Video: Ka - Off the Record

I'm sure this video resonates with those that received their introduction to quintessential nineties rap through vinyl records and tape decks. My first rap album was Puff Daddy's No Way Out, on CD (fml), and it's a shame to Read more

Marmalakes - Dolores

I was in bed reading the The Movie Goer by Walker Percy the other night when "Dolores" came up on a recent playlist I made. I had to put down the American classic and listen a little closer to Chase Weinacht's Read more

Toony TuneS & Captn Dan - Popadock

Wordplay Saturday. You might be out in the sun, swimming or riding your bicycle, but I'm the house listening to rappers Toony Tunes and Captn Dan. I don't know where they came from, put them in my ears, Read more

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Dark Horses – Traps

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Dark Horses are cultish rock noir at its lowest-fi. Actually, their production is pretty solid, and the druggy brit-trash vibe only seems partially contrived.

I imagine listening to “Traps” at a Portland bar in the early 90s, on my dad’s shoulders with his leather jacket draped over the both of us. A distinct lack of color and moist concrete.

So many ponytails.

Dark Horses – “Radio”

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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.

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