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Bandcamp Artist of the Week
father mountain, bandcamp, on leaving and being left behind, indie rock
Father Mountain is our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
Sludge Factorie, v8, morbidly-o-beats
Morbidly-O-Beats and v8 TFD are Sludge Factorie and they are our Bandcamp Artist of the Week.
Bandcamp Artist of the Week
DOUG, FOOL, Indie, Rap
This week we discuss the independent artist DOUG and his album FOOL.

Music Videos

Interviews

Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
As bloggers it is easy to forget about the grind that the artists we cover go through just to get a record in our greasy meat mitts. We forget that each song is not just composed of the emotions and musical talents of the artist but also the blood, sweat, and tears of seemingly endless physical labor. It is so much easier to be on the listening end, passing our pompous judgments from the comfort...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
It seems like 100 years ago that Arizona "noise rap" outfit Moodie Black first dropped Nausea on Fake Four, Inc. It's felt like that to them to. And we're the ones lucky that it did. Because, like Drake if Drake was possessed by the devil in Ms. Jones, Moodie Black have surprise premiered a brand new batch of boombasticness with their new EP, MBII. With the noise level turnt way up, the...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
Someone needs to run to the state of Minnesota, the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis and bottle what the Fuck ever is running through thier water supply ASAP (no rocky)!!! If it isn't the Pappy's of indie rap grinding Atmosphere, or the X-Men of rap Doomtree, it's the pizza/weed/yoga master Ecid spitting that mid-western frame of mind like only someone who freezes his balls...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
There are musicians, artists if you will, that pay exorbitant amounts of money to invade the inboxes of America. I mean, U2 date raped our iPhones, sonically speaking. There they were and us not remembering shit!  And then there are those artists that you never hear. Talented individuals making quality music heard by almost no one. We are tempted in this information age...
Indie music blog, indie music, album reviews, band interviews, pop culture blog
A long career isn't something promised in any of the fields of art, neither is being famous, especially when you are grinding on your own, putting out your own music, and hitting the road hard. I've been a fan of the Strange Famous Records captain Sage Francis since i first heard about him on an old website when his "sick of waiting tables...urine trouble" tape dropped. From the moment...

Articles

Kuzin, Twin Shadow, Father John Misty, Open Mike Eagle, Leather Corduroys

Favorite Songs - 1st Quarter - 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has been one big hairy, thrusting cooze. While there are all these amazing albums dropping like deuces on the gilded throne of life, me and Tom are having all of these heavy stressful life changes happening, and it's fucking terrifying...

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly, album review, rap

New Release Tuesday: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

So exactly how I ended up being the one to write the intro for Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly New Release Tuesday was happenstance at best. I feel like I should have passed the baton to someone who had a more visceral response to it than I. But at...

Stop Sleeping, Us Natives Records, Ill Clinton, John E Cab, Purple Dialect, Teln

Stop Sleeping: Us Natives Records

It's 2015 dudes. The record industry went threw withdrawals from the days of N'Sync platinum in one day first week sales, and six figure Hype Williams directed videos. The doors of Definitive Jux closed, Rawkus went away and...

Bakus, Theodore, Hello.L.A.

Syffal's own Brando aka Bakus releases his Theodore EP via Hello.L.A.

Syffal has always been an intervesting outfit. In addition to being chubbed-up and pants down, we never pretend to have journalistic integrity about this shit. We self editorialize and ignore music we can't stand. We also overtly gush and exagerrate when we get boners for...

cannibal ox, blade of the ronin, album review, rap

Cannibal Ox - Blade of the Ronin

You can’t really say anything about a group that has only two proper albums over 15 years without referencing the first one:
 
The Triple threat of Vast Aire, Vordul Mega, and El-P put forth an effort that made every emcee...

No Words, BRONCHO, Lincoln Hall, 2.28.15

No Words - BRONCHO @ Lincoln Hall on 2.28.15

No Words. Just pictures. Tif went to go see BRONCHO at Lincoln Hall on 2-28-15. Click on that slide show below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ClickitTicket | Concert Tickets | Live Shows | Concerts

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Dewey Decibel, Zilla Rocca, Small Professor, Museum Pass, Wrecking Crew

Dewey Decibel & Zilla Rocca - Museum Pass (Small Professor Remix)

Zilla Rocca is a close impersonal binary buddy I have exchanged many typed out letters with. So when I get an e-mail offering SYFFAL so much exclusiveness it makes want to step up my virtual crush levels. I mean his beard is dreamy.

Zilla...

SYFFAList, The Amazing, Rose Windows, North Highlands, battle ave.

Tom's SYFFAList for February 2015

February may be spelled weird and it may be the shortest month, but this year it is jam packed with the goods.

In my time at SYFFAL, I'm not sure I've lived through a month with this much quality waggling their genitalia in my face. No joke, I've come across 5 songs where I said to myself...

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