I am a reasonably simple misanthrope. If you write me a personalized e-mail invoking acid-addled jam sessions hatched in a desert ghost town east of Indio, I will probably at least check out your music. If it’s good, I will eventually post it. Ideally, you will bribe me with said acid, mescaline, or enough DMT… Continue reading »
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The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, an offshoot of the Tribeca Film Festival, this year honored Rick Rubin and Kanye for their innovative use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine over the course of their illustrious careers. Unfortunately, the two geniuses weren’t able to attend the ceremony, so they submitted this 80 second long acceptance video [...]
What more can say? I wouldn’t be here today if the old school didn’t pave the way. That is very much the idea at the core of Throwback Thursday, and the reason why Cookin’ Soul’s remix of Tupac’s “Old School” is a perfect fit for this series. “Old School” is off of Tupac’s third album, […]
Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren’t supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to punk rockers, but there was a specific element of youthfulness that accompanied Britpop. Sure, Jarvis Cocker was always kind of old before his time, but Britpop as a genre, even [...]
Miracle Fever incorporate suave rock verses with excitable hooks, reminiscent of artists like Timber Timbre, The Men, and Mac DeMarco. Their track “Light of the Moon” excels in this, with more than a touch of loose proto-punk reminiscent of Television’s Tom Verlaine — and that’s not just because the word “moon” is in the track title. Certainly, “Light […]
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