February was quite an exciting month for music releases, including a few full-length albums, and a handful of singles from some of our favorites.
The first, must-listen album goes to Black Panther: The Album, released by Kendrick Lamar and features various other artists. As advertised, it includes music from and inspired by the film, which is currently selling out theaters nationwide. The collection of artists who collaborated on this album is impressive, so give it a listen if you haven’t already.
The next albums worthy of mention are Car Seat Headrest’s remaster of Twin Fantasy, along with Hovvdy’s Cranberry. Both were highly anticipated albums by a few of our DJs, who have been long-time fans of the bands. On a personal note, Triathalon (one of my old favorites) just released Online.
On the singles front, Beach House’s “Lemon Glow” chilled us out, while Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” got us dancing. Courtney Barnett’s “Nameless, Faceless” gave us some nostalgia on February 15th, following Michael Seyer’s “Lucky Love” the day before.
While there are surely a bunch missing from this list, these should keep your ears satisfied until the next batch of releases, which are sure to impress.
At just 18, Norwegian-native Boy Pablo has already released 3 singles and a 6 track EP. He is joined on stage by his best friends and is currently touring around Europe. His latest release, Roy Pablo, was released this past May and quickly gained attention among the dreampop community, being compared to acts like Mild High Club and Banes World.
Check out the EP below:
(recommended tracks: everytime, ur phone, ready / problems)
It’s April and we are a bit more then a quarter of the way through the year. Here are some records that I’ve liked and some more that I am looking forward to.
2 Mounts — Sycamore (further)
Prostitutes — Crushed Interior
Continue reading Andrew’s first quarter report
a list of some albums I liked in the first quarter of 2013 and some upcoming releases that I’m looking forward to listening to
Indians – Somewhere Else
4AD, released January 28
Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth
Captured Tracks, released February 19
Continue reading Q1 of 2013 report – Nicole’s fav albums so far + most anticipated Q2
In light of 2012 nearing its end and our DJs reflecting on the best albums of the year, we look back to Kurt Cobain’s (handwritten) 50 favorites.
I enjoyed a few releases in May before bolting out of CDB, among them being Reptar – Body Faucet and Best Coast- The Only Place, but as all the summer albums arrived one of them stood out as an album that could succeed in any season. Continue reading Album of the Month, May: Beach House- Bloom
Toughest month to pick so far, and that’s why an album I haven’t even played on cdb yet is the pick(though that’s mainly blamed on me not having a show for the past few weeks). The band has made it’s name based on it’s live performances, and their debut album has captured a lot of their energy and displayed it well. Strong southern roots in the music and the singer’s wonderfully powerful voice makes this album flow well from start to finish, and that’s enough to make it the best new album I heard in April
I Ain’t the Same
I Found You
Oberhofer’s a band from Brooklyn that got named after it’s lead singer, Brad Oberhofer, and they released their debut album Time Capsules II officially on March 27th. Fortunately we got it into WCDB a while ago now, so many of the songs have already been drilled into my head with fun and catchy melodies. It’s not like the sound is unprecedented , whistling in indie music happens frequently and has become pretty cheap, while syllabic elongation/meaningless choruses are widely accepted(at least in Indie Pop). The track names look like text messages and the singer’s voice isn’t natural either, as he stresses each syllable while altering pronunciations(though I actually enjoy his approach a lot). So what makes this album different and actually substantial? Continue reading Album of the Month, March: Oberhofer- Time Capsules II
For January my favorite album was Paralytic Stalks by of Montreal, a band that’s actually from Georgia but is named after a girl lead singer Kevin Barnes used to be with that was “of Montreal”… When I first tried to get into the band many of their earlier works frustrated me with annoyingly frank and simple concepts (Tim I wish you were born a girl immediately comes to mind), but this certainly isn’t the case with Paralytic Stalks. Continue reading Album of the Month, February: Of Montreal- Paralytic Stalks
Our friends have just released a music video for their song, “Julia” on the latest album, Turn It Off and Take Out The Battery. You can download the whole thing here
You can also catch the band at WCDB’s 34th Anniversary! It’s a 2 day festival with a bunch of bands, giveaways, and more. More information can be found on the Facebook event.