BADBADNOTGOOD – Lavender (ft. Kaytranada)

This is certainly not the first time Kaytranada and Toronto quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have collaborated. On Kaytranada’s latest album 99.9%, the Montreal producer teamed up with the neo-jazz outfit for the single “Weight Off”, and now he is returning the favor. BBNG announced earlier this year they will be releasing their fourth album IV on July 8th, and have shared the LP’s third single “Lavender”, featuring the production talents of Kaytranada. Finding the middle ground between psychedelic and jazz, “Lavender” blends together bouncing synthesizers with slow-burning, jazz rhythm, creating a dense, highly-texturized melody. BBND elaborate:…

BADBADNOTGOOD – Time Moves Slow ft. Sam Herring [Of Future Islands]

Toronto hip-hop/jazz/experimental troupe BADBADNOTGOOD have only gotten bigger and better in recent years, collaborating with some of the music world’s best countless times. The instrumental four-piece have announced their latest album will hit shelves July 8th, and from the record titled IV, comes their latest single “Time Moves Slow” which features the rich vocals of Future Islands’ frontman Sam Herring. Hints of R&B, soul, and with a melancholic David Grey appeal, “Time Moves Slow” is premiering on Apple Music channel Beats 1 today. Listen to the beautiful, slow-burning track via Pitchfork now, and check…

Top 50 of 2015: Part 4

19.  So Stressed – The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art The only thing unlawful about this album is how aggressive it is. Although that’s a good thing. Post-hardcore trio So Stressed release their tension through their debut record The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art in the form of mathematical time signatures, erratic percussion, and coarse, punk vocals. Just pick a song, and prepare to have your mind and ears blown (in that order). 18. BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul Putting together instrumental jazz with hip-hop is an amazing idea. For decades, hip-hop…

BADBADNOTGOOD – III

4/5 Based out of Toronto, BADBADNOTGOOD have been getting bigger and bigger with every release in the indie music scene. Expertly fusioning together jazz, hip- hop and improvisation, BADBADNOTGOOD have been covering hip-hop since their debut album BBNG. With the release of III, the band is pushing forward with original songs and a long list of tour dates. Recorded entirely at home and independently, this trio know what they’re doing. Each track produces a different feel, and features smooth, but raw build ups and electrified melodies. The album, which is streaming here via Exclaim.ca , flows together, and…