Three months ago when I track marked Little Daylight's "Overdose" I firmed stated that "On Overdose Little Daylight burns so bright with their shimmering hooky radio friendly dance vibes. This trio feels poised to take over the world one small dance party at a time."
Turns out I'm an asshole because not only do I have the balls to cite my own quotes but I totally forgot to keep tabs on this Brooklyn Trio after that. Such a rookie move. Luckily a persistent as Fuck friend who rocks the deepeest of Vs reminded me this week that Little Daylight would be gracing the Bootleg Theater's stage..and at a school night friendly time of 9pm. Say what you will about early sets but I'm starting to feel them. If I'm driving to Echo Park sitting...
LA's Beat Club get their inner Calibro 35 on with this track that throws down some serious Poliziottesco on 2CB vibes. Globetrotters is a fine introduction (shouldn't all videos drop name titles on their members. The better to swoon over amirite?) to the band and perfect for people who love star wipes, snapbacks, and wordless grooves. Be prepared while listening to get yourself into some real trouble as this jam is made for some serious caper planning....or a montage of some caper planning...but most certainly not for a montage of caper planning montages. That's just stupid.
Normally when a Sigur Ros song begins you expect Jonsi and Co to slowly spirit your soul away to an ethereal world of faries (no homo... well except for Jonsi) and clouds far from the thundering aggressive sounds that this song starts you off with. Brennisteinn is like a hail storm of shock and awe that makes you wonder what changes are afoot now that Kjartan Sveinsson has left the band. Sure in the past Sigur Ros has gotten heavier at times, but never like this. This is like Sigur Ros meets Tool. (lazy comparisons FTW)
Worry not, the four minute mark and on will get you to that safe space that you're longing for, if only for a little while. Once there though you'll feel Jonsi's rich falsetto surrounded by a different energy that will either have you very excited for their new LP Kveikur (out June 18) or have you running for the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack.
Hey aholes it is time for the Oscars! Did you know In 2011's awards The National's "So You Think You Can Wait" didn't even garner a nod. This was blasphemy in my eyes because the song was/is so fucking amazing. I guess my real anger came from the fact that the Academy only nominated two songs that year. Two songs! WTF kind of noise is that? How can there not be more than two songs for an entire year? What is killing the process? I need answers.
Guys, as an exercise in Oscar hate I ran through the Oscars wiki only to learn there once was a time in Oscar's history when the Academy recognized songs that weren't Randy Newman (he has been nominated 20 times!)...
If you like succubus strippers and fresh free shit then today's your lucky day! I hate to lead with such an amateur opening sentence but It is important to me to make sure I've grabbed your full undivided attention. In today's ADD word of snapchats, instashams, and never ending newsfeeds, I feel like I have to trick people into sitting and staying invested in SYFFAL approved content. So here I am promising you free shit, courtesy of the Kodiak Fur soundcloud, and a sexy semi NSFW video, helmed by Grammy nominated video auteur Thomas Kenney.
The pairing of the sexy synth driven Kodiak Fur sound and the Kubrickian flair of the Flavr.TV direction have made for a perfectly themed and paced total viewer experience. Shining a light on the Strangelove that people are willing to let into their lives with eyes wide shut can be hard for others to understand but sometimes a Killer's Kiss can be equal parts Fear and Desire.(see what I did there?)
I never want to hear this song with out the video but I know if I do the striking visuals will stay with me long after I've downloaded the Kodiak Fur EP (free stuff reminder) and thrown it on my iPhone. Don't deny this band your life essence. Spread your precious bodily fluids all over their social medias...