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[hot off the press] Rapdragons//Natural Born Chillers

Baltimore hip hop duo Nick Often and Greg Ward, better known as Rapdragons, have been busy.

Back in 2009, the duo released their debut record, Ten Stories High, to local, regional, and bloggable acclaim. They followed that up with the remix album, Ten Stories Hijacked, in 2010.  Soon after, they released the much-anticipated mixtape album, and one of my favorites, Featuring Baltimore — a collection of hip hop tracks each sampling a different band from baltimore, including Beach House and Future Islands.

Now when I woke up this morning, I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see an email from Rapdragons waiting in my inbox announcing their latest mixtape EP, Natural Born Chillers.  I really haven’t had a chance to give the EP a proper listen, but i’m sure it won’t disappoint.  Like Featuring Baltimore, the new EP is another collection of hip hop meets indie rock…or as I like to call it, Indie Hop.  And like previous releases, Natural Born Chillers is available for free download here!

Like I said before, I haven’t given the new EP a proper listen, but so far I’m really digging the title track:

Rapdragons – Natural Born Chillers (Rapdragons x Moss of Aura)

Sasquatch! 2011

The wait is over.  The official lineup for Sasquatch! 2011 is here.

The big names are a plenty (Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Wilco…to name a few), but it’s the slightly-lesser known artists and acts that make this lineup fantastic (Robyn, Beach House, Sleigh Bells, Das Racist, Radio Department, Best Coast, Surfer Blood, The Drums, Matt & Kim, Yeasayer, and more)!

And if the lineup wasn’t good enough news for you, in honor of the festival’s ten year anniversary Sasquatch! 2011 will continue on for a fourth day, running from Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th at the Gorge Amphitheatre (in George, WA).

Four day passes will run you $285 (not including parking) and are available for purchase here, while individual day tickets will go on sale Monday, February 14 at 10 am.

Will I see you there?