Sunday, June 17, 2012

Music: New Shit

Here we have Fiona Apple sounding way less angry, channeling Tori Amos's delicate vocals, and writhing around with snails and the occasional octopus. She's definitely come far from her angry chick-rock days of Tidal and seems to be switching it up from 2005's Extraodinary Machine. Her newest effort--get ready for it, because the title is longer than a freakishly abnormal dick--The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do was released on June 15th.

Okay, I know I am not the only one who thought they were covering Beyonce's song of the same name. This is the second song released from their upcoming album, Swing Lo Magellan. Have to admit, I definitely preferred the first single, "Gun Has No Trigger," over this, but it may grow on me. Plus, I might be biased seeing as the only album of theirs I ever appreciated was their infamous Bitte Orca. One thing about DP--no pun intended HAHA--that I like is that they can turn nothing into something. All they need is Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian's beautiful yet strange harmonies, a couple instruments and they're good. "Gun Has No Trigger" is as simplistic as it is catchy. Just a harmony and a build, with minor instrumentation. Here, the gang implements strings, a seemingly simple guitar riff, and a few hand claps in the beginning. Done. And it's lovely.

Two things: One, this sounds like the music they play during commercials on Adult Swim. Two, I can easily picture Pharrell sing-rapping over this lazy-day soundtrack music. It kind of reminds me of James Pants--especially this one, in terms of breathy, chilled out vocals amid a funky electronica-esque orchestration. It makes for perfect summer music. White girls in search of that flawlessly fatal tan should be bumping this while they're in the sun, digging their feet into the sand.

What do you guys think of the new songs posted? Any new albums you're anxiously awaiting?

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