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A friend recently recommend this track and album to me and I couldn't deny it's funky beat. WhoMadeWho is a Scandinavian indie rock, dance punk band that formed in 2003, so you know they are good. "The Sun" is off their 4th studio album, Brighter. Check them out on your local music listening device, player, etc.
As I stated in yesterday's post, Vamp Week (that's what us friends of the band call them) have a new album coming out in mid-May. Modern Vampires of the City is the name of the album and it is highly anticipated by cool people everywhere. People like me, 'cause I'm COOL.
Well I don't know what else to say, so watch this cool lyric video and then watch the video from yesterday where I say some other words.
Vampire Weekend has a new album coming out mid-May. Modern Vampires of the City will be their third studio album after the critically acclaimed self titled album (2008) and Contra (2010). I am pretty excited for the new album because I enjoy their poppy indie tunes. Here is one of the two singles from the new album. The video for "Diane Young" is more gif-like than it is video-like, but the video isn't really important. Just listen to the song. Tomorrow with be the second single from the album, "Step". Get excited because "Step" has a more exciting lyric video and is an awesome song.
A quick review of Wolf from Bryan James. Watch the music video for "Domo 23" below the review.
Wolf is Tyler, the Creator’s third and probably last album for a while as he makes a move for the producer’s chair. It’s also the first album since his relatively quick rise to prominence. The record is structured the same as the last two albums with a prologue, epilogue, and a story that runs through the length of the album.
I was not disappointed as much as Tyler seemed to be about the outcome of this album. There are songs so good that they overshadow his previous work, however there are also some songs that sound uninspired and uninterested. Songs like ‘Tamale’ or ‘Awkward’ seem to have been hastily put together.
What this album comes down to, in my opinion, is whether the good songs outweigh the bad; they do. At times you may feel disappointed by what you’re hearing but the beauty is it won’t take long before the record picks up again.
3.5 of 5.
Notable Tracks: Domo 23, Jamba, Rusty, Pigs
How I've gone this long without having a Hot Chip track as Song of the Day is beyond me. I have failed myself, my family and all of you.
Hot Chip is a British indie electronic band who has made some top notch, critically acclaimed albums the past decade. The newest being In Our Heads which is great if you haven't yet listened and is holding steady at a solid 79/100 on Metacritic.
"Shake a Fist" comes off the 2008 album, Made in the Dark. Story time: It was October 2nd, Fall semester Junior year of college and I was over at a friends playing God of War on Playstation 2. He said, "Dude, you have to listen to this song, but you HAVE to listen through headphones." I hesitantly put on his Sennheiser HD 202's on and listened to my first Hot Chip song. It was magical. The noises. The head trip. I'm pretty sure I was stoned at the time and I'm pretty sure I did some light movement (or dancing), but who can remember such things? Certainly not me. There was too much going on in my head to remember things like the specifics. The important part is I remember the greatness of the song.
So here you go, take a listen to this song below and if you have the opportunity listen with headphones on. You'll hear why half way into the song.
Hot Chip - "Shake a Fist"