Nas: Daughters

Happy Friday Earthlings,

Here’s the new Nas single Daughters produced by No I.D. (Kanye West’s mentor and frequent collabo accomplice).  Nasty Nas‘ 10th full length release Life is Good will officially hit cyberstores on July 17th.  After 2 heavy hitting singles (“The Don” & “Nasty“) earlier this year, this new one has a refreshing perspective of how a boss dog deals with interacting and protecting his daughter as she grows into a young woman.  We love when Nas brings his A-game with introspective lyrical genius over lush soundscapes.  He’s baaaaaack…phony rappers better bow and kiss the pinky ring!

-SwitchFlip Media


White Flight – Dream Lover and Panther

Whatitdo Wurld,

White Flight is an eclectic art-rock project by Justin Roelofs, former songwriter/guitarist for The Anniversary.  Originally from Kansas, Justin’s travels to Peruvian Jungles, Hawaii and New Zealand churned out a solo art project named White Flight.  Although this is not new (nor is it an “active” band), we find these songs from the 2-5 year old project pretty interesting.  Bright and hallucinogenic in sound, the album was not recorded for touring purposes nor “band-collective” fame.  Range Life Records distributed it via Saddle Creek Records as download only, and it basically fell off the face of cyberspace until “Panther” was released in 2010.  Justin is based out of Kauai, Aoteroa & New Zealand these days, so don’t hold your breath to see a live performance of these tunes.  However, If you like electronic hippy music, then this is for you.  SwitchFlip Media’s blog is not just about “new” bands/music to report on, it’s about quality art and a vibe that remains consistent over time.  We will continue to offer you “unearthed gems” as well as what’s “hot off the presses”.  Let us know what you think.

-SwitchFlip

Odd Future: Oldie

Sisters & Bredren,

Odd Future‘s not going anywhere.  OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) is everywhere…literally. For example, they just released their new album The OF Tape Vol. 2, a new comedy show (Loiter Squad) on Adult Swim, touring heavily, opening pop up clothing stores nationwide, and of course the various off shoot groups within the gang are selling mad “records” (downloads).  This time last year a lot of folks were talking about these young cats falling off by now.  Reminiscent of the WuTang Clan (powerful as a group, as well as individual members), check out this impressive posse cut “Oldie. Taken at a photoshoot, just goofing around, you can tell that they still have the comradery of lil young skater dudes causing havoc in the streets of LA.  Love’em or Hate’m, these guys are proving their talent over just hype.  Earl Sweatshirt is back in the fold, establishing his lyrical dominance as one of the most promising young MCs in the game.  Now if they could just grow up n stop hurting themselves and acting like clowns (see all the broken hands in casts?)…oh wait, they are all still under 25…even 21 years old for that matter… #GolfWang!

-SwitchFlip

Tanlines: All Of Me x Brothers

Happy Friday Earthlings,

Here’s the latest single from Tanlines entitled “All Of Me“.  We added “Brothers” as well, so you get to know this new Indie/Experimental Rock Duo.  The Brooklyn Duo’s debut album Mixed Emotions was release this week (March 20, 2012).  They’ve been touring the U.S. and Europe w/ big acts such as Julian Casablancas (The Strokes ) and Delorean.  Peep’em and let us know what you think!

-SwitchFlip Media

Spiritualized: Hey Jane

Whatitdo Wurld,

Here’s a new single and video by the legendary British Space Rock group Spiritualized called “Hey Jane“.   Not only is the song epic in length, but the video is a truly disturbing short film directed by AG Rojas.  Clocking in around 9 minutes in length, hide your kids and peep it on some downtime.  Their new album Sweet Heart, Sweet Light hits cyberstores in April.  Our fellow LA hipsters can peep them at The Wiltern on May 22nd.  You can catch them on tour in your area here.  Oh, let us know what you think about this mini-flick, if you can stomach it.  If you prefer to see the song live instead, we’ve included their recent performance at UK’s Maida Vale for BBC6.

-SwitchFlip Media