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Usually I start Monday off with a rap banger in the car, a la Office Space. It helps me feel rebellious, like I’m not a stop and go driver stuck behind a taco cart on the westbound 10. But this morning I started slow, easing into the week with “End of the World.”
Sometimes that’s what driving to work in the morning feels like for me; the end of the world. It’s not some frantic, electronic pulsing heartbeat that every action movie trailer since Prometheus has adopted. Rather, this folky, Southern country blues that really melts me into my worn, heated leather seats. A cup of coffee and the gift of acceptance.
“They say it’s the end of the world, but I’m not sure that I mind.”
Damn, Chance the Rapper is on our radar. Man has they type of relaxed flow and introspective lyrics that make us wonder how a kid this young can be so mature. Chance preaches personal truths and fears in “Acid Rain,” sans soap box. It feels honest – something that’s hard to come by in the rap universe.
But then again, maybe he’s just a dude who thinks he has the juice?
The howling wolves are coming out to hunt us down. Well fuck, Valentina.
I would be more frightened if this song didn’t seem so much like an audio dream sequence. I actually feel like I’m floating above the forest with friendly phantom wolves that snuggle me as we drift into space.
Vuvuvulteres here. Moody. Abrasive. “Approach with caution,” Harmony Bucher sings. I think you should approach with full-fledged confidence.
London’s indie rock punk stars VVV are releasing “Stay Still” sometime in March, with their first full-length release coming later in the year. Listen to a sneek peek below, and check out more from VVV at their website – which has a badass header (if you’re into that sort of thing).
I thought I was listening to the opening of an Elliott Smith song. Then I thought, is this some indie Beatles cover I mindlessly grabbed off Hype Machine? No. Unknown Mortal Orchestra. From Portland. Holler.
Most of the time I’m listening to “Secret Xtians” I’m wishing it wasn’t on the verge of ending. So I hit the repeat button and practice various forms of shavasanah poses on my couch while it replays continuously.
All I can really make out of “Secret Xtians” is that Secret Christians are all the same, and that they probably are not too bright. Which doesn’t really make any sense because how do you even know if they are SECRET? So, yeah, food for your discussions on Christianity.