Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tyler the Creator - "Yonkers"

-------------------This song has captured my interest for a while, but I almost never hear it outside of a smoke-filled room where everyone's so stoned that "Yonkers" is the only thing that can make it better. Almost every element of this song says creepy. The beat sounds like a censored cricket chirp and the result of lots and lots of...inspiration. No doubt this song off of the upcoming album Goblins will be the keystone song of experimental playlists all over.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Record Sale Findings

Hey All,
So the cool thing about local record shops is their secret sales - the ones you only hear about by word of mouth or some private-invite Facebook group. This spring sale was at 641 RPM in Boone, North Carolina. Not only did 641 have a record sale, THE ENTIRE STORE WAS 50% OFF! 

 All. Records. On. Sale.
But since I'm broke I couldn't buy up the whole stock. I did make some fantastic finds including (From Left):

1. Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap

2. Tobacco - Maniac Meat

3. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

4. The Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

5. Baths - Cerulean


Friday, March 25, 2011

Song of the Day

Oh Land - Son of a Gun
---------------I don't watch Kimmel, but from what I've heard he brings some decent performers to wrap up his late show. This girl in particular, Oh Land, just released her self-titled album in the U.S. and did a great job performing "Son of a Gun" on the show. Oh Land hits the mark on their electro-dance worthy beats but what makes it sound so good is an unexplainable dark quality that the music holds.

  After a successful debut at SXSW in 2009, Oh Land have slowly but surely crept her way into the limelight with the help of bloggers Perez Hilton and critics from the LA Times and Billboard. Check out her live performance (and the killer Versace dress) on Kimmel.


Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Been a While...

Hey all on Tumblr/Twitter/Blogspot/Buzznet,
  Woo! Vacation was fun (sorry I couldn’t take you all with me - it would’ve been funner-er). Anyway, I’ve got a little list of musical musicians that I’ve been feeling lately, and hopefully you’ll find one that you like for yourself:
1. B.B. King - the guy is a legend in blues. Plain and simple, if he’s playing this summer at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the equivalent of a $200 ticket, you’ve done something in music. The Greatest Hits route is best for an introduction.
2.Eliot Lipp - Ambient, electro-insert adjective music. Perfect compliment to Four Tet. 
3. Adele - no words necessary. Just the number 21.
4. PANTyRAID - a dubstep group I can’t get enough of, mostly for the hip-hop tinged backdrop. It’s got a mix of Ratatat with a lot less grain. If you’re gonna listen to PANTyRAID also hear Black Moth Super Rainbow. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Vacation All I Ever Wanted...

Won't be posting this week. Going on vacation for a little R&R. 
Here's a little EP of what I'll be hearing:

1. Whatever songs apply to the term, "copa cabanna"
2. The Boy from Ipanema
3. Anything Van Morrison
4. Hopefully not Jimmy Buffet
5. Lots and lots and lots of reggae. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Song of the Day

Brand New - Soco Amaretto Lime
--------------A pause in the evening to do this post. This song is many things, many things that we don't think about unless the tempo is slowed and the guitar sounds like a heartbeat. Don't mean to sound cheesy here, but this is one of those songs that you just have to listen to to get the real feel for. The ending is particularly noteworthy, as it is abrupt and almost crude - probably the strongest message in the entire song. If you want to stay 18 forever, this is a perfect song off a near-perfect album, Your Favorite Weapon.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Album I Love - Adele 21

I know, I know - 21 has been out for a while. But I literally just got it this afternoon, and I adore it. The girl’s only a year older than I am but she’s singin’ like she’s seen it all and done it all - with class. Soulful is an understatement. There’s some earth-shattering, chills inducing resonance with her voice that no amount of words could ever do justice to describe.
  Adele yanks heartstrings in all directions of love - the resentful, the broken and the satisfied. “One and Only” puts a lump in the throats of the heartbroken while the very next track “Lovesong” is devotional. These are the paradoxes that make 21 all the more intriguing and likable. 
 ”Rolling in the Deep” is right up there with the tenacious power ballads like Duffy’s “Mercy” and Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.” If you’re new to Adele and need a good jumping-off point, “Rolling” is the way to go.
The album closes with “Someone Like You,” where Adele’s vulnerable honesty coupled with her determination to carry on makes for a complicated but optimistic ending.