It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, so there has been lots of new music to check out. Here’s just a few songs and albums I’ve been into as of late.
Kanye West – “Bound 2″
To be honest I’ve been listening to the entire Yeezus album nonstop and I’ve loving it! My favorite Yeezus track, “Bound 2″, has been on repeat a lot lately. This track isn’t like the rest of the album, there isn’t any synthesizers or broken up beats. It’s the closest we’ve come to “old Kanye” in a while. The track has fantastic samples of Brenda Lee’s “Sweet Nothin’s” and Ponderosa Twins Plus One’s “Bound.” This is definitely my favorite track off the album and a stand out track because it is so different from the rest of Yeezus.
Diarrhea Planet – “Kids”
I love this band more and more with every new song I hear from them. This is the second single from group’s upcoming sophomore release, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which comes out August 20th. With this single you hear a different side of DP, the song starts off slower and quieter than we’re familiar with but, it slowly builds into a loud melodic masterpiece full of distortion and shouting vocals. So basically, its wicked awesome! ALSO! Limp Bizkit loves Diarrhea Planet!
Larry and His Flask – “By The Lamplight”
I’ve been following these guys ever since my old band played a show with them a few years ago in Vermont. They’re one of the most energetic bands I’ve ever seen live and on top of that, they make really good music! With their second full length album, By The Lamplight, the group brings you fast and loud punk, with strong influences of bluegrass and country. Sounds like a strange combination of genres but that is honestly what this album is packing and every single second of it is amazing.
The Front Bottoms – “Talon of the Hawk”
These New Jersey rockers have been around for a couple of years, but it hasn’t been until recently that I heard them. With their second full length, Talon of the Hawk, we’re given a more produced album as compared to their self-titled debut LP. The group reminds me of The Weakerthans a lot but there are subtle differences throughout the album. The stand out tracks for me are “Au Revoir” and “Santa Monica.”