Time for a music dump.
Been listening to Heavy Hawaii's Goosebumps a lot. It's one of those albums that just... works on some level you can't quite explain. Individually the puzzle pieces are all rounded, but somehow it just comes together as a whole like a pointillist painting of a small animal being startled by its own fart.
I'd describe their sound as fitting into that "AM radio broadcast from another dimension" category of Mexican Summer-type releases, only with a bit of Beach Boys a la Paw Tracks and maybe a dash of Captured Tracks for good measure.
Trust's TRST has been on heavy rotation since last year. I can't give it a rest. Here's the official video for "Sulk" which isn't so much a video as it's awkward clips of people dancing and riding around in cars. Which perfectly fits TRST and Trust in general.
It's the vocals that set Trust apart from so many bands doing this type of thing today. They've got just the right amount of decadent perversity but sound weary and apocalyptic. I imagine a phone-in psychic like Mistress Cleo would sound similar if she saw the end of the world in her crystal ball.
Why can't fortune tellers have kids? Because they've got crystal balls.
"Quest" from Vondelpark's Seabed. Personally I'm digging this stuff more than the new James Blake at the moment. Nice soulful-electronic-whatever.
What about you guys?
I love how they have to put their mouths all over everything in the store.
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