The Best Music You’ll Hear All Week

I’m just going to be flat out honest about this; these songs are great. Not just “Oh yeah, I don’t want to throw up that much when I hear that bass.”

I’m talking pure musical boners. Sprouting everywhere. From everyone.

MP3: Fuck With Mo’ Money (Ma$e x Diddy x Biggie x Penguin Prison) – The Hood Internet
Why It’s Awesome: Feeling nostalgic for your childhood in the nineties? Don’t have access to a boom box and dozens of your well-worn adolescent cassette tapes? Listen to this seamless blend of hip hop superstars. Now, if only someone could toss in some Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, Brandy and Monica, my R&B fix would be complete.

MP3: Hide and Seek – Mirrors (via Everybody Taste)
Why It’s Awesome: Have you been craving 80’s Britpop soundalikes? Well boy, do I have a treat for you. Hide and Seek off 2010’s Broken By Silence is ludicrously head-boppy, with frizzy synths and backing voices that blend like mellow flautists. Each layer progressively compounds until the song swells symphonically and collapses into rebound.

MP3: Let Me Clear My Throat – Stay Calm (Listen + Download via Into The Woods)
Why It’s Awesome: Echoed out voices, a super strong drumbeat, accelerated tambourine, and glitch-perfect guitars give this an instant alt-beach fibe. Prepare to see them at Coachella 2013, probably. Did I mention this involves Zac Pennington of the Parenthetical Girls?

MP3: Coastline – Matthew DeLoach
Why It’s Awesome Strings, plus that weird combination of instruments that you only hear in Grizzly Bear songs.

renewed teenage rebellion (Aaliyah, Mase, and Lauryn Hill)

I found out earlier this week that I didn’t get the managerial job at The Union Market, so all week I’ve been performing small acts of destruction as a means of retaliating against the doucheweineriness of it all.

I refuse to incriminate myself by revealing any of my secret acts. But let’s just say that things have been going… missing.

This is what I wore to work today:

The staff handbook states:

“1. Always wear your staff T-Shirt. You can alter it to your style… keep it in slightly one piece (keyword “slightly”). People should still be able to identify you as a Market employee.

So there. While you’re trying to find the store clock, locate the garbage bin that used to be beside the sink, or search for the staff plate to eat your sandwich on, think of me.

My softcore bad behaviour reminds me of when I used to act out in grade school and was almost suspended on numerous occasions. Leave a comment if you’d like to hear a story about them in my next post.

In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been listening to at work while performing bad deeds.

Feel So GoodMase

Doo WopLauryn Hill

Are You That SomebodyAaliyah

Oh, and I’m writing this post from at work where I should be stocking fridges and making low-grade coffee. After this, I think I might watch a movie. I’m thinking Office Space or Clerks.