Here's a new video from YGOA and Little Rock's own Goon des Garcons, in which he mostly smokes weed, hangs out with a cool dog and warns you not to fuck with his luggage. It looks like a pretty good time, which is what I would expect from a guy who took us on a nature hike in his last visual, for "Thanks 4 Nothing." They should really be careful about hanging out on that roof though, doesn't look safe.
Reggie Gold is another member of the local Young Gods of America collective worth paying attention to — this song appeared two days ago and has a weird, eerie Danny Elfman energy. He's also really great at Twitter, where he says things like, "i have flashbacks of ancient memories all through out the day..they be of the most vivid dreams." /more/
I'm headed to Nashville tomorrow morning and will be out of pocket for a few days, so here's a roundup of some good Little Rock music released this week so far. It's been a productive couple of days. /more/
Here's a good, mellow video to start your week off with, the latest from Cool Chris, who is a lonesome soul. The beat is by North Little Rock native and brilliant person IAmNawf and the clip was apparently shot by fellow beatmaker Fresco Grey. If you missed "Trap Conversations," Chris' tape from back in April, now is your chance to catch up. /more/
Here's the latest clip from Little Rock's Goon des Garcons (of Young Gods of America, which they are now calling a "Creative Agency"), for "How It Happen?" off last month's "Meanwhile" EP. It's a tribute to downtown Little Rock: Warehouse Liquor makes a prominent appearance, as does the Clinton Center /more/
Little Rock's Taylor Moon, who we last posted about back in April, released a new video this afternoon, for "Let It Go," produced by Mach Soul. The clip finds her moodily loitering outside of a liquor store, brown-bagging it and barely visible in the neon — an appropriate vibe for an introspective r&b song with lyrics like "All I want to feel is nothing." /more/
Happy Friday! Here is a new tape from Little Rock's young legend Kari Faux, who has been having an amazing year (her first tape, "Spontaneous Generation," came out in February — taken together, they're probably the best debut of the year). She is a true role model. Houston's Fat Tony shows up, as does her frequent collaborator BLACK PARTY.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.