Today sees the release of Beirut’s fourth LP The Rip Tide. It’s a really classic Beirut sound complete with accordion, horns, piano, and strings. I really enjoy the tracks “East Harlem” and “Santa Fe.” They both have a certain new pop-y-ness to them.
Das Racist has also put out a new single called “Michael Jackson” and once again setting new standards of great hip-hop and rap. Not only a great boom-bamp beat but there’s a great overlay of Indian influenced sounds. Check it out.
Other releases include Bassnectar, O.A.R., and a Tame Impala EP.