“Life needs more than its raw make up,” Gordon explains. “And if we can conjure some beauty, adventure, or just some fun sounds out of an otherwise harsh reality there is some magic in that. Any real life stuff that goes into a Teenage Moods song is rendered like a cartoon. I want to get excited. I want to have fun. I want to feel young forever. Simple, dumb and fun will get me through quite a bit.”
With their synth-driven soulful tunes, LA duo Skin Town fit snugly into the new R&B mold, but use the mold to craft uniquely mood-altering, candlelight-inducing, smoky numbers that stick between ears and inspire the hips. Read more.
On the road again…I can’t wait to be on the road again with the Impose dream team. This footage is from earlier this year when the gang and I headed down to SXSW via…Buffalo? Though we start in snow, we end in sun. Stay tuned for more clips, or watch the whole (less than half-hour) documentary of our trip here.
Fuzz fits right in with the high-energy thrash that bats around Ty Segall-lovers’ skulls, but rounds its namesake sound into something fuller, bigger, badder and just as fun. It’s like garage rock gone classic – re-imagined as early 80s, Sabbath-style metal or power pop. And similar to your mom and pop’s hairspray rock of yesteryear, it’s a sound that cannot be achieved alone, but has to be built in perfected, blown-out layers. Ty’s band mates deliver. Read more about Ty Segall’s latest collab and his stint as a drummer.
Bad-mood Blondie gets weird on the dance floor Winehouse-blender-style in U.S. Girls’ new EP, Free Advice Column, featuring a KA song about your period. Read more and stream other album single, “Overtime” on Impose today.
Stay tuned for my interview with Meg Remy on Impose tomorrow!
That’s all we’re thinking on Impose today. Check out my review of the Massachusetts’ foursome’s debut LP, read Dayna Evan’s amazing in-depth article on the girls’ battles with being labeled as ladies-only, and check out some more killer snaps in a fantastic Shot by the Band feature.
Like a feel-good movie without a soul, Jacuzzi Boys’s latest record pleases from first note to finale, but leaves you feeling a little empty at the end. As many times as the Jacuzzis repeat a phrase, it’s rarely an interesting one, and so every would-be pop number falls short of catchy and nothings feels new.
But while the point of the puzzle remains unclear, the places where the pieces do come together are pretty brilliant. Read more.