Archive for March 11th, 2021

March 11, 2021

Play Listy For Me – New Americana, Folk & Roots Volume 1

Play Listy For Me is our new column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Today we’re bringing you in one convenient location, all of the Americana, Folk & Roots songs we’ve talked about in the past week or two, plus a few great bonus songs. So gather up the family and have a listen y’all.

March 11, 2021

Fasman’s Finds – Chronic Mncher

Fasman’s Finds is our column from Rebecca Fasman (intrepid record nerd, DJ, and curator at the Kinsey Institute) in which she shares what she’s listening to and why. 

I have fully accepted that I love sludgey things. I love sludgey metal, sludgey hip hop, sludgey electro, sludgey funk, give me anything that is grimey and I want to live in it and rub it on my face. This week’s song is no exception. The track “Flutez” by Chronic Mncher starts off super clean, almost dreamy, and pretty quickly moves into a dirty atmospheric world of sexy French people at an auto-shop (at least this is where my head went, LISTEN TO THE SONG and you’ll see what I mean, it’s cinematic!). 

Sexy French car mechanics fantasies aside, I really like this whole EP. I mean this in the best possible way – this EP sounds like if Air, T. Raumschmiere, and Gorillaz had a baby with great taste, and we all know discerning babies are the best babies. I found myself turning it on over and over again and it always was an energizing, focusing listen. 

March 11, 2021

The B-Side: Aesther

“Holy Machines” by Aesther is gauzy dreamy warm bath of a song. Acoustic guitar and piano dance around one another as do hushed male and female vocals, intertwining and floating above a subtle slowly expanding synth soundscape buried deep in the background. Reflective, meditative and gorgeous.

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