I know that we celebrated the beginning of June last week, but hey, everybody’s probably still got a little of that rust to shake off. What better way to ditch the “is it summer yet?” blahs than another ten-pack of excellent mp3s. Whether you’re looking for something new (how about the rollicking punky power of Chicago fuzz-rockers Geronimo!?), or something long-awaited (how about tracks from Fiona Apple, Patti Smith, and Jens Lekman, each with at least five years off since their last new album?), we’ve got new music that’ll get your heart pumping. Enjoy!
AbdeCaf – “Old Flame”
Photo by Ben Guzman
The difference between Rostislav Steve Vaynshtok’s past work with gloomy, metallic, experimental post-rockers Fight Like Animals and his new project AbdeCaf is nothing short of astounding. On his second EP under that new moniker (Rebuild, due out later this summer), he continues on in a dubby, bass-heavy, late night gleam. On “Old Flame”, the first taste from that collection, the producer samples the Drake/Weeknd team-up “Crew Love”, taking bits of that already smooth track and dropping it into a clap-swoon beat.