For all 38 people who follow my mostly-inactive Tumblr, my new band NAP put out a demo tape this week. This is my favorite track. We’re playing in Williamsburg Saturday.
Broworker Andy wins the day.
hey, that’s me!
Andy: huffpo: cnn is terrible and displays no critical thinking skills
in other news, a slideshow of this year’s 10 blackest kettles
There are a lot of funny little moments in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. This one is the funniest.
A+ to everyone involved.
Hillary Clinton Meets Louis C.K. At TIME 100, Amy Poehler Looks On
Many of my interests are represented herein.
Don’t love this one as much as “Millionenspiel,” but dutifully posting because everyone should buy The Lost Tapes when it comes out.
Just in case you hadn’t heard, there’s a 3xCD box set of unreleased music by Can coming out this summer. 3! CDs! of Can! If you’re uninitiated, consider this the perfect time to get into one of the greatest bands to ever do it. If you know ‘em already, you probably don’t need my convincing. Here’s “Millionenspiel,” the first taste.
I’m hesitant to go all-in on Jai Paul on the strength of just two tracks, but I really, really want to. There’s a part of me that could rhapsodize about how the dude’s going to change the game and all of that, but for now, I’ll stick to saying that BTSTU made my jaw hit the floor when I first heard it, and that Jasmine, his newest, might be just as good.
Jai Paul’s take on R&B splits the difference between the approach of forward-thinking classicists like Frank Ocean and the cut-and-paste abstractions of James Blake. He’s got a tuneful, if slightly warped, sensibility, and his production skills are borderline virtuosic—as I said on Twitter, this thing is such an intense headphone record that I’m having a hard time imagining how it’s going to sound on actual speakers. Highly recommended.