continuing in the vein of their excellent 2010 top album list-dominating “twin hand movement” album, baltimores lower dens maintain their momentum with a forthcoming new 7″, “batman”. ever so precise in execution and delicate in their craft, lower dens delivers another cheese-free new wave ambient indie rock song in perfect parallel with “twin hand movement” material.
the “batman” single drops jan 18 via gnomonsong w/ b-side “dear betty baby”, a mayo thompson cover. so tasteful these guys. the xx who?
the ep, “landmarks of lunacy”, is five songs recorded during the “surfing the void” sessions.
pretty nice of these guys (or their management) who came to realize their “deluxe” album ploy was simply cheating fans into re-buying “surfing the void”. though really, they are just masking this “gesture” as a product of holiday spirit. pfffftt.
the worlds hippest cartoon band, gorillaz, opts to extend its already gimmicky gimmick by releasing an album claimed to have been recorded entirely on an ipad using a bunch of “apps”. oddly enough, visiting the bands official site to stream/download said album is decorated with internet explorer 9 sponsor links.
enough with the gimmicks and blatant tie-ins… just play music chums.
u skimmed my fave songs of 2010 list… now here is the brutal hipster fave albums list of 2010 list for you to totally ignore.
though were are many excellent releases this year, these are probably the ones i spent the most time listening to. also, putting these picks in order of significance is pretty much the hardest thing a person can do. like sofies choice hard. but i cheated by looking at other blogs that already put out their year-end lists.
riding that high, the band have gifted their fans with a new holiday song recorded just days ago in their bedroom databank. entitled “i do not care for the winter sun”, the song is of pre-“teen dream”-like dream pop poppiness likely due to garageband recording limitations.
jesu’s brand of drone metal is sweet meditative holiday music perfect for roasting chestnuts on an open fire. youll even be dreaming of a white christmas with the accompanying remixes, one by pale sketcher and one by final, which further elevate the level of ambience and drone.
well done mister flesh… thinking next season you should collaborate with u.s. christmas on a reindeer ditty.
as a blog, its probably an important idea to do one of those year-end lists because youre not a legitimate blog without some ridiculous list that only serves to arbitrarily bookend a measurement of time. and since im new to blogging, i really want to be legit. so aboard the bandwagon i go…
here are my 14 fave mp3s of 2010 in half-assed countdown order as determined by my brutal and hip senses. was gonna do top 100 but a bunch of other shitty blogs already pulled that include-everything stunt. i wont stoop.
in brief, 2010 was all about kanye west because its always about him. but brutal hipster is not about kanye so here are my brutal faves sans kanye (with accompanying song in ipad-friendly video format). Continue reading →
sounds gimmicky despite grill ’em all truck being metal-themed. really… food does not belong in a list about music. even more baffling is that his list is only five deep, meaning the categorically incorrect inclusion drops his list to a top four. is that even a list? should he even be allowed to post a list, let alone blog? most sensible year-end lists start at ten-deep and maybe hit twenty total. some crappier lets-please-everyone or i-cant-fucking-decide include every-album-released-in-the-year-2010.
at least he is hip to black mountain who he slotted as his #2 album of the year.