Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Earl Sweatshirt is just one member of Odd Future, a collective of skateboarding-foul mouthed-rappers. Part Wu-Tang, part Jackass these guys have taken my i-Tunes by storm. Check out the article that swayed me at Mishka's Bloglin. Here's an excerpt;
"These dudes are black skaters rapping about personal issues, how fresh they are and murder over beats that sound a bit like The Neptunes meets El-P meets Madlib. They shout out Waka Flocka flame and Joy Division in the same sentence. They create their own visual identity through in house artwork and videos (viral and traditional). Lastly, they’re distributing their music for free and cultivating their cult (for now) fanbase via the internet. Besides now, when else could this marriage of material and medium exist?"
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
From most of the reviews I've read I gather not too many people loved Ra Ra Riot's sophomore release "The Orchard". After having a couple of weeks to listen to the album I'd have to disagree. It may be similar to their original album, "The Rhumb Line", but that is what I wanted. Formulaic music doesn't always have to be a bad thing. It's comfortable for a bands listeners to know what they should expect. It also doesn't hurt that they have a sexy cello player. Who hasn't had the sexy cello fantasy?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Not only did the people at visim make a shirt that combines two of my current loves, t-shirts with pockets and corduroy, they focused on the details. The closure on the pocket. The two corduroy colours that work so well together. The gorgeous brand-tag on the arm. Everything about this t-shirt seems meticulously planned out. Maybe it's time to do a second wave of back-to-school shopping.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Dear God. I love The Roots.
Surf's Up! Tempo's Down! Beat Connection ride a wave of mellowed out beach grooves and fast paced rhythm on their EP "Surf Noir". The album, which you can download for free on Bandcamp here, has a haunting yet breezy feel taking elements of many different genres. Tropical drums, bouncy synths, spiraling guitars, house influenced beats are all over this 8-song gem.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
"Orange with Rare Cheese Flavor" juice is proof of the above theory. What were the good people at Tropicana Japan thinking? Drinkable cheese sounds three parts disgusting and one part inherently good. Not enough to rummage up many sales.
VIA Topless Robot
One half of The Cool Kids, Mikey Rocks, has released some solo content over the summer displaying his smooth flow and athletic wordplay. Putting on a show like that must be tiring. I think that's why he's wearing the Bulls track pants in the video.