If you’re on the east coast of the U.S. you’re probably pretty hot. It’s been sweltering for weeks. And now that it’s August (which is generally the hottest summer month anyway) you can expect to be a great deal hotter, which blows. Oh and if you’re in Maryland don’t forget about the humidity. Ugh. I’m exh-august-ed, already. So here’s some good music to get you (read: me) through. I recommend that you listen in order. Scattered? Sure! It’ll heat you up like that walk between your car and your office and then cool you down like the air conditioning that’s … Continue reading Rhyme et Reason Recommends: Exh-august-ion Playlist
Imitation is the sincerest form of flatter, right? Every now and then I stumble upon some parodies that make me laugh. These were pretty well executed. 1. I just might like this version better than the real “Rack City.” 2. … Continue reading ReR Recommends: Flattery Will Get You Everywhere
For those uninitiated, “wizard” is what the Brits say when something is cool. Cool like fezzes are cool. I’m trying to bring it to America without making it sound like I’m from Harry Potter or Doctor Who. I’ll let you … Continue reading ReR Recommends: That Wizard Playlist
This is the Swedish Edition of ReRR and it is probably not the last. The Swedes seem to have pop music in their blood! Roxette, The Cardigans, Ace of Base, Robyn, The Tallest Man on Earth, ceo, iamamiwhoami, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li and, of course, ABBA are more than enough reasons to listen to the wonders coming out of that country. You can listen to the semi-extended version of this playlist on Youtube here. 5. Niki & The Dove just came out with a new album called Instinct. “Tomorrow” is by far my favorite song of theirs. 4. iamamiwhoami- “o”. … Continue reading ReR Recommends – Swedish Edition
(Photograph by Zara Zarichsson via Lykke Li’s Facebook page) It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new material from Lykke Li, well by herself anyway, so we were thrilled to hear “Come Near.” It doesn’t stray far from the songs on 2011’s Wounded Rhymes–which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There’s heavy percussion and lots of chanting. Something about bon-bons, too. Have a listen: “Come Near” will appear on INGRID VOLYM 1–the first release from the Swedish super label INGRID. Here’s more about them: Ingrid was created over numerous cups of pitch black coffee at Mellqvist’s in Stockholm: a place where tall … Continue reading New Music from Lykke Li!
Rhyme et Reason favorite Santigold just released her sophomore album Master of My Make-Believe–the follow up to her 2008 eponymous debut Santogold Santigold. It features songs like “Disparate Youth,” “Big Mouth” and “Go! (feat. Karen O of Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs)” all of which have been mentioned on this very site. Make sure you pick it up as it is available at all of your electronic retailers. But be sure to check out her Instagram interview where she talks about the creative process behind Master of My Make-Believe. You’ll see exclusive pictures with famous friends like Diplo, DJ A-trak, and Lykke Li among others. … Continue reading Santigold Drops Master of My Make-Believe + Talks About Process