I was listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning and heard this incredible track by Mr Little Jeans called “Oh Sailor”, and I had to share it. It’s a really sweet, sort of electronic ditty that’s made even better by the addition of the Silver Lake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale. You’ll seriously hear this and want to listen to it about 17 times in a row.
Fun fact: Mr Little Jeans isn’t a mister at all, she’s Monica Birkenes, a Norwegian musician currently hanging out in my lovely home base of Los Angeles.
To some extent 2013 can be slashed in half. Before and after Yeezus, I mean. That seems a bit audacious, right? It’s ONE record, maybe not Kanye’s most loved – although the croissants line still gets me. But if anything, like 808s & Heartbreak, it has opened the door for different producers and the darker side of dubstep, grime, and hip hop to become a part of the mainstream.
So who really made Yeezus?
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The dudes from ODESZA, Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight, have a brand new track called My Friends Never Die, and it’s honestly keeping my designs flowing. The song is an electronic jam with a punchy melody and lots of shout-y bits. Honestly, I’m shit at describing songs so just listen and enjoy.
One of my favorite new things has to be Rdio’s awesome Stations feature, and specifically in this case, the ability to turn your favorite record label into it’s very own station. Recently I’ve been listening a lot to the Friends of Friends station, which is a Los Angeles based record label with a really amazing line-up.
Through the station I found a band named Evenings, well, he’s a dude named Nathan, but he makes some really great music, and his most recent album Yore is phenomenal. One of my favorite songs on the album is called “Still Young.” It’s kind of a headphone track but it definitely gives you a good sense of the vibe.
You can also discover a bunch of great music over on the Friends of Friends site by clicking here.
A couple years ago I wrote about a 16 year old named Zoo Kid who was making some rather fantastic music, despite his age. In the two years since Archy Marshall has moved on from his Zoo Kid moniker to King Krule, but he’s still making the same fantastic music as before. His first album release under King Krule is called 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, and you can take a listen to the single “Octopus” below, which is filled with haunting vocals and sparse beats.
6 Feet Beneath the Moon comes out August 26 on XL/True Panther Records.