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Vagabon - Infinite Words
Laetitia Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer who has been recording as Vagabon since 2014. On her forthcoming debut, Infinite Worlds for Father/Daughter Records (Diet Cig, PWR BTTM, Lisa Prank), she hones her singular voice and vision with an unprecedented clarity. Infinite Worlds builds upon Tamko’s stripped-down demos that have been circulating online and throughout the independent music community for the past two years. Here, she abandons her simplistic lo-fi past and focuses on synths, keyboard, guitars, and drums, fleshing out these songs into complete, deep works.
Thundercat - Drunk
For those who don't know Thundercat, prepare to get mind-funked. This 6-string electric bass player has been one of the greatest additions in the current electronic jazzy-funk era.
The album title, like the rest of the album, is meant to be both humorous and serious. “I’ve always tried to hold true to what Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus told me: It has to come from an honest place. I feel like it’s a place that I’ve been in different ways, seen different angles of and it’s been a bit inspirational - the drinking,” he tells RBMA Daily. “It has its ups and downs and everything, but I felt like it showed the human side of what goes on behind things, something that I see with all of my friends… I felt like it was kind of interweaved in the music culture. And it’s something that’s never talked about.”
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Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes
Whoa... I feel like I'm in middle school again...
Los Campesinos! new record, Sick Scenes, exists as an expression of the pent-up aggression the band felt due to their inactivity over recent years. At the same time, it celebrates the existence and triumphant return of a persistent and determined group of musicians. Thematically, the record grapples with themes like fumbling for personal relevance while trying to be a better person, repressing anxiety, and attempting to function while constantly maintaining the perfect two-beer buzz. It is set upon a backdrop of non-league football, prescribed medication, and crumbling hometowns.