Another week, more music, here’s the best picks on the playlist from this past week:
MD PICK OF THE WEEK: PRINCE RAMA OF AYODHYA “ZETLAND” [s/r] – Might you have forgotten Prince Rama in the haze of ecstatic blues last Thursday? Perhaps? Well then, you should check out this album, clad in its own fur, on our very own playlist. Swirling psychedelic anthems sound as if you would be worshiping the god-queen yourself clad in nothing but sonic fuzz.
ELODIE’S PICK OF THE WEEK: LOCAL NATIVES “Gorilla Major” [Frenchkiss] – Sunny California meets almost tribal percussive rhythms with very jubilant and ecstatic hooks.
DARIUS’ PICK OF THE WEEK: WOODHANDS “Remorsecapade” [Paper Bag] – Synth and drums electro-pop duo with glam swagger and oh-so-approaching-manic “on the ups” emotional intensity.
ADAM GREEN “Minor Love” [Possum] – This sounds like an anti-folk crooner Lou Reed. Green is the co-founder of the Moldy Peaches and in this album the crass lyrics seem to be the focal point.
XIU XIU “Dear God I Hate Myself” [Kill Rock Stars] – This album is very intense and incredibly emotive, but well produced and an interesting mix of weird electronica sounds.
CRAIG RAMSEY “Parting Gift for a Party Girl” [s/r] – Ramsey is Bear’s front man’s solo debut. The album has a very twee crisp clean and airy lush folk strains.