Brett – “Modern Classic” // Abigail Goldman

Brett has been grinding out jams for years now but they are often so under the radar that a fan like me even misses them! “Modern Classic” was on their Dir Young EP last year but I’m just now catching up with it via some repeated listens. ‘Die Young’ EP out now via 10K Islands.

Don’t forget Brett’s early favorite “Rap Songs” which was one of my mist underrated songs on the first 6 years of The Burning Ear. (p.s. The Burning Ear is now 8 years old and approaching the 4000th post… woah)

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[#40-21] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

STOP! If you haven’t read Part 1 which features #60-41 then do that first. Besides all the great jams in there, it is where I wrote all the sentimental self-congratulatory stuff so pay your respects, man.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 70 – Approx Feb 2013

100-bolt-paddedYup, another “better late than never” roundup coming at you straight from arctic February. But turn that frown upside down because it is Friday and you have the tunes to do the night justice. With warmer weather comes looser limbs. Move them.

[PREMIERE] Brett – “Rap Songs”

Brett - Rap Songs

just once in your lifetime

  • Who: Mick, Kevin, Jon, and David
  • What: Summer synth pop, like Viceroy, Poindexter, RAC
  • Where: Washington DC + Facebook
  • When: New EP out n Feb.
  • Why: A couple months back Brett broke onto the scene with the softly summery dance groovers “Confidence” and “Kate Moss”. However, the Viceroy remix of the former got all the blog love. With Brett’s new super-jam “Rap Songs” I don’t think anyone will be overlooking the original track. Just try to get through one listen without singing along to that “just ooooooonce in your lifetime” line! From that opening of that little guitar noodle and perfectly sparse synth beat, “rap Songs” slowly builds to an epic climax that you can only imagine is a wonderfully sweaty mass when seen live. Any band making this kind of sonic progress over justa few months has me