I echo all the Wild Nothing praise. Good stuff.
After two listens of the St. Vincent/David Byrne album I'm sort of ambivalent about it. Obvious great compositions and stuff but it just isn't doing anything for me.
Holy Other's Held is stunning.
I just read this great interview with Doom. We could see something with Doom + Nas in the near future...
http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/i...ta-ace-jj-doomDX: Another emcee who’s reached out about beats was Nas. What can you say about the relationship you have with Nas and the work you have together?
MF DOOM: [Nas is] my brother. That’s my brother. My other brother from another mother. That’s all I could say. This ***** got a lot of shit going on. We got some work done, but we ain’t record it. He would freestyle and have fun and shit. We should have recorded some of the freestyles this ***** did. He did one freestyle over this beat that I got, this Special Herbs beat that nobody used yet, right? The ***** ripped the whole shit from beginning to end. That’s how you know who’s really nice. The mothafucka’s nasty. Certain cats just have a natural knack for it. Nas is nice. That *****’s nasty, matter of fact. I said that *****’s nice? He’s not nice, he’s nasty. I don’t know if I’m gonna rhyme with him [laughing] but I’ll be doing some production shit, more or less. That *****’s too crazy. He could go off the top too ill. That’s what it’s about.
I've been kinda obsessed with Cloud Nothings since FYF Fest and finally checked out their back catalog/listened to all of their new album. Their first EP is not very good. Their self-titled album is significantly better and worth owning. The new album is great. Side 1 is significantly stronger than the second side, but I'm all about this at present.
Agreed. It is definitely very solid. The first side, though, is big tune after big tune. Tough to match for sure.
Didn't enjoy it the first two times I listened to it, but the s/t album from Holograms that came out a couple months ago really hit home during this morning's foggy commute. Especially:
2/24 - Swans = 2/26 - Corners = 3/1 - Sleater-Kinney = 3/8 - the Church = 3/16 - Swervedriver = 4/4 - Tobacco = 4/10-12 - Coachella 1
4/14 - Jenny Lewis = 4/15 - the War on Drugs = 4/17-19 - Coachella 2 = 4/21 - Protomartyr = 5/8-10 - Levitation Austin = 5/14 - the Antlers = 7/17-19 - Pitchfork
Hot damn. Streaming Mala's new album and it's a monster. Love his production so much!
Amanda Palmer's Theatre of Evil is pretty great. it's a nice change of pace to hear her with a full band. The usual theatrics are still there, but with nice big rock arrangements, electric guitar and lots of snazzy synth lines. it's a little on the long side, but overall it is very good.
4/19/15 - Electric Wizard @ Roxy // 4/22/15 - Faith No More - Wiltern // 5/15-17/15 - Psycho CA @ Observatory // 5/22/15 - Laura Jane Grace @ Hollywood Forever Cemetary //
5/27/15 - Neutral Milk Hotel @ Warner Grand Theater //6/3/15 - Sufjan Stevens @ Dorothy Chandler // 7/15/15 - Shellac @ Regent // 7/31/15 - Melt Banana w/Torche @ Roxy
Matthew E. White released his debut "solo" album Big Inner two weeks ago. The record is actually the first one to come out on the new label Spacebomb (the title is a pun - Big Inner = "Beginner"), a collective of Virginia artists, with whom White built and recorded the album. I have been enjoying it - it's kind of funky, soulful, a little gospel (yep, heavily religious/Christian references, although they don't bother me), and a lot of folk. Sometimes it's mellow, sometimes it's really danceable. Just saw him perform the whole record with 30 other of those Virginia musicians, and it was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend listening.
The new Tame Impala record is the best thing I've heard all year. These guys are dipping into some real magic.
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Wow. Really excited to listen to that. I have a ton of shit to catch up on.
So have we discussed KTL V? Currently finishing my second listen and fuck this is incredible. The first four tracks are drone goodness and the last is creepy as fuck, but in the best possible way and I can't turn it off.
Sounds interesting. Will listen.
So yeah, the new Tame Impala album is (unsurprisingly) really good.
Without a doubt. O'Malley for president.
YYU's TIMETIMETIME&TIME is fantastic; a must-listen for fans of "First Three EPs-era" James Blake, or those who are into "vaporwave" (whatever the fuck that genre is supposed to be). You can stream it on Beer on the Rug's BandCamp page here: http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/alb...etimetime-time
Also, HTDW's new one is now streaming: http://pitchfork.com/news/47795-list...ss-well-album/