Chicago alternative hip hop band House Of Whales presents “The Newsfeed”, the new single from their self-titled début album, co-produced by Noam Wallenberg (Mac Miller, I Fight Dragons, Enrique Iglesias) and Zak Fox Jablow (Wu Tang Clan, Chance the Rapper, Asher Roth). Emcee Rico Sisney, bassist Mike Ruby, and drummer Aunnoy Badruzzaman use live instrumentation to craft beats intended to sound as if they were made on a sampler, combining spoken-word lyricism with indie-punk and boombap. Friends and musical collaborators since college, Badruzzaman and Sisney joined forces officially in 2012 to release the Tell No One EP (listen) under their original name Treehouse, winning an Independent Music Award nomination.
“People would hear libelous, inflammatory propaganda from the major news outlets if anybody was actually paying them any attention in the first place,” Rico says, explaining the single. “Scouring alternative news sources, blogs and social media for news often times means needing to filter through a lot of glorified rumor mills and disinformation to find any truth but a lot of people in our generation prefer this to the obvious lies we’re fed by corporate media. Eventually it will all come to a head.” House Of Whales is out now on iTunes.