“You Turn Clear In The Sun” is a favorite cut from Telekinesis’ new album 12 Desperate Straight Lines. Complete with a nice verse, the song is light and bouncy and doesn’t drag on. It’s a solid pop song. And besides, the world could always use more singing drummers.
Here’s one to watch in 2011. Based out of NYC, Chino Maurice will be opening for N*E*R*D on his coming national tour. Track is smooth in all the right ways, ugh, so do like Chino say’s and… “Get it on”!
Nitty Scott MC takes DJ Premier’s “Work” beat into the economic reality of today – “$11 for some Newports? Sometimes I think I can’t afford to love New York.” The result is a fresh take on a classic beat. If there’s one thing hip hop needs, it’s more ladies who can spit like this.
Wow. Hello Seahorse! singer Denise Gutierrez’s voice is crazy. “Me Has Olvidado” (“You Have Forgotten Me”) feels operatic in parts, sublime even. The vocal feels soul wrenching, soul gutting, soul lifting all at once. It’s as if each quality, each tone of melody, each note is pointing to one singular emotion, than to the next, than to the next, and the next cause there’s motion in “Me Has Olvidado”, in the pulse of its rhythm, in it’s vocal cadences, it’s beautiful but it’s also kinetic, images projected to a screen, one moment of life to the next.
More new Raveonettes material continues to surface. This time it’s the dreamy slow burn of “War in Heaven”. Vaguely electronic drum tones, layered delay-driven guitars, Sharin’s hushed vocal. Classic Raves.