Plus this Kanye cover is just further evidence of the talent at work here.
[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]
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You should remember San Francisco’s Midi Matilda from their stellar “Day Dreams” in January. If you don’t, then now is your chance to remember them from their also-stellar “Red Light District” and the impeccable EP named after it. The band’s style of shuffling grooves slip and bounce in perfect harmony with Kilborn’s tender vocals. It’s allÂ endlesslyÂ catchy without suffering from largesse or overproduction. It’s kinda perfect really. A lot like Read more
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More Foxes! This girl can basically do no wrong. Her debut EP Warrior is out now and while it isÂ conspicuouslyÂ missing the epic “Youth” it features the rousingÂ “White Coats” as well as the sparser “Let Go For Tonight” and the piano-led “Warrior.” “In Her Arms” is the one track I haven’t heard yet but I can still name Warrior one of the years top EPs. More please!
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When: Native Son EP is out nowÂ (Stream it below).
Why: Big, bold, and undeniably dripping with sultry grooves is the name of Harlan’s game. Jams like “The Come Down” are instant ear pleasers, getting you to sing along before the first listen is through. Other tracks go slower, establishing a mood or feeling with Harlan’sÂ super-tightÂ musicianship (he plays all instruments).Â NativeÂ Son concludes with “Dancing On The Bed,” a perfectly named funkmobile that celebrates all the best things about Harlan. All the things he celebrates in his live show.
While Harlan’s debut EP Native Son is varied, textured, and showcases a broad new talent. Harlan’s live show, however, only has one setting: dance party. His touring band The Powers may be a motley crew of style but they all take care of business like pros. The real talent is Harlan himself. Watching him shred on the guitar is a total treat. He is clearly a man with both immense love and skill for his instruments. Anyone who can get an LA crowd dancing on a Monday is surely some Read more
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I just realized that after my post-Israel obsess-fest over “Stolen Goods” (below) I never gave a proper album review of Acollective’sOnwards LP. Well, this won’t be it. Consider it more of a friendly reminder to pourÂ yourselfÂ a stiff drink and dive into the rollicking gypsy folk rock of these live-show beasts.
Then they dropped Volume Six of their mixtape series and all worry was washed away by the most seamless collection of genius mashup choices this year. Just scroll through the tracklist hereÂ to see what I mean. From the unexpected (Wiz + Phantogram, Mayer Hawthorne + M83, Tyga + Neon Indian) to theÂ predictablyÂ balanced (Whitney + Chromeo,Â Ma$e + Notorious B.I.G. + Penguin Prison) The Hood Internet live up to that album art of deftly concocting dance party magic.
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