Get hyped, 2016 looks to bring new Wild Nothing for future album of the year mentions. This is my favorite of the two singles, and I’m really excited to see the new angles WN is bringing to their music this year. I still have massive regret from not seeing them when I had the chance, as shortly after the show I fell in love with every release.
Hey, Halifax is finally getting a cool music thing to pair with HPX! Maybe this city is starting to figure it out? The list of bands is both fantastic and under-exposed, which always leads to great crowds and great shows. It will be about the music, not festival culture. I hope everyone that loves good music ends up supporting this (hopefully real) festival.
TR/ST was a band that I didn’t know, but thank god I do now. It’s become my most listened to music of 2016 so far, I can’t stop.
My heart raced through the roof the second I saw this come up in my feed. I love Still Corners to fucking death, they might be a band that could explain my musical love to anyone. I wouldn’t have to use adjectives or list genres, I could just say “listen to this, this is what I like.”
A motto of Jzt2boiz is related to our standards. We only want to post music that tickles our fancy, not just any new release by any artist we know. It’s about quality and love. That’s why it’s been so quiet I guess, I haven’t fallen in love with music lately. But today go up two of the best things I’ve heard recently. One is the discovery of RÜFÜS, who are playing up to my recent love of house music. Innerbloom is a 9 minute journey of bliss that has been played dozens of times without me really noticing. It’s magical. I wish I had given RÜFÜS a shot before because they have added more heart and soul to a genre than anyone before.
Oh Mercy. Sometimes everything comes together in a song. Sometimes those songs surprise you. They come out of nowhere and snap you out of focus, and you scramble to discover what you’re listening to. That happened to me with ‘Mercy’. It jumped out of my headphones and demanded several repeat plays.
Gang Signs have appeared on J2B before, making it early on for their track ‘Prequel’ which has a heavy HUMANS influence that is just as delicious today as when I first heard it. ‘SW’ takes a slightly different path, bringing a bit of post-punk along with vocals that could fit right in with the XX.
Channelling a bit of Real Estate, a dash of Wild Nothing and a pinch of Craft Spells, DIIV have a sunshine bathed single that doesn’t let up for four minutes. DIIV’s new album will be their second, and it’s been a 3 year gap between albums, giving their fans the opportunity for anticipation to boil over. If this single is any indication, the album will be a great backing to the coming Fall beauty. I can’t wait to hear more.
Holy shit Foals.
Foals is transforming, becoming a bigger beast and their new-found heaviness is a very welcome sound. Between ‘What Went Down’ and ‘Knife in the Ocean’, I’m very excited to hear what’s in store later this month. From what we’ve heard, it sounds like this will be an amazing album.