Grizzly Bear // “Shields” : 2012.09.18 : Warp :
Grizzly Bear // Yet Again :
Grizzly Bear // Sleeping Ute :
Chris Taylor—producer of several recent excellent albums (Twin Shadow, Dirty Projectors, The Morning Benders, Blood Orange etc) and valuable member of Grizzly Bear—has released a solo debut under the name CANT . . . we expect it’s at least as genius-rific as everything else he’s had a hand in . . . CANT // “Dream [...]
Blood Orange // “Coastal Grooves” : streaming in its entirety here
CANT // “Believe” :
Dev Hynes‘ latest outfit Blood Orange puts out some dark, twinkling soul: Blood Orange // Dinner :
Enjoy the insightful director’s commentary covering such topics as the blogosphere and a special effects technique known as “twin shadowing” . . .
Peter’s grandfather regularly remarks that he believes music continues to get better and better. Peter has to agree. Peter liked a lot of things in 2010. Mostly he liked the music. let me count the reasons: favorite songs favorite 20 albums top 5 albums top 5 eps favorite official videos favorite live videos favorite concerts [...]
Twin Shadow // “Forget” : 2010.10.19 genre neo romantic sounds like empty night clubs. a.m. radio hits in midnight offices. drinking coca-cola out of glass bottles in the land down under. mid-summer night motorbikes on tropical dirt roads. notes sounds so familiar and so alien at the same time—luscious, dirty and sleek—nostalgia for the future. verdict [...]
The Morning Benders // “Big Echo” : 2010.03.09 : Rough Trade genre power baroque sounds like wall of Roccoco. air conditioning and soft carpet. calling for the captain ashore. tea kettle whistles, water glass percussion and kitchen sink acoustics. a platter of ripe fruit. notes I don’t feel I’m being over the top when I [...]
Terrorism, war, recession . . . whatever. This was a terrific decade for music. These were the albums that gripped me and never let go and remain head-and-shoulders above the rest.
I don’t feel complete unless I’ve compiled a list ranking my favorite music of the year (too many NYEs spent up late listening to the top 100 countdown on the headphones.) So, here goes: favorite 30 albums top 5 albums favorite 20 songs favorite 10 videos
grizzly bear veckatimest genre folk space pop sounds like gossamar architecture. prog rock angels. a massive mountain at sunset. playing in the church lawn. notes best album cover I’ve seen in a long time. verdict absolutely stunning masterpiece. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2606204&w=425&h=350&fv=m%3D57767579%26type%3Dvideo%26a%3D0]