What’s On – June 2014

Jun

2

2014

What’s On – June 2014

Posted By: Ben McCoy
Posted In: BT Culture

It’s finally warm, ya’ll. FINALLY. Seriously. Enjoy the heat while we have it. For all we know, it may snow next week.

Too soon? Apologies. How about some new tunes?

 

June 2014 Album Picks

This month, we welcome the warmer temperatures with some hot new tunes!

 

The Independent by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

“Not too long ago I unearthed one of my favorite albums from high school, which is one of the few that still remain a favorite: “Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy” by The Refreshments. It’s southwest alt rock with catchy licks and lyrics, with great perspective ranging from solemn to silly on the outskirts of life in the Arizona/Mexico desert lands.”

Read the full introduction to The Independent by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

 

And Then You Shoot Your Cousin by The Roots

“Been a fan of the Roots forever, despite a few albums that didn’t quite live up to expectations.

As resident house band for The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon’s previous show I wondered when they’d get back in the studio …”

Read the full introduction to And Then You Shoot Your Cousin by The Roots

 

Altered States Summer Mix by Zeds Dead

“Zeds Dead is one of two Canadian EDM duos that have caught my attention recently – the other being Adventure Club.

Both production duos are doing a brilliant job making sense of the latest transition EDM is going through – specifically from the fading Dubstep and Trap genres into whatever is coming next …”

Read the full introduction to Altered States Summer Mix by Zeds Dead

 

May 2014 Album Reviews

And as we wish a fond farewell to May, we find out what our selectors thought about their picks.

 

Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn

“I must say, I’m pleasantly surprised. I had some assumptions but Damon exceeded my expectations. This is a fantastic little project. It’s still Damon by all means, but it’s not just regurgitated Gorillaz loops or melodies from Monkey or The Good, The Bad & the Queen. It’s not boring, nor is it too electronic or spacey.”

Read the full review of Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn

 

Abra Kadavar by Kadavar

“When it comes to my musical tastes, it’s pretty hard to find something more ideal than a German power trio writing original songs through a nostalgic lens on 70s hard rock and proto-metal.”

Read the full review of Abra Kadavar by Kadavar

 

Skull and Shark by Lazerhawk

“This album was exactly what I was hoping for! It flows seamlessly from the beginning to the end and is chalked full of 80s synth goodness. It’s difficult to describe Lazerhawk’s sound. There are a lot of other musicians in this genre and they are all doing amazing work, but Lazerhawk really stands out.”

Read the full review of Skull and Shark by Lazerhawk

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