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 know that I've been on a HUGE Danny Brown kick lately (quick reminder, he's at the Vaudeville Mews on 5/15) but this is just too sweet not to share.
I was taking an ear glance at Friday night's Skratch n Sniff show (10p-Midnight) and this popped up:
Mike Czech & Malcolm just know how to do it, mang.
See you guys tomorrow.
Fun Fact #1 - Purity Ring is a two-piece out of Canada that makes their own costumes for performing!
6 Minutes Damn, Gina! Free