Thursday Linkage: We Were Promised Jet Packs, Kyle Lucas, Rap Genius and more

I haven’t had time for a proper post, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be up to date with everything in the music world.

A) Brooding Scotland natives, We Were Promised Jet Packs debuted a new single from their EP, The Last Place You’ll Look. Its kinda like what the Editors should still be like. Head over to Stereogum for a free download of “A Far Cry”.

B) Kyle Lucas has been hitting up ustream to preview tracks from his upcoming mixtape, Its Always Sunny In Marietta. Last week, he showcased most of the mixtape, including stand out cut, “So High” featuring Dungeon Family affiliate Slim Cutta Calhoon. Yesterday, Kyle showed off a bangin’ freestyle over David Guetta’s “Sexy Bitch”, a reworking of a Danger:Radio cut and a track I’ve been eagerly waiting for produced by Nobody Famous. It definitely sounds like Kyle is highlighting his versatility on this one. Click the videos below for videos featuring “So High” and the aforementioned Nobody Famous production.

C) I’ve been telling everyone I know (and annoying Laura) about Aziz Ansari‘s comedy album, Intimate Moments For A Sensual Evening. Definitely, one of the funniest comedy discs I’ve heard since Patton Oswalt’s, Werewolves and Lollipops. Ansari’s next venture is a mixtape helmed by his alter ego Raaaaaaaandy and Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio. See below for a link to a rant from Raaaaaaaandy regarding rappers not getting him his verses and a video basically applying the standard hip-hop rule that he’ll put the mixtape out, whenever he wants. Pitchfork has the link here.

D) I’ve been addicted to Hot Chip‘s latest album, One Life Stand for most of the week. 4 O’clock T Time has a great, encompassing review of the record and he’s right, its basically a “soul album”. “Hand Me Down Your Love” and “I Feel Better” have pretty been on repeat. I would have probably gave it a 4/5, but oh well.

E) Rap Genius is an amazing site I discovered this week. It explains rap lyrics via snarky comments and photos. So far, Birdman’s “Money to Blow” and The Clipse “Popular Demand” are my favorites, but the classic Jay-Z cut “D’evils” is well explained too.

F) Finally, I do my best to keep up with all the latest festival news, but turns out I don’t have a writing staff to manage updates constantly. Luckily, Consequence of Sound does. Head over to their “Festival Outlook” page for all the latest announcements and additions for the music festival of your choice.

…and don’t forget to download my latest mixtape, Edge of Narkness here.