ley-lines: ourrootedfamilytree replied to your video: Feeling worn out by the Drake album about halfway… grantland.com/story/_… — i don’t buy all of it, but it sort of gets at why i find drake’s sadness more compelling than depressing. I like Hua Hsu and this is good writing. But for me, the problem with Drake’s sadness is that it isn’t really all that sad—it’s more sullenness, the moroseness of...
Jon Brion (and Fiona Apple) played a very unusual... →
NPR: The Hipsterfication of America →
barelyeducated: How do you think kids in skinny jeans and cardigans have felt, for years on years, walking into one of what I am sure are the many places in Philly where most people are wearing Phillies hats and ‘properly fitting’ blue jeans? This isn’t some weird hipster territorial beef, it’s humanity’s natural cliquishness, as old as humanity itself. Either stop worrying about what they think...
lafontusa replied to your link: Really enjoyed this Resonant Frequency column do you think covering a famous song to boost your profile is something novel to the hype machine era? because if so i have a beatles cover of “twist and shout” i’d like to sell you. Certainly not. But the fact that the Beatles wrote their own songs was also novel at the time. I think the key difference is Google allows...
Really enjoyed this Resonant Frequency column →
The idea of music-making as reblog is fascinating, but it also has to go hand-in-hand with the idea of SEO covers and remixes — unknown bands covering more popular artists to get YouTube or Hype Machine attention, something that’s happened in both the mainstream and indie worlds. Whether the Odd Future remix of Lana Del Ray is authentic or a calculated advertisement is up to the...
themiracals replied to your link: NPR: The Hipsterfication of America for me, the question is, why do people even care? and by care i am referencing the effort it takes to label someone, to write an article about it, etc. it’s just a vacuous piece of writing that tries to place a person in an organized bin. “Old people are kind of dumb” is my best answer here, unfortunately
NPR: The Hipsterfication of America →
I’m not going to read this because fuck this shit, but I control-f’d and discovered that the word “hipster” appears 57 times in this piece, including photo captions, links, etc. 57 times. Update: I started reading it. You do not want to read it, ever. Also, every single instance of “hipsters” could be replaced by “young people.”
The Big Ghost review of "Take Care" →
A+, especially: But yo…how the first words that this nigga got the nerve to utter on this muthafuckin album gon be “I think I killed errybody in the game last year man”? Pardon me son? Word? You mean the same year that Kanye dropped another classic album in…while yo overrated ass uhhh….DID NOT? That year b? You mean the year when niggas predicted you was gon do a...
Worth it for the Ross verse on “Lord Knows,” though
Someone should take all the '90s reviews of...
This album is like watching a really bad Hills arc and waiting for Lauren to realize it’s seriously not going to work out with Brody (is that what happened?). Really nice production, though! Thom Yorke or someone who can sing should remix the whole thing. Update: It takes 10 tracks to get to the Nicki verse, the first decent rap verse on the album so far. Christ.
Vice on Japan's cat cafes →
This great North Highlands song →
Are you guys into this band yet? Love them.
prrr, halls of mirrors, and why it's good to just...
agrammar: last night i went to a party for “The World’s Perfect Zine,” which is a zine that was just put out by a guy called “David Shapiro,” but who is actually named something else. a zine is like a self-made magazine. the party was at a downtown record store called Other Music, and it was sponsored by Tumblr, because David Shapiro writes a well-known Tumblr called “pitchfork reviews reviews,”...