BROCKHAMPTON announces new radio show I Miss The Band Already

BROCKHAMPTON announces new radio show I Miss The Band Already
Three episodes will air this week exclusively on Amp.

By Jordan Darville

November 21, 2022

BROCKHAMPTON. Photo by Lucas Creighton

 

Days after the release of their final albums The Family and TM and their last-ever concert at The Fonda in Los Angeles, BROCKHAMPTON are (sort of) returning with a new radio show called I Miss The Band Already. The group will host the three-episode program this week — it airs exclusively on Amp beginning today (November 21) at 6 p.m. EST and running for the following two days.

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According to a press release, the shows will “[range] from The Family listening party to a career retrospective as they discuss every album and era of BROCKHAMPTON.” Fans will also be able to call in live to put questions to the band and type comments in a virtual chat room.

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BROCKHAMPTON revealed their “indefinite hiatus” in January, canceling all dates on a world tour save for their Coachella performances.

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BROCKHAMPTON share new album The Family

BROCKHAMPTON share new album The Family
Another album, TM, will arrive at midnight before the group go on hiatus.

By David Renshaw

November 17, 2022

Lucas Creighton

BROCKHAMPTON have released The Family, a brand new project the group have dropped prior to going on an indefinite hiatus. The album, which features recent singles “Big Pussy” and “Basement,” can be streamed below in full.

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The Family was originally billed as Brockhampton’s “final album.” However, the group will release another project later today (November 17). TM is made up of recordings from album sessions in Ojai, California, last year. A press release describes TM as a “parting gift” to fans.

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BROCKHAMPTON revealed their breakup just prior to playing Coachella this year, a performance they said would be their final show. The new album was announced at the same time. “From the bottom of our hearts,” the band wrote in a statement, “thank you for being on this journey with us. We would not be here without our fans.”

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The prolific group has released six albums in five years with The Family being the seventh and TM the eighth. After debuting in 2017 with three Saturation albums they went on to drop Iridescence in 2018, Ginger in 2019, and Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine two years after that.

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Flasher look at love from every angle

Flasher look at love from every angle

The D.C.-founded duo break down their sophomore LP, Love Is Yours, track by track.

By Raphael Helfand

June 17, 2022

Will Matsuda.

Flasher have broken free. The D.C.-founded, now-bicoastal duo of Taylor Mulitz and Emma Baker established themselves with a self-titled 2016 EP and a 2018 full-length’s worth of tightly wound post-punk tracks. On those songs, Mulitz’s urgent guitar playing and Baker’s precise drumming pushed them above the pack. But on their new record, they’ve unshackled themselves from the genre’s sometimes suffocating strictures, adding automated percussion, lush vocal harmonies, and a striking vulnerability to their already impressive tool kit.

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Love Is Yours, out today via Domino, is a refreshingly thorough examination of the culture industry’s favorite four-letter word. Here, we find songs about miscommunication, co-dependance, vertigo, disappointment, existential dread, obsession, toxicity, betrayal, and selfishness. But somehow, the record still feels like a positive take on romance — if not a ringing endorsement — by the time its final notes fade out. Love may be an all-consuming, life-destroying thing, but it’s still worth fighting for.

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Below, find Mulitz and Baker’s breakdown of the emotional themes and musical machinations of every track on their heartbreakingly hopeful sophomore LP.

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1. I Saw You

Taylor Mulitz: “I Saw You” is about being (un)seen or (mis)understood. In essence it expresses the intense desire to be fully seen (as understood by the self) and the simultaneous fear of being taken at face value (somehow at odds with what’s within). Sometimes in conversation you find yourself holding up a mirror and can’t help wincing at your reflection. I was reading “Near To The Wild Heart” by Clarice Lispector when writing the lyrics for this song, and its stream-of-conscious narrative style definitely had an influence.

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2. Love Is Yours

TM: “Love is Yours” is about navigating the highs and lows of a long term relationship, the patterns we fall into and how hard it can be to break out of them. The structure of the song presents a juxtaposition — the verses are about those desperate moments where your wires are crossed and you just can’t get through. Before things can spiral too far the chorus kicks in as a reminder of the overwhelming euphoria of the beginning of a relationship. The second verse begins with the line “Love is yours, if you want it,” which sums up the sentiment of the song and really the record as a whole (this is one of the reasons why we chose it as the title track). Many of these songs at their core are about learning to forgive your younger self and embracing change. Acceptance is out there; you just have to commit to loving yourself and the people around you.

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3. Little Things

Emma Baker: We wrote “Little Things” in a cabin in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. It was the dead of winter and I was experiencing intense vertigo for the first time in my life. It felt like being stuck inside a constantly moving elevator. At its worst, it felt like having the spins but in the sober light of day with no end in sight. I was 16 again, coming home from a party and trying to hide my intoxication from my parents. Stumbling up the stairs and spending the whole night sitting on the bathroom floor by the toilet. Laying in bed trying to be as still as possible to trick myself into feeling normal. In the second half of the song everything kind of falls apart with the intention of having the listener feel disoriented (like me).

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4. Nothing

EB: “Nothing” is about disappointment: reflecting on the hurt someone caused and their inability to accept the consequences of their actions, despite their desire to be held accountable. This song had a million different iterations — instrumentally, lyrically, structurally, melodically, etc. We ended up saving the chorus for the very end of the song to build up tension and give it a cathartic release.

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5. Spell It Out

TM: “Spell it Out” is meant to function as an interlude and transition on the record. We recorded a version with vocals but eventually decided that it worked best as an instrumental piece. The drums were really fun to record: Emma did a bunch of takes where she improvised on a crazy kit that had many cowbells, a bunch of chains, a triangle hung from the ceiling, and a broken cymbal over the floor tom to give it the “stomp” quality.

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6. Still Life

TM: “Still Life” is about existential dread and anxiety in the face of technology, climate change, collective trauma, the mundane everyday, cyborgs, etc — essentially just trying to make sense of the present moment. This is another song, similar to “Nothing,” that went though a ton of different structural iterations and finally came into its final form after some brilliant chopping and screwing done by Owen (who engineered & produced the record).

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7. All Day Long

TM: “All Day Long” is about the early stages of a relationship and the anxiety and obsessive scrutiny that comes along with it. It’s about those early moments when you’re constantly tripping over your words, overanalyzing every interaction, second guessing yourself, and it’s unclear whether your desires are in alignment.

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8. I’m Better

EB: “I’m Better” is about leaving a toxic relationship — in particular, being years past the trauma and feeling absolute joy, freedom and superiority on the other side. If the summary of this song could only be two words it would be “bye bitch!” 🙂 It’s supposed to sound sassy, shit-talky, funny even, but ultimately joyful.

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9. Sideways

TM: “Sideways” is about driving and self-reflection. I’ve had countless big realizations while in the car, especially during long drives on tour. There’s something about being in that liminal space that inevitably brings things to the surface because you’re forced to sit with your own thoughts without distraction.

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10. Pink

TM: Like “Spell It Out”, “Pink” is meant to function as an interlude (for [”Sideways” and] “Damage”) on the record. This song originally came about as an instrumental exploration with a synth guitar pedal and stayed very true to the original demo.

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11. Damage

EB: TW Assault

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“Damage” is about a time I was sexually assaulted by someone I know and trust in a place that felt like home. It was made even worse by having to guide this person through an accountability process while carrying the weight of the harm I had endured. It’s about physical spaces becoming tainted, haunted & uninhabitable. While the personal meaning behind “Damage” is heavy, relief came from its creation (there’s no better way to reclaim your body than with a dance track). I demoed this song with a shitty logic beat, intending to add live drums later. There was a breakthrough moment in recording this song (and some others on this record) when we realized it didn’t need to follow the same “rock band” rules as our previous record, Constant Image. Instead of recording live drums, Owen [Wuerker] created a more fleshed-out drum machine track, and its danceability became fully realized.

12. Dial Up

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TM: “Dial Up” draws on imagery of a dream I had – one where I was reaching out and calling into the distance but couldn’t quite make the connection I was searching for. Instrumentally, this song came from a very early demo of guitar, synth, and drum machine I made when I went out to LA in 2019 to help ghost-write a record for an artist who ended up scrapping the whole project.

13. Tangerine

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TM: “Tangerine” is about reckoning with the selfish parts of oneself and others. Sonically this song was built around the chord progression in the verse. It never quite resolves and is constantly shifting, which I think adds to the tension and moodiness of the track. This song was inspired by Massive Attack.

Bebe Rexha – Amore Lyrics (feat. Rick Ross)

[Chorus: Bebe Rexha]
When you wake in a dream
Wrapped in Versace sheets, that's amore
When you rip off his clothes
In his all black Lusso, that's amore
When the light hits your eyes
'Cause that eight karat shines, that's amore
When he spends his money on ya
Fly to Positano anytime you wanna, that's amore

[Verse 1: Bebe Rexha]
They say, "Money can't buy love", but for my love (Yeah)
I need diamonds the size of an island
I deserve everything you can buy me (Yeah)
Spend it on me, oh

[Pre-Chorus: Bebe Rexha]
Love the way hе's kissin' on my lips
The way you put that gold Carti on my wrist
I can't resist, the way hе workin' that
One hand on the whip, one on my hip
Got me fallin' in love

[Chorus: Bebe Rexha & Rick Ross]
When you wake in a dream
Wrapped in Versace sheets, that's amore
When you rip off his clothes
In his all black Lusso, that's amore
When the light hits your eyes
'Cause that eight karat shines, that's amore
When he spends his money on ya
Fly to Positano anytime you wanna, that's amore (Han)
[Verse 2: Rick Ross]
Diamonds on my middle finger (Yeah)

f*ck you to the simple niggas (Han)
Versace sweaters and the linen
Smokin' Cali out in Venice (Boss)
Mansion bought in the Vienna, bought a Benz and I'm livin' like a Menace
I remember TM when I'm never finished, like a set of rims, Rozay always spend it
Gianni versus Donatella (Han)
Glass slippers, Cinderella (Han)
Lamborghini slice the cheddar (Woo)
For my 'rillas in the cell
Big bank small, run it individual
Small talkers, label miniscule
When you dealin' with the realer dude
Talk and started dealin' back in middle school

[Pre-Chorus: Bebe Rexha]
Love the way he's kissin' on my lips
The way you put that gold Carti on my wrist
I can't resist, the way he workin' that
One hand on the whip, one on my hip
Got me fallin' in love

[Chorus: Bebe Rexha]
When you wake in a dream
Wrapped in Versace sheets, that's amore
When you rip off his clothes
In his all black Lusso, that's amore
When the light hits your eyes
'Cause that eight karat shines, that's amore
When he spends his money on ya
Fly to Positano anytime you wanna, that's amore

Tony Matterhorn Trolls Alkaline Plans To Pay Only Vybz Kartel Music At New Year’s Day Show

Tony Matterhorn is trolling Alkaline the ultimate way by playing only Vybz Kartel Music.

I doubt Alkaline will care too much about this but at the end of the day artists need disc jockeys to be playing their music. Tony Matterhorn is booked for the upcoming Bad Behaviour Beach Party on New Year’s Day at Sugarman’s Beach in Portmore and he says he will only be playing Vybz Kartel music at the event. This means that if you’re a Vendetta fan then this is the wrong party for you.

Di Unit Portmore Champion Sound and Renaissance Disco will also be providing music for the event, so its unclear if they will be playing any of Alkaline’s music, but Matterhorn certainly will not. Sources told us that the veteran sound system selector has also planned to not play Alkaline music in the new year as a stance against the young deejay’s disrespect earlier this month at his birthday bash in Florida where he called TM a “pu**y” in front his face.

Seems there will be no peace between Tony Matterhorn and Alkaline anytime soon and Vybz Kartel is the unwitting beneficiary of their beef.

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GoldLink – Summatime (feat. Wale & Radiant Children)

[Intro: Radiant Children]
Young man you’re a gonner
Caught up in California
You’ve been lookin’ for gold
But there’s nottin’ to hold
Tell me have you seen him
I want to tell’em how I’m feeling
Yeah I say (yeee)
I haven’t seen you seen you since the summatime
But you, I used to think about you all the time
Back when I was still tryin’ to make you mine
These days you don’t even know me
These days you don’t even phone me
It’s a love crime, it’s a love crime

[Verse 1:GoldLink]
Yeah she call me her hubby
She love me but she in California
Want to be the talk of the town, well move to California
Duck out just to fuck her, so nobody knows it’s California
Bottom feed me women, there’s so many they need marijuana
And some good head, and you tell’em turn they phone off
Tell them get so loose, then we catch them with their shirt off
Girl take that skirt off, now put on your work clothes
And baby put that guard down, we gonna piss the neighbors off
Then I gotta go, girl to catch you at your day job
Keep it all discreet, then I meet you in the nighttime
You smell like the summatime, finer than a glass of wine
You know that I speak in code, they don’t ever have to know
Keep it on the hush, hush Keep it on the DM
You slide down a poll, then i’m sliding down you TM
They don’t know no details, do you fine like detail
Imma blow your back out and your boyfriend get no details (yeah)

[Chorus: Radiant Children]
I haven’t seen you seen you since the summatime
But you I used to think about you all the time
Back when I was still tryin’ to make you mine
These days you don’t even know me
These days you don’t even phone me
It’s a love crime, it’s a love crime

[Verse 2:Wale]
(eeh)
She call me on her early, she yearning for it from California
I don’t got no girlfriend, but got some workers in California
I be in that [?] Cannabis California
And I be the prince of my city, bitch where my Apollonia
Been a poet that’s been preforming for deaf ears
Raf Simmons my sweat suit hear me loud clear
Back to back in a matte black
When I fuck and i call her back
When i’m stuck cause I think she left one of her glass slippers
Cinderella what’s your real intentions
You want to move to Calabasas but it’s too expensive
You want to be with Yeezy, Travis, Migos, or the Genis
You want to fuck a hunnid rappers if it gets you nearer
Keep it on the hush hush, keep it on the DL
I be in your dreams, but they be in your DMs
And my only weakness reefer or them females
Me and Goldlink second home is that 310

[Chorus: Radiant Children] (x2)
I haven’t seen you seen you since the summatime
But you I used to think of you all the time
Back when I was still tryin’ to make you mine
These days you don’t even know me
These days you don’t even phone me
It’s a love crime, it’s a love crime

[Outro]
Oooooooo (oooohhh)

Kirk Knight – 10,000 letras

[Verse]
Yo, mask on nigga I’m feeling like Stanley Ipkiss
TM collect the advance and then we dip quick
Left with the bitches, liquor, weed and them bands
Here that white van with mad cash back to the campus
Pay my demand like Vincent Van, I need answers
But we on camera, shh, only police can say
"Freeze, hands up" takin’ innocent bystanders
When I hold the mic they understand the rest is just slander
I remember when my only option was following scammers
Or, being another MC that gotta hold the hammers
So I said "Fuck all that other shit gotta get my grammar up"
Any mistake that I make will only build my character
And all that fake shit people spread can hurt parameter
But it’s still contagious it’s messing with me not a janitor
I’m more like cannabis I get you, so fucking high you can’t remember that you standing up
I’m tryna live fabulous this is for my real ones that’s on it’s way to catalyst
You know the chemistry I’m tryna bring the energy for you
Same crew I was cooped up in my crib with
Had to shed light on my view
Little alter where they had a lot of park benches for pews
Too much talent in my soul but I don’t know what to do
And that nigga made a move
Time to pin up all these pinnacles
Throw ’em in the past man I gotta write a miracle and prove to all the ridicule
A young boy with a old soul, swear I made it cool
Been the bigger man so many times y’all niggas miniscule
I got everything to gain and nothing to lose
I want everything you ain’t getting it by playing it cool
I remember all the faces that told me to stay in school until I blew

[Outro]
And that’s without a gang sign nigga what’s new?
Now I’m shooting for the stars yeah I’m shooting for the news
What’s new?