Thursday, July 12, 2012

good kid, m.A.A.d. city: Kendrick Lamar & Best Coast - "No Make-Up" (Her Vice)

In a crazy cyber-world where "Underground Hip-Hop" is widely accepted across so many Indie music blogs, suburban areas, and rich Hipster kids... I guess, this was really only inevitable with time; Last night @ a FADER/Vitamin Water-funded party in Portland, 2 Indie blog darlings, Kendrick Lamar & Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), took the stare together for the first time. They performed a slightly re-tweaked version of "No Make-Up (Her Vice)" with Cosentino subbed in for Colin Munroe on the hook. The understandably surprised Portland biker crowd went NUTS! - Singing along and cheering wildly @ the track's close. "uncapped" is a concert series that heads across college campuses, putting on tandem shows that pair up unlikely acts anywhere from Rick Ross to Passion Pit.

"No Make-Up (Her Vice)" originally appeared on Kendrick Lamar's album-length drug-themed concept mixtape, #Section.80. He's currently hard @ work on his "LEGIT" debut record, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which is slated for an Oct. 2nd release date. Best Coast just recently unveiled their second album, The Only Place ... I saw 'em play some songs off it @ Orion Festival [Metallica] a few weeks ago. Since then, Bethany Cosentino has written/recorded a track with Iggy Pop for True Blood's latest season. Meanwhile, Best Coast laid down a pretty solid cover of "Rhiannon" for an upcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute comp. Just Tell Me That You Want Me is out on August 14th, features a shit-ton of Indie Rock bands, and should be available @ your local Starbucks.

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