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 need to ask you guys a favor - you have great musical taste (why else would you be here reading this blog?!)
So what I need from you is to watch the webcast of Coachella weekend 1 and let me know without spoiling anything what sets I should see that might not be on the list I posted a few days ago.
OR, if you just want to watch the sets from: Metric, Johnny Marr, Alt-J, Passion Pit, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur and dozens more throughout the weekend, click below to get started...
Gah! I feel like I should go on a self-imposed internet blackout so that things are a bitchin surprise for me next weekend in the desert!
Fun Fact #1 - The condo we're staying at has a bidet - I will have the cleanest puckerbutt in the desert next weekend.
7 Minutes Horchata Free