Guest Blogger, Issue 22, Magazine

Das Racist Review Thao’s Know Better Learn Faster

Stephen Blackwell :: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 12:00 pm

Thao | Know Better Learn Faster | Kill Rock Stars

Himanshu Suri: Way to have a great voice Thao Nguyen. This is hand clapping melodic folk unabashed guitar fun with no frills. There’s no psych rock or lo-fi sound of internet fickle fandom shtick either. Yo, remember last night you said you wanted to play hell of shows in barns? This would be sick to see in a barn. A real hootenanny. MORE »

Issue 22, News

Das Racist Review Wildbirds and Peacedrums’ The Snake

Stephen Blackwell :: Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 6:00 pm

Wildbirds and Peacedrums | The Snake | Control Group

Victor Vazquez: The name is questionable and so are some of the lyrics, but they’re from another country so I guess that gives them a pass. This shit is really pretty.  Reminds of Björk, Kate Bush, Minnie Ripperton, Flora Purim. I know that every time there’s a weird lady singing, people always compare her to Björk (like Joanna Newsom, which I think makes some sense), or Kate Bush (like Florence and the Machine, which makes a little less sense), but I think this might warrant those comparisons a bit more? I don’t know. I dig it a lot though, it stays interesting. MORE »