Tonight, 3 plans of mine sequentially fell through so I’m left with nothing to do. I’m probably gonna end up looking around last.fm for new music and going to bed early, but while I’m here, I wanna give you a lesser known album by a well known band.
If you were alive in 2009, you probably at one point heard of Animal Collective (or their 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion, which got a 10 on lolpitchfork). Now, I’m not going to say “You probably haven’t heard of…” because you might have researched AnCo a little further and found this early gem, but most AnCo listeners look past this mosquito-noise-filled album, probably because of the mosquito-noise-filled-ness.
Animal Collective - Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished
This album is really what triggered my love for Animal Collective. I think the entire album is amazing (Chocolate Girl, Penny Dreadfuls, La Rapet, and Alvin Row in particular), and is definitely worth checking out if you can handle this high frequency sounds it often omits. The best song on the album is the final song on the album as well — Alvin Row is a 13 minute song that reminds me of some of Trey Anastasio’s compositions in its nature (many parts that aren’t revisited), and is easily one of my favorite AnCo songs, and even one of my favorite songs in general.
While in the realm of Animal Collective …
Water Curses EP - Animal Collective
This EP is the “outtake” songs from Strawberry Jam (that really should’ve been intakes). Really strong, energetic opener (Water Curses), with a more shoegazy feeling for the next 3.
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
my 4th birthday party’s piñata … my older brother told me it was that the box containing it actually held a dinosaur. i believed him. to my surprise i found a decorative paper mâchè basketball hanging from my living room ceiling, with the supposed “dinosaur’s” box open next to the couch, and no dinosaur to be found.
this is a blog devoted to me ranting to anyone who’s listening about the things that i choose to rant about. i’ll be posting music because i like my music and i don’t like yours (unless it’s mine) but maybe in a world where “my music” is radiated through the public, i’ll actually begin to like more people.
here’s a taste:
Hyder Ali - Careless Talk
this band is no longer in existence (some of the members started a band called No Bird Sing, you should also check them out), but this is definitely one of the hip-hop groups i’ve heard in a while. lyrically, i think they’re very unique but still remains comfortable during analysis — musically, i think that the band in the background can sound similar a lot but even if it sounds similar, it sounds damn good. check them out and support their music.