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The First Act with Hunter & Wolfe.

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I would like to welcome you, dear reader, to the first installment of the newest column at Quiet Lunch Magazine: The First Act! This column, penned by yours truly, is a comprehensive music feature exclusively for small, local music acts… local to anywhere. Lesser known bands rarely get the press they need to expand their fan base and reach people …

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Pow! Right in the Kisser.

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Our favorite siren, Kendra Morris, recently dropped visuals for her single “Pow”, a song included on the recently released Banshee. The video, created by Jimmy McMillan, is fully animated, which is a first for Morris. We’re usually used to seeing Morris strut her stuff but McMillan makes great use of her absence by providing a wonderful animated narrative to Morris’ enchanting …

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Learning Kung Fu.

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We recently came across Retro Su$hi and featured their hit video “Stayin’ True” a couple of weeks ago. This week they dropped their new mixtape, Kung Fu in Japan. We took a listen and it’s really good. The rhythmic beats coupled with a smooth left coast flow made our listen of this project an enjoyable journey from beginning to end. …

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Now That’s An Album Cover.

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Here’s an album that should be attracting plenty of attention in the coming week, it’s called NO LOVE DEEP WEB. Recorded by Sacramento punk-rap group Death Grips, this is their second album this year. But this time around, the music seems to be in the shadow of the album’s soon to be infamous cover. We’re not going to show it outright but …

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Lupe Fiasco: The Great American Rapper.

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Twas a busy day for us yesterday. After shooting A$AP Rocky on the eastside, we had to scurry back to the westside once our friend DJ Jamieson Hill told us that Lupe Fiasco was in New York City having a release party for his latest — and hopefully not his last — project, Food & Liquor II: The Great American …

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In the Navy.

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Kilo Kish recently released some kaleidoscopic visuals for her single “Navy”. Directed by Ben Rayner and Kish herself, the video turns Gotham City into a tasty dreamscape and even sees a cameo from Jessie Boykins III. Preorder the physical “12 →here← and get it digitally →here←. Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and …

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In Love with a Banshee.

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It isn’t necessarily fair to compare an artist to another artist during an album review but it is something that we are seriously considering doing at the moment. It’s not like we haven’t done it before. After all, we’re not doing it to diminish the artist’s body of work — in fact, we view it as a compliment. Great minds …

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Truth Stays.

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We came across a new music video for a song called “Stayin’ True”. The dudes on the track are  Two-9‘s Retro Su$h! (featuring Key) and the song comes off of their debut mixtape Kung Fu In Japan, released September 29th. Check out the visuals and the download link to their current project below. ↓ Stayin True ↓.   → Download Two-9’s Forever Mixtape ← Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch …

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Killing Time (Until the Quiet Comes).

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Director Kahlil Joseph has created a rather chilling video that is specifically centered around tracks from the new Flying Lotus album Until the Quiet Comes. In the course of four minutes, Joseph accompanies vocals of Erykah Badu and Niki Randa with images of slain children. The pairing seems provocative for provocative sake but it is said to be paying homage to both Los Angeles’ …

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Drug in the Veins.

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Rapper Kane Mayfield recently dropped visuals for his single “Beautiful Drug” off of his recently released Rhymes by Kane: Thievery Corporation Edition. When we reviewed Mayfield’s project late last month, we mentioned “Beautiful Drug” as one of our favorite songs — so you can only imagine how delighted we are to see a music video for it. Directed by Joey Angerone, …

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Shang Wang.

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Continuing with New York City’s theme of the week, Alexander Wang shot a dope video in Shanghai, China with A$AP ROCKY, Diplo, and Penn Badgley. Fashion is becoming more and more expressive these days and this lookbook video begins to delve into the mind set that is responsible for that change. Peep it Below. ↓ Alexander Wang Men’s Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear ↓. → Click Here …

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Sharp Colors.

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Indie instrumentalist Sleepyhead recently released new visuals for the single “Rainbow Thorns”. Directed by our good friend Jeff VASH, awesomely known as just VASH, the video features a platter of VASH’s trippy signature nuances which couple well with Sleepyhead’s even trippier music. Some of you may remember us covering VASH a month and a half ago during our Music Month. “Raindow Thorns” is …

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Don’t Make Me.

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English indie rock trio Bombay Bicycle Club released visuals for their song “Beg” earlier this month. The dance-tastic video features duo a well coordinated duo dancing their way across town throughout the day. “Beg” can be found on the band’s recently released album A Different Kind of Fix. “Beg” by Bombay Bicycle Club.↓ Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that …

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The Nyemiah Supremacy.

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It’s a cliche but poignant theory that hip-hop is essentially a male dominated field dominated by male ideologies that often come in the form of misogyny and female objectification. In retrospect, it would be safe to say that this is not just a theory but an actual fact. Women’s place in hip-hop has been a volatile one. Although they were right …

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Work Drugs; In That Order.

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Smooth-fi duo Work Drugs recently released visuals for their single “Pluto”. The video a solid about of trippy quirk mixed with a few recognizable parodies. Said to make music specifically for boating, sexting, dancing, yachting, and living, Work Drugs is quite possibly our favorite band this summer — we would say ‘this year’ but we’re complete music sluts, you never when we’re going …

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The Suicidal Thoughts of Phobic Phuture.

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The world of PHobic PHuture isn’t as frightening as it sounds. Upon first hearing the name of the band, you automatically assume that you are going to met with a macabre tour de force. But after hearing songs like “Permanent Midnight”, “Redefining Motion” and “For Your Consideration”, you begin to sense that there is  a deeper meaning to their body …

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The Lullaby of Kendra Morris.

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Kendra Morris isn’t just a singer, she isn’t just a voice with a pretty a face nor is she a reincarnation of a talented free spirit. The daughter of musicians, she is a splendid creature invested in the theory of melody, song and harmonious lore. [divider]SPONSORED AD[/divider] [divider][/divider] We actually covered Morris earlier this year and remained smitten with her …

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The Tall Tale of Kane Mayfield.

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Quiet Lunch often pushes the notion of staying true to one’s self. But it is a theory that is directly injured by the nega-slogan “easier said than done”. Nonetheless, the theory still rings true for some. Not everyone is meant to chase their dream but Kane Mayfield isn’t one of them. This isn’t the story of an artistic soul who struggled …

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Quite the Bada$$.

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There’s a violent storm of raw lyricism brewing in rap’s younger generation. We’ve seen it before — somewhere around 94′ — but back then it was perceived as common atmosphere. Those basking in its ambiance and molding its dynamics were never truly aware that it would come to an end. They knew nothing of the nuclear winter that would follow …

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A Walk Through Wallingford.

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We here at Quiet Lunch have an insatiable hunger for music. No matter the genre or time period, if one thing is for certain it is that when your ears are graced with a melody that hooks you, you have no choice but to fall victim to it. Mike Mahoney’s Wallingford is a collection that is progressive while giving us …

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A True (Banga)rang.

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The Godmother of Punk is back with a new offering. We’ve been listening to Patti Smith’s newest album Banga and we are happy to report that Smith has yet to lose her touch. Recorded partially at Electric Lady Studios, the album was released on June 4th but while other online publications gave a review for the sake of being relevant, …

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The Trill Life of Jeff VASH.

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“…There’s always somebody reaching for something that’s out of their reach or out of their control and they’re trying to fix it.” When you first look at Jeff VASH, you see a walking thundercloud of awesome visuals, ill techniques and supreme vision. But when you actually speak with Jeff VASH, you are met with a tranquil eye of a diligent storm. [divider]SPONSORED …

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A Clockwork (Ocean).

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Waiting in the wings for the right moment to strike, Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated debut album, Channel Orange, is sure to force you to tune in. His preview drop, “Pyramids” is as if flipping through audio channels; a 10-minute journey through snapshots of a multitude of musical genres. Definitely not one to be predictable, the track demonstrates Ocean’s lust for …

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A$AP x Brown.

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New school rappers A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown yuk it up for the “second” time in part two of an interesting back and forth in Barcelona. Rocky and Brown discuss typical guy matters like ‘who would you fuck?’ and awkward toothless blowjobs. At one point, Brown — who is fucking hilarious — makes A$AP spit up his drink due to …

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Big Sean’s New Outlook.

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GOOD Music playboy Big Sean recently discussed plans for his second album. Sean told MTV that he’s in “a whole different thought mentality” for his sophomore effort. He say that he has better sense of who is an artist and what he represents. He then went on to say that the change in mentality came while he was on tour last …

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Kicking It Up a Nottz.

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Rapper/producer Nottz is set to release his latest solo effort, the In My Mind EP. The Norfolk, VA native will be accompanied by the likes of Pete Rock, Black Milk, The Alchemist, and more. For this cut, Nottz called on fellow Virginian Pusha T and neo-soul crooner Dwele. While Pusha has been in the headlines via a rap beef with Lil’ Wayne, …

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The Cool Side of the Silk Pillow.

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Everyone has been enjoying the gems that Childish Gambino has been dropping as of late but we don’t think everyone has fully realized the magnitude of “Silk Pillow”… Dude, Beck is RAPPING again. Not to take away anything from the overall go-hard attitude that Childish has adopted lately but dude… Beck is fucking RAPPING again. Seriously, did you ever think …

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What Ever Happened to That May Jailer?

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Turns out that there is yet another layer to songstress Lana Del Rey — if that’s her real name! An album, in which she records under the alias May Jailer, has been discovered and many are confirming that it predates Born to Die, thus making it her “REAL” first official debut album. Although it is disputed to be a fake, Sirens features the sultry …

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Music Month Begins…

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The summer is upon us and there are at least 18 billion things to look forward to. But out of those 18 billion things, there is one that summer cannot do without and that’s MUSIC. The music you listen to can either make or break your summer. It may sound dramatic but the soundtrack to your summer fun is just …

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Journey to a New Plateau.

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Musical collaborations often attempt to sell/display a certain authenticity; they want you to believe that the collaborating artists genuinely like each other and are the best of friends. Although this strategy has its purpose, at times, it can be transparent and overwrought to a point where it just seems like smoke and mirrors. But here we have Cheri Coke and …

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Mike Dean, Check Two, One, Two.

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This spring hasn’t exactly been on its best behavior. The air has been cooler than usual and the sky has had more of an autumn charm than a spring cheer. But meteorological misbehavior endured, we made our way through a rainy afternoon last week to Jungle City in Chelsea to talk shop with Mike Dean. The Grammy award-winning super producer was packing …

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One Advance Summer.

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Here’s a charming little video for a song that could very well be the song we play all summer. Directed by Philip Hodges and performed by Advance Base, “Summer Music” is a glum but nonchalant tale of separation and redemption. In the video, a heartbroken muppet-like fellow named Fritz finds himself down in the dumps over losing his human girlfriend Chelsea but …

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D'(Angel)o from Above.

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The godfather of neo-soul has return in all his glory. After a 12 year hiatus, D’Angelo recently resurfaced in a profile for GQ. In the interview, D’Angelo speaks about his career, his addiction, his brushes with death and his eventful resurrection. The critically acclaimed singer, who was once considered the heir apparent to the throne of soul music, emerged in the …

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Action Bronson Gets His Britches Sued.

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Action Bronson, the Queens indie rapper, is being hit with a $70,000 lawsuit from Clockwork Music after he failed to fulfill his 17-date tour contract in Europe. Clockwork has claimed that Bronson received full payment for the first seven dates, which he performed, but bailed on the remaining 10 without returning any of the deposits he received. According to various …

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If These Walls Could Talk.

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This week, we are kicking our eardrums in with this dope track from Kansas City rapper, Krizz Kaliko. Featuring fellow hometown native–and frequent collaborator–Tech N9ne, “Hello Walls” is a three and a half-plus minute journey through different sound textures; a genre dubbed “funkra” in where funk, rap, rock, R&B and opera is all incorporated. Kaliko’s latest drop, Kickin’ and Screamin’, …

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Ain’t No Party Like a Piñata Party.

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Nothing amps up a celebration more than a fly ass hotel room with all the drink, smoke, debauchery and money-filled piñatas you could ask for. Kool A.D’s recently dropped mixtape, 51, features all that and more on the break out track, “La Piñata”; an audio snapshot of a party gone haywire in all the coolest ways possible. Featuring cameos by …

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Goldie Music Video x Behind the Scenes.

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Here lies footage from behind the scenes of A$AP Rocky’s “Goldie“. Harlem’s Pretty Muthafucka gives us a preview of some highly anticipated visuals and also takes a minute out for some moderate shit talking. Have a seat and take peek — provided that you are not already sitting… Goldie Music Video: Behind the Scenes.↓ Quiet LunchQuiet Lunch is a grassroot …

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Woodkid Makes You Run, Boy, Run.

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Best known for throwing his stark visual style on the likes of Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry and most recently Drake’s “Take Care” video, Yoann Lemoine–also referred to by his musical moniker, Woodkid–has released a teaser for his upcoming project. Featuring what Lemoine does best, “Run Boy Run” promises bold dramatic displays and hair raising surrealism. Think the sequel to …

Ke$ha x The Flaming Lips Upgrade You.

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The newly released Flaming Lips LP, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, features collaborative cuts with Bon Iver, Prefuse 73 and the Lips’ audio-tronic bestie, Ke$ha. The featured track, “2012…You Must Be Upgraded” showcases K-E-Dollar Sign-Ha doing what she lyrically does best: sing like an injured cat over a scratchy beat but to the Flaming Lips’ credit, the beat is …