EARGASMS OF THE WEEK:
I’ve been really lazy on the Eargasms for the last week. In my defence Uni has been ruining my life. But i’m not here to bore you with my excuses! To make up for my apathy here a bunch of tunes that have been saving my student life.
Yeasayer - Henrietta: First and foremost, my my music husbands, Yeasayer are back with a brand new track Henrietta. Just like everything they do, it has me happy dancing up a storm. Taking it down a notch from their poppier numbers such as O.N.E, this new track really lets their psychedelic funk side shine. I love everything about this beat and am seriously considering changing my name to Henrietta. Check it out above!
Lemonade - Softkiss: Brooklyn natives Lemonade satisfy with their latest indie pop concoction, Softkiss. Cruising on a synth dream, the addition of peppy vocals and hand claps results in much head bopping and toe tapping goodness to be had. Their sophomore album is set to drop next week and I am frothing in anticipation.
Azelia Banks - Jumanji: It’s no secret that i’m not the biggest Azelia Banks fan. No doubt 212 is a killer tune, however I just can’t get on board with her filthy lyrics. The word cunt makes my skin crawl. It’s nasty and cheapens the song. New number Jumanji Is much more my cuppa. Produced by Hudson Mohawke, tribal vibes infiltrate the track enhancing her speedy rhyme flow, creating the perfect soundtrack for jungle mayhem. Also Jumanji was a dope ass movie so props for that.
Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard: Blood Orange, formally known as Dev Hynes, has been floating around the tuneiverse for a while under a number of aliases. Working under the guise of Lightspeed Champion from 2008-2010, he has written for heavyweights Florence And The Machine and The Chemical Brothers as well as produced The Bleeding Knees Club’s debut album closer to home. His latest offering, Coastal Grooves dominated my ipod much of last year, and having recently seen him live supporting Florence And The Machine on her Australian tour, it is once again commanding my playlist. Sutphin Boulevard is one of those undeniably awesome tracks that perfectly combines R&B, psychadelic rock and sexy black hipster. And sexy black hipsters are clearly the flavour of the month.
Catcall - The World Is Ours:I really love being an Australian and am damn proud of the amazing music that our island home harvests! Catcall is one such artist that makes my heart swell with national pride. She gives it all she’s got with new single, The World Is Ours and the effect is good ol’ fashioned fun! Reviving elements of 80’s power pop, I can’t help but picture a dancing Molly Ringwald getting foot loose.
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?:This track is straight up funk. Clearly her jam sessions with Prince have rubbed off on her! From the playful handclaps to the cheery guitar plucks, every aspect of this track perfectly falls into place. Not to mention her soulful tones and general adorableness are so damn charming. Also the fact that she sings about Ice Cream makes me want to be her BFF.
Brick + Mortar - Bangs: A more recent addition to my playlist, I stumbled across this track during my regular stroll down the bloggerhood courtesy of Ear Milk. The eerie intro is extremely deceptive, overcome by an onslaught of trembling guitar riffs, heavy percussion’s and hazy vocals. Despite the instrument invasion, every detail works harmoniously. Crank it up and let your feet do the talking!