Uncluded - "Hokey Fright"
As soon as something is described to me as "quirky" I'm out...I can't hang. I immediately picture the most ironic of hipsters praising their latest bootleg of Tuvan throat singing while wearing some obnoxious pastel t-shirt announcing to the world that they "run on puppy power...quirky indeed
This record will probably be described as quirky by the blogosphere but please friends, do NOT let that turn you off.
This is probably the most lyrically well-crafted album to grace my ears so far this year. Kimya Dawson's gentle, quasi-innocent words dance around the gruff verbal maypole that Aesop Rock has firmly planted into a musical landscape that could easily be straight from the pages of the brothers Grimm.
Humor twirls with sadness, introspection bows to sharp observation, minutea has meaning...this record is deeper than it appears yet it can easily be put on as background music to make heads bob.
TLDR? - Magic words from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock.
So here's a dose of cool for your humpday. Dan The Automator (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School) has teamed up with super weird/awesome Canadian folktronica artist, Emily Wells for a new passion project called Pillowfight and it rules.
Get the whole banging banger here.
Fun Fact #1 - Deltron 3030 is set to release the follow up to the 2000 debut S/T this spring!!!!
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