I'm allowing myself to write stupid today. This is me coming to grips with the fact that not all of them are going to be genius-think-piece (HA!), well-fashioned gems, but I somehow need to keep my blog updated to keep the readership up (I have garnered 200+ views this month!)
(I flash-uploaded an ass selfie and then yanked it off once I hit 100. Anything to get the number up, right? Is this the gateway to releasing a sex tape?).
So here is a quasi-superficial "favourites" music list of the first quarter of 2014...
New Artists (from softest to loudest):
Banks (track I put on repeat: 'Change')
➜ I would use these words to describe her music: ambient; muted, padded room; basementy; water drip/trickle sounds; digital heartbeats; hip-hop beats sometimes; deaf underwater; sultry; throaty; seductive; sexy; pillowy.
Chelsea Wolfe (track I put on repeat: 'We Hit A Wall')
➜ I would use these words to describe her music: goth; goth folky; digital; drone; sorrow; throwback to 90's almost(?)
Perfect Pussy (track I put on repeat: 'Work')
➜ I would use these words to describe their music: punky; screamy; noise; fuzz; staticky; scrapey(?). They also remind me of At The Drive-In and old ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead (two bands I've loved for a long time).
-'Paris' [Aeroplane Remix] - Friendly Fires (I actually like this better than the original)
-'Ghost/Haunted' - Beyoncé (if I became a stripper, this would probably be my entrance song. This remains if I was a UFC fighter)
-'Sleep Sound' - Jamie xx (from The xx)
-'Prince Johnny' - St. Vincent (who I do not normally listen to, but I love this track)
Albums From Last Year That I'm Still Obsessively Listening to:
Cheesy Relics That I Decided To Dig Up:
-'Dangerous Type' by Letters To Cleo (I guarantee that you'll want to watch The Craft straight afterwards. Dead end: It's not on Netflix. Better go find that old VHS tape, huh?)
-'Supermodel' by Jill Sobule (dangerously encouraging of an eating disorder during the break?)
I know that finding good music is a lot like panning for gold. Or going to Winners (yeah, this one, let's go with this metaphor). But to avoid hours of Tinder-type swiping (I've never used Tinder before, I don't know what this means, but it's the thing now apparently?), befriend Songza and Pitchfork. They've done most of the work for you!