Harlem native Asasson just dropped his first release in a while, entitled “Writer’s Block”; Asasson’s old school style flow and lyrics do the DJ Premier/Mos Def beat justice. This song shows serious improvement since his last release, showing that Asasson has undeniable potential. Check out the track below and hit Asasson with a like on Facebook.
“Where I Left You” is Man Overboard’s second single from their upcoming album, this time coming with a music video. This single is definitely stronger than the first single (“White Lies”) for the album. It’s hard to deny hearing the Blink influences in the beginning, but that applies to pretty much every pop-punk song. Definitely a great release by the band and this should make Man Overboard fans even more excited for Heart Attack on May 28th. Look out for The Story So Far’s cameo at the end of the video.
Drake released a new single from his upcoming album, entitled “Girls Love Beyonce”. The song shows Drake returning to his R&B style (unlike the first two singles), featuring James Fauntleroy on the chorus singing a variation of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child. Check out the track below.
Drake (ft. James Fauntleroy) - "Girls Love Beyonce"
Tyler released the second music video from his upcoming album Wolf. The video for “IFHY” features Tyler rapping to a girl while walking around a doll house. Upon the release of this video, Kanye West changed his website to just be a display of the video. Wolf has already sprung a leak online, but it will be officially released on April 2nd.
Last weekend, YGM went to see one of our favorite upcoming indie acts perform in Rockville Centre. Old Best Friend performed their first full-band set that night, and it sounded absolutely awesome (nowhere near what you would expect a bands FIRST show to sound like). There wasn’t the biggest crowd out there for him that night, but with Old Best Friend’s near flawless debut EP and memorable live show that’s sure to change very soon.
Mike Comite of Old Best Friend was nice enough to sit down with us for a interview after the show. Click ‘read more’ to read the interview and see some live footage from the show.
Vampire Weekend released two new singles today off their upcoming album Modern Vampires Of The City. “Diane Young” is classic Vampire Weekend: fast-paced, indie, and catchy beyond belief. “Step” is the band’s version of a ballad; resulting in a very chill and beautiful song with a Beatles-esque vibe. Modern Vampires Of The City will be officially released on May 7th.
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young
Vampire Weekend – Step
Juicy J teamed up with Passion Pit to release this remix of their song “Constant Conversations”, from their recent album Gossamer. Juicy J raps a solid verse at the beginning of the track, and the rest remains exactly the same as the original.
“Constant Conversations” (Juicy J Remix)
Phoenix released the first single from their upcoming album Bankrupt! on BBC Radio 1 today. “Entertainment” is a great track, and the upbeat indie sound is what we’ve come to expect from Phoenix. Bankrupt! is due out April 23rd.
English electronic artist James Blake premiered a new single, “Retrograde”, on BBC Radio 1 today. Definitely a very strong release by James Blake, with his classic experimental style still clearly evident. Blake’s upcoming album Overgrown is due out April 8th.