Great Tracks We Heard in August
As campuses refill and workers try to squeeze in their final sun laden vacations before the cold winds blow, we reflect on the music that accompanied us here.
Too Insistent by The Do
Olivia Merilahti and Dan Levy make up the meat of this French Finnish electropop crew | They’ve been performing since 2007 and have built a strong following in Europe | The track we discovered this month is by no mean new, but albeit a year old, it fits right in with the sounds of now.
Black Lip Bastard by Ab-Soul
Part of the Black Hippy crew with fellow Cali rappers Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock, Ab-soul comes back with another dirty lick for the end of summer | This remix is a slight departure from the original cut, sounding cleaner and tighter and featuring the rest of his Black Hippy brethren.
Sod in the Seed by Why?
These Oakland hip-hop weirdos are at it again with a new album and lots of oddness to spare | Founding members of the indie label anticon, Yoni and Josiah Wolf released their Sod in the Seed album this month and spared no time giving the world a pre-silhouette iPod commercial.
Today’s Supernatural by Animal Collective
Talk about weirdos… Off their upcoming album Centipede Hz, Animal Collective provides a glimpse into the thought processes that go into making psych-pop | For example: technicolor Chinese dragons driving dune buggies, people in offputting make-up singing from what appears to be an organic hot air balloon organs and club wielding disembodied arms.
I Wish I Knew by Years & Years
These young Londoners are real up and comers | Combining synth sounds, guitars, drums and vocals they’re like young, British Flaming Lips | If the sound doesn’t fill that description, the confetti from the video sure ought to.