You don't want to see what's inside my work email. You really don't want to see the piles of press releases and premiere requests that are currently stacked up in the hundreds, hitting my digital ceiling as I attempt to end my week with a focused plan to productively sift through the relevant news and turn pre-packaged announcements into clickable content.

So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


. . . . . . . . . . . . .


Young Thug delivers yet another video, this time with 'Memo'

Thugger's fervent momentum continues with his new perfectly odd video for 'Memo,' from his Slime Season 3 mixtape. It's his own twisted circus and the media catches his every move in the Be El Be-directed clip. Watch below.

A hunting raven inhabits ORKA's video for 'Igulker'

ORKA's last album Leipzig was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize and now with the release of ORKA's new album Vað, they're receiving critical acclaim once again. Watch the new video for album cut 'Igulker,' which was shot in Greenland by Kirstin Helgadóttir and depicts a hunting raven in rough Greenlandic landscapes.

Itasca announces new album Open to Chance and shares 'Buddy'

LA-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Itasca has signed with Paradise of Bachelors for the release of her new album Open to Chance, which is out on September 30. To celebrate, she's unleashed new acid-folk single 'Buddy,' which was meant to "punctures a dream of romantic Arcadian domesticity with the darker religious ramifications of holy debt."

Nap Eyes announce European tour

Canada's Nap Eyes return following some successful festival performances for a full European Tour in November, including an appearance at Iceland Airwaves Festival as well as headline UK shows in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, London and Brighton.

  • Thu 3 Nov - Iceland Airwaves - Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Fri 4 Nov - The Hug and Pint - Glasgow, UK
  • Sat 5 Nov - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
  • Sun 6 Nov - Gullivers - Manchester, UK
  • Mon 7 Nov - The Lexington - London, UK
  • Tue 8 Nov - The Hope and Ruin - Brighton, UK
  • Wed 9 Nov - Le Pop Up du Label - Paris, France
  • Thur 10 Nov - Le Witloofbar - Brussels, Belgium
  • Sat 12 Nov - Westwerk - Hamburg, Germany
  • Mon 14 Nov - TAPE - Aarhus, Denmark
  • Wed 16 Nov - Huset-KBH - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Thur 17 Nov - Monarch - Berlin, Germany
  • Fri 18 Nov - Popanz Presents - Cologne, Germany
  • Stream The Amazing's new album Ambulance

    Swedish psych-rock quintet the Amazing are ready to release the follow-up to last year's album Picture You with their new project Ambulance. While the album isn't set for its official release until next week, you can hear their guitar jams by streaming the album a week ahead of schedule.

    . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Other news:

    M.I.A.'s new album AIM is coming on September 9

    Drones could soon be used to boost cell service at festivals

    David Bowie's art collection to be exhibited and auctioned off

    Chance the Rapper honoured Muhammad Ali with new song at ESPYs