Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bells Whistles

warm tones, crisp beats, get into it reptilians


Friday, May 20, 2011

Sorry No Ferrari- Ternary

Genre: math rock

Great semi-new release from Atlanta's Sorry No Ferrari. You can stream the whole album at the URL below and get as much tappy math rock goodness as you can handle. RIYL: Rooftops, (old) Maps and Atlases, Piglet, etc.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Otis Jackson Jr.

Beat K.onducta vol.5-6

This is Madlib's personal tribute to J Dilla, released in 2009. It original occupied two slices of vinyl and is probably name divided into two volumes because of it's length. It is essentially a long form beat tape...and a fabulously engaging one at that. I have listened to all the way through many many times, as it has proved to be an excellent way to soothe ones nerves on on extended drives.



Friday, May 13, 2011

Casa Castile- Umbra

Genre: bedroom pop

My band in Nashville just released a new CD called "Umbra." I tell people that it sounds like tropical Radiohead, but you can judge for youself. My personal fav tracks are "One Day You'll have Your Castle" and "Slowly Folding." I'd love to hear what you guys think of it! (You can also download our first CD for free there.)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues

Genre: Folk

This is my little mini-review of the new Fleet Foxes album. You can find bigger and better reviews elsewhere if you need more info.

Overall, this feels like it should've been the first Fleet Foxes release, not the third due to the stripped down arrangements. The album as a whole is way more centered around Robin Peckhold's songwriting and acoustic guitar strumming and less about the other members of the band. Gone are the guitar experimentation and twangy riffs that littered S/T and Sun Giant. There's a weird free jazz saxophone solo somewhere, but that doesn't really count. I walked away feeling like Fleet Foxes wrote this album for my dad's generation, not mine, although the lyrics and engineering definitely improved for this album. Obviously this is a great folk album, the band just went in a direction that I personally don't think was the right one. Standout tracks include "Grown Ocean," "Helplessness Blues," and "Battery Kinzie."


"Helplessness Blues" is out now! Buy it and support good music!