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I would believe just about any Death Grips news no matter how outlandish at this point. “Death Grips Bought a Zoo.” Yeah, that sounds like Death Grips. “Death Grips Plan Tour Inside of a Decommissioned Nuclear Submarine.” Classic Death Grips. “Death Grips Collaborate With Charles Manson on Nature Documentary About Barn Owls.” That’s the most Death Grips thing they could do! “Death Grips Appointed Secretary of Defense.” About time! Really the only Death Grips news item would shock me is if they honored a basic commitment or something crazy like that.
Ah yes, your sophisticated critique of the pitfalls of mixing politics and music echoes the one that great thinker Larry the Cable Guy lobbed at Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks well over a decade ago. A nobler historical precedent could not be found. Git ‘r done, indeed!
SJW is a really useful acronym. When I see someone use it, I immediately know that person is a dipshit. Huge time saver.
“4chan: because you’re too much of a shitbag even for reddit.”
If he thought birthday sex was good, wait until he gets a load of conjugal visit sex!
And not to nitpick, but Billings is the largest city in Montana. Small by some standards, perhaps, but what qualifies as a small town in Montana is somewhere around 100 people, not over 100,000.
I was firmly on the “eh this kind of sounds like shit” side of the great Voidz debate of ’014. Same goes for why there’s no Swans up there (more often than not “To Be Kind” sounded like what the imaginary Swans parody band in my head sounds like). Similarly, “I Watched the Film The Song Remains the Same” didn’t make the cut because I only had one spot for a sparse 10+ minute track that somehow finds profundity in a fairly literal recounting of mundane life experiences, and “Daughter of a Dove” swiped that up, because “Daughter of a Dove” is fucking amazing.
Great year for my favorite type of song: those at least over seven minutes long.
Amen Dunes – “Love”
The War on Drugs – “In Reverse”
Parquet Courts – “Instant Disassembly”
Moonface – “Daughter of a Dove”
William Tyler – “Whole New Dude”
Grouper – “Holding”
Nathan Bowles – “Sleepy Lake TIre Swing”
Runner-ups (i.e. the “close enough” division)
Angel Olsen – “White Fire”
Steve Gunn – “Tommy’s Congo”
Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love is Killing Me”
Way to drag it out gloriously, everyone!
It’s astounding that Coldplay didn’t already have a song titled “Miracles” –– I could have sworn there were already about 5 or 6. This is like if Bon Jovi had waited until their 10th album to write a song called “New Jersey,” or if DMX had just sprung “Rough Riders Anthem” on us last year.
“Despite all my rage, I don’t have much of a fanbase anymore.”
“I used to be a little boy: a boy with a fanbase.”