Although i'm a fan of hiphop-music, it's not easy to discover the great new things that are undoubtfully out there. I spend too much time listening to hiphop-artists that are not doing anything new or special. So far the only new album i've been listening to was Aziz' Leave Me Az Iz, everything else is older, sometimes from a previous millenium.. Untill now! Jalin Roze's The Brilliance suits the name, just because it's a really good hiphop-album. From the 1st second throughout the entire album it has me focussed on the nice beats and sharp lyrics. Which (thank god) are not all about bitches, hoes, cars, rims and money.. Finally another decent hiphop-album to help me through the Summer (somehow, i link hiphop to Summertime, it might be a Fresh Prince/Jazzy Jeff-thing, who knows..?). It is hard to believe, but you can download Jalin Roze's album for free through his bandcamp and that is a well-worth download. I suggest you'd even try to send him some money, cuz he's earned it..!
Luke Rathborne has done something special, he wrote 2 debut-EP's and released them together. They are both incredibly beautiful and now that i've finally taken a few days to hear it i'm truly amazed by the great talent of this singer-songwriter. The 2 parts of the EP show different sides of Luke, but both sides are truly talented. I Can Be One is my personal favourite, it gets under my skin. If that makes any sense.. Great debut, possibly the best we'll hear this year..!
This weeks Monday Morning Kick-Off is another banger from Lightwaves, who had the honour of kickin' off the week a few weeks ago with Working All Day. And although i usually try to prevend repeating myself, this is just such a great track & a really good start of any day, but especially the Monday! Have a good week!
This EP was released in April and is extremely beautiful. I bought it when i was halfway through the 1st song and the only thing i'm disappointed about is the fact i didn't get myself one of those 500 (orange) limited edition vinyls they've started selling per yesterday. Conveyor reminds me of Grizzly Bear and a little Fleet Foxes (but more of GB, to be honest), 2 highly appreciated bands in my home and this is gonna be on heavy rotation for a long, long time..!
On release for next week, but already streaming for a few days (click the album-cover above) is the complete new Arctic Monkeys-album. So far i was ignoring the whole hype around this release, but now i've heard the entire album a few times i cannot say i'm not interested anymore. I will give it a few more spins before i form my judgement, but so far i'm pleasantly surprised!
This weeks Monday Morning Kick-Off is a non-rock track for a change, for the simple reason that 'Terminator' by KOPPS is a fantastic track to start the week with. This really takes me back to the 1990s dance music. Not the shitty part, but the early years when the music was still original. That might be a reason for some people not to listen to it, but you would miss a great track & a good start of this week. Have a good week!
After listening to For 12 several times a day over the last 2 weeks i decided to post it on the blog and just as i always do when writing a little something on a band i've discovered, i spend some time on Other Lives' website first. To see of i can hear some more music & maybe learn a little about the band and the albums they have released or might be working on. This evening i found the player above with 3 songs from their recently released record Tamer Animals (which is also the title for the least appealing track if you ask me..) and that makes 3 great songs i have heard of this band now. Unfortunately, that record is only released in the USA so far, Europe will have to wait till (don't hold your breath) August 29! There is a possibility i've forgotten about them by then, but who knows.. For 12 is truly a great song and the other 2 are good enough to help me remind this European release by the time it's August.
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has released his latest solo-album this week, called (you guessed it) Demolished Thoughts (produced by Beck!). And with me not being a very big fan of Sonic Youth (despite all the credits they deserve, i just never got around to really listening to them, who knows i might love their music..) i was not expecting to much of this to be honest. But i am pleasantly surprised by the 2 sweet songs that were pre-released, which you can hear up there. If i had to describe Sonic Youth with as little as i know about it, i would use the word 'noise', so i was really amazed by the complete abscence of it in these 2 songs. Especially Circulation is an amazing song, with a certain tense and urge in it, i simply can not get enough if it.
You can hear the entire album online, as it's being streamed by NPR, and as i said, it has hit the stores already. So if it takes your fancy, get your copy today (i sound like a bad advertisement now, don't i?). My iTunes has just informed me that it's done, it's 7.35 now and the 1st buy is in. This just might become a really bad day for my bankaccount, but a great day for my record collection..
This new track by punkband Black Lips, released somewhere last week, is the perfect Monday Morning Kick-Off for this week. You can sing along really easy, you know you have to play it really loud and & you can dance to it. which i was doing just now. Have a good week!
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