No Rankings, No Best New, Just what we're digging.
Animal Collective - Today's Supernatural
Where does a band go from a place like Merriweather? Animal Collective says back to their roots, incorporating the noisiness of their earliest work while retaining some of the straight-up pop approach of their '09 masterwork. Centipede Hz debuts September 4th, and probably to a solid Billboard charting.
Marcus Rubio - Turn Right
One of a bundle of new releases from our avant-pop Bro, Turn Right is a gorgeous example of Marcus' eclecticism. Deerhunter riffs, Basinski drones, autotune - while this cut from Hello Dallas runs over eleven minutes, there's not a moment of repetition or stagnancy. And Marcus, fuck you for leaving San Anto, I hope LA sucks.
Wild Nothing - Shadow
I'm glad the Smashing Pumpkins are cool again.
Sebadoh - Brand New Love
Now that Lou Barlow's back with Dinosaur Jr. for their new I Bet on Sky, we might as well celebrate the discontent that Mr. Barlow had for J. that gave birth to Sebadoh. Brand New Love is a song that hits every dopamine receptor I have, with chills imminent with each listen. It's beautiful and it's noisy and then it's gone.
JJ DOOM - Winter Blues
Eat her up like a SnackWell / We can live forever like Henrietta Lack cells.