Tuesday, April 17, 2012

City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed up here, feel free to send back catalog material too. Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, City Slang, Metro Times, 733, St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to mt.cityslang@gmail.com.

Tendril recently put out a video for a song called “Three Hives”, and it’s a fascinating little bit of visual. While the song falls somewhere between electro-trance and industrial and the vocals are whispered and creepy, the video is like a vision from hell. Creepy rubber masks and various other odd images are the order of the day, and the Aphex Twin influence is obvious. Good stuff though.

Cold Men Young also offered up a video, for their “Time Bomb” single. It’s a beauty too. One of the best rap outfits in the area, these guys have a gift for slamming down unique beats, and the rhymes are razor sharp. The video is great for playing “where in Detroit is that?”

Yung Khan’s latest mix tape is another slab of fresh hip-hop. Again, the lyrics are smart, and very Detroit-centric. Tracks like “Phenomenon” and “Cinderella” are exquisite.

WarrenPeace’s From Detroit to Darabougou is yet more awesome hip-hop. I guess it’s just that sort of week. And to be honest, that’s fine because the weather is getting warmer, and these sort of jams are the order of the day. WarrenPeace is particularly chilled, with the beats sedate. The energy comes from the vocals, which are sharp. The opening “Inhale” sets the tone for a great mini-album.

Click here to join the City Slang Turntable community!!!

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 21, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation