The visuals for “Doo Wah” from the KTD release Traphouse Rock just dropped. Austin Vesely directed, this guy has to be the hottest thing doing it in Chicago right now. He keeps making great stuff, with this latest one probably taking the top spot. Those who made your “2012 Video of the Year” lists already, might want to think about revising it after “Doo Wah.” Make sure to check out the video below, and remember, Kids These Days ain’t nothin to fuck with!
If you’ve noticed more tracks featured on the week that was, one, you’re welcome, and two, it’s because more and more music is pouring in through our email. This week we have 12 fresh tracks, with 3 headlining artists on top of it. Brooklyn based Railbird leads us off, with a psych pop experimental sound that’s gotten them on tour with Reptar and Rubblebucket. Cash Cash is next, and the wait for a track as fun to dance to as Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.” may finally be here. If “Overtime” doesn’t at least get your foot tapping or shoulder popping, let me know and I’ll send you a sticker. Rounding out the Week that Was headliners is another Brooklyn band, Great Caeser. Often referred to as “the OutKast of Brooklyn Indie Rock,” you better expect great things. Enjoy! Keep sending music to acityinthemidwest [@] gmail.com.
Whoa there (Big Sean voice), looks like Kendrick Lamar has officially become ACITM’s favorite rapper. Papoose is nice on this one too, and I mean nice in that this verse is MEAN, check it out. From the latest Kay Slay mixtape, “Grown Man Hip Hop.” Which verse are you guys feeling more?
Sleeper Agent premiered their new video for “That’s My Baby” yesterday and it’s awesome. The video features the band’s Alex Kandel and Tony Smith performing the song at a karaoke bar with almost too real backdrops. Directed by singer/guitarist Tony Smith, the video’s inspiration “came from a lack of sleep and too much time away from home” said Smith. “I wanted it to be dreamlike; something that’s relatively normal but seems ‘off’.”
We’re back after an all Pygmalion Week that Was last week with some awesome new music. Tons of submitted tracks included, so remember to keep sending us your music! We listen to everything and more than likely post! Let us know what you think of this week’s edition. This first BL∆CK † CEILINGS track is heavy, one of my favorites in a while, and whenever Pharoahe Monch graces us with a track, my week is made. Enjoy!
My browser has been running slow all week because of all the songs I kept open after hearing to remember to post them here. So I’m taking a hit in the facebook creeping/online trolling department to keep bringing you good music. It better be appreciated! A lot of cool stuff coming in this week, thank you to everyone that’s been sending. Keep it up! We’ll be debuting a new weekly feature on the blog, with rising artists creating a playlist and answering some fun questions. Stay tuned, and let us know what you think of the week that was!
North Coast has passed and we are left with the transition to fall. Luckily Pygmalion festival is right around the corner, so get ready for tons of awesome ACITM posts around that! The feature band this week is anonymous New York duo MS MR. Check out their freaky video below, as well as the rest of the “Week that Was” after the jump. Enjoy! As always, keep the music coming!
I’ve been wanting to do this for months and I finally found the time to scientifically break down every single aspect of Mr. Kanye West’s music. Actually, after hearing Ye’s verse on “Birthday Song” I started to get sentimental about how far we’ve seen Chicago’s very own come. He was Common’s guy, Jay-Z’s guy, then blew up the hip hop world with College Dropout. From there we saw Late Registration, Graduation, a switch up with 808’s and Heartbreaks, one of the best rap albums of our generation in My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the debut from hip hop mega powers Jay and Ye in Watch the Throne. He’s always maniacally dedicated himself to his own releases, and his genius has been responsible for G.O.O.D. Music taking over the game in recent months.
Without further ado, here are the 21 best songs that were not officially Kanye’s, that he ended up owning with a killer feature anyway. If you’re interested in downloading the feature, all 21 songs, head on over to our facebook page and be one of the first 50 to comment on the post. A surprise will then appear in your inbox (only if you already like our page!). Enjoy! Continue reading →