Weekly Highlights: 7/23-7/30

This week’s news starts off with a healthy dose of Father John Misty.  Within the past week or so, Josh Tillman has used his stage time as a medium to vent on some ‘heavy topics’ that have been weighing on his beautiful post-ironic soul.  While many of these stage rants have been filled with vague rhetoric and seemingly neurotic behavior, this one is rather straightforward and finds a special place within my heart.

The above video comes from Consequence of Sound and is filled with a terrific rant about “burrito money” that can only be done justice by simply clicking play and listening to its glory.

In other news, Massive Attack have teased the second EP that was promised earlier this year after the release of Ritual Spirit.

The trip hop duo is once again using Fantom (which was also used prior to Ritual Spirit release), which is a neat app that remixes the group’s songs based off of heart rate, movement, and social media notifications.  I like the concept, but I think I’ll just wait until I can listen to the raw cut once the new EP comes out.

For some reason, July has been a fantastic month for quality music videos.  This week, Beach House gave us a slurred and dreamy visual for The Traveller, which is a song off of their latest LP Thank Your Lucky Stars.

The idea for creating this video is so simple, but combined with the lo-fi effects and shadows that provide an eery contrast; it sets itself apart from other artists that hop aboard the VHS aesthetic bandwagon through its smooth transitions and abstract theme.

If there’s one TV series that has been begging me to reactivate my Netflix account, it definitely has to be Stranger Things.  While I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the plot of this Goonies-esque show, another outstanding quality is the soundtrack that challenges everything that Guardians of the Galaxy had to throw at us.

According to Consequence of Sound, the soundtrack “featuring the likes of Joy Division, The Clash, The Bangles, New Order, Toto, [and] Foreigner”.  Fans have started working on their own Spotify playlists, but the article states that the official Facebook page has noted that the official soundtrack is “coming soon”.

That about does it for this week.  Sorry about the lack of any reviews, I promise I’ll have something written this week!  In the meantime, please accept this moving image of Panda Bear catching a ball as a token of apology.


Author: rednpinkfish

Kaelan Deese is a junior at the University of Oklahoma. He is currently attempting a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Spanish. Kaelan is a pretty cool cat so feel free to scratch him behind the ears.

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