My man Hayes laced me with this video and not only is the track dope, but the homie has impeccable timing as I had been reminiscing about Rhode Island all got-damb day. “Ocean State of the Art” is off of Hayes’ recent release, u.s. A Cry For Help which you can cop for free over at his Bandcamp page. The verses go Spoons, Hayes, then 8th (who also produced the heatrocks you hear in the background), and they form a mini cypher at the end of the track which is too fitting. I love it. Favorite line goes to Hayes with his “R.I. for eons, write ‘R.I.P. T’ on; every RIPTA I be on.” A close second was his narrative of how much Dunkin Donuts we Rhode Islanders be drankin’.
Head over to Hayes’ Bandcamp and download his latest offering. Name ya price. Tell ‘em TECB sent ya. Rhode Isle what up.
Right now Sunday’s are packed with quality television, and AMC’s Breaking Bad is arguably the best of it all. Actually, most wouldn’t consider it to be a argument, but I have so much time and interest invested in Dexter that I’m partial to that series — which, like Breaking Bad, is also in the midst of its final season. In any regard, both shows are great entertainment and I’m not here to talk about my time spent on the couch.
I’m here because Buddy Peace remixed a B. Dolan and Sage Francis track from Dolan’s 2012 mixtape release, House of Bees Vol. 2:
J Mascis – “Hold On” b/w “I Been Thinking”: I was so excited to find Several Shades of Why on vinyl at Olympic Records that I struck-up a J Mascis conversation with the owner, Kevin. (Which I’m pretty sure has happened a couple of other times already, including this past Wednesday, the 14th, when I saw he had the newly added Witch debut on his shelf.) He soon asked me if I had ever heard the 7″ featuring the Edie Brickell cover and a b-side from the SSoW sessions that J had put out on Sub Pop.
My response was something along the lines of “what in the what now!?” and then I bought it online two days later after I decided I didn’t want to have to search too long for it. I paid $6.97, shipping included, for the record. And I’m very happy with it.