We’ve been in a Kendrick Lamar drought these last few years. Few features, little news. But last week Lamar returned with a note which said that he’s not ready to drop his new album but that he has indeed been working on it. He also said that his upcoming album would be his last with his long-time label TDE. So there’s no new Kendrick Lamar music of his own on the immediate horizon, but he has come out of hiding for his cousin Baby Keem. Today, Baby Keem is releasing a new single called “Family Ties” that features a guest spot from Lamar. Listen to it below.
Earlier today, Goldenvoice revealed the lineup for its new festival No Values, and on the third line of the poster was Power Trip. The Texas band has been largely inactive since the death of frontman Riley Gale in 2020, but late last year the remaining members of Power Trip — Blake Ibanez, Chris Ulsh, Nick […]
I’ve been listening to Vijay Iyer’s music for almost 20 years. We first met in 2006, when I was the editor of the world music magazine Global Rhythm and he had just released Raw Materials, an album of duos with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. They came up to the magazine’s offices and I interviewed them together. […]
Last month, the North Carolina folk duo Magic Tuber Stringband announced a new album, Needlefall (their first for Thrill Jockey), and shared its lead single “Days Of Longing.” Today, they’re back with another song from the album, “Twelfth House.” “I wrote Twelfth House for fiddle,” Courtney Werner, one-half of the group, explained. “I tried to […]