I am fucking bored.
It is bad, but lately I am bored to death with shit.
You name it. shit is boring me. I just don't have the energy to care about non-essential shit anymore. I know it's a spell. Something that will pass. It happens all the time, well not all the time, i guess in cycles. That is fucking life though right? A series of cycles - wash, rinse, repeat.
So with all that said.
Here is some shit that might help you through the boredom.
I am gonna go play with my wife and kids because that shit makes me happy.
If you live in the Los Angeles area you've probably stumbled across these guys. At 2011's Much Music Festival in Pasadena, CA these guys absolutely killed it. I should know, I was there, thanks to a tip from our friends over at Sideways Media. If you are a fan of what The Morning Benders were putting out there, you'll love these guys. Don't like Morning Benders? That's ok, how about Band of Skulls? This bands versatility is what make them so enjoyable; no one trick pony here folks. In fact you'll love them so much that amidst 95 degree heat you won't be able to stop yourself from dancing around. So stop sleeping on these guys and give them some much deserved cred. You'll thank me later.
Aggressive; brash; self-deprecating; consistent. Never one to stray too far from the formula (hard ass beats and harder ass rhymes), Megabusive is another stalwart in San Jose's storied syllable-spitting squad. Building off his battle rep that he established in the 90's, he's since progressed to building albums and spearheading unorthodox projects (check "365 Songs in 365 Days" at Mega's Bandcamp). At this year's SXSW he organized and performed in the impressive "Prog Rap Showcase" that featured many heavy flow names. This summer Megabusive plans on dropping his official "debut" ("debut" is used very loosely here as Megabusive has released a slew of tapes/CD's on his own) COMMON SENSE AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION. Get some.
I'm not one for teaser videos, in fact, I don't really watch videos because I can't sit still at a computer for more than 45 seconds at a time. But this one kind of got me for a few diff reasons bro bro:
1. The band name The Calm Blue Sea is fucking awesome.
2. TCBS is an ingredient I put in my chorizo, which stands for Trichlorobenzoseptahydrate, which is also my wife's nickname for my fucking penis.
3. I was so intrigued by the band name I went to their site, clicked Music, and then listened to a song called Literal and am now their biggest fan who's wife calls his dick Trichlorobenzoseptahydrate.
I've already decided I'm fucking jacked for this album because the music, so far, sounds fucking epically patient and exactly what I need when I want to kill my parents.
I love Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Their latest album 'Before Today' was definitely one of my top 3 albums of 2010. I bought the album on vinyl and still listen to listen to it frequently. The thickness of the lo-fi production gives the album a unique retro sound and the songs have an awesome Zappa-esque weirdness to them. Ariel Pink recently dropped a single off of their to-be (end of August) released album 'Mature Themes.' The new track, 'Only In My Dreams,' is a bit more listener friendly when compared to the songs on 'Before Today.' That excellent retro sound is still prominent, but it seems as if it has moved back a decade (into the 60s). The song definitely has a trippy Byrds vibe going on; and I'm digging it.
Classifying The Hood Internet simply as "mash up artists" is an insult to what this duo can do. They are so much more. They are god damn cut chemists. They are the Walt White and Jessie Pinkman of music. They're the only ones with the recipe to make perfect mash up glassy meth at its purest. No one else is close. Stop sleeping and cook with these two asap.
Intronaut was initially presented to me as yet another Isis-clone, but got prefaced with "they're still pretty cool, bruhhhhh". Prog-metal bands are like hamburgers, because some can be all dry and covered with too much mustard while others are deliciously juicy with weird spices like the the ones you can get at Gabutto Burger. Can we talk about Gabutto Burger for a minute? No? Okay, Intronaut is still a lot like Gabutto Burger, regardless. They (Intronaut, not Gabutto Burger) take in all these wacky elements of jazz and psychedelic music, smooth it all out, and emit an output that is probably the greatest stoner metal soundtrack since Sleep's epic Dopesmoker. Gabutto Burger.