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.
Former Des Moines native and all-around cool chick, Roxi Copland needs your help and is willing to go to some sexy, snowy lengths to get it:
She's looking for your votes to win $10,000 towards her next album via Artist Direct - a website that showcases new and upcoming artists.
In her words:
As you know, I’m a jazz/pop singer/songwriter/pianist based out of Milwaukee. For the past year I’ve been writing songs for my first-ever full-length full-band studio album. I’m incredibly excited to head into the studio and bring these songs to life so I can share them with you. But recording costs add up, quick-like.
I need $10,000 to get this album off the ground. But the good news is I don’t want your $10,000. There’s this freaky-deeky new social media band platform I'm on called Artist Signal (artistsignal.com/
She's hella talented and she's well worth the two seconds that it will take to give her a vote. Do that here, and do it now.
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