Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some Music I Liked This Week

Todd Terje

I can't decide which I like more, Todd Terje, his music, or his new album cover. Maybe it doesn't matter. Because on his new record, Terje teamed up with Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry for the track, "Johnny and Mary" and that's about as good as it gets. And if that's not enough for you, watch Terje dance all over his home country of Norway here.



I've been helping a friend brainstorm ways to DJ his own wedding, including the possibility of me hopping in the crow's nest and generating a few playlists. And though it might seem right up my alley, it's a daunting task to attempt to please a wide variety of people all at once. It's a sentiment that was touched on this week by Pitchfork staff writer, Evan Minsker, as he prepares to DJ his own wedding.

Within his piece, he shares this tune by Brian Eno, from Eno's record Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974). It happened to resonate with me, so I thought I'd press play on the way-back machine and share it this week. As far as the wedding goes, is it appropriate to play Wesley Willis during cocktail hour?



I had time to kill on a recent road trip home, so I started listening to the Dinner Party Download podcast from American Public Media. On one particular episode they interviewed Britt Walford, the drummer for the critically-acclaimed, but deeply mysterious early '90s band, Slint.

After releasing their second record, Spiderland, the band inexplicably disbanded. I mean, we're talking about a record that, as you'll see from the video above, is heralded as one of the best 100 albums of not only the '90s, but of all time according to some. The record was re-released earlier this year, and now you can hear their side of the story in the new Slint documentary, Breadcrumb Trail. Watch the trailer above.



This new track from TOBACCO is NSFW, unless you're wearing headphones or you're self-employed, or your boss just doesn't give a f**k. Thanks for the album recommendation, Jessie!


Bits & Pieces

STREAM // Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain (NPR Music) Security blanket.

WATCH // D.D Dumbo: Looping Sounds In An Austin Alleyway (NPR Music) Sucker for loop pedals.

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