Matthew Britton is our human blog-music aggregator, kind of like Hype Machine but with feelings and shit. Every week he goes, puts on his rubber gloves and trawls the darkest sewers of Soundcloud, reporting back to TLOBF with his findings. Sometimes he strikes gold, sometimes just faeces, but one day, maybe, just maybe, a band covered here will play an [...]
Flick on the music channels of your terrible freeview box and you’ll see it in all of it’s horror: Christmas tracks. This is how life is going to be for the next two months. Merry Christmas. It’s fucking November.
It’s true: the mechanisms of the music industry can even taint the simple pleasure of kicking up damp leaves and having miscreants throw fireworks at you. Here’s a soundtrack for you as you run away from a banger, screaming.
The thing about purposely trying to find new music is the sheer futility of it all – the ability to completely lose touch with reality, displace your disillusionment with life with the disillusionment at finding the hottest new jams. Or maybe it’s for a love of the music. Consider that while we bring you the best new tracks unearthed this week.
Whilst you piss your life away, kicking up damp, decaying leaves and talking about what togs are in this season whilst sneering at the underclasses, these are the most relevant and exciting tracks from this week that you can accompany your middle class bile.
This weekend saw Binnacle fest at the Old Blue Last, an event so filled with blog favourites that to not turn up is enough to see you cast aside as irrelevant for the foreseeable. For those who didn’t go, these tracks will keep you just relevant enough to claim that you hadn’t wanted to see Sun Glitters anyway.
Few people know real hardship. Bloggers do. This week, that fact was hammered home in a harrowing fashion – for the space of two days, Soundcloud was down. In a week that will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons, these are the best tracks that could be savaged from the wreckage.
The seasons change, but new music never does, as the relentless march towards whatever songs you haven’t heard before continues, almost as harrowing as being able to count on one hand the amount of worthwhile things you did in the last four weeks.
Our human blog-music aggregator, Matthew Britton, trawls the darkest sewers of Soundcloud, taking refuge from the masses of freshers polluting the outside world.
Our human blog-music aggregator, Matthew Britton, trawls the darkest sewers of Soundcloud, reporting back to TLOBF with his findings. One day, maybe a band covered here will play an actual gig in front of human people.
Entitled ‘By Your Hands’, it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to see that this is a typically upbeat-but-ultimately-depressing number, as you’d expect from a band who’s singer recently admitted that he’ll struggle to sing these songs live without crying.
Chillwave is not dead after all – In the space of Within and Without’s 40 minutes, Washed Out’s Ernest Greene manages to weave new, rich layers into a tapestry that had begun to look threadbare, cranking it up to a level that imitators could’ve never had the imagination to reach for.
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