I'm an old fart, so usually songs released in the past ten years make me feel like I'm in an Urban Outfitters in one of two ways: that I'm in Urban Outfitters and stressed out and feeling poor but on a fashion bender and committed to purchasing something cool that I know I'll never have the guts to wear while manic alt-punk music fills my ears, or that I'm in Urban Outfitters, I hear a cool song that would never have come on the Ella Fitzgerald Pandora station, and I think, "Thank God I came into Urban Outfitters to hear this cool song."
The latest from Grimes is "Go," a song she originally cowrote for Rihanna. It's full of heavy bass drops but paired with the soaring, layered loops Grimes made her name off of. But also THOSE HEAVY BASS DROPS. I can't not make the Este Haim Bass Face when this is on. She also released a couple new publicity shots, featuring a summer look she describes as "an anime elf assassin who is a big fan of dolly parton and patsy cline." [Tumblr]
An alternate take on the beloved Dolly Parton song.
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene I'm begging of you please don't take my man Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene Please don’t take him just because you haven’t considered all your options
Your beauty is beyond compare With flaming locks of auburn hair With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Your smile is like a breath of spring Your voice is soft like summer rain Please don’t hang up Jolene
He talks about you in his sleep But people have started noticing I’m always working your name into conversation, Jolene
And I can easily understand If you don’t feel comfortable because [...]
Amy Schumer's speech at the Gloria Awards and Gala last Thursday night got some deserved pickup over the weekend, because in the space of about 1,900 words the comedian managed to hit on a unique element of female shame that tends to accompany particularly awful adolescent sexual experiences, and to expertly flip the whole thing into a power ballad about learning self-worth and confidence. Oh, and Sam Cooke:
I could feel I was losing myself to this girl in this bed. He stood up and put a new CD on. "Darling, you send me, I know you send me, honest, you do …" I'm [...]
You know that thing where suddenly there is, as far as you are concerned, only one song in the whole world? One song that just hits all the hollow parts of your bones and the hollower parts of your heart? You'll be listening to another song but thinking, "Man, I wish The Only Song in the World was playing right now." Then, as soon as you have the opportunity, you put in your earphones or go home to your stereo and listen to that song over and over and over until you've solved music. You know that thing? No? Well, listen to this.
One Weird Tip: If you have a Sam Cooke or [...]
Good morning! So The Weekend has a new song and it's called "Often" and it's kinda sexy and kinda NSFW but it does remind me of early Drake pre-Rihanna crush, post-Degrassi. Just put on headphones first. [via Buzzfeed]
Here's BANKS delivering very scorned realness on "Drowning," a recovery anthem that dips and dives around her vocals. Pair this with her last release, "Goddess," and you've got something like a soundtrack to a girl gang's post-breakup assessment brunch. BANKS' debut album, Goddess, is due out in September, and she's got some shows coming up, possibly in your vicinity.
10 Songs For Your Limp Dick
1. "Stutter," Elastica
2. "I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself," Dusty Springfield
3. "Under Pressure," David Bowie, Queen
4. "(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones
5. "Patience," Guns N’ Roses