Well. Think that's subversive? Try "Fuck Me."



Meet Camu Tao: Ohio player, Def Jux staple, and member of some of underground rap's most venerable crews, including The Weathermen (along with Aesop Rock) and MHz (along with Rjd2). Camu died in 2008, at 30, of lung cancer, before his solo debut saw the light of day. That album, King of Hearts, was finally released on Def Jux a few weeks ago; you can nab it here. As an appetite-whetter, though, the label is giving you the first hit free. Head here to download Forever Frozen in Television Time, an EP recorded in 2004-5 by Central Services, a.k.a. Camu and El-P, "under the influence of several illicit substances between the hours of 3am and 8am." (Fittingly, the only non-original cut is a "cover" of Huey Lewis's "I Want A New Drug," with "want" changed to "need.")

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Today Only: Download Two New DJ Shadow Tracks for Free

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM

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You guys know DJ Shadow, right? He's that one dude from the Bay Area that put modern turntablism and DJ culture onto the world's radar back in 1996 when he released his game-changing debut album, Endtroducing...... Yeah, you know DJ Shadow. Well, the DJ, producer, and musical icon, born Joshua Davis, would like to give you some brand-new music for absolutely free, but you've got less than 24 hours to download it.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Grab A Bat-Ass Beat Tape From SF Producer Edison at 900Bats

Posted By on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 9:09 AM

What's new in the Bat Area -- excuse me, the Bay Area -- right now? Enclosed find some new sounds for the weekend courtesy of Frisco beatsmith Edison, who peddles grimy skip-hop jams made from a monome done up like a lunchbox. Here he/it is in action:


Not that Edison needs any particular reason to lay new music on us, but the story behind his new mix, "A Slow Doom," begins across an ocean or two in Jaipur, India, where this June workers renovating a tenth-century fort killed over 900 bats that were bothering them--by setting fire to them with kerosene and torches. The workers and contractor behind the batslaughter were detained for a minute and slapped on the wrists, and that was the last we heard of it. Or so we thought.


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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ninja Tune Announces Free 20th Anniversary Show with Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Eskmo, and More

Posted By on Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 4:51 PM

This is a picture of a ninja. The label is called Ninja Tune. That was all the connection we needed.
  • This is a picture of a ninja. The label is called Ninja Tune. That was all the connection we needed.
We don't really remember it all that well, but our twentieth birthday party probably involved a case of Tecate, a few Modest Mouse records, and our roommate's six-foot bong. Whatever the details, we're pretty sure it was on an altogether different scale of cool from the global parties that electronic label Ninja Tune is throwing for it's twentieth year of committing beats to plastic. San Francisco being the hotbed of electronic music that it is, we're getting our own free celebration (along with places like Berlin, Brussels, New York, and some city called L.A.). The S.F. shindig goes down October 29th at 1015 Folsom, and will include performances by Ninja Tune artists Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Eskmo and others. Entrance is free if you RSVP here. But we guess you should probably leave the bong at home.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Prague Rock: Free Radiohead Concert DVD Out Now

Posted By on Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Been a while since Radiohead came through the Bay Area, and it'll probably be another while before they return. (Thom Yorke played at the Fox in April, but that doesn't count.) Looks like several more months of putting their discography on shuffle and watching 7 Television Commercials on endless loop, huh?

Unless...

That's right! A loose consortium of European Radioheadheads has come along to answer the prayers you probably didn't know you were saying: enter the unassumingly titled and utterly free Radiohead Live in Praha, released to the wild wild web earlier this week. Following the model of the Beastie Boys' fan-filmed live movie Awesome! I Fuckin' Shot That!, it gathers footage shot by over sixty fans from the same concert in Prague last year. It took a year to edit it all together, apparently, but it does right by its avowed mission: "to capture the band playing using as many different angles as possible."

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Download a Free DJ Mix From Solar Bears

Posted By on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 2:14 PM

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Forgive me if this seems redundant, but I'm still deeply enamored with the work of Dublin's Solar Bears. It was only last week that I did my all to get readers of All Shook Down equally stoked on the duo's summery, psych-laden electronic tunes. But listening to bits of their upcoming debut full-length, She Was Coloured In, as well as jamming on the recently released Inner Sunshine EP, have all but made an obsessive stalker out of me. So in keeping with my diligent following of Solar Bears' post-rock-referencing productions, I came across this excellent mix, which one of the outfit's Dubliners recently crafted for FACT.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Drake Plus Grum Equals A Surprisingly Alluring Mashup

Posted By on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM

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Even judging by the considerably high standards set by The Hood Internet, this one's a gem: Drake vs. Grum makes for what the Chicago producers term "Someday We'll Find Your Love." It's ethereal, crisp chillwave sugarcoated by Drake's pop-hop swoon -- in other words, delicious. (The Hood Internet plays Popscene in S.F. on August 26.) Listen and download below. 



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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Old 97's Perform For FREE Thursday at Justin Herman Plaza: A Reminder

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 4:57 PM

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Start working up a cough, schedule a (fake) dentist appointment, ready the tire-piercing nails, or do whatever you have to do, San Franciscans, to leave the office a bit early on Thursday and present yourself in front of Old 97's (aka Stewart Ransom Miller and his longtime band), who are chirping ditties for the princely cost of NOTHING at Justin Herman Plaza.

Again: Old 97's are playing a free show on the Embarcadero at 5 p.m. Thursday, immediately adjacent to the time many working people are released back into the wild. (Hence the need for fake medical appointments.) The free concert is a promotional shtick for the lovely state of Texas (hey, at least it's not Arizona!) wherefrom Old 97's hail. But hell, we'd go see Old 97's play for free even if North Korea was putting on the show.

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