MY POPROKS
J-Zone “Stick Up”

Two-fair zone Queens dude J-Zone (who frequented the record store I used to work in and challenged us to pick up basketball games) recently made his return to music. He just dropped a new 7” featuring “Stick Up,” an instrumental freak out rec’d if you’re into old school funk or those Beastie Boys instrumentals, WHICH YOU ARE.

"Stick Up" b/w "Mad Rap" is out now via J’s Bandcamp.

Kendrick Lamar “i”

Perfume Genius “Grid” Video

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Playing this and then it’s over and I’m like AGAIN. Too Bright is due September 23 via Matador.

Dads “Chewing Ghosts”

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New Jersey’s Dads will release their sophomore album, I’ll Be The Tornado, due October 14 on 6131. DAAAAAAAADS.

Vashti Bunyan “Holy Smoke”

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Some really beautiful stuff via cult folk artist Vashti Bunyan, who disappeared for 35 years after the failure of her debut album in 1970. Her third release, Heartleap, is due October 6 via FatCat. (The Guardian)

'The Beatles' Mixtape

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This is a mix I made for my friend who said they didn’t like the Beatles and I was like no. Some requests included that there be more later stuff and that it not be a copy and paste of the number ones album, which was OK with me but you know within reason.

Download: The Beatles Mixtape

Nick Hakim “Pour Another”

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This is a damn tune. Brooklyn indie R&B artist Nick Hakim’s debut EP, Where Will We Go Pt.1, is available now via Earseed Records. (KCRW)

Twin Peaks “I Found a New Way” Video

Oh yeah all day with this video. Twin Peaks’ sophomore album, Wild Onion, is out now on Grand Jury. #SEXYBASEBALL

Moonface “City Wrecker” Video

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It is 2000 and whatever and I am still a city wrecker. Wow wow wowowwwo this song. The new EP from Moonface (Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade) is due September 16 via Jagjaguwar.

It Looks Sad “Fingers” Video

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This is just a good song. Charlotte, NC band It Looks Sad will release their debut 7” with Tiny Engines August 5, but you can get a digital copy right now via Bandcamp.