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Last night, Rage Against the Machine—who last played together in 2011– launched a new website, prophetsofrage.com, with a countdown leading to June 1. Visitors upon entering their email address receive an image that reads “Clear the way for the prophets of rage,” a lyric from the Public Enemy song “Prophets of Rage.”

The image features the hashtag “TakeThePowerBack,” which is the title of a Rage Against the Machine song. Whatever this ends up being is pure speculation at this point. Reunion? New album? Shows? The timing of it, though, could not be more perfect given that we’re in the middle of a volatile and hotly contested presidential election.

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If you’re a long-time reader of this site, you’ll recognize the name ERAS. I’ve written about him a couple of times, and as you can tell, I’m a big fan of his electronic-soundscapes.

Below is the video for “Angels,” a track off his upcoming (and highly anticipated over here) full-length album Purified.  Featuring Grace Hall (of Skin Town) on vocals, “Angels” is a layering of synths over brief drum beats. One word to describe it would be, hypnotic. It’s already making its way onto my Favorite Tracks of 2016 List. Check it out.

Purified is out May 27 via Track Number Records.

FYF 2016

Earlier today, the folks behind LA’s FYF Fest unveiled the line-up for this years edition, and it is stacked. Headlining the fest are Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, and Grace Jones.

The undercard features Air, Andy Stott, ANOHNI (joined by Oneohtrix Point Never), Beach House Blood Orange, DIIV, Explosions in the Sky, Father John Misty, Floating Points, Gold Panda, Grimes, Head Wound City, Hop Along, Hot Chip, Julia Holter, Kelela, a Moby DJ set, Oneohtrix Point Never, Peter Bjorn and John, Rae Sremmurd, Saves The Day (performing Stay What You Are), Sheer Mag, Shellac, Todd Terje & the Olsens, Ty Segall & the Muggers, Viet Cong, Vince Staples, Wild Nothing, Wolf Parade, Boogie, Chelsea Wolfe, and Young Thug.

The fest will take place August 27-28 at the (often criticized) Los Angeles’ Exposition Park. Tickets for the event go on-sale Friday 4/1 at 12pm.

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