For Fans Of: Nico + Feist, Air/Yo La Tengo with Cat Power, breathy Frenchies.
Dead Son Rising
Sounds Like: The godfather of gothic synth-pop’s 16th LP is dark and a bit sinister; his sci-fi-tinged, industrially atmospheric electronic dirges aren’t very fun or exciting.
Free Association: Impressive that he’s still kickin’, but only if the music’s any good.
For Fans Of: Duran Duran x Rammstein, Yaz + Eurythmics, middle-aged goth.
The Dreamer, The Believer
Sounds Like: The Chi-town “entertainer” keeps churning out spoken-word-heavy conscious hip-hop with the usual guests John Legend, Nas and Maya Angelou.
Free Association: ’Memba when he pissed off Bill O’Reilly with that poem? Thawasawesome.
For Fans Of: Talib Kweli/Mos Def/Q-Tip, bald heads and beanies, intellectual goatees.
Sounds Like: Spin breathes new life into the Japanese import’s 15th, streaming their wild mixture of punk, prog, goth, sludge metal and industrial shoegaze— it works.
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