Yet again I apologise for this being the first post in months, but you know how it is someone has to give Loose Women their ratings.
Lots has been going on in the music world recently hasn’t it? That guy from The Village People died, Pete Doherty has received another prison sentence, it was record store day, and bands have continued to release music. Not only bands, but Hugh Laurie has only gone and done a blues album. Dr. House plays the blues! Can you think of anything cooler than that? Thought not.
Unless you have been hidden under a rock for the past few months you will be aware of Odd Future and if not that bright young rap collective then Tyler, The Creator-their leader-but for those who are none the wiser I will continue. This LA based hip-hop crew have recently come into the limelight for their sharp rapping and even sharper views. As a collective of more than ten guys from the puppyish age 18 plus Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA) have been releasing mix tapes for free on their website for a while and have recently bubbled up as Big Earl went, and is still, missing and Tyler got a major label record deal. Rapping about subjects ranging from fathers, video games, rape, and homophobia they are earmarked for controversy as much as stardom. Their don’t give a fuck attitude and overuse of the word ’swag’ keeps them always in mind and their live performances are quickly becoming renowned; check out Tyler and Hodgy Beats on The Jimmy Fallon Show to find out why. Tyler’s debut album ‘Goblin’ has been released to mixed receptions, not that he cares anyway right? Whether you love them or hate them their is no denying that Odd Future are the next generation of hip-hop.
An even lesser known Manchester based band now WULYF or World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation. What’s happened to band names these days remember when The Band worked just fine? Yeah me either. Anyway WULYF have managed to keep just about everything a mystery from band members to song titles and it’s refreshingly brilliant of them. When you know nothing you want to know everything. Their website is damn near impenetrable with seemingly random manifesto like statements dotted around, but you can make your way to discovering a few songs and by god are they worth the search. It’s indescribable, but think children singing Tom Waits and you’re some way to understanding. I urge everyone to check these guys out.
If you’re merely looking for some new music by some old favourites then you can stream the new Death Cab For Cutie album here http://www.npr.org/2011/05/22/136465054/first-listen-death-cab-for-cutie-codes-and-keys or check out Belong by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, it’s a perfect indie-pop gem.