I’ve got a new sort of listening rotation where I plan on posting in the middle of the current month to share last month’s playlist. But it should allow me to keep music delineated truer to the months based on when I was listening. Doesn’t really mean anything to you, given that you aren’t me and also we’re all irregular visitors here.
Anyway. I think this is a really strong playlist. All came together really well. Start summer (halfway through it) right.
Edit: haha its literally the first day of summer. ok
Told you I felt good about April! So much perky pop. Coucheron has to be one of my favorite producers right now. And the meandering (but never boring) “Circles” by Vanic is a tight followup to his remix of CHVURCHES’s “The Mother We Share.”
Fun fun funfun fun fun funFUN
Content aside, this is a short film featuring a story performed by stop-motioned video game character models that also acts as a music video to a remix of the Thomas The Tank Engine theme song composed entirely out of a pitched-up-and-down grunt from Childish Gambino’s “Sweatpants.” Huh.
I’ve watched it a bunch.
Okay, let me be a little more reasonable. I discovered Kero Kero Bonito last week and was charmed from the get-go. They sound like Cibo Matto decided to make techno beats with the synths available in the 90s, and even more Japanese flair, and also a time-traveling Uffie showed up to teach Bonito about rhymes. The samples here are heavy on the 8-bit nostalgia: the musical splash starting a game of Mario 64 gets chopped up for the original “Sick Beat,” and gory nursery rhyme “Cat Vs. Dog” is built in SNES timewaster Mario Paint’s music composing feature. I selected this remix because the peppiness of its beat matches the deadpan boasts better, and it makes me smile lots.
Oh thank god someone made this song fun to listen to. If it comes on shuffle and I’m walking anywhere, I will unabashedly whistle along. Mayberry on the west coast.
What if you fell in love with your AI? And what if that AI was Philip Seymour Hoffman?