Monthly Archives: March 2012

Gazmo – “Huztle N Flow” (prod. T-Huztle)

Here’s a new track from west coast representative Gazmo. This tracks titled “Huztle N Flow” and is produced by T-Huztle. Gazmotivation drops 4/20.

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Lo Thraxx – ‘Concrete’ (EP)

G3M and Bakers Club present to us Lo Thraxx’s ‘Concrete’ EP hosted by DJ Discipline. After releasing his mixtape ‘Highlight Reel’ on December 16th, Lo Thraxx immediately began to break ground on his next project. After releasing several videos for tracks on highlight reel, Lo Thraxx dropped his “Downtown Freestyle” video. 

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Lo Thraxx – “Butch Armstrong” (Video)

Arkansas native Lo Thraxx releases this track, “Butch Armstrong” produced by Fresco Grey. Epic Films 2011 is responsible for the video and Seth Savoy is behind the edit. Concrete EP drops March 20th.

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Who to See at SXSW 2012

SXSW has become the indie music fan’s yearly pilgrimage to Mecca and rightfully so.  Each year the 9 day-long festival attracts the best and the brightest from the indie music world and this year’s no different.  A host of talent will be gracing the many stages this year including some really big name acts, but we’re most excited for a select few.  Hit the jump to stream a few of the performers we at the Music-RX are just giddy over.

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The Hives – “Go Right Ahead”

Imagine, if you will, the grittiness of the Vines blended in with Jet’s pop sensibility, then rewind thirty years.  What you’ll be left with is the Hives’ “Go Right Ahead”.  It’s as hooky as a rock song can be these days and it only lasts for what seems like a moment, but it’s sure to get you stomping your feet.  Hit the jump to stream the new single.  Enjoy.

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Chairlift – “Met Before” (Video)

The idea of an ‘interactive’ music video almost sounds too good to be true.  A bunch of artists have tried to pull off with varying levels of success, but they all pale in comparison to Chairlift’s “Met Before”.  The flow of the interaction (i.e. the choices you can make) are absolutely seamless.  There’s no jumping around or glitching/lagging between scenes.  Hell, the music doesn’t even bump along.  It’s as flawless of an interactive video as I’ve seen yet.  Oh, and the track’s kind of a head nodder, too.  Jump and enjoy.

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Deportees – “A New Name to Go By” (feat. Lykke Li)

Who doesn’t like island music?  Everybody has that one trip to the Bahamas where you remember weaving a few beads into your hair and getting completely tanked listening to oil drums and thinking to yourself “wow, now I know what it feels like to live in the Bahamas”.  And if this track doesn’t take you back to that (kind of sad) moment, nothing will…except, maybe, a bunch of rum–I mean, hell, it got you there before.  Anyway, Deportees’ “A New Name to Go By” really reminds me of that Sandals commercial, but in the best way possible.  Lykke Li’s vocals sound exactly what I imagine angels singing would sound like and I almost forgot, the oil drums.  The oil drums!  Jump and give it a listen.

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Beach House – “Myth”

Here’s the newest effort from Beach House called “Myth”, a track I’m kind of assuming off their rumored upcoming LP, Bloom.  This track’s absolutely drenched in reverb and delayed guitar effects but it’s none too distracting.  Somehow, volume swells just translate into sentimentality.  Jump and enjoy.

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s / s / s – “Museum Day”

Since the indie world got wind of s / s / s (Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti, and Son Lux), it’s been quite abuzz.  Personally, I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  I know Sufjan likes to experiment, though, so I figured we’d get something at least a little artsy, and as it turns out, I was absolutely correct.  On “Museum Day” Sufjan goes completely auto-tune, Serengeti softly spits some pointed rhymes, and Son Lux’s beats are solid (as always).  I can’t wait to get my hands on their Beak & Claw EP (due out March 20).  Hit the jump for the track stream.

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Grimes – “Oblivion” (Video)

There is something about a music video that is able to really surprise you.  I think it would be easy to dismiss this video based upon the idea alone–lip-syncing during a Motocross rally.  But, dismissing the visuals for Grimes’ “Oblivion” would definitely be a mistake.  The ambiance of the track really juxtaposes nicely with the amount of chaos and action around her.  She’s like Lily Allen meets Avril Lavigne in the best way.  Give this one watch, it’s very enjoyable.

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