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Umpqua Rushing: Blind Pilot's New Single Preps First Album in Five Years

Yes, listening to Blind Pilot is a huge guilty pleasure of mine. Despite taking their time and only releasing albums every three or four years, they remain one of my favorite bands. After dropping their debut 3 Rounds and a Sound back in 2008, they followed up with We Are the Tide in 2011. Now, five years later, they are preparing to release And Then Like Lions on August 12. Acting as the lead single, they have released the audio for “Umpqua Rushing”. If you...

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DIY Dance Moves: An Exclusive Interview with Toronto's Bedroomer Collective

Bedroomer. Toronto. Really good dance music. 

I could finish my intro into this collective with the information above. But to conduct a few proper sentences: Bedroomer is a DIY dance/electronica collective hailing from The 6. Often with the hashtag #sleepsquad, these creative and inventive souls are providing some of the finest ambient, house, and footwork jams around. From compilation albums to remixes to...

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Mishka's Own Animalkracka aka KEVORKIAN Releases Police Sketch EP

Contributing writer Kevin Connelly aka ANIMALKRACKA aka KEVORKIAN (ALL CAPS MOTHERFUCKER) is a jack of all trades. He used to help out at the Mishka SF shop (RIP) while multi-tasking between cassette collecting and conducting interviews with cool dudes. To add on to his passions, he also raps...

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Too Many Days: ELWD's Newest Instrumental Offering

Beatsmith and quality craftsman ELWD is no stranger to the Mishka Blogin. Before releasing 20:00 with us earlier this year, we kept note of his instrumental beat tapes, in particular the dazzling, crackling Dreamwaves, which you should probably spin as soon as you can. But first, check out his newest offering in the form of Too Many...

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THE TALE OF BIGBODYFIJI

It's Big Body, bitch, and I'm sippin' lemonade.

Chicago mogul and entrepreneur BIGBODYFIJI is extending his techniques into the rap game, this time with a set of visuals for his origin story.

Produced by Dexter (Glohan) and shot by Jose Franco, the two and a half minute video shows Fiji acting colorful around umbrellas and carnival rides. This video is necessary for...

Sketchbook Exhibits and a Live Drawing: A Jon Carling Update

Do you have 24 minutes? Of course you do.

Intricate, mythological visual artist Jon Carling rarely uses color, creating a world that can fit within any given century. In his first attempt at a live drawing stream, he creates a woman flying atop a massive bird/owl/friendly monster. With music by the Magic Castles, what more do you need? Get out your pen and pad and try to keep up. Shout out Bob Ross.

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Green Ova South Get Emotional in New Video "Tears in My Eyes"

“I've got tears all in my eyes.”

It's been Green Ova South season all year long. From a split single at the top of the year to releasing their full-length, Kome Ryde With Us, rappers Pepperboy and Squadda B alongside producer Young God have been going at it properly.

Adding to the heatwave inferno of July, they let loose the powerful music video for the emotional track “Tears in My Eyes”. Directed, shot, and edited by Young God,...

Fables Today: Catching up with Allan Kingdom

I couldn't tell you how many times I've sung/yelled the hook “Don't tell no fables” this calendar year. I even said it to my dad once and he got really confused. Anyway, the track “Fables” remains one of the strongest off of Allan Kingdom's sophomore release, Northern Lights, which we heard back in January. He's kept the energy in...

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