Music from 10/16/19!!! Hana Vu, Brooke Bentham, Laetitia Tamko

@@@ Hana Vu: Outside (Luminelle, 2019)  I saw this track shouted on the Twatter by the promo guy at the label that released the music.  A little shifty y’all!  The tune is a blend of indie party disco with yer classic thick and unfunky indie bass sound.  Ya know, it’s funky like Elizabeth Warren’s medicare dodge — not very!  The singer doesn’t raise the funk factor as she’s up in there with a slight energy lowering vibe.  I like some of the beats, they’re cool in a bedroom nerdy kind of way and I even grow to somewhat like that anchoring bass.  Overall not essential to my life.  Check out ‘Get a Bag’ by Chance the Rapper to see what I like in a funk track.  Bounce ’em up!

@@@ Brooke Bentham: All My Friends Are Drunk (All Point, 2019)  This track is from a singles of the week list, I think Fader, and it opens up with a deliciously wide wave of guitar sound.  Then comes the indie slack wave so wait for it.  We need to get Starbucks to hit the white people’s coffee with some bounce cuz this has that rhythmic weight that I don’t love in indie rock.  Ms. Bentham goes for that classic fragile voice over guitar noise.  All her friends are drunk, not too much to say, and only for the hardcore indie listeners, that’s how I’m seeing it.

@@@ Vagabon: Vagabon (Nonesuch, 2019)  A pre-release single off an upcoming full length.  I don’t know if it’s the skin color or not, but this has the lightness of rhythm that is missing in the two tracks above.   She’s kicking a white wine funk flow, something classy for people with jobs!  A little too cute for my taste but she has a pleasant voice and the Brit accent always classes the joint up.  I dig the minimalist synth ‘solo’ that happens around the midpoint of the tune.  Very nice sounds.

YTD recordings listened to: 536
Good music, not list worthy: 320
Not good music: 181

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx, Bonnie Baxter



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