Thursday, 26 January 2012

New Jamz on Thursday

Found this floating around the interweb.



The sound of the 80's is so ingrained in the current music scene that this actually sounds modern. A bit like if Broadcast had signed to a major label after (the unutterably awesome) Tender Buttons and agreed to make a global conquering mega-hit (i.e still a bit wonky). I like it. Listen to the whole album here

This next one feels ready to tip over into the 'Alt-Mainstream'



Nice Neu! drumbeat? check, trippy phased out guitars? check, vocals that sound like a man but are actually a womans? AWLRITE . Bit like Arcade Fire in soft-focus, or Secret Machines with an approachability. Keep an eye out for the album in late March.

Finally, who said Rap was dead?



I've been a little wary of A$AP Rocky simply because the press have been SO all over him. But this track is pretty damned perfect.

3 comments:

Rin said...

Yessss, new jamz to keep me company while I'm stuck to the internet for weeks straight, workin away. You are the sunshine of my life. It's A£AP Rocky, though, not Rocky A£AP! I like Clams' beats for him stripped more than I like those with vocals, but this one (not a Clams joint from what I recall) is good.

In exchange, here's the newest LA RECORD mixtape. Not new jamz, but classic ones:

http://larecord.com/radio/2012/01/26/mixtape-raw-geronimo-x-total-wreck

I have to actually start running the film section of said mag now so I will have to be online even more now. Oh yes. Even more of me. Cazart. But if you've got any bands or film-type friends who might have shows or screenings happnin LA-like in the future, do send em my way. We run verbatim interviews so there's none of that sneaky misrepresentation that makes the world, rightly, loathe most journalists. As a journalist, I loathe journalists most of all.

FIN

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