The Infesticons, Bedford Park
Bedford Park is a long overdue coda to a project poet, rapper, and musician Mike Ladd began way back in 2001. Back then, he posited Infesticons as a revolutionary force battling corporate interests and mainstream sellouts (or “Majesticons”). He’s still righteous – check out the M.I.A.-inspired “Bombs Anthem” – but his palette has expanded beyond East Coast underground rap and electro-funk. R&B (“Forever Anthem”), avant-rock (“Blockin’ Door Anthem”), and even a trap rap parody (“Hang It Up Anthem”) fuel this scattershot yet undeniably exciting exploration of the contemporary music scene.