Happy Tuesday, music fans. When I was at SXSW in March, I got stuck in a lot of shitty crowds, but the bro-happy swarm at the Hype Hotel (which showcased artists who were featured on Hype Machine) was the worst. --- I got a drink thrown on me, some chick gave me the stink-eye for apparently messing up her selfie, and all the free vodka was making pretty much everyone into drunk assholes. But there was a silver lining, and that was R&B songstress SZA. Her voice is totally magical, and her new album, Z—which comes out today—is one you should definitely check out.
There's also new music this week from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks—featuring Animal Collective's Avey Tare—Detroit emcee Chuck Inglish (producer of The Cool Kids), punk artist Erika M. Anderson (better known as EMA) and electro-punk band The Faint.
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Enter the Slasher House
Chuck Inglish, Convertibles
EMA, The Future Void
The Faint, Doom Abuse
"Help in the Head"