There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you discover that members of your favorite defunct bands have been palling around together and secretly playing music.
I dare you not to dance to this jam when it comes on in the living room of a house party at midnight. Everyone will be losing their shit like they were 18 and you’ll be like “damn, how’d they just do that?”
Sometimes you just want to breath real deep and talk to a good friend about something heavy that’s been on your mind for some time.
No genres, no concepts, here’s the music from 2013 that made us glad to still be alive, despite all odds.
It’s been a long road back to Brooklyn and when he hits the stage to promote his second album on January 18th, fully expect the walls to melt.
Here’s to another year of great music pulled together by some really amazing people. In case we forget to say it next week – Happy New Year jerks.
Unpiano contributor Nackt put out his first release early last week on Chillin Music
The first Blue Chips was an instant classic, and the sequel delivers more of the same, riding the line between goofball samples and hard-edged classic NY raps.
Funny that the best dirty south mixtape all year would come from LA, but I’m not complaining.
Do you know how many pills I had to take this morning to be able to get out of bed?
‘You Already Know’ sounds like exactly like The Smiths! So you basically have a mash-up of The Smiths and Arcade Fire? What else could you want you spoiled bastards!
Pitchfork hated it, but then again they have always had it in for any band from SF that wasn’t Thee Oh Sees. Besides those dudes have been getting it wrong for some time now.
Another AC masterpiece. I love you buddy. You make the best mixes and somehow make even Vampire Weekend seem cool. Thanks for teaching me how to trade.
James Murphy is all over this supposed AF single and I can’t say I’m mad at it – though maybe it’s a little boring?
Damn maybe it's all the Xanax I'm on or something, but this mix chilled me the fuck out. And not in like an ambient way – in a pop way. Do you know how hard it is to find pop songs that can mellow you out?
Like all overproduced albums this one loses the fucked up, playfulness of a teenager with a great voice and comes off instead like someone told him what it “should” sound like. If you liked ‘Out Getting Ribs’ before this album, do yourself a favor and skip the new version forever.
That shitty Nokia ringtone in the into makes this whole joint for me. In fact it inspired me back in 2002, to use the T.R.O.Y. saxophone sample as my ringtone for about the next decade.
This by far takes the top honors for weirdest mix. If this were art it would be performance art for sure. Like the kind where chalk-faced Japanese children dance around in flowing robes while stabbing each other and making “blood music”. Or something.
If you forgot already, these are some of our favorite dudes, doing bizarro guitar riffs fuzzed into oblivion with some 60’s garage influence and heavy reverb on the vocals. It’s equal parts catchy and abrasive. Basically this shit is the best.