BLKHRTS taking West Coast by storm

Brace yourself: Looks like the word is out on BLKHRTS. After an enviable co-sign from Jeff Weiss -- an extremely well-regarded West Coast blogger who also writes for the Los Angeles Times -- on the LA Times blog in advance of its show last night at that city's famed Low End Theory, followed by another favorable post-show nod from him this morning on Twitter ("So BLK HRTS are basically everything I hoped that Death Grips would be," and "BLK HRTS: because art rap deserved it's M.O.P."), BLKHRTS are off to a good start in building the kind of buzz that could easily catapult the group into something far beyond a local phenomenon. Click through for an excerpt of the blog item.

Jeff Weiss via LA Times blog: "Imagine the gladioluses that fans would drop at Morrissey's feet, only now getting bashed by lead pipes of M.O.P. Picture a trio of vowel-averse velociraptors rapping as if the phrase "he who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain being a man" was tattoed on their foreheads."

Looks like there might have been more to that BLKHRTS blessing ceremony than we all thought. The BLKHRTS tour continues tonight in Phoenix.

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