Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lame Drivers: Read This Album

This is me and my new Lame Drivers flexidisc. It's a book that plays you music when you put it on a turntable. It has awesome artwork. I've been admiring it all afternoon. Listen to these new songs!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tree: Back in Church

Chicago's very own Tree follows up the awesome Sunday School this week with Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out. I'm impressed upon first listen. Doesn't seem to have the same exuberant raw sound of the first mixtape, but the polished sound is well executed. Tree gives Elvis the warbled Chipmunk treatment on "Elvis" and he's got some hyped up features as he raps with Danny Brown and Roc Marciano. As a side note, I like how Tree is somewhat of an elder to the new school of Chicago rappers-- and he's just in his late 20s. Nonetheless, Tree has taken trap music and infused it with the soulful sound that put Chicago on the map more than a decade ago. He doesn't need to keep shouting out "soul trap" on these tracks though. The beats speak for themselves.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Waking on a Pretty Daze

Seems like everything Kurt Vile creates turns to gold. I'm not sure exactly why I'm so infatuated with this guy's music, but sometimes I think I could listen to his albums forever and never get bored with them. There's something very unassuming about his mumbling vocals and nice guitar work-- whether he's finger picking or shredding on an electric, every note lands perfectly. Here are some of my favorite tracks from the new album.