Saturday, February 3, 2018

January 2018

The Shacks - Follow Me

Rory:  Pryor’s widow agrees with Q on the Brando claim with this beautiful quote -- It was the '70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes. If you did enough cocaine, you'd f*** a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.

Son Lux - Dream State

Meat MD:  Like if Edward Sharpe & MZs were having a nervous breakdown.


Hollering:  Straight from Estonia.  I don't dislike this as much as I should and the 2:00 mark is noteworthy.  


Malaa - Notorious

Meat MD:  If you're ever in Philly, do yourself a favor, go to Silk City, be 7 years younger, and tear that place up.  DJ DeeJay used to take requests and if I even walked towards his table, he'd just go "I got you", because I requested poison and just a friend every single time.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

December 2017

Jain - Makeba

Tatarsky:  Not sure how I didn't hear this till today but listened a dozen times since this morning.  Love a tasty world jam.

Pooh:  South African Lorde.

Martin:  She's French you oaf.

Pooh:  French Lorde.

Lorde - Green Light (Chromeo Remix)

Tatarsky:  Office holiday party this weekend -- what bangers am I missing to whip the tech millennials into a frenzy?  Hoping for a few #metoo stories on Monday

Julien Baker - Appointments

Meat MD:  Yo we doing this or nah? Top 5 songs, albums, artists.   This is my favorite time of year and if we don't do this, I will FUCKING CRY

Devo:  If you do cry, can I recommend Julien Baker's "Appointments" for the soundtrack?

Night Drive - Rise and Fall (Classixx Remix)

JEFF:  Top five - The National, QOTSA, RTJ, Dead Europe ‘72, GZA - Liquid Swords.  Decent year for tunes.

Michelangelo:  Albums...  Beck, LCD, Portugal the Man, Father John, Kamasi Washington.

Joey Con:  "Very nice, Rob. A sly declaration of new classic status slipped into a list of old safe ones. Very PUSSY! Couldn’t you be more obvious than that, Rob? How about uh, I don’t know, The Beatles? How about fucking, fucking Beethoven? Track 1 Side 1 of the Fifth Symphony!"

Foggy Goggles:  Strong year for sure.  Listen to this track, now.

Hovey Benjamin - Send Bobs

Adrien Brody:  Millenial weird Al comes fucking correct.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

October November 2017

Ibeyi - I Wanna Be Like You

Devo:  Twin Cuban/French daughters of a guy that was in Buena Vista Social Club. Whole album is solid and this one's a cut above.

Manchester Orchestra - The Gold

Adrien Brody:  Fall is here, bundle up with new-ish tracks from familiar names.

Guts - And The Living Is Easy

Meat MD:  Quick banger for your Thanksgiving holiday to ignore your family to.

Son Little - The Middle

Joe Con:  LCD on Tuesday.  We came, we saw, we danced ourselves clean, we bought two carafes of white wine (possibly a sign concert-going in your mid-30s?), we conquered.

There was a moment toward the end of the show when James Murphy said something to the effect of, "So we're going to play a couple more songs, and then we're going to leave the stage for a minute. It's going to look like the show is over, but we're really just going to take a piss and catch our breath, so don't leave. Then we'll come back and play a few more songs."

I've always kind of hated the idea of encores because bands play them even if the crowd doesn't earn them, so they kind of lose any magic/surprise that they may have once had.

Anyway, Murphy started his career by opining that he was "losing his edge," and now he's cracking dad jokes on stage and brazenly proving that he's completely lost it. I can't figure out whether his self-awareness is to be commended or not.  

Zero 7 - Don't Call It Love

Timmy:  I fucking dig that we have a gray-haired, beer-bellied, dad-ish frontman making music that such a broad age range relates to and enjoys.

Also loved watching Pooh, despite trying pretty damn hard to be careful, wreck some chick’s body while returning to the dance zone, full carafe in hand.