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Albums of the month: February ’13

March 9, 2013

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My Bloody ValentineM B V

Godfather’s of shoegaze? Might as well be. I had always mixed up the band My Bloody Valentine with other bands- My Morning Jacket, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. Therefore I had never even listened to them at all. My mind mixed up the names & I was always just glanced past any mention of them. My homeboy Blake said that I HAD to listen to Loveless (their highly acclaimed ’91 album) before I did anything else. So, that’s exactly what I did right away.

I found Loveless to be excellently crafted, I realized that MBV was THE band that made the shoegaze genre popular. I then went on to listen to M B V & I found it to be very similar in sound & structure. I mean, what band waits 20+ years before they put out another album? When you swing for the fences & knock it out of the park like My Bloody Valentine, who cares if it was 50 years since your last album? M B V is one for the record books. How they made another album as good as Loveless is something that will probably be talked about for many years to come.

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GrouperThe Man Who Died In His Boat

Grouper is the ambient & amazing music of Liz Harris. This album is one that you need to wrap around yourself & do nothing but listen. Turn off your phone, turn off your computer, & just sit with the sounds of The Man Who Died In His Boat. Take it all in, let Liz take you on a journey that to me almost feels spiritual. I can’t wait to go to a water’s edge somewhere & one day just sit there, with my headphones in, looking at the water & listening to this album.

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GiraffageNeeds

How about taking R&B songs, screwing (slowing down) the lyrics & adding some hip-hop sounding drum beats over the top? Sound good? Well that’s exactly what the San Francisco producer, Giraffage, has done on this mixtape. Check it out for yourself below & download the whole thing for free HERE. 

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Other releases of note from February:

Foals Holy Fire

IceageYou’re Nothing

Inc. No World

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away

Various Artists Kuchibiru Network 3  (featuring Friendzone, Ryan Hemsworth, Skywlkr, & others for FREE HERE)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 9, 2013 5:37 pm

    I always did the same with MBV! Hipster minds think alike? Haha

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