Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on April 27, 2011

The Streets
The Streets

"It's obvious. I've been doing it for 10 years and I've always tried to do something different with each album," he says. "Some [of my work has] been amazingly received and some of it hasn't been, and I've run out of new avenues.

"As uninteresting as the Streets is to talk about, the most interesting element of anything is its death, so if you're going to talk about the Streets, ending the Streets is probably a good thing to talk about," he continues, ceding the point that there might yet be some purpose to our interview, which is only two minutes old. "But it's not interesting really. I haven't really got anything more to do." -[says Mike Skinner to The Guardian on why The Streets is ending]

The Streets' new and reportedly final LP, Computers and Blues, is out now digitally, and is streaming in full below. Skinner is scheduled to hop the pond to play his "only North American concert" (and final?) on August 5th at Terminal 5 with El-P. Tickets for the big NYC show go on AmEx presale at noon today (4/27) and regular sale on Friday.

Meanwhile El-P is keeping busy. He recently said, "sorry i've been absent. making one of those 'albums' i've heard so much about. some major announcements coming soon." No word on a release date, but he also Tweeted that, "my album, the Killer Mike album and the STEPSON are all in the works. enjoy the break from me while you can, music."

STEPSON is a new collaboration between El-P and Nick Diamonds, aka Nicholas Thorburn, of Islands/Unicorns/Mister Heavenly fame.

Full Streets album stream below...

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The Streets - Computers and Blues

El-P - "Time Won't Tell"

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Comments (19)

Dude is so hot

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 6:06 AM

That's a child. A Black child, sicko!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 8:49 AM

haha, i thought he "ended" a while ago. liked the first album, though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 8:50 AM

Okay, all of these Nick Diamonds projects are getting silly, but a collab with El is actually something I'd be excited to listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:12 AM

I've heard the first album gets all the acclaim, but the two after the debut are pretty good too.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:14 AM

Perfunctory "T5 sucks" comment. Eat a dick hipsters!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:14 AM

i saw him at irving plaza several years ago. i would see him there again, but def not at T5.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:22 AM

Per the Terminal 5 website, the date shows as August 12th instead of the 5th.

http://terminal5nyc.com/event/6424

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:27 AM

(2nd) 10:14: Never mind the bandwagoners, don't let them get to you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 10:28 AM

take off your shirt

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 11:07 AM

keep an eye out. el-p also made a hint there might be a new york company flow show in the not to distant future.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 12:21 PM

^ el-p > co. flow

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:04 PM

"^ el-p > co. flow"

fuck outta here with that shit

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:17 PM

@1.17p - Do the math

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 1:26 PM

T5 SUCKS, but I don't care about this show because no way in hell I'm seeing these acts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 2:20 PM

"Per the Terminal 5 website, the date shows as August 12th instead of the 5th."

-- The Ticketmaster page confirms. Not sure why the 5th is circulating everywhere.

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2011 3:16 PM

Happy to see you back Skinner...even if its for the last time.

Does this mean I will get a free shot of Brandy like I did at Webster Hall show in 2006?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 3:39 PM

"-- The Ticketmaster page confirms. Not sure why the 5th is circulating everywhere."

Me either. Although I now wish it was the 5th, because now I have to choose between this and Sonic Youth.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:11 PM

The reason why he is retiring is because British folks mix their herb with tobacco and it waters down the buzz. So let it be known that the wu-tang will not be running out of ideas since they smoke backwoods with straight Haze packed up in that.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 8:50 PM

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