Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Two Old Two New (2O2N) - #1

I listen to a lot of music and I've got a great group of friends that are always sharing and recommending new tunes. Especially with my recent travels, I've had time to explore new stuff, and rekindle old loves. I thought it might be fun to post a couple new finds and a couple rediscoveries every so often. Notes: some of the "new" finds may be older bands or songs; and some of the selections will be albums, while others will be simply a track or two.  Enjoy!

Two Old
  • Moby - Play. One of the tracks off this album was playing outside near a ski lift in Big Sky, and I had instant flashbacks to High School.
  • Ratatat. After discovering Gramatik (see below), which is generally instrumental and highly beat driven, I couldn't help but draw comparisons to Ratatat. I don't dig their new stuff as much, but their self-titled from 2004 and Classics from 2006 are incredible. "Seventeen Years", "Lex", and "Loud Pipes" are essential tracks.

Two New
  • Gramatik - Just Jammin', Hit That Jive, and Tearin' It Up. I heard the first one at a restaurant in Montana and had to know what it was! I tried a few of his other albums, but the one that contains these three tracks (SB2) struck a chord with me.
  • Incubus - Trust Fall (Side A). A friend posted about an upcoming Incubus album this year, which made me realize I had completely missed this 4-song album in 2015! It's not their best or their worst, but a fun side dish to tide us over until the main course this year.