Tuesday, September 14, 2010
It seemed that with 2006's Outsider album and continuing now with "Def Surrounds Us" that DJ Shadow is moving further away from being the sample laden innovator he was with Entroducing... and continued with The Private Press and is getting closer to just your average, everyday hip-hop producer. While "Def Surrounds Us" has some nice moments, most notably the bass laced throughout the song, the samples seem uninspired and thrown together.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
He may have his mama's eyes, but, his voice, live show and overall visual asthetic comes from a time gone by.
Justin Townes Earle has very quickly become one of my favorite musicians around. He doesn't really rely on his dad's last name, he's done everything pretty much on his own from the start.
Check out his Daytrotter Session for live versions of "Ain't Waitin'," "Mama's Eyes," "Boy Keep Movin'," and one of my personal faves "They Killed John Henry."
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
It's prolly time for me to let go of KoL sounding like their first two albums and that sonically they've moved on into a more pop-oriented direction. But, upon first listen "Radioactive" isn't a bad little number, completely ready for radio and college girl's dorm rooms.
It's probably safe to say that Sarah Jaffe has become somewhat of a sensation around DFWd. She's a gifted songwriter penning songs that cut straight to the heart of emotion and a voice that makes you feel like you're living what she's singing. And it probably won't be long before people are saying "remember when Sarah Jaffe lived in Denton?"
That being said, I have two pair of tickets to give away for her show Saturday at the Granada. If you don't get the tickets, you should go anyway, it's only $10 freaking dollars!
So, email me at bonafidedarling(at)gmail(dot)com with "Black Hoax Lie" in the subject line and you get them.