I've been listening a lot to the new Migos album, Culture. It goes really hard. Parquet Quarts's Light Up Gold is a classic and I haven't been able to put it down this week. Also, if you've never heard Nicollege Dollanganger sing "He Hit Me" you're missing out. LVL UP and Cloud Nothings played a show last night at the Ottobar but you all won't hear my thoughts on it until the article comes out :-)
The new record by Cuddle Magic, a lot of Can, and the new Father track "Hands". Cuddle Magic is a sick chamber pop band, Can is obviously legendary (still mourning Jaki Liebezeit). Father is simultaneously lackadaisical and cunning in his very specific style of trap and it's still just fire though.
Kelly Price by Migos ft. Travi$ Scott. Skrt skrt, one imaginary word, repeated twice, is by far the most used ad-lib in modern music. This song takes that even further by providing various rhythmic variations on skrt skrt.
Really liking Mac Demarco's 2 new singles. Sounds a lot like Beck and the synths are really doing it for me. Also redisovered Benjamin Clementine's At Least For Now after his feature on that new Gorillaz song. He's so talented I love him!!
Syd's Fin is nuts. My fave song off it is Over feat. 6lack. As the only feature of the album, 6lack was easily the best choice.
Play this shit at 1.25x speed or normal either way its fire.
Anything John K. Samson/The Weakerthans, especially the Weakerthans's live album. The Cloud Nothings show was one of the most fun shows i've been to in a long time.
La Di Da Di by Battles and Antibalas by Antibalas. Battles is just super cool so duh. Antibalas came up on my discover weekly playlist and is really groovy and has some great instrumental jams.
By Emily Whitney on Feb. 8, 2017, noon