Some music for your weekend! Have a good one :)
Andy Bull – Keep On Running
Cherub – Doses and Mimosas
FYFE – Solace
1. Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso
2. Okay – Holy Ghost!
3. Who Needs You – The Orwells
4. Team – Lorde
5. Lovit – Marian Hill
6. Gimme – Beck
7. Bang On – The Breeders
8. Parallel Jalebi – Four Tet
9. The Riddle – Jacco Gardner
10. Will Calls (Marfa Demo) – Grizzly Bear
11. Bubbles In My Blood – Whale Belly
12. Teen Jamz – Gross Magic
13. Low – Traams
14. Lucky Dip – Blank Maps
15. Asshole – Jeans Boots
This music video is a good answer/visual representation of the question, “what is a hipster?”. That being said I love it, and the song, and if you were wondering who Solange was, she is more than just Beyonce’s sister. She is also the person who introduced Jay-Z and Beyonce to Grizzly Bear.
2013 is just hours away and I’ve been trying to come up with a top album list for 2012* these past few days, but I gave up because I just haven’t given enough albums the time and devotion it takes to name them “best of” so INSTEAD, I went the song route, because that is a safer place for me. SO, to christen the end of the year I’ve decided to bundle 12 of my favourites song and basically make myself a personal 2012 soundtrack that I hope you can enjoy as much as I have. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!
* If I were to give you three albums that I enjoy every second of whenever I put them on I would go with: 1-Channel Orange (worth the hype– times a bajillion) 2-Happy to You and 3-Coexist.
Track Listing 01 Reunion - The xx 02 Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) - Kendrick Lamar 03 Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston 04 Rosie Oh - Animal Collective 05 Vase - Miike Snow 06 Radio - Lana Del Rey 07 Argonauts - Hospitality 08 Half Gate - Grizzly Bear 09 Disparate Youth - Santigold 10 Ugly Needs - Miniature Tigers 11 Undone - Luke Lalonde 12 Crack Rock - Frank Ocean DOWNLOAD HERE
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.