WIDR Top 5 Pick of the Week – 6/20/13
Records on records on records, man. There are so many new things happening at the station right now, I can hardly contain myself. So, I’m going to unleash all of my excitement by sharing these super sweet new CDs with you.
More news on the way!
1) Bass Drum of Death – Self-titled
With a sophomore album ready to shelve record shops next week (!) Bass Drum of Death hits it hard. An American garage rock band from Oxford, Mississippi, John Barrett formed BDD in 2008 to make music reminiscent of the obscure 70s B-sides we all love so much. Tune in this week to catch some spins.
2) Mikhael Paskalev – Jive Babe EP
Mikhael Paskalev is a Norwegian-Bulgarian singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Ålesund, Norway. With his brand new second EP, Paskalev plays adorable acoustic pop music that will make you giddy as heck.
3) Rabbi Darkside – Prospect Avenue
Funded in part by Kickstarter, this hip-hop album kills with neat musical features, including appearances from Homeboy Sandman, Nickodemus, Duv, and others. And let’s be honest, we totally have a softspot for Jewish rappers.
4) Jay Arner – Self-titled
This guy is quite the talent. Every note and lyric on this record is produced by him, which is pretty impressive given its saturation with fuzzy synths, guitars, and elaborate harmonies.
5) Baths – Obsidian
In his second album, just three years after the debut of Cerulean, Baths gets real. Considered by many to be one of the finest young composers of our generation, these lyrics and spacey vocals get pretty deep, man.