A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they've been digging lately.
Parker, Parker and The Numberman: "Lost" by Chance the Rapper (feat. Noname Gypsy). The entire Acid Rap album is really impressive, but I keep finding new angles to the lines. "Oooh, I'm in so deep, girl / prolly cause your empty." Muy impressive.
The Numberman, Parker and The Numberman: "Stolen Youth" by Vince Staples has been on repeat for awhile. I'm a big fan of his stoic delivery and streetwise persona. "Live from delusion / die in the street or reside in the ruins / running high from police / throw the 9 in the sewer." Dude just seems wise beyond his years!
Douglas Thompson, The Marsupials: Carlton Melton, Photos of Photos; YOB, Catharsis; Boyd Rice, Music, Martinis and Misanthropy; Morcheeba, Who Can You Trust?
Ryan Hand, Tropical Popsicle (No. 1): Lydia Lunch / Clint Ruin, "Don't Fear the Reaper." It's hard to trump BOC's classic, but the high priestess / dark prince of no wave have given it a run for the money on this 1991 cover. ... Check the Krampus-themed YouTube vid. 'Tis the season.
Ryan Hand, Tropical Popsicle (No. 2): Christy/Lube, Bandcamp releases. A teenage riot put to tape. If renaissance teen Julian Klincewicz and his precocious peers don't blow up by the time the Fukashima plume hits the West Coast, I'll eat my shoe, á la Werner Herzog.
Daniel Gallo, Hills Like Elephants: Lately I've been geeking out out on Death Grips' The Money Store album. I work retail and ride the bus to work and back, so after an epic, 10-hour holiday shift, the only thing that makes me feel at ease while being stared at by random folks on the bus is blasting these awesome, chaotic, repetitive vibes that this album delivers on my headphones at full volume.