|Whatchu Know Bout Diabeetus|
I have always poked around this site and never had an account. This week
I caved. That being said, I do have diabeetus and look to take over Wilford
Brimley's job as diabeetus spokesperson at some point. Anyway, here is a
pretty strange mix of songs I've been playing lately.
Blah Blah Blah
I mean, come on that beat. If this song doesn't make you stop to focus on it, then
you probably have no soul. Not to mention, Brother Ali bringing Slug on to slay this
|2||Toro Y Moi|
So Many Details
Another dance-y type beat to a song. With it getting nicer out, this has definitely
been a must have. I feel like I need to just roll the windows down to and go for a
drive, right now actually. Fuck work.
Every Town Has An Elm Street
Dat chorus. Always been a fan of Latterman, and I guess my allegiance just
transferred to Iron Chic upon their formation. Either way, this is just a classic
melodic punk song.
In the Pauses
Just purchased this vinyl. Huge fan of these guys and what they bring to the table.
I'm kind of a sucker for heavier melodic punk. And these guys definitely bring the
thunda. Coming out of the slow part in the middle of the song, the drums absolutely
blow me away every time.
Starts off calm enough, before you realize how hood Denzel Curry is. But, man can
this dude spit. Also, the production has that almost grimey type feel that Smif n
Wessun employed in the 90's.
Thinking with the Lights On
Saw these guys about 3 weeks ago and they completely destroyed the TLA in
Philly. For some reason this song just stuck out to me. Catchy fucking chorus.
Warm Like the Wind
My good friend opened a media studio in our hometown, and we contacted a hip
hop group from Philly, Beats and Watson to perform. Turns out they bring along
Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind (Jedi Mind Tricks) to DJ the set. Dude is the nicest
guy you will ever meet. Upon talking to him, I purchased some of his side projects.
This being one of them. First time I put this song on, I was completely put in a
trance. Hauntingly beautiful trip hop.
Crushing shoegaze, from a great up and coming group from Philly. Every song on
their debut album Guilty of Everything is worthy of being on this list. However, Dig
has to take the cake for me, it was definitely the first song that turned me onto
Friends Are Evil
Gut wrenching heaviness.
|10||Built to Spill|
Goin' Against Your Mind
Just a classic song in my opinion. Finally going to see these guys for the first time
in May. You in Reverse, was always somewhat underrated in their discography in
The Whale Song
Along with Built to Spill, I will be lucky enough to see Modest Mouse twice in the
upcoming month or two. Gotta keep it going with the heavier sounds, and the guitar
and bass combo in the Whale Song definitely provides that auditory illusion of a
hundred foot long beast looming over your head.
"How can you breathe when your body is working against you?" An all too familiar
feeling tht I identified with immediately when listening to this song.
|13||The Lawrence Arms|
The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar...
What a fucking long name for a song. Besides this, one of my favorite Lawrence
Arms songs, who happen to be my favorite band. Wish they took Metropole more
along the lines of what they did with Buttsweat and Tears. Regardless, the Larry
Arms can do no wrong in my eyes.
Dressed to Kill
The MC from this band was one part of the Beats and Watson collective that
performed at my friend's studio. Red Martina is his side project with Stoupe. Just a
solid sounding cd all the way through, but when Ben ripping on this track you just
have to stop and listen to what he says. Stoupe knows how to pair a beat with an
MC and lyricist as well. Solid track, please check these guys out and support them.
Chris McCaughan is brilliant. What a perfect way for him to begin his newest effort
Neon Fiction, what a perfect way for me to end my list. " I won't let the darkness
catch me this time." More perfect words have never been spoken.