I’ve Heard It: Migos – Kull-cher

Raindrop Droptop SKRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT https://open.spotify.com/album/2AvupjUeMnSffKEV05x222 This has been "I've heard it." You can also heard the album up there. Beware: everything you know and love will ratchet the fuck up 2 beast mode.

I’ve Heard It: Harakiri For the Sky – Arson

We begin with crisp, melancholic piano placed directly in the foreground. A twisting tremolo picked guitar line unspools somewhere out in the distance. Turn up the volume and start it over as needed. You want to...

I’ve Heard It: Botanist – The Shape of He to Come

Verdant black/green metal artist Otrebor returns on the 1st September with a new Botanist album, the curiously titled "The Shape of He to Come". On the evidence of its title track the album will once again...

I’ve Her?-d It: Pinegrove – Eggswhere

Live shows are like poached eggs. Intimidating to some, beloved by many, and when done right (paired with a perfect hollandaise sauce... obvii) they can bestow a gooey yellow blanket of emotions all over yr...breakfast? Ok maybe that...

I’ve Heard It: Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister – Planetarium

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner and James McAlister explore the voyage to the great attractor with their thought-provoking album Planetarium, A seventeen track collaborative project of intergalactic candor that even PBS Space Time should consider...

I’ve Heard It: Algiers – The Underside of Power

In 1937, school teacher and poet Abel Meeropol penned “Strange Fruit”. The poem was written as a reaction to the Southern states' African American targeting lynch mobs. Two years later “Strange Fruit” was committed to record...

I’ve Heard It: Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley

Shelley's self-titled album, released on Friday, continues down that path of simple and atmospheric folk that reveals further depths on each listen. It was recorded at Wilco's The Loft with Jeff Tweedy serving as a deft but light-handed producer. Tweedy, along with his drummer son, plays a few instruments and Elkington shows up again but, as with their last album, Shelley and Salsburg steal the show.

I’ve Heard It: Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice

I've been a fan of Mr. Gibbs ever since 2014's Piñata, his masterpiece collaboration with legendary producer Madlib. Probably the greatest rapper to emerge from Gary, Indiana (though I'll shamefully admit I've never listened to Ric Jilla,...

I’ve Heard It: Valerie June- The Order of Time

  I flipped upon Valerie June’s 2014 set of Austin City Limits in a shabby hotel room off highway 101. The episode rose goosebumps on par with, Grammy winner, Esperanza Spalding’s power-house performance years before. I was hooked. A...

I’ve Heard It: High On Fire – Electric Messiah

Matt Pike would like it if you stopped comparing him to Lemmy. The High On Fire guitarist and frontman wants to distance himself from the legendary Motörhead venom spitter not out of ego but out of...