‘Nowstalgia’ – “the working man’s album, full of scripted canvases the everyman can relate to.” (Review via HHSE)
“…raps and beats that’ll “kick your teeth in,” Nowstalgia comes off as the working man’s album full of scripted canvases the everyman can relate to. Work, relationships and life in general cause JB Nimble to face daily grievances and Citizen helps him vent these frustrations by providing eclectic, punching drums…
…[While] at times the songs’ objective is to display talent, each track always offers something interesting to note. JB Nimble’s matter-of-fact tone menacingly rides along Citizen’s head-nodding production and smooth-sailing samples. Overall, this project will be received well by the everyman and all should give it a listen.”
Review courtesy of Hip Hop Speak Easy.
‘Nowstalgia’ is available now on iTunes (below), Amazon, eMusic, Spotify or in the Study Music Shop up top.
Rogue Pharmacist – ‘The Crucible’ [One Of The Many Ways...] (Official Video)
Indie Rock Superhero, is the 2013 debut album from NYC indie/instrumental/hip hop outfit Rogue Pharmacist. It remains a mystery exactly how and when the live show will come about, but here, the first piece of a two part project is laced with heavy drums, breaks & chopped indie rock samples mixed with dark, eerie and emotive layers of keyboards and synthesizers. – Watch the video, then grab the album below.
A new track and ‘name your price’ pre-order option have been announced for the release of Rogue Pharmacist’s debut coming in 1 week. Get an exclusive download of the album track ‘The Strongest Man Alive’ when you pre-order your copy of ‘Indie Rock Superhero’ ahead of time, then before you know it, it’ll be in your inbox, the moment the album is released and you’ll have saved a few bucks in the process. A music video for the EP/Single ‘Just One Of The Many Ways’ is scheduled to be released this week.
Preview album tracks + Pre-Order:
Study Music Podcast # 2 – The Pill: Introducing Rogue Pharmacist
Fresh sounds from the city that never sleeps: New York, New York. The debut album ‘Indie Rock Superhero’ by instrumental outfit Rogue Pharmacist is our featured release for March. Check out the podcast to get a preview of what the album will be sounding like. You can stream it or download free below and also check out the 1st EP release, ‘Just One Of The Many Ways’ at: StudyMusicGroup.bandcamp.com
2nd single from The Understudies crew project ‘One Night Only’, out Tuesday, 2/26. ‘Numbers & Math’ features verses by Gee, Husayn Jay, Sean E Depp & Manifest. Music by Myers. Additional production & scratches by Citizen. Stream & download free below.
The Understudies have released the first single ‘LetGoDont’ f. Scarub from the upcoming album ‘One Night Only’, out 2/26, and available for discounted pre-order pre-order now at TheUnderstudies.Bandcamp.com – Name your price ($5 or more) and get an instant download of the ‘LetGoDont’ single, plus the album will be delivered to your email as soon as the clock hits 12:01 on the 26th.
Stream the single and pre-order the album below.
The Single/EP is also available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic & Spotify.
‘LetGoDont’ written by Gee, Citizen, JB Nimble, Scarub, Husayn Jay & Poe.
Music composed by Myers.
Additional Production & Arrangement by Citizen.
The Masterminds & Zion I in… ‘The Business’ (SafeCutz Mix) + ‘Variations of The Business’ EP announcement
Last year we held a remix contest for a collaboration between The Masterminds and Zion I. Happy to announce the winner, SafeCutz, all the way from South Africa. Listen to his mix below and look out for The Masterminds + Zion I ‘Variations of The Business’ out 2/11 via Study Music, also featuring production by Astral (Melo+Lobe), Citizen and Rogue Pharmacist.
Sean E Depp’s new record is an upbeat, concise ten track project called ‘PunkRapOi!‘. For the album, Sean uses Punk Rock influences, sonics, and song structure. So it’s punk-y, but its still Hip Hop more or less. Within the heavy guitar driven tracks and distortion laced synths, you’ll still find beats, rapping, what have you…
He calls it PunkRap, and began work on the project in late 2010, recording an early version of the album track ‘Dude Rap’. From there Sean crafted the ideas into tracks between projects and the PunkRapOi! record was recorded punk style pretty much as fast as possible over a few days while drinking a lot of cheap canned beer.
We asked Sean a few questions about it:
SM: What kind of music did you grow up listening to, aside from hip hop?
Sean E Depp: Basically a lot of Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Clash, Suicidal Tendencies, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Dead Kennedys…you know? That kinda stuff really.
SM: What drew you towards the Punk/Rap sound for your new project?
Sean E Depp: [I've Been] listening to a lot of stuff like The Insaints, Flogging Molly, Blood and Whiskey… plus, Punk has always had the same, you know, loud type of aggression…which is the thing that made hip hop appeal to me early on.
SM: In one sentence, where do Punk Rock and Hip Hop meet musically or otherwise?
Sean E Depp: Punk rock and hip hop are both a voice for the disenfranchised youth!…the musical voice, of the disenfranchised youth…
Watch Sean E Depp & Citizen in the ‘PMW’ music video.
B.Durazzo has released the second volume in his series of aptly titled ‘BEATS’ instrumental albums. The project is produced, arranged & sequenced entirely by B.Durazzo, exclusively on two MPC 2500s. Art for the ‘BEATS’ series is designed, drawn & painted by AyeTry, DEMS1 & LRonHubski
B.Durazzo will be announcing a West coast tour for February shortly.
Sean E Depp & JB Nimble collaborated on the track ‘NNP’ in 2012 for Sean’s CRUSH EP. While it’s been a mystery to many what ‘NNP’ stands for, we’re excited to let YOU decide and clear this up once and for all.
Post your best idea for a name on the wall of the facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/443111485744051/ and whoever comes up with the best acronym will win:
- Their title used & credited for the video and maxi-single release
- Digital Discography from Sean E Depp
- The chance to appear in the 2013 video for the track.
Rules: The only rule is the first two words MUST start with the letter ‘N’ and the third word must begin with the letter ‘P’.
Contest Ends January 31st and will submissions will be judged by Sean E Depp, The Understudies Crew & Study Music Group.
Listen to ‘NNP’ via Soundcloud: