“Perfectly” is the newest release from the Canadian killa, Ryan Hemsworth. This joint is so damn dreamy – listening to it makes me think it is 45 degrees and sunny, with a fresh 1 ft. blanket of snow keeping the earth warm, and after walking a couple of miles through a wooded trail I have just arrived at a large open field, where there are rows upon rows of snowmen. Sweet, eh!?
A is for Alpine is the debut album from Alpine, a wonderfully catchy band from Melbourne, Australia. The vocals are dreamy and airy, the guitar riffs are clean and warm. It’s almost too easy to like Alpine. Buy the album, go outside. It’s simple really.
Run by indie band Daughter is common among alternative/folk cats alike, but the Germany producer LCAW is not. He may or may not be 12, judging by his picture on Soundcloud, but after listening to his remixes, it’s irrelevant. Way to make a song about fear sound exciting. Into it.
Kanye is back at it and, naturally, controversy has ensued. In “New Slaves” he touches on modern American racism, which is less known in the public sphere, but rather more behind the scenes, built into well established social institutions. Whether or not you agree with Kanye’s message in this song, he does a fine job at doing what he does best: stating his own opinion without worrying if others will accept it (i.e. his “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” rant).
What I find particularly cool about the unveiling of “New Slaves” is how he did it by projecting this video on 66 buildings across the globe – all the way from Cali to Berlin to Syndney…literally, allacross the globe. Apparently he kept it all under wraps until minutes before the first screening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.