I discovered this artist while delving into the career of 100 gecs member Laura Les, who was involved in a remix of Mydata. I may seem to be too old for hyperpop, but here we are. Gotta say, I’m into it.
Monthly Archives: August 2022
#834 – self-titled by Broken Bells
This is a really cool group comprised of The Shins’ James Mercer and producer Danger Mouse. I was obsessed with Danger Mouse for a while after hearing The Grey Album, a remix/mashup of The Beatles’ White Album and Jay-Z’s Black Album. With that and his body of work, it is really cool to hear aContinue reading “#834 – self-titled by Broken Bells”
#833 – Drif by Heilung
This is a really interesting band. I learned of them through an article about their recording of the oldest known Scandinavian song. They also gained notoriety from a video of their first ever performance, which was for an audience of about 10,000 and featured a large cast of dancers dressed in historical costumes from allContinue reading “#833 – Drif by Heilung”
#832 – HOLY FVCK by Demi Lovato
I read an article the other day about some of the more intense material on this album, specifically the song 29, which is about their relationship with Fez from That 70s Show. Apparently they started dating right when they turned 18 and he was 29, but had known each other for years already. Now thatContinue reading “#832 – HOLY FVCK by Demi Lovato”
#831 – Bleed Out by The Mountain Goats
I heard a single from this album a week or two ago, so I was looking forward to its release. Also, I thought the singer was one of the Johns from They Might Be Giants. Not so, apparently.
#830 – Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia by Tim Maia
This album is part of a really cool series called World Psychedelic Classics. Nothing is going to get me behind your music quite like lyrics that repeatedly proclaim “there is no god, there is no heaven.” I love how loud and proud this guy is about his atheism.
#829 – Thumpaverse by Thumpasaurus
These guys are a super fun and silly band. They have instantly shot to the top of my “must see live” to-do list.
#828 – Floating Coffin by Thee Oh Sees
It’s always good to start the day with a really energetic album, and these guys fit the bill nicely. The perfect accompaniment to keep me awake during an early morning commute. I also really like the vampire/strawberry/monster album art.
#827 – Ancient Homies by lespecial
These guys came up in a conversation on the Phish subreddit. Someone asked for some artists who are similar to Phish but heavier, and this group was mentioned. I’m not sure why this person felt that that was an accurate description, but I do agree that they are a cool and interesting band.
#826 – self-titled by The Highwomen
In my continuing Linda Ronstadt obsession (still listening to her version of Little Feat’s “Willin’” a few times a day), I’ve been looking a bit at similar country vocalists. This group was mentioned, as they are a supergroup of amazing female singers, and they certainly do not disappoint.