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.
Lol, I see a lot of people on Twitter/FB today bemoaning the people bemoaning the 80/35 lineup announcement.
I didn't have any of that in either feed so it looks like I'm paying attention to the cool kids.
I can't tell you how excited I am for this year's big time party - two of my favorite artists of all time doing shows in my capital city.
Add to that list two of my favorite locals - Tires and Trouble lights with some East Iowa grooves from Euforquestra - not to mention my musical flavors du jour Kitty (Pryde) and Wavves (See left column for my thoughts on their latest release)
Wow wow wow wow.
This lineup is a STEAL for just under $50 for a two day pass.
Get your tickets here: Midwestix.com
Thank you DMMC, thank you so much for this sick lineup.
Fun Fact #1 - Karsten Blackwelder was the first person to introduce me to the Wu-Tang Clan
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