JAY Z – The Story of O.J.
Out with his new album exclusive to Tidal, Jay Z has delivered a deeply personal collection of cuts. Here we have a social commentary on what it means to be black in America. Oh yeah, he also mentions his fortune and the inflation of value in art over time. Not totally original, however Jay brings his own perspectives to the table. A raw delivery coupled with a barebone beat and rough production. Great video too.
Waxahatchee – Silver
Katie Crutchfield brings us a break up album dealing with a toxic relationship. The track below has an almost grunge feel to it up until Katie’s dreamy soaring vocals brings life into the atmosphere.
Cornelius – Sometime / Someplace
I do wish I could speak Japanese to uncover this song a bit more. Not that you necessarily need to understand the lyrics in order enjoy it as a whole. Very dreamy indie here, with a surprising Blur-esque solo that pops out of nowhere in the mix.
Suzanne Santo – Ghost in My Bed
One half of the members of Honeyhoney, Suzanne appears to making a break from the duo to release her some solo work. This tune is moody, twangy and delivers some passionate singing. Rock, but with a slight tinge of folk seeping through.
The Surfing Magazines – Lines & Shadows
It’d appear Slow Club members Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor are on a break from the ol’ band recently. First with Rebecca being involved with Fat White Family’s side project The Moonlandingz, and now Charles has emerged with a new band The Surfing Magazines. Members of the bands Wave Pictures and Supermodel help complete the indie-supergroup. With a sense of urgency in the lyrics the tune starts slow but slowly transcends into chaos. The video is live, and I’d check their other new tune “New Day” if you get chance.