April 24, 2012

Sound Bites: OFF!, Pure Love and Santigold

OFF!'s "Cracked"
Los Angeles' ultimate hardcore supergroup OFF! have unveiled another minute-long thrasher from their forthcoming self-titled debut, due out May 8th on Vice. In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Keith Morris gave an interesting backstory on the track "Cracked," which he said was inspired by 2003's failed Black Flag reunion (which, in case you don't recall, didn't really feature any of the legendary band's full incarnations.) In that same interview, Morris says he's devoted a chapter about the ordeal in an as-yet-to-be-finished book, which surely will be a must-read once it hits the press.

Pure Love's "Bury My Bones"
Former Gallows frontman Frank Carter has finally released a long awaited preview by his new project Pure Love as a free download. Alongside guitarist and Bostonian metal / hardcore constant Jim Carroll (The Hope Conspiracy, Suicide File, Clouds,) the Brooklyn transplants are making music that's a far cry from Carter's snarly-voiced English hardcore past and instead steering pop punk down the classic rock route on the heavy-riffed first listen "Bury My Bones."

Santigold's "Look At These Hoes"

Fresh off the All-Stars-sporting heels of her second appearance at this year's double-dose Coachella, rap-pop superstar Santigold will be riding the buzz wave into next week when her sophomore LP Master of My Make-Believe drops on May 1st via Downtown Records. So far, listeners have had the opportunity to indulge in the Karen O-featuring "Go,", the trash-talking banger "Big Mouth" and the synthonic lead single "Disparate Youth." "Look At These Hoes" is another cut off Master of My Make-Believe which offers further evidence that Santi just doesn't play well with other girls.

1 comment:

  1. That Santigold track sounds like MIA and Missy Elliot had a baby together.