People need to support this man.
I promise the next time that I am physically able, I plan to bring all my Ghostface CD's to a show.
Cause I bought 'em ALL. ON THE ACTUAL STREET DATES.
It's here! The album we've been waiting for, breathlessly, all this time. Yes, I'm talking about Scarlett Johansson's Anywhere I Lay My Head, due out May 20 on Atco. And wait-what's this? It's not just ten Tom Waits covers? There's also an original track? Oh man!
Update: Apparently Stars Like Fleas drummer Ryan Sawyer also appears on the album.
As previously reported, ScarJo collaborated with TV on the Radio's David Sitek, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, and Celebration's Sean Antanaitis on the album.
Album of the year, baby.Video: Bob Dylan ft Scarlett Johansson: When the Deal Goes Down
Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus have spent the last couple years rocking parties the world over and touring with the likes of A-Trak, Kid Sister, and Chromeo. But for now, the party rocking has mostly stopped, at least temporarily. J2K and Autobot are holed up in the studio determined to translate their manic live sets into an album worthy of their name.
Flosstradamus' forthcoming yet-to-be-titled full-length has no label home yet, but that hasn't stopped the dudes from snagging contributions to the record from Chicago homies the Cool Kids and Kid Sister (who also happens to be J2K's actual sister) as well as Spank Rock pal Amanda Blank. Of course, Floss themselves are handling the production, and they hope to have the album out sometime this summer.
In the meantime, J2K has taken on a new role: eBay fanatic. He's currently auctioning off a ton of his stuff, from the personal (watches, designer t-shirts, sunglasses) to the professional (iBook loaded with software and tunes, mix CDs, gift certificate for one night in a king suite at Chicago's Trump Hotel). You can check out all of his auctions here.
Flosstradamus will step out of the studio for a set at the new Treated party at the Underground in Chicago on January 31.Stream: The Cool Kids: Pump Up the Volume (Flosstradamus Remix)
We haven't exactly been shy in expressing our fondness for Dizzee Rascal's Maths + English album. We gave the disc our recommendation when we reviewed it back in June, and it even landed at #49 on our list of our favorite albums of last year (single "Pussyole" made it onto our top songs list at #28) But when XL originally released the album, it wasn't given a physical release in the U.S., just a digital one. It was unfortunate; as our reviewer Nate Patrin wrote, "Dizzee's best prospects for an expanded fanbase may well be across the pond."
Happily, Maths + English is getting another chance, thanks to the good folks at Def Jux. The indie rap powerhouse will issue the album on CD for the first time in the States April 29. (It will also re-release it digitally, as it is no longer available as a download here.)
The Def Jux version will feature new studio tracks "G.H.E.T.T.O." and "Driving" as well as a remix of the UGK-assisted "Where's Da G's" by Def Jux label head El-P. All told, it sounds like it was worth the wait.
In other Dizzee news, he's got those dates we told you about recently.
Maths + English (U.S. edition):
01 World Outside
02 Pussyole (Old Skool)
04 Where's Da G's
06 Suk My Dick
08 Da Feelin'
10 Excuse Me Please
11 Hard Back (Industry)
13 Wanna Be
14 U Can't Tell Me Nuffin'
15 G.H.E.T.T.O. [bonus track]
16 Driving [bonus track]
17 Where's Da G's (El-P remix) [bonus track]
Real live Rascal:
01-18 Auckland, New Zealand - Mt. Smart Stadium (Big Day Out Festival)
01-20 Gold Coast, Australia - Parklands (Big Day Out Festival)
01-23 Byron Bay, Australia - Great Northern
01-24 Sydney, Australia - The Metro
01-25 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Showgrounds (Big Day Out Festival)
01-28 Melbourne, Australia - Flemington Racecourse (Big Day Out Festival)
01-30 Melbourne, Australia - The Prince
02-01 Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Showground (Big Day Out Festival)
02-03 Perth, Australia - Claremont Showgrounds (Big Day Out Festival)
02-15 Preston, England - 53 Degrees
02-16 Newcastle, England - Newcastle Academy
02-17 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
02-18 Sheffield, England - Leadmill
02-19 Manchester, England - Academy
02-23 Portsmouth, England - Pyramid