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Vampire Weekend- “White Sky” Listen to it here.

Contra, Vampire Weekend’s second album, will be released on January 12, 2010, but it seems like before it is even leaked the band will hand out all the songs. Personally, I’m not complaining because it fixes my two issues: one, my love for Vampire Weekend and two, my hate for waiting. The only issue is the newest track that they gave up isn’t really “new” at all. If you are a follower of Vampire Weekend you would know that “White Sky” has been played by VW through festivals and concerts, which is why it sounds more like their debut  album than “Cousins” or “Horchata.” With an arpeggiated piano chord and plinky guitar “White Sky” soars as the best “leak” from Contra yet.

Mary J Blige Ft. Jazmine Sullivan- “Gonna Make it” Listen to it here.

When I first heard this song, I immediately played 20 other times, which shows how quickly this song gets implanted into your membrane. The chorus is reminiscent to “this is the song that never ends”, but regardless I can see this being a number one for Mary J Blige. It was almost genius to have Jazmine Sullivan on this track; the passing of the torch from one “soul sista” to another. (By the way while typing this up, I’ve listened to it 3 times more).

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December 18, 2009 at 10:01 am

Good Music + Vogue (US)

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December 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Music Brand: The Xx

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It takes me a bit longer to get into new bands, unlike my “younger” years. It might be because I’m a whole lot more skeptical of “it” band or musicians. They get drenched with bucket full of hype later to get dried up as fast as they got wet.

Queue in the XX, a band who has received more than your average amount of hype and also, a band that I have steared away from because of it. Just like Arcade Fire, before them, I have slowly fallen in love with the lo-fi group. I compare them to a freak mix of the “pop”iness of Rilo Kiley and minimalistic style of The Kills.

The XX won me over when I attended a free show that they had in Atlanta’s own Criminal Records. Unfortunately, I got in late and was strapped to the back, but the music stretched to all four corners of the record store and at that moment I finally understood.

The common denominator of “it” bands is that they usually are able to strip all the busy-ness from the current popular bands and bring it back to the basics. The Strokes. Vampire Weekend. The Xx.

Here is the video for the xx’s “Crystali[z]ed”.

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December 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm