What’s up…instead of making like 5 little posts dedicated to a link or a thought, I figured I’d knock them all out right here. So, this is just a bunch of random shit concerning music, links and joy.
If you wanna peep clips from my new album “Interludes after Midnight”, Ninja tune is steaming them from their site:
Now, I realize the album has been leaked. And While hearing this (or just reading it right here) will no doubt lead to more than a few of you just going to find a download link right now, there’s nothing I can really do about it. Albums get leaked. It’s happened before and it will happen again. Do I like it? not really. I think I’m more bummed that it’s supposed to drop on May 5th so having it leak this soon is a bit early for my taste. On one hand, it’s cool that people are into it so much that they’re rushing to download (it was the #1 download on what.cd yesterday) but it’s hard to separate that from the fact that no one’s gonna buy the record. But, that’s what making music in 2012 is like so all i can do is accept it. So, if you downloaded it (and enjoyed it), do me the solid and come to a show when I’m in your town. Then we’re even.
For those of you who do still buy music, there will be a vinyl release as well as a bonus 7″ featuring two songs that didn’t make the album. Those two songs will also be available digitally via I-Tunes and the Ninja Tune Website.
Regardless of how you hear it and when, I hope you enjoy the album. I put in a lot of work on it and all I can ask is that , if you do download it today or tomorrow, actually listen to it. Don’t do that thing where you listen to the first 20 seconds then skip to the next track. My albums don’t work like that. Every song is constantly evolving. The songs have a beginning, a middle and an end. This isn’t a mixtape by Gucci Mane.
Oh and to all the people asking me how it leaked, the blame lies on the press. Ninja tune sent out press copies last week and within 4 days it was upped somewhere. So, whoever did that, you’re a dickhead and your blog/magazine/whatever-it-is-you-write-for sucks. I understand it’s fun to share but have some consideration for the artists. I mean, if your job is to review music, that must mean ,on some level, you both enjoy and respect music. Well, in the future, try and do that without being an album leaking asshole. It’s really not that hard. I realize it sounds like I’m scathingly bitter right now, but really, it’s all part of the game. I understand that. I feel more like disappointed father who just found his son jerking off to granny porn.
Some of them got uploaded to youtube already…Enjoy.
Also, here’s a little video the good people at Mushpost put together showing highlights of a recent show I did in Burlington AKA THE BURL.
Oh, hey, you like to laugh? Continuing with my on going campaign to big up sir Jarlsberg, here’s a link to hilarious radio interview the man himself did (featuring friend Lord Richard) on Benchwarmer radio. It’s a sports talk show but the first half is pretty much a total bug out session. If you like sports, stick around for the second half as well.
If you’ve ever looked at the cover art for my album “The music Scene” and thought “hey , that shit is awesome” then I’d like to inform you that the artist ,Owen Brozman , just illustrated a graphic novel called “Nature of the beast”. It’s written by the same guy who wrote “Go the fuck to sleep”.
Anyway, it’s awesome and , if your a graphic novel type of person, I think you should go buy that shit…
Last but not least, my boy Billy Woods just dropped the first single off his upcoming album “History will Absolve me”. It’s fucking ridiculous. It features Masai Bey and Roc Marciano and it’s produced by Willie Green. As far as I’m concerned this is one of the best beats I’ve heard all year. Thunderous shit…Here’s a link