Ed Hall, "Luke Flukenstock"
After yesterday, it's nice to get some noise rock in here to offset that kind of thing. Variety is the spice of life, after all, and around here, loud rock is salt. Uh, or something like that. I'm saying it's a lot of what we do get around here? So it's salt, the biggest component of the spice mix? I think analogies work best when they're laborious and opaque, how about you?
Idlewild, "Little Discourage"
Folks, the singer for Idlewild is named Roddy Woomble, and I'm afraid I don't have any room for anything else in my brain at the moment.
The VSS, "Sibling Ascending"
The VSS are a post-hardcore band who lasted for just one album, Nervous Circuits, before breaking apart into a couple of bands that I don't know anything about. There's a bit of a proggy kind of feel to this that nudges it slightly towards Coheed and Cambria territory, although it's still pretty post-hardcore. Not a bad record, I guess maybe I should check on some of the successor bands.
DJ Krush, "Only the Strong Survive"
This is the opening of Meiso, the 1996 joint from DJ Krush. And yes, that's CL Smooth on the mic, sounding great as usual. It's to Krush's credit here that you could easily hear this beat coming from Pete Rock instead of him, the way that it fits so well with CL Smooth's flow.
Leatherface, "I Want the Moon"
Punk rock, baby!