Since the ceremonious return of The Avalanches earlier this year, the term “plunderphonics” has been floating back into public consciousness, or rather, being introduced to an audience that never heard it in the first place. Admittedly, it’s a kind of obscure sphere of popular music, a form of sound collage made from one or more […]
I can’t imagine the pressure popular musicians live and perform under when a debut album comes off as a masterpiece, and there’s this expectation for them to try to match or beat it with every subsequent release. I have to wonder if that’s what happened with DJ Shadow. In 1996 Endtroducing… destroyed almost every convention […]
It’s only the first week of summer, and at least where Treble HQ is concerned, it’s already hot as fuck. So we’re doing what only seems natural when the sun comes bearing down through our windows: We find ourselves some suitably hot songs to fill up a playlist for the next three months. As a […]
Today is Friday, which means new music is dropping into our laps. Among the notable releases lining record store shelves today (and digital retailers) are our Album of the Week, Swans’ The Glowing Man (as seen above) and the physical version of Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool. Neil Young, DJ Shadow and grindcore bruisers Nails […]
On June 24, DJ Shadow will release his new album, The Mountain Will Fall, via Mass Appeal. Today, Shadow released a new track from the album, titled “Nobody Speak,” which features Run the Jewels. The track is a combination of Shadow’s signature beat-laden soundscape style and RTJ’s hard as fuck delivery. “Occasionally, I make a […]
The best tracks that flew under the radar in the "alternative" decade.
A debut album isn’t always a make or break situation for a band. Plenty of artists take some time to build up a full head of steam, and others just outright flub the first go at it. But if you’ve got a great first album, then you’re in a much better position going forward. People […]
Your favorite DJ savior stops giving a shit.