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297: “Who” by David Byrne & St. Vincent

Album cover done wrong/right.David Byrne never brings weak sauce. He brings sauce that is consistently robust, and he’s mixed it with St. Vincent as a protein this time.

This is music for people who suspect everyone else is a robot. If you’re not a robot, you will at least raise an eyebrow. It’s… robot test music.

I could tippity-type some more words about Love This Giant (2012), but it’s straw.

Enjoy.

Song: Who
Artist: David Byrne & St. Vincent
Album: Love This Giant
Label: 4AD
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube

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222: “Powa” by tUnE-yArDs

Glory hole.As a wise drunk once told me, before barging in on a live television news broadcast to voice his rather unique opinions… “there ain’t nothing to it, but to do it.”

I thought it took real guts to do something like that, but he showed me.

~

A creative force not unlike Keller Williams, tUnE-yArDs‘ Merrill Garbus has forged a wonderful and entirely distinct sound. It’s built on her dynamic vocals, drum loops she creates on the fly, and a little help from a bassist and occasional horn. Merrill gots funky soul, and she wears it on the outside. But if it’s so easy, how come more of us don’t do it?

“Powa” is from W H O K I L L (2011) and the whole album is just as worth consuming as this beauty.

Enjoy.

Song: Powa
Artist: tUnE-yArDs
Album: W H O K I L L
Label: 4AD
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG | Spotify
Watch: YouTube