» TP1.COM

Hot Jam of the Day: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “Dead in the Water”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Hot Jam of the Day: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, “Dead in the Water”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Dead in the Water” Who Built the Moon? (out now on Sour Mash) I’m not sure I’ll love Noel’s experimental, psych-influenced third post-Oasis LP, but I’ll always be a sucker for a good Gallagher ballad. Tacked on at the end of the disc, “Dead in the Water” has all the hallmarks of the stripped down, sing-along strummers that made Oasis one of the greatest bands of the 90’s. Vague melancholic nostalgia? Check. A knockout chorus melody? Check. …

Images & Words: DaVido, “Like Dat”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: DaVido, “Like Dat”

DaVido “Like Dat” Digital Single Who needs albums when you drop singles like this? While the world waits with baited breath for official album news, the 25 year-old mega-star doesn’t have time for all that, preferring to drop smash after smash. By my count, “Like Dat” is the Lagos native’s 10th single of the year. And like the vast majority of those songs, it fucking bangs. His warm vocals are second to none, and they slither through a seductive deep house chords and …

Hot Jam of the Day: Negative Gemini, “Bad Baby”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Hot Jam of the Day: Negative Gemini, “Bad Baby”

Negative Gemini “Bad Baby” Bad Baby EP (out January 2018 on 100% Electronica) Just when you think you’ve figured out Lindsey French’s sound, the electro shapeshifter hits you with something new. “Bad Baby” features some of the hallmarks of her work — namely the ultra-warm, gauzy synths — but it also has pounding, acoustic drums that wouldn’t sound out of place on a hardcore or metal song. Somehow, they work perfectly, injecting extra humanity into her lovesick vocals. Bad Baby EP by Negative …

Hot Jam of the Day: S. Carey, “Fool’s Gold”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Hot Jam of the Day: S. Carey, “Fool’s Gold”

S. Carey “Fool’s Gold” Hundred Acres (out 02.23.18 on Jagjaguwar) As winter slowly blows into New York City, it feels like the perfect time to welcome a new album from the ever-soothing Wisconsin musician, Sean Carey. Second single, “Fool’s Gold,” is a warm blanket of cooing vocals, strummed acoustics, and gentle keyboards. Though it’s the kind of song that washes over you as a single, it should be a lot more potent in the context of the album.

Hot Jam of the Day: T-Pain, “Textin’ My Ex” (f/ Tiffany Evans)

Posted on by TP1.COM in Featured, Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Hot Jam of the Day: T-Pain, “Textin’ My Ex” (f/ Tiffany Evans)

T-Pain “Textin’ My Ex” (f/ Tiffany Evans) Oblivion Tomorrow, T-Pain drops his long-awaited fifth LP, the culmination of the most trying era of the R&B innovator’s career. Through no real fault of his own, Pain (né Faheem Najm) went from the jolly ringmaster of a multi-million dollar radio empire to a sullen, unfashionable has-been — the Chad Kroger of R&B. He’s been surprisingly open about how much the whole process hurt him, specifically chagrined by how little credit he’s given for his …

The Round-Up: The Best Albums of October 2017

Posted on by TP1.COM in Columns, The Round-Up | Comments Off on The Round-Up: The Best Albums of October 2017

Kelela Take Me Apart Warp Records The album I was most excited to hear this year, the 34 year-old’s Warp debut simultaneously delivered the goods and left me a little lukewarm. The more time I’ve spent with it, the more I realize that any disappointment I had was my fault, not hers. “Take Me Apart” is unarguably excellent — a futuristic R&B odyssey that deftly amps up her pop ambitions without alienating the alternative club sound that made her so exciting in the first place. That said, …

Images & Words: Ariel Pink, “Feels Like Heaven”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: Ariel Pink, “Feels Like Heaven”

Ariel Pink “Feels Like Heaven” Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Kemado) Ariel Pink’s psych-pop is very hit and miss for me. It’s partially because of his odious persona, but it’s primarily the fact that I’ve never had much time for his very obvious, bizzaro 70’s and 80’s influences. That said, the man can write one hell of a pop song, and “Feels Like Heaven” is another example of that rare knack. Lovesick and bathed in neon light, Ariel beautifully distills his intoxicating early-relationship jitters into an airtight, dreamy, reverb-soaked …

Images & Words: Miles From Kinshasa, “FIREWORKS”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: Miles From Kinshasa, “FIREWORKS”

Miles From Kinshasa “FIREWORKS” LIMBO (out now on Quality Time) It’s crazy that it’s been more than two years since Miles From Kinshasa dropped his lovely debut single, “IVRY.” What’s even more crazy is that I somehow totally missed the release of his debut LP, “LIMBO,” and this, its glorious lead single. Like “IVRY,” this cut is a slab of urbane, smooth city soul that pairs the Londoner’s affecting, easy vocal with modern, quiet-stormy instrumentation. It’s indicative of the rest of the project, which is …

Hot Jam of the Day: VMG Stuy, “Perfect Timing”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Hot Jam of the Day | Comments Off on Hot Jam of the Day: VMG Stuy, “Perfect Timing”

VMG Stuy “Perfect Timing” Digital Single Though there’s still basically no information about the Brooklyn rapper online, “Perfect Timing” feels like the first chapter of what could grow to be a very rich story. Over a propulsive beat driven by triumphant keys and busy hi-hats, VMG Stuy flow is effortless and melodic, and his unblemished tenor is strangely reminiscent of a young Chris Brown. This one feels like a future hit to me.

Images & Words: The Golden Filter, “End of Times”

Posted on by TP1.COM in Images & Words | Comments Off on Images & Words: The Golden Filter, “End of Times”

The Golden Filter “End of Times” End Of Times EP (out 11.10 on Optimo) On their new single, the London synth-pop duo turn the melodrama up to 11 and dial up a slow-mo swooner that will leave you basking in the neon glow. Inspired by the absurdity and unpredictability of the modern world, vocalist Penelope Trappes finds solace in the only thing we can rely on in such times: the arms of another. It’s smooth and slick but also warm and human.