Saturday, June 6, 2009

Nite Club just released their new album, My Tronic. I have not listened to the whole thing yet but here is a pretty sweet cover of Kanye West's "Good Life" off of it. The video is kind of cool on its own actually:

If you're curious, you can check out more stuff from Nite Club here.

Santigold and some good old Southern love

Hey, remember back in 2004 when Dangermouse put out the Grey Album and everybody freaked out? I sure do. Since then, there have been many similar scandles, the latest of which would be DJ Terry Urban's new mash-up, Southerngold. Stereogum reported this week that Urban has taken Santigold's self-titled album and remixed it with some of his favorite Southern hip-hop. I was excited so I gave it a listen. Not quite as amazing as I thought it would be, but still a very good time. If you want it however, the only avenues available for obtaining it at this time are the one of questionable legality (i.e. some good ol' fashioned internet piracy).

RIP Jeff Hanson 1978-2009

In an email from Kill Rock Stars:

"We are deeply shocked and saddened to report that Kill Rock Stars artist Jeff Hanson passed away on June 5, 2009 in his home, a victim of a terrible accident. Jeff has been a part of the KRS family since 2003 when he became the first artist signed to the label from an unsolicited demo."

No word on what the accident was, but all I can say is that the world lost another great artist. My thoughts will be with his family, friends and everyone at KRS.