March 15, 2011
Nothing new, but just wanted to remind you that Earl Sweatshirt was born in 1994. He’s 17. That means he should be reporting for home room and eating a packed lunch someplace. Instead, he’s spitting some of the most menacing shit this side of Gravediggaz. Or at least he was. Sounds like his foul mouth earned him a one way ticket to boarding school or whatever the hell, so for the moment, microphones and little sisters everywhere are safe. Too bad, cause his record is my favorite Odd Future release thus far. I said 1994.
March 14, 2011
The new Lykke Li record is pretty rad. I get the feeling that each of her releases is the byproduct of intensely emotional output. “Love Out of Lust” is a sultry, personal come on while “I Follow Rivers” feels like a plea that’s borderline threatening. The video doesn’t help. Her look into the camera at the end is just as icy as her surroundings. The dude in the video breaks down like I did when I forgot about daylight savings time until about 4 in the morning on Saturday night.
Love Out of Lust
I Follow Rivers
March 8, 2011
This song + video makes me not want to grow up. Can’t wait for the new Panda Bear.
March 8, 2011
I had this plan to post about Odd Future and whether or not it’s weird (I just had to google how to spell ‘weird’) that the most excited I’ve been about hip hop in years is when I listen to those 16-19 year old kids rap about robbing/raping/generally fucking shit up. But that’s gonna require some focus that I don’t have at the moment. So instead, listen to this beautifully atmospheric, melancholy jam from James Blake that’s pretty much the diametric opposite of the hellraising teenagers in OFWGKTA.