Kristen Flaherty is a Stanford psychology and sociology graduate who moonlights as a rapper. She recently released three free volumes of a mixtape called I Stopped Caring In ’96 that showcases her unique Chicago-bred style that simultaneously pops and rocks.
Solange / Boards Of Canada
Beyoncé’s cool younger sister (pictured) sings over a song from reclusive ambient masters Boards Of Canada? This you have to hear…
Fans of fuzzy and dreamy-sounding music will dig Seapony, Seattle-based purveyors of twee-rock who will be releasing their debut album Go With Me through Sub Pop off-shoot Hardly Art at the end of the month.
Beastie Boys / Santigold
The ska-influenced Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win from the Beasties’ new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt.2 features Santigold on the hook and is the sound of summer in the city.