toronto alt r&b project the weeknd have dropped a free mixtape called “house of balloons”. i didnt think r&b could be tolerable considering the abundance of popular auto-tuned r&b pop crap. a couple tracks on “house of baloons” feature samples of brutal faves beach house. theres probably some other hip samples buried in there.
beach house, who performed at the laneway festival singapore at fort canning park last week, may or may not have performed a new song. peep this fan-filmed footage of the song in question and tweet amongst yourselves… new song, obscure cover, or old gem?
as we near the official announcement, the annual coachella lineup guessing game is upon us and the internet-o-sphere has already taken to predicting the lineup based on bubbling rumors, tour schedules, album releases, iphone coming to verizon, myspace laying off employees, and statistics from past coachellas.
so as a member of the elite music blogging community, i too will construct a coachella 2k11 lineup consisting of totally uneducated guesses, wishlist rubbish, and past coachella participation factors. i have made sure to include some shitty acts since every year there are tons of barf worthy artists on the bill.
here is the brutal hipster coachella 2k11 lineup in no particular order…
as is customary in the blogosphere, the compilation of year-end lists never ends… even weeks into the new year either due to laziness, partying, and/or family gathering depression.
i thought i would drag out the top 10 (er… 8) onslaught by digging into ye olde brutal archive and recap the first-ever calendar year of brutal hipster blogging with some highlights and higherlights. some posts were breaking, some instigated mad controversy, others were totally overlooked… but all spread the good word.
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.
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 →
this collision course has paved the way for bands to come up with names that are entirely unpronounceable, sometimes containing characters that may not even exist on your regular qwerty computer keyboard like SUNN O))), oOoOO, !!!, ///▲▲▲\, SLEEP ∞ OVER, †‡†, ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ, etc…
are we running out of band names? are bands fucked? our music fans fucked? is the music industry fucked (up)?