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.
I've been digging on DB for a minute now and what I love about him the most is the humor. I've never understood why that world always has to be so damned serious. I'm not looking for Disorderlies-level Fat Boy records (not that those suck...I love me some Fat Boys) but damn, why so serious, Hip Hop?
Anyway - I expect him to kill at Coachella and I'll hit you up here and let you know what to expect when he hits the Vaudeville Mews a few weeks after.
Fun Fact #1 - Danny Brown is one of FEW artists that will have performed at both The Gathering of the Juggalos as well as Coachella.
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