Video: livmartez – softmoss verse (ft. Sudan Moon)(prod. Deflon)

I’m on the verge of sleep right now and this is basically exactly what I want to be listening to.  ”Softmoon verse” is a dreamy, jazzy piece of r&b infused hip-hop (or hip-hop infused r&b… it’s really getting hard to tell sometimes these days) that will happily soundtrack your mid-afternoon daydreams.  I don’t know that much about any of the artists featured to be completely honest but on “Softmoon verse” they all come together in a whirling, gorgeous piece of music that definitely makes me want to go learn more about them.

-PK

Video: Tuamie – Generation Y

At the end of the day Tuamie is the loops master and the beatie king and he’s making it because he has never doubted his methods.  Since his earlier days, Tuamie has gained a sizable fan base and even collaborated with Sidewalk Kal proving that he has skill to live up to the praise we’ve thrown his way.  ”Generation Y” is one of his longest offerings so far and proves Tuamie can keep your attention for well over three minutes.

-PK

Video: Houses and Homes – South Carolina

I guess I’ve been listening to too much music from the emo/acoustic/lo-fi revival because I completely forgot that acoustic music could be summery.  Also, it’s snowing outside so this song melted my cold-hipster-blogger-iced-out heart.  Nah, for real though “South Carolina” is a bright jam from Houses and Homes that is pretty hard not to enjoy.  It’s catchy, it’s got male and female duets and it’s not trying to be cute and indie.  What negative things could I say?

-PK

 

Video: Half Loon – Swearword

I have a concussion right now so I’m not supposed to be on a computer let alone writing on a computer about a music video I watched and listened to on a computer.  Srsly don’t tell Dr. Heinke lol.  Although my world is kinda spinning and I am squinting at my screen I’m pretty sure that this is a chill song.  Like this seems like the kinda chill song that I would play with a group of chill bros and maybe cry with or raise my glasses to or something chill like that.

-PK

Video: Temple Songs – I Can’t Look After You

Despite the wave of Manchester-based fuzz-pop and punk groups that dominated our blog in 2012, Temple Songs have managed to rise above and outlast the rest as clear standouts.  I’ve written the story a few times now, but I never expected Temple Songs to be where they are now after listening to their (really just Jolan’s) earliest material.  It’s been almost two years since that first release and it’s nice to finally get to put a few faces to the group courtesy of their video for “I Can’t Look After You”.  It also helps that “I Can’t Look After You” may be one of their best tracks yet and demonstrates that Temple Songs may be more akin to the homies Happy Jawbone Family Band than anyone else in the Manchester scene.

-PK

Video: Tree – Karma Police

Tree’s cover of Radiohead’s much beloved “Karma Police” opens the same way I might expect anyone to cover the song.  Then Tree reminds us that he is Tree and not an artist willing to do anything as expected.  Following a bridge that Tree wrote himself, his version of “Karma Police” explodes into orchestral and avant-pop bliss.  Although this version of the song is one I’m sure many Radiohead fans will dig, this is not Radiohead’s version.  This is Tree.

-PK