ok ... in an attempt to pick this damn summer up I've been hittin the new music circuit hard and fast ... a couple of first impressions:
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot, Son of Chico Dusty - ehhh, it's pretty fuckin awesome if you, like me, are an old school Outkast fan. I guess record label drama keeps Dre off of it which kind of sucks, but Sir Lucious pretty much kills it regardless ... great summer album. Bouncin dungen fam style, shake it like a tamborine.
ceo - White Magic - ehh it got propped up good by p4k but it's actually kind of awesome. It's only like a half hour long though which is kind of disappointing ... need more!!!
fang island, future islands, julian lynch, male bonding ... pretty meh on all of these. male bonding is kind of cool in a 'i miss old school nirvana fuzz' sort of way.
ariel pink's haunted graffiti - another album to hold p4k skepticism up to. but i actually kind of dig this album, it's kind of deep though and i haven't gotten too much into it yet. but it stays out of the dust pile and in regular rotation for now.
beach fossils - have only listened to like 4 songs off the album ... they're like a less punk sounding black kids. it could go either way. i'm having some issues with the brooklyn music scene presently. so much coming from the same place is kind of stagnating the entire movement.