Guest Blogger, Issue 22, Magazine

Das Racist Review Thao’s Know Better Learn Faster

Stephen Blackwell :: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 12:00 pm

Thao | Know Better Learn Faster | Kill Rock Stars

Himanshu Suri: Way to have a great voice Thao Nguyen. This is hand clapping melodic folk unabashed guitar fun with no frills. There’s no psych rock or lo-fi sound of internet fickle fandom shtick either. Yo, remember last night you said you wanted to play hell of shows in barns? This would be sick to see in a barn. A real hootenanny. MORE »

Issue 22, News

Das Racist Review Wildbirds and Peacedrums’ The Snake

Stephen Blackwell :: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 6:00 pm

Wildbirds and Peacedrums | The Snake | Control Group

Victor Vazquez: The name is questionable and so are some of the lyrics, but they’re from another country so I guess that gives them a pass. This shit is really pretty.  Reminds of Björk, Kate Bush, Minnie Ripperton, Flora Purim. I know that every time there’s a weird lady singing, people always compare her to Björk (like Joanna Newsom, which I think makes some sense), or Kate Bush (like Florence and the Machine, which makes a little less sense), but I think this might warrant those comparisons a bit more? I don’t know. I dig it a lot though, it stays interesting. MORE »

Guest Blogger

Das Racist Review Some Records For Us

Stephen Blackwell :: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 4:25 pm

Das Racist is a Brooklyn-based rap group comprised of Queens-born rapper Himanshu Suri, San Francisco-born rapper Kool A.D. (née Victor Vazquez) and various producers including Leif, J-La, and Like Magic. They have been described as “stupid,” “smart,” “clowns,” ”geniuses,” “dumb,” “deconstructionalist,” “children,” “existential,” ”inane,” “transcendental,” “terrible,” and “brilliant.” They’ve deconstructed some “inane,” “billiant,” “transcendental,” and “terrible” records for us.