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TUNEZ: Nicki Minaj + The Radio Dept.

Nicki Minaj: Roman’s Revenge (feat. Eminem) Ummm. So, since when has Nicki Minaj had a gay male alter ego named Roman Zolanski? I had no idea. Like most Minaj tracks, this one is ridiculous – giving room for the meeting of two hip hop alter egos, Roman and Slim Shady, and making space for a...

TUNEZ: Dolly Parton + Twin Sister

Dolly Parton : Jolene Nothing like the classic Jolene to tell the tale of a housewife confronting a beautiful seductress who she believes is trying to steal away her husband — begging her “please don’t take my man.” This one just won’t leave me alone. Twin Sister : Lady Daydream “even though i’m losing. doesn’t...

Tunez: Mean Lady + Young Dreams

Mean Lady: Indian Sun It isn’t too often that I find exciting, new things coming out of Delaware, but that certainly isn’t true of Mean Lady. This guy-girl duo have an EP out, Kid-Friendly. It’s chucked full of soothing sweetness and fantasy beats. Young Dreams: Young Dreams Young Dreams makes tropical pop. This fresh sounding...

BOSSHOGS (35mm)

#1 Bosshog, Megan, rolled through NYC a couple of weekends ago. In between her insisting we go as hard as possible [i.e. forcing us to stay out, even as the sun began to rise #tired], we spent the rest of our time drinking coffee, eating great food, and just, you know, hanging out. We strolled...

TUNEZ: Rihanna + TV Girl + Yuck

First up, a new track from Rihanna featuring Drake. Lead song Only Girl, off the soon to be released album Loud, left me hunched over puking but What’s My Name makes me think there still may be hope for Rihanna’s new album. Yes, the lyrics are obnoxious. But isn’t that what we love about Rihanna?...

TUNEZ: Geneva Jacuzzi

Hmmm. Well this is certainly the first artist I’ve come across to be described with phrases like “lo-fi witch house” or “ghostly casio funk” (?!?). [Seems appropriate for the upcoming spoOoOo00Oky scawWwWy halloween holiday.] Tracks like Do  I Sad? make me think LA’s Geneva Jacuzzi (aka Geneva Garvin) was somehow trapped in an 80′s mansion...

Oh Land x Grillade (CMJ: Fuji Instax Update)

CMJ’s entering its final days and there’s just too much good music going on. Oh Land at Public Assembly: The hype around Oh Land has been building over the last few months and for good reason — this Danish electropop singer has got an unexpected set of pipes, and her set at the Public Assembly...

TUNEZ: Oh Land

Blergh. It’s CMJ. More to come, later.

BOSSHOGS (PREVIEW)

The #1 bosshog, Megan, returned to NYC for the weekend. She lives in detroit now, where the only things you can do are play around in abandoned buildings and set homes on fire.  Thus, she wanted to go HARD. So much so that I now feel dead, dead, dead. Mind. Body. Soul. Dead. Kombucha couldn’t...

TUNEZ: Gauntlet Hair

Whoa, whoa, whoa. We love Gauntlet Hair here at ITYS. But this new track is kind of unexpectedly blowing me away. Gauntlet Hair is Denver, Colorado duo Andy and Craig. With this one they’ve brought an even fresher take to their lo-fi reverbed-out [sometimes soul and r&b infused] sound. Check out new track Out, Don’t.....

TUNEZ: Bedouin Soundclash/Coeur de Pirate

Seems like the perfect song for chilly fall night: a dark and moody collaboration between Canadian band Bedouin Soundclash and pop-darling Coeur de Pirate (a.k.a Beatrice Martin). Brutal  Hearts reveals a conversation which aims to clear up any confusion before two people sleep together. Is this a narrative all too common of our generation? Can...

ART STEEZ: Glassphemy! @ Crane Arts (Philadelphia)

October 12th to October 17th, 2010 Preview Reception: Tuesday – October 12th, 6 to 9 pm Part game, part art installation, part mobile recycling center, Macro Sea’s Glassphemy! is a 20-by-30-foot steel structure lined with bulletproof glass. A person standing on one side can throw bottles at a friend or enemy who is standing in...