++Hoo boy. Florrie is such a mix of airy, sassy/flinty and stunningly beautiful that I'm surprised there aren't a billion club remixes of her songs. I actually looked up the name Florrie on one of those baby name meaning websites and it means "sets sail to a thousand remixes."
++Not to get all mumblecore here, but there are times when a song is like a passing snapshot of talent more than a fully realized song or complete coherent work.. and the videos are, like, capturing a tiny piece of the talent as it registers on the richter scale or a small movement in a Cinegraph. (Cinegraphs were one of my favorite things born of the Internet; one of those endlessly amusing/fleeting things like dramatic chipmunk.)
ANYWAY! I have to co-sign with Pigeons and Planes on the depth and richness of Bipolar Sunshine's voice. I wish the song had juuuust a touch more meatiness. I don't wish this for everyone but there seems to be hints of thoughtfulness in that voice; it seems destined for greater songs.
Would love to him pair with Cashmere Cat, Knucklehead ooh or if he brought some intellectual jazzy Thundercat to his game and went next level.
I've had this same excitement about experimenting and pairing spinach with things lately, but that's another post for another day.
Bipolar Sunshine's EP hits June 17th, which is the same night that Coco Quadron will be on Letterman. June 17th seems like it will be a fun day for music.
Update: Hm, then again, the gravitas does meld nicely with light notes of the airy dance beat. Do you, Bipolar Sunshine.
++Five Stars: I'm just gonna put the word French in front of everything I say today. People on Amazon seem to favor things with the word French in front of it.
++Remember that one summer with Miike Snow and how I used to blog about him like he was one person? Not changing! Mr. Miike Snows employs some whistling, which no one does any more!
++From the inbox: Past favorite Quadron is back this coming June 4th with the new album Avalanche and an appearance on David Letterman June 17th. Excited!
++That's my girl right there. So comfortable and moves so naturally like a Gen X'er changing texting slang between Millenlials and Baby Boomers. (Really they speak completely different languages, don't they?)
++I guess there are easy listens and others that are a challenge to listen to... and Today's Pick by TVOTR is the latter. For whatever reason feel occupying the ol headspace with a gristly, cerebral kind of song. Maybe this one for later, too.:
Consequence of Sound has this great concise review o’ da
album and LaLonde’s changing priorities as he ages
In pre-release interviews, frontman Luke Lalonde claimed that much of the inspiration for Birthmarks came from his feelings of “moving through your mid-twenties and not doing what a lot of people my age feel like they should be
doing - like a PhD, buying a house, having a real job with a salary and
benefits.” Needless to say, this is a far cry from 2006, when he was a
14 year old boy who had just seen his first bra and squealed, "I need to get laid immediately."
Now, heavy lines like “We get so lost sometimes, filling holes that
don’t need fixing,” and “I’m not scared to die, I’m scared to be
replaced” are peppered throughout Birthmarks, giving it a backbone worth revisiting.
I don't have much to say about this song other than that it's stunningly chill and gorgeous. Well that, and wanted to repost the confusion in the comment section, verbatim...just because the variety/confusion is what I love about the comments sections of You Tube.
Will be listening to this Doves track from '09ers today. Hearing it for the first time but it's one of those ones that feels nostalgic, like it's attached to a sunsoaked memory that never really happened, namean?
The YouTubers say Thomthom Yorke's a fan, which is about right....
Ooh the deliberate finality of the plucking at the very end. Yes.
Today's pick is by Dead Sara who have been opening for Muse here and there.
That's a pretty good fit.. would be a whole of keening and yelling. They'd also marry well with known egress enterer Melissa Etheridge.
I think Demi Moore just went to see them in concert recently which also makes sense because people tend to listen to people voices similar to their own. Woah that Kinisonian yell at the end. Go on girl.