I hear ‘Fuel’ and I hear the fun sounds of FM Belfast. Bent Denim has the feeling of a small band on the verge of growing bigger, and also a band that is finding out it’s voice over several tracks and covers. But all of their music has a raw and transparent feeling, where the emotions are completely exposed. In a time where everything is manufactured festival pop, it’s good to hear something honest and fun. Give their other songs a listen, and look out for their debut album on April 28th.
Then theres a day like today where so much is happening in the music world I can hardly keep up , its usually this time around SXSW or NXNE when I get lost in the waves of new content. Everyone who uses this website knows my fondness of SNAKEHIPS and that I’ve been preaching their greatness from the start , those of you who paid any attention will be pleased as punch to know that they have an EP available to purchase right now as well as plenty of new music coming out soon. This is part 2 to a previous song of theirs titled Forever (As stated by the name …**Donkey Noise**)
I’m on March Break and can’t be confined to my laptop but I will be returning soon from school to my duties as half of 2Boiz. Until then , here’s new Earl Sweatshirt. He doesn’t need any sort of introduction on this website so just enjoy and make sure you pick up that new album dropping VERY soon “I DON’T LIKE SHIT, I DON’T GO OUTSIDE” , the albums title reflects my year to a tee.
Also this video is fucking killer , I’d love to see a “Making of” video.
In the last year or so I’ve discovered something I didn’t know. I really like Kid Cudi. His production is great, his music is meaningful, dark or bright. His latest surprise single, ‘love.’ showcases this. The sampling of Ratatat helps immensely too. This is just a great song, with a great mood.
Chaz Bundick is back as Toro Y Moi, getting ready for his next album ‘What For?’. He’s bringing back his synthpop sound in full force, filled with funk. I can’t even put in to words the type of emotions (☹☹☹) his music invokes. ‘Summer evening love’, or maybe ‘candle-lit couch makeout’s’. Either way, it’s brilliant, and it feels good. If you don’t listen to Toro Y Moi, you should.
I met Seoul at the 2013 Pop Explosion. Well, I met one of the band members. He was so overly nice I was a bit taken back. After all, it was me tapping him on the shoulder and yelling “You guys sound great, I love what you’re doing”. I wonder if he remembers? That was in a tiny, awful venue on the last night of HPX.
I feel pretty lucky to have seen them in a tiny and intimate venue in Halifax. The quality of their releases, the catchiness of their songs, it shows me that they are going places. There won’t be another tiny show. Still, I look forward to the next time I get to see them.
There will be dancing.
I put Lanks down as one of the best albums/artists of 2014. His EP floored me when I first heard it, I loved it. I’m so happy to see a single released, and the upward momentum LANKS is carrying right now. ‘Hold Me Closer’ is great, and it could easily be a new Radiohead song. Give it a listen, look up his previous music, get excited for his future releases.
HUMANS blew me away during HPX several years ago, and now the reunion show is bearing down on us. HUMANS will be promoting their new album, Noontide, while simultaneously sending a packed Gus Pub crowd in to a dancing frenzy. If you can be there, be there. There won’t be any regrets. It’s going to be a fantastic night.
They’ve already released the first single off the album, ‘Follow’, which you can listen to above. It starts out like something from Hotline Miami, but unlike a lot of previous HUMANS work it doesn’t have the crashing climax. Without that, I felt really underwhelmed when I heard it and put it aside. But I’ve since listened to it dozens of times and enjoyed the dark build it has more every time. I’m sorry I ever doubted it’s cyberpunk nature.