Five Songs, 1/22/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 1/22/2021

The New Year, "Half A Day"

We just had The New Year on, uh, the New Year, so I won't go over it again. Slowcore! It's pleasant!

Marlowe, "The Places We Stay"

Marlowe is producer L'Orange and Solemn Brigham on the mic, here with a little instrumental track from their first, self-titled album. It's a solid record, recommended particularly if you like L'Orange's production. It turns out there's a second album from them, I'm going to pick that up right now.

Beck, "Chemtrails"

I'm a much bigger fan of Fun Beck than I am of Sad Beck, and I thought maybe the Danger Mouse collab would give us Fun Beck. It mostly did not. You would think the album name Modern Guilt probably should have been a tip off, eh? Can't say he was hiding the ball there.

Hockey Night, "Get Real"

I goof on Hockey Night for sounding like Pavement. But...COME ON.

Versis, "Rain On A Sunday"

My periodic wanderings through underground hip-hop usually dig up lots of interesting records. In particular, there are records taking a bunch of great parts of electronic music and pulling them in to hip-hop, with this instrumental track from 2015's copeæsthetic being a great example.

Joshua Buergel
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