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.
Well kids, I'm out for a week and I hope you can survive without me. I'll try to keep you all posted on my Coachella adventures via Facebook/Twitter/Instagram (TonyTarbox). See you guys in a week!
Quick story - I was washing my travelling pants at the laundromat last night (sorry, no #laundryops - my phone was dead) - but there was this HUGE dude and this itty-bitty lady listening to this song inbetween doing cadence marches....straight weird homie.
Fun Fact #1 - Komodo Dragons can not run and breathe at the same time.
(really though, neither can I)
6 Hours Until The End of the World Free