Brooklyn alt-rap legend Mos Def's new album has not been delayed until August, contrary to false media reports; indeed, a Grateful Benefactor was kind enough to hand me an advance CD about an hour ago. Expect my review of The Ecstatic -- one of the more anticipated hip-hop releases -- tomorrow morning. After hearing the deceptively Reichian (Steve, not Wilhelm) "Quiet Dog (Bite Hard)" some months ago, my hopes are high. Stay tuned.
Sadly, the Dirty Projectors promotion announced yesterday also began yesterday, unbeknownst to the blogosphere. While this is worthy of a remonstration or three, congrats if you miraculously obtained a Golden Ticket for their upcoming instore in a couple weeks. Scalpers? Bueller? Bueller? (Just kidding.)