Goodbye Quarter 1 and now we enter Quarter 2 of 2014.
Looks like spring is here to stay in Atlanta as we have had multiple days in a row over 70 degrees. I anticipate the explosion of pollen to happen any week now.
Here are some things I have been listening to the last couple of weeks:
I have been a fan of this Atlanta band since their first album. The new album, "Cope" is more raw than their previous few which I like. It came out yesterday but I have already have listened to it about 3 times through-which is rare.
Despite their complete lack of self awareness, being an 80's metal kid, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Metallica. Whenever I begin to give up on them, Metallica seems to suck me back in with a solid cover. This is no different, for the new Ronnie James Dio tribute album they did a great melody of Rainbow songs during the Dio years.
I am a little late to the party on this one but if you like Tame Impala this English band is definitely worth checking out.
Surprisingly this is Dean Wareham from Galaxie 500 & Luna's first proper full length solo album. It is exactly what you would expect and that isn't a bad thing at all. A bunch of tracks were produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket. This is my favorite track so far.
MILO & OTIS
I just stumbled upon this track today from Chicago alternative R&B duo. This song is all about texture and mood. Very Bon Iverish
There isn't any upcoming artist that seems to be getting more press than Young Thug and a lot of it has nothing to do with his music. The mixtape "Black Portland" came out a few months ago but I have found myself going back to this particular track mainly for it's weird melodies. There isn't anything out there like it and no matter what you think about this song you will find it sticking in your head like that last bit of peanut butter in the jar.
After making you listen to Young Thug, I figured I should take it back a few notches for you. This track is a nice laid back treat. If you like this song, you should note the album often goes in a few different directions including sounding like Gang Of Four or Wire.
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
I hope you all have a great week!