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Tag Archives: Anti-
Sage Francis, Li(f)e Anti- Sage Francis’ fourth solo album finds him collaborating with Chicago indie-rock band Califone. The resulting songs, most of which address hypocrisy (or “lie”) in modern society, wed Francis’ densely lyrical rap style with complex textural instrumentation. … Continue reading
As the 2010 music season heats up, don’t forget about Sage Francis. The Providence, Rhode Island poet, rapper and iconoclast is returning with his first album since 2007’s Human the Death Dance. Set for release via Anti- on May 11, … Continue reading
Orlando, Florida’s Solillaquists of Sound have finished their sophomore album for Epitaph imprint Anti-. Set for release on August 4, No More Heroes features more of the community-raising hip hop that marked their 2006 bow, As If We Existed. However, … Continue reading
Busdriver has finished his fifth solo album, the jiggly-sounding Jhelli Beam. Set for release on June 9 on Anti- Records, it features guest spots from Nick Thorburn of Islands, Mikah 9, Nocando and John Dietrich from Deerhoof. In addition to … Continue reading
N.A.S.A. (North America South America), a collaboration between producer Sam “Squeak E. Clean” Spiegel (Crystal Castles, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fatlip, 2Mex) and Brazilian turntablist DJ Zegon, is set to release a sprawling collection of tracks called The Spirit of Apollo. … Continue reading
"Taking a new approach to recording, LB threw in everything but the kitchen sink on this one. Whether it was hiring horn and keyboard arrangers for specific songs and parts or bringing in the right MC or musician for the right song, LB took his time (not as much time as Later That Day of course) and the result is some of the best Lyrics Born music to date," reads a message posted on his official website, LyricsBorn.com. Guests on the album include Chali 2na, RJD2 and, of course, his wife and longtime collaborator Joyo Velarde.
In related news, sterling vocalist Joyo Velarde will finally release an album of her own after years spent with the Quannum crew. Love and Understanding is scheduled to drop in the spring, and Lyrics Born handles production.
The track listing for Everywhere at Once is below.
Canadian rap prodigy Cadence Weapon is preparing to release his new album, Afterparty Babies.
Set for release on March 4, Afterparty Babies is the first effort from Cadence Weapon’s new deal with Anti-/Epitaph Records. (The label reissued his 2005 debut, Breaking Kayfabe, last year). "Afterparty Babies explores friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion. The recognized wordsmith continues to push the theme, surrounded by socially conscious commentary, and personal subject matter while dropping it over punishing electronic dance jams," reads the press release for the album.
While you wait for those "punishing electronic dance jams" to manifest themselves, check out the track listing below.
Remember when Galactic announced that it was collaborating with several rappers on a new album? Well, the New Orleans jazz-funk-jam outfit has completed their new project, From the Corner to the Block. The album is set for an August 21 release via Anti- Records.
For those who haven’t heard Galactic — and I’m one of them — From the Corner’s stellar guest list should encourage you to introduce yourself. Lyrics Born, Mr. Lif, Chali 2na, Boots Riley from the Coup, Juvenile, Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Ohmega Watts and Vursatyl from Lifesavas make vocal appearances. N’awlins legend Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Soul Rebels Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Nino Moschella are among the non-rap participants. Galactic saxophonist Ben Ellman produced the album.
As part of the world-spanning jam band scene, Galactic will stay plenty busy over the summer, making appearances at numerous festivals (including Bonnaroo). For a preview of From the Corner to the Block, check out the track listing and tour dates below.