Album Review: Hurts Being Alive by Down Time

Artist: Down Time

Album: Hurts Being Alive

Genre: Indie

Hometown: Denver, CO

Track Listing (* – recommended tracks):

  1. Other Side*
  2. Take Me To A Place
  3. Hurts Being Alive*
  4. Not A Complicated Person*
  5. Star
  6. No Sentiment
  7. Blank Stare
  8. Despite
  9. Doubt
  10. There It Goes

Songs with profanity: #1, #5, #7

Recommended if you like: Frankie Cosmos, Snail Mail, Lomelda

Label: Self-released

Reviewed by: Lil Macchiato

Album Review: Man Alive! by King Krule

Artist: King Krule

Album: Man Alive!

Genre: Alternative, Lofi

Hometown: London, England

Track Listing (* – recommended tracks):

  1. Cellular*
  2. Supermarché
  3. Stoned Again
  4. Comet Face
  5. The Dream
  6. Perfecto Miserable
  7. Alone, Omen 3*
  8. Slinky
  9. Airport Antenatal Airplane
  10. (Don’t Let the Dragon) Draag On
  11. Theme for the Cross
  12. Underclass
  13. Energy Fleets*
  14. Please Complete Thee

Songs with profanity: #2, #3

Recommended if you like: Cosmo Pyke, Ariel Pink, Blood Orange, Homeshake

Label: Matador Records

Reviewed by: Lil Macchiato

Heavy Rotation Update: Tori’s Favorite For The Week of 3/20/12

Hello radio friends and fiends,

Music directors of the past used to blog about the weekly heavy rotation updates, what was good and what ¬†was favored, etc. Well, I’ve decided to pick up the mantle once more and try to keep this blog more updated on the heavy rotation front. We’ll see how it goes.

So far of this weeks ADDS, this artist has really caught my attention:

Sleigh Bells – “Reign of Terror”

The second full-length studio album from the electronic power-pop duo, this album is full of brain blasting synthetic beats and lyrics about suicide and possible illusions to war. Or something. While the lyrics are cheesy at worst, and love sick at best, the album as a whole is a pleasurable and yet fun listen. Recommended if you like Beach House, Cults and M.I.A. Best tracks of the album are, arguably, “Born to Lose” and “End of the Line.” This album also could have totally been part of the Drive soundtrack. If you haven’t seen that movie: GET ON IT.

Feminsit Ryan Gosling is Feminist and also like Sleigh Bells

“Treats” was a great album, but this album is deeper and darker, and by deeper I mean the attempt at depth is a little more obvious.