@@@ Wlmrt: Lube 2 (Plesence, 2019) Some loud ass music off this week’s CFUV playlist email. They are out in Vancouver. That’s in Canada. 5 tracks, 11 minutes of guitar squall, some weird synth (something is in that nest of distortion!), classic hardcore drumming and distressed female on the microphone. I’m almost sure they have some sort of keyboard player which is quite surprising for a hardcore band. The second tune is more rough indie, oops I spoke too soon as they popped a nut and went right into a hardcore section. God bless their pointed little heads.
@@@ Only a Visitor: Technicolor Education (Self-released, 2018) Art pop also off this week’s CFUV playlist email. This is the opposite of the cheap beer punk we just snacked on. This is classically influenced and highbrow art indie. Oy, not really my thing but this first tune does feature some intricate vocal arrangements. This is more artsy than Death Cab for Cutie. The vibe changes, at least instrumentally as there is a sloppier rock thing going on underneath the female vocal harmonizing. I appreciate the contrast. I can’t really get with this, but if you like the super clean and aspirational and antiseptic indie than this will work for you! Also a tad proggy.
@@@ Future: Jumpin on a Jet (Epic/Sony, 2019) We switch the moods again with some mainstream trap. I still don’t get the genius of Future, I dig J.I.D. and DRAM but Future not as much. You can rattle some windows with this bass for sure. I’m not listening too much to him do his thing as I find the Autotune effect on his voice pretty annoying. Fat bass, standard beats, annoying rhymes, that’s the view from here.
YTD recordings listened to: 33
Good music, not list worthy: 22
Not good music: 10
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, A Tribe Called Quest, 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, Converge, 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