Catherine Tyler Graffam

Heems – “Home” (feat. Dev Hynes)

Music is full of breakup songs but few have ever captured the sound and emotion of decaying memories and blossoming heartache and like “Home”. As 1/2 of the former indie-rap powerhouse Das Racist, Heems established himself early as a captain of swagger, flow, and honesty. I guess I just never expected it to ever come out so beautful. But damn I glad it did.  Read more

Heems aka Hitch

[MP3] Heems – “WOMYN aka HITCH (Demo?)”

yo i think they don’t usually like violence, they like to roll their eyes when i tell ’em i be rhymin’

♫ Heems – WOMYN aka HITCH (DEMO?)

As the half of Das Racist who doesn’t already have a side project, Heems gets up to some stuff. And thank goodness that he does because as a result the Hitch-obsessed hip-hop-head has bestowed this gem upon us (curious punctuation included). Heems waxes poetic about the many virtues and facets of the fairer sex, giving dudes everywhere an anthem to sing to their ladies. And sing loud and proud we shall. Thanks womyn. And thanks Heems. Das Racist’s first official album will be out September and appropriately titledRelax.

(And thanks to Stereogum for the album art)

Don’t slumber at Tumblr


Brandon’s TBE Digest 19 – 2.3.2011 [Peter Bjorn and John, Cold War Kids, Passion Pit, Lykke Li, Joy Formidable, Adele, …]

Careful when you lift the lid on this pot o’ gold. A lot of steamy hot jams ready to jump out and burn you if aren’t careful.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


Peter Bjorn & John – Breaker Breaker / PBnJ are back and wielding way more buzzsaw like-ability than on their last sleeping pill! Wooo! Second taste “Second Chance” is also a jam! Gimmie Some is out 3/29.

The Forms – Fire To The Ground [ft. Matt Berninger] / A little more Read more