Daily Archives: 03/23/2011
Word on the blogs seems to be that The Weeknd is easily becoming one of the most hyped and blogged about acts for their refreshing and dark r&b sound unlike a lot of stuff that most hipsters are used to listening to. The initial attention for the band came from a tweet from Drake advocating the band and the hyped stayed after one listen of the stunning track ‘What You Need.’ To capitalize on all the attention they are getting the band has put out a free mixtape called House of Balloons. From what I’ve heard so far the mixtape is filled with dark and somewhat lo-fi r&b tracks that are all pretty great. Stream and download below.
In the first 5 seconds of listening to the latest leak from upcoming Fleet Foxes album Helplessness Blues I realized just how much I needed more of the Seattle group. I probably overplayed their debut when it dropped in 2008 so I haven’t been listening to much Foxes but ‘Battery Kinzie’ reminds me of ever reason that I did listen in the first place. They’re amazing. Robin Pecknold’s voice has only gotten more confident and mature since their last outing and I can’t wait to hear more from the album. Stream below (via OneThirtyBPM).