Pitchfork gave Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes a 6.0/10 on their new album Here. I first thought to myself, well shit, it must not be very good. Then I realized I’m an asshole.
I wouldn’t say Here hits the same highs as Up From Below, their 2009 breakout hippy-festival. Yet in a mellower, more stoned than gloriously wasted state of mind, Alexander and Jade still drip some honey in my cookie jar. And get my cookies all sticky.
Below are my favorite out of the 9 song collection – “That’s What’s Up” and “Man on Fire”
Bibio’s number one hit just got a little bit worse with Chateaubriand’s Remix. We let it slide though, because it reminded us to revisit the top electronic album of 2009, Bibio’s Ambivalence Avenue. Chateaubriand upped the tempo and dropped some high tides on the back. The track sounds great, but it’s really just like adding sprinkles on a Krispy Kreme; the original is all you need.
This is the first Dark Horses song I’ve heard and I’m having trouble assigning it/them a genre. Blah Blah Science says it’s experimentally progressive psych-rock, which sounds fairly accurate to me. If I didn’t have other music blogs to cheat off of I’d probably call it black french press coffee with Tapatia smothered eggs. If you don’t understand that label, it’s cool, I don’t either, it’s just what I’m eating right now; Brunch with Dark Horses.