The Listening Post #35

What we’ve had on the office stereo this week
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Happy Hallowe’en y’all. In case you’ve not had your fill of gore and gristle just yet, go check out the newly released video for HEALTH‘s ‘Tears’ for a full-on fix of zombie toddlers. Taken from the band’s original soundtrack for Rockstar Games’ Max Payne 3, it’s a woozy, downbeat cut of artful clatter.

Joey Bada$$
More old skool boom bap from one of our favourite rappers releasing this year, Brooklyn teenage wunderkind Joey Bada$$. ‘Fromdatombs’ pairs Joey’s Wu Tang-style flow with laid-back piano hits and brass, and we can’t get enough of it.

Mykki Blanco
‘Head Is A Stone’
After collaborating and playing with the likes of Grimes, Gang Gang Dance and Teengirl Fantasy, the self-styled ‘acid punk rapper’ is embarking on a US tour opening for Death Grips. It’s a pairing made in heaven, with both acts pushing an aggressive delivery and distinctive, bass-heavy drum sound, as on ‘Head Is A Stone”s crunching, throbbing alt hip-hop.

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