Review: Earl Sweatshirt – “Doris”

August 20, 2013 3 comments

“Told you he can rap, dumb muthafucka” Above, the final words spoken on “Pigeons” by Tyler, the Creator, from Earl Sweatshirt’s lionized, 2010 debut mixtape, Earl. It’s a callback to said project’s opening skit, which sees members of Sweatshirt’s Odd Future crew satirically mocking their “new” member upon introduction, only to be immediately defended by […]

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Review: Julia Holter – “Loud City Song”

August 19, 2013 No comments yet

Multi-instrumentalist, experimental singer-songwriter, ambient vocalist; very few descriptions of LA’s Julia Holter suggest accessibility. While avoiding the suggestion of pretension, of course, there’s a stigma carried with the phrase “baroque pop,” and when it’s thrown around, images of harpsichord wielding, ex-Polyphonic Spree members making whimsical tunes in 7/8 time come to mind. And, besides the […]

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Review: Kanye West – “Yeezus”

June 19, 2013 11 comments

Jon Caramanica, in his latest seminal, career-spanning interview, asked of Kanye West: Do you believe in the concept of regret? “If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now.” That’s bravado at a level we’ve come to expect from one of the more […]

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Album Review: The Doorbells Belong EP

April 29, 2013 No comments yet

Brooklyn based band The Doorbells first caught my attention when opening for The Neighbourhood earlier this year at Glasslands. There was something so Bravery-esque about their sound, which as a big Bravery fan I was of course enjoying. So much so that I checked out their 2011 debut EP Want Your Evil and fell in love with the stand […]

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April 22, 2013 No comments yet

  Over the weekend, Nicolas Jaar released a collaborate 12″ for Record Store Day that includes remixes of  Grizzly Bear‘s “Sleeping Ute”  and Brian Eno‘s “Lux.” While the album sold out, a stream of the Grizzly Bear remix made it’s way online. Jaar extends “Sleeping Ute” into one of his elegantly hypnotic slow-building songs that is  “guaranteed […]

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