After experimenting with a variety of genres on Evil Urges, including prog rock and funk, MMJ are returning to the reverb-drenched Southern rock sound that launched their career.
"It's got that vibe to it where it sounds likes everybody is in the same room," Blankenship told SPIN. "Even if someone is only playing on half of a song, you can still feel their presence."
[Above: guitarist Carl Broemel (left) and James]
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »