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.
Like most of you, I've had an assfull of this butt weather the last few weeks and that means that (for me) the next 4 weeks CAN NOT MOVE FAST ENOUGH.
(Oh great, another Coachella blog from Tarbox - tell you what, if you want something else to read, I've got you - Click here for some non-coachella NSFW distractions)
We've started to gather our west coast friends and make an itinerary as we are spending a few days on the front and back end of the festival.
Looking REAL forward to hanging out with former 105.1 alum, Kyle Moss!
Our checklist is slowly getting filled as well and we've bought a few of the oft-forgotten festival survival goodies that so many n00bs omit from their packs...as well as some other survival tips.