And unfortunately I didn’t really get to talk to any of them because The Nuclears, Sharpless, The Gradients, and Slonk Donkerson were smoking the loudest kush I’ve ever heard all night long. Couldn’t hear a damn thing anyone tried to say. Please give my condolences to all of your moms. I really wish I could have gotten to know each and every one of them.
The Gadients and Sharpless were just on tour together in my van and last night was their return show. Below are photos. I lost my phone after the show ended because I don’t know how to act. Soon I will post photos from tour. I also have photos from the Bluffing/ Big Neck Police tour I guess I should post… Is that what the people want?
Go listen to Sharpless because they’re perfect for summer turn ups. And if you’re not trying to turn up then I don’t care who you are take your page view back I don’t need that. You fuckboi.
Shit and don’t get me started on The Gradients… They’re the only band I let tell me what to do.
**DINGUS EASTER EGG**
Yeah. I know.
BTdubs I really meant what I said about your moms. @mavyentco
Demo 2014: Basura Trans-nacional! by Malinchista (Chula Vista, California)
MOSTLY WHAT WE DO AT THE MUSIC BLOG IS GRIND. WE GRIND TO BUILD A COMMUNITY THAT LOVES THIS SHIT LIKE WE DO. WE CURESE A LOT BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT COOL PEOPLE DO, TAKE NOTE. MALINCHISTA IS A LOT LIKE WHEN YOUR GRANDMA SAYS “FUCK” IT’S SUPER UNEXPECTED AND SUPER HARSH BUT ALSO KIND OF SWEET AND ENDEARING. @DINGUSONMUSIC
‘Feels Good (8-BIT & CHELSEA VANCARTER REMIX)’ by Fena ft. Karun (Nairobi, Kenya [wait really?])
SOMETIMES WHEN IT DROPZ IT’S ALL LIKE WA WA WA WA WA WA WA AND SOMETIMES WHEN IT DROPZ ITS ALL LIKE SHHHHHHHHHHH THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP. AND DEN WHEN IT’S ALL THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP I’M WONDERING IF I HAVE SOME WEIRD CONDITION WHERE MUSIC MAKES ME HORNY. @DINGUSONMUSIC
When I first saw the music video from Dreamers for “Wolves” I got a very “Outsiders” vibe at first…the snobby rich kids who beat up the outsider-who-doesnt-belong there, and blah blah blah. But then the video brings in a semi-horror/Thriller element that you don’t expect. And then the end, well the end is just pretty quirky. But I love it. And you should love it too! Seriously, if you don’t we can’t be friends. @kammie1217
808INK PUTS ITSELF TO REST WITHIN BALANCE BETWEEN INTIMIDATION AND BEAUTY. “ART RAP” IS A TERM THAT I WON’T EVER UNDERSTAND- THANKFULLY. IT’S THE KIND OF THING I CAN’T DESCRIBE BUT I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT. AND WITHOUT THE “LACK OF CARE” THAT NORMALLY COMES WITH ART RAP, THIS IS ART RAP. (PLUS THAT GUITAR SAMPLE IN ‘PEPSI RUSH’- FIRST PERSON TO TELL ME WHERE IT’S FROM WINS, NO REALLY I CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE I’VE HEARD THAT) @DINGUSONMUSIC
Mainland is a New York based garage-pop band with its members originally being from Northern California and Upstate New York. Very recently, well…yesterday, Mainland premiered their music video for “Shiner”, the title song off of their self-released EP.
The music video is set in a bar where a whole lot of “cray” is happening. It is upbeat and full of creepy guys flirting with girls at the bar, tequila shots, drunk girls taking selfies, embarrassing dancing, and random love connections. So, basically, an average night out barhopping. The song itself is a genuine party song but also a pretty decent distraction from realizing that it’s only Wednesday and that the weekend is still a bit away. @caaarlirose
Come On Feel The Riverbreezeby Luziluzia (Goiânia, Brazil)
I never thought that I would one day be given the challenging task of reviewing an album written purely in Portuguese but, alas, here I am checking out Luziluzia for the first time and kind of loving it. This album was practically made so that you can have a fun soundtrack to a hot, sweaty beach day as you’re turning into a human lobster. A tropical psychedelic sunburn never felt so good. @caaarlirose
‘God Made Lana Del Rey’ by Jessica Chase (Toronto, Canada)
When I began writing this, I was going to do it in those all bold capital letters that I do when I want to just be brief and pretend like I’m witty. But then I started writing and way too much came out.
1. Too many pretty girls who put their pretty face on the cover of their album write shitty music and then try to make it based on their looks. We already have enough pretty singers who are adored by the world for all the wrong reasons.
2. This is sort of the point of this song, I think, because not only is thinking that God made anything as taboo as incest to anyone living outside the Bible Belt (where incest is probably cool), but to think that he made the most Godless things in society is disturbingly deep.
3. The final resonation is within the words “God didn’t make me”- addressing the disappointed disposition that many musicians have as they look at those who have achieved critical success reproducing the norm. Because clearly God would have to be on their side (and not yours) to allow an industry based not on “talent” but “who you know” to grant them favor. @Dingusonmusic (Photo by Lanna Mur)
MANY ELECTRONIC MUSIC MAY SOUND LIKE .VOYAGER BUT NOT MANY ELECTRONIC MUSIC IS LIKE .VOYAGER. MOSTLY TEXTURE ROCKS BUT SOUNDS GOOD LIKE KEYBOARDS, SYNTHESIZERS. BLEND NICE. LIKE WOW. COMPOSITION. DYNAMIC. TIMBRE. AND OTHER WORDS THAT YOU LIKE SEE IN MUSIC REVIEW! EXCLAMATION MARK, FOR EMPHASIS. @DINGUSONMUSIC
You can only hear two tracks from the upcoming Castanets release, Decimation Blues, and that’s okay. Because if this doesn’t convince you that this is an album you must have in your collection, me and you, we’re just on two different pages. When acoustic organization meets the modern model of electronic pacing, often the clash is unoriginal, vapid and erratic. As if doing so, just for the sake of doing so, is enough.
However, Castanets recognizes the underlying qualities that make music great in the compositions of ‘Tell Them Memphis’ and ‘Out for the West’. The two primer tracks from the upcoming release demonstrate the patient release that comes in the form of what one might call “good music” – of course this is a term overused by the internet, where everyone, including yours truly, has a meaningless voice. But contrary to the common consensus, made up primarily of fist pumping bros and “basic bitches”, Decimation Blues contemplates the dynamic pacing of life. And, this is not to say that life is so dynamic that is needs electronic replication, but rather to admit that mostly, it is indeed common, typical and meaningless without finding your own personal significance.
Decimation Blues bestows upon itself this significance. It does so by not trying, by being itself and by requiring you to do the same within melodic moments that remain core to their own nature.
Never do I believe the emails that I get in my submissions inbox. Egotistical rantings of how every musician that can send an email deserves the praise for their mundane achievement of “writing a song” of maybe even “writing an album”. But that doesn’t mean I don’t hold out hope. So when an email came, claiming that this video would “reward viewers who give it their full attention”, naturally, I didn’t give it my full attention (at first). Don’t be like me. @Dingusonmusic
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