@@@ Peaches: Rub Remixed (U She, 2016) I saw this hipster rapper has a live appearance coming up at Webster Hall and this remix record just hit my Apple Music. With two remixes of her tune Dick in the Air and Vaginoplasty you’re sure to leave this record with a happy ending. She’s got Kim Gordon on this first tune and it’s well put together and funkier than I thought it would be. The second tune, Rub, is more an aggro banger with some hyper uno-tss and it’s more than a bit graphic with mention of womyn partz. Let’s check out the third tune, the first of the two Dick in the Air remixes. It opens up balls, dick, two balls and one dick — she’s bouncing back and forth between balls and dick and this some high school shit which should be huge cuz most Americans are stuck in high school. Peaches is mad juicy! I think I might prefer the second Dick in the Air remix, it’s much more sophisticated.
@@@ The Westerlies: The Westerlies (Longlines, 2016) I got to these two preview tunes as I’ve seen this record being pushed pretty hard in jazz circles and I also am getting music publicist emails regarding it. It must have buzz, dammit, it must! This first tune New Berlin, New York is an energetic four horn shot with each horn taking part of the range with some solo sauce slathered over the top. I like this second preview track, Saro, it’s mostly a horn layer cake with some really nice long tone playing and a languorous melody over it. Oh they’re heating up, stand back four horns (and that ain’t a dirty Peaches tune!).
@@@ Green Day: Revolution Radio (Warner Bros, 2016) A couple of high energy ol’ school punk/mainstream rock tunes off an upcoming early October full length banger (are we not doing phrasing? – Archer). I don’t know who told them all those panned background vocals were a good idea. Not punk rock in my book. I’ve always felt the best thing about these guys was the rhythm section and it’s good to hear the drummer can still carry a bag of water across the street. It’s aight, not as good as Luke Bryan’s new ode to farmers and doing the nasty with them in the cornfields of America. That’s the shit right there.
@@@ Cass McCombs: Mangy Love (Anti-, 2016) This record is blurbed as searching, meditative soft rock on the Apple Music. It opens up a blend of Neil Young/Meat Puppets trippy guitar playing. Sorry, I’m back I was just nodding off a tad. Let’s peep more. This second tune, Rancid Girl open ups lo-fi before going dirty arena rock. He’s denouncing some sort of Rancid Girl in this rancid world. Oh, I’m giving him one more shot. I can’t play this third tune (could be intertoobz problems or could be my low IQ) and this fourth tune Opposite House is full California soft as a cloud dreaming. This isn’t really my cup of hipster warm milk.
YTD recordings listened to: 727
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 410
Not good music: 270
Honorable Mentions: 12
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes