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diamond. glitter. nightlife.

posting this from the mobile app. really wanted to get something up on the site about a new record that just dropped from the ice choir. unreal. it comes from Kurt Feldman, an ex member of the depreciation guild. there are a few tracks you can check out on the band's bandcamp (here). full onĀ  80s vibe, lots of synth, even the same drum sound set from all of those one off hits from my youth (see: who's Johnny). I've had it spinning on the regular since my preorder arrived. short record too. easy to get lost in.

i also recently made the endeavor of making a deftones Best Of... cd for someone just to sort of introduce them to what i've always gone back to musically. i gave them full copies of saturday night wrist and white pony. along with a mix which unfolds as such:

1. birthmark
2. untitled (secret track at end of adrenaline)
3. mx
4. bqad
5. dai the flu
6. when girls telephone boys
7. lucky you
8. anniversary of an uninteresting event
9. moana
10. wax and wane cover
11. simple man cover
12. no ordinary love cover
13. the chauffeur cover
14. diamond eyes
15. risk
16. this place is death

thoughts? also, i think their new record is dropping October 9th? is that real?

lastly, pissed that i missed jack white tickets. currently, his record is the most surprising of 2012 for me. it's not so much that i'm surprised that he was capable of it, moreso that i've never been into his other projects and this one seemed to finally settle itself in a place that didn't seem so quirky to me.


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  1. Thanks for the heads up on the Jack White album, I hadn’t even heard about it. He’s one of those artists I’ve slowly grown to respect over the years. If you haven’t seen the documentary “It Might Get Loud” check it out, it’s great.


    • fucking crazy. the dvd is sitting on my desk right next to this laptop in a netflix sleeve. hell yeah.

      i agree. i haven’t really had a like for any of his music but him as a persona always sort of got me interested.

  2. Now that I actually had a moment to see your Best Of, I think I would’ve definitely selected different songs, but what to take into consideration is who it’s for. Generally and typically a best of is all the singles. In this case, that’s definitely not how you did but I also sense that it was for someone that has no idea about the band, which is also fine.

    Since they’re so dynamic and selecting their songs can satisfy several genres, the audience for the best of mix would really need to be examined.

    • yeah, it was very much made with someone else in mind. a band with a library like that makes it very kind to be able to pick lots of different styles from. it definitely was meant almost as an example of what i like about this band from different angles while still trying to keep it approachable and acceptable from a non-fan, non-aggressive music standpoint.

  3. I find it interesting that you chose as many covers as you did for the mix. any reason? possibly for the sake of the recipient?

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