I haven’t thrown a link party in months–largely because I got sick of nobody reciprocating. But my love for the medium of bloggin’ supersedes my sense of justice….Plus, can you think of a better time for a party?
Let’s kick it off with a Cat Power bootleg courtesy of Captains Dead, whose also got a few Leonard Cohen boots as well.
Fabolous’ new mixtape, The Soul Tape, is pretty darn good. Fab has always been one of those just-bubbling-under rappers who everyone forgets about and underestimates…Cop it here.
T.I., on the otherhand, is overrated. He’s good, but not one of the greatest. His new mixtape features B.O.B., Rick Ross, Nelly(!) and others. Cop it here.
If you prefer indie rock to gangsta rap, you can score a really, really cool new EP for just a buck on Bandcamp. It features Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, and Neil Gaiman, a member of OK Go, and others, and proceeds go to charity. Here’s a one-song taste: One Tiny Thing.
Cause=Time has a Neon Desert Festival mixtape posted, featuring Little Boots, Mstrkrft, Cansey de ser sexy, Dirty Vegas, and others.
Fugazi’s 13 Songs was one of the greatest indie hardcore albums of all time. And back in 1988, they played most of it at D.C.’s 9:30 Club. You can find it here. And here’s my fave tune of theirs: Bad Mouth.
Front Porch Musings is becoming one of the best blogs around in terms of the quality and variety of music they discuss. Go check ’em out!
Covert Curiosity writes up J. Mascis’ side project King Tuff. Great stuff, and quite rare.