Archive for the ‘Mitten Mouth Music: Alternative, Indie, Rap, Underground & Life’ Category

frank ocean | provider | lyric video

frank ocean | provider | lyric video Nothing about Frank Ocean surprises me, he moves to the beat of his own drum. So, it’s not surprising that while a lot of eyes and ears were focused on the entertainment of the VMAs on a otherwise droll Sunday on MTV those tuning in to Mr. Ocean’s […]

daniel caesar | violet

Daniel Caesar does a lot with his universe-given voice and he uses it as a power for good. But what I love and admire most about Daniel Caesar is his ability to convey genuine emotion in the form of fear, hope, uncertainty, and an authentic jubilation to be doing what he is doing.  Growing up […]

hundred waters | blanket me

hundred waters  |  blanket it’s been a long four years since one of the most under the radar acts released their incredibly touching and self-titled debut Hundred Waters courtesy of OWSLA. And although our appetites for more have been temporaily sated with the bands 5-track Currency EP earlier this year we still crave more. With […]

slow dancer | i would

slow dancer | i would Australia’s Simon Okely is Slow Dancer and his brand of music is drenched is soulful permutations from a long-ago era. Slow Dancer’s current release, In A Mood courtesy of ATO Records, is a collection of bluesy, folksy, and jazzy odes armed to disarm and seduce. But above all Slow Dancer’s current […]

planetarium | sufjan stevens, bryce dessner, nico muhly, james mcAlister

i’ve read many over analyzed reviews concerning the album Planetarium by the super group consisting of Sufijan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister, that is nigh impossible to get an idea of whether I am reading reviews penned by living and breathing humans or unfeeling bots. when approaching new music my methhod is […]

fleet foxes | crack up

  fleet foxes  |  crack up To say the Portland, Oregon-based band Fleet Foxes, have been in limbo for the past six years is not only unfair but offensive in the worst possible way. This is an album which has absorbed, not only the past six years, but both further back and in a future […]

war on drugs | holding on

The Philadelphia band War On Drugs keeps getting better and better! It’s true. I have been a fan since 2009 upon hearing “I’ve been wandering by your room and nothings coming out…” This band moves you, gets into your pores, drips from you ear-space and cuts into your emotions like a highly keen razor-edged knife. […]

i promise | radiohead | OKNOTOK 1997-2017

  For diehard Radiohead fans the newly mastered track I Promise is no surprise, the song has been in the bands repertoire and spotted here and there for over twenty years and some change. However, what is new is the band’s forthcoming OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017. Now, that is something to kick the can […]

gorillaz | humanz

gorillaz | humanz About the Gorillaz. Well, as one of my all-time favorite bands they haven’t failed me and with the release of their brand new spanking 26-track album (Yes! 26 tracks!) Humanz courtesy of Parlophone Records, they sound better than ever! It is crazy to imagine that it has been 7 years since their […]

frank ocean | lens | w/travis scott

  Sir Frank Ocean drops new track Lens w/Travis Scott and it’s not so much a sparkler (it is a sparkler) as it is unexpected and out of the blue. But we know that’s just Mr. Oceans style and patented preferred modus operandi to toss out musical bones whenever he dines to do so, but […]