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New Music From Jay Electronica And New Jersey

In Celebrate Your Scene, Choice Cuts, New Jersey, Worldwide on May 4, 2010 at 1:47 am

So, it’s been a few days since we’ve gotten to post anything, but now that we have more time we’ll be updating more frequently than we had recently been able to.

First bit worth mentioning is that Jay Electronica, previously written about here, has a new track streaming on Pitchfork and on youtube, below. It’s called ‘The Ghost of Christopher Wallace’ and it features Diddy. It’s the newest song since the fantastic ‘Exhibit C’. It’s very good, maintaining the excellent production and even better lyrics. Diddy contributes minimally, and mostly just through spoken word, but it works because it’s not a song that relies on a guest appearance to make it good, it’s just a cohesive song. It’s over six minutes and Jay only raps for the first 2 and a half minutes but he’s on the top of his game and the production (and Diddy) make it entertaining for the whole song. Hopefully this means we’ll be able to expect more stuff coming out, so keep an eye out.

Andrew Cedermark - Moon Deluxe

In other news, I have just arrived back in New Jersey for the summer with two new songs from musicians that were featured on our first volume of our Celebrate Your Scene series. The first new song is called ‘Moon Deluxe’ and it’s by former Titus Andronicus guitarist Andrew Cedermark. It comes from his first full-length, also called Moon Deluxe, coming out soon on the New Jersey-based Underwater Peoples Records. It’s a reworking of a song he previously recorded in 2006 under the Mighty Oak moniker (he also has recorded music under the name Witch Elms), and was originally called ‘Ides of March’. This new version features mostly similar music but the biggest noticeable difference is the clarity of the lyrics. This time around, they are decipherable and display Andrew Cedermark’s talent at not only writing great music but great lyrics too. Be sure to keep an eye out for more tracks from his upcoming 12″. Check out ‘Moon Deluxe’, as well as other songs, including the phenomenal ‘Hard Livin” by Andrew Cedermark, here.

The second new song comes from fellow New Jersey native, and current Wisconsin resident, Julian Lynch. The song is called ‘Just Enough’ and comes from his newest, and soon to be released via Olde English Spelling Bee, LP entitled Mare. It’s a largely instrumental song that features some a-typical instruments but still manages to be not just listenable but enjoyable. This, in addition to the previously released song from Mare, called ‘In New Jersey’, have helped to build my excitement for hearing the whole album. It promises to be relaxed but very enjoyable. Give both of them, as well as a few others, a listen here. (If you order an LP from Julian Lynch here, he’ll throw in the Underwater Peoples Winter Compilation, which is excellent.)

As Steve mentioned, some reviews in the works, but in the mean time give the above music a listen and keep an eye out for more.

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