30-Second Reviews: David Bowie, OFWGKTA's "Loiter Squad," "Fela!" and More

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Adult Swim's "Loiter Squad."

ON THE RECORD

Low

The Invisible Way

(Sub Pop)

Sounds like: Two decades of marital rock beauty is distilled into one of their most approachable and simplest yet—haunting, sparse rock with a touch of doom.

Free association: These vocals are super-crisp, and they sing beautifully together.

For fans of: Pinback/Wire, Galaxie 500 x Rainer Maria, delicate ominousness. 
(Bill Chenevert)


Phosphorescent 

Muchacho

(Dead Oceans)

Sounds like: Constant lonelyman crooner Matt Houck loves Willie Nelson, women and the drink—and always pulls together a bang-up gang for a good time.

Free association: Houck’s one of the best jangly indie folk rock men in the biz. 

For fans of: Iron & Wine x Jeff Mangum + Will Oldham, mariachis and sunshine. (B.C.)


David Bowie

The Next Day

(Columbia)

Sounds like: The 60+ icon’s back with an absolutely killer bang. It’s simultaneously searing and comforting, full of hooks, headbobs, choruses and crashes.

Free association: Perfectly produced and, guys, this is a huge Bowie moment.

For fans of: Jimi Hendrix + Trent Reznor, Aladdin Sane + Iggy Pop, postmodernism. (B.C.)


Eric Clapton

Old Sock

(Bushbranch/Surfdog)

Sounds like:
Well, he’s 67 and still playing, I guess; these reggae and surfy versions of Otis Redding and Peter Tosh tunes are sunny and stonery. Dude’s chilling hard.

Free association: Slowhand Lebowski who loves Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats.

For fans of: Jeff Beck and the Allmans, Paul Simon x Jack Johnson, margaritas. (B.C.)


Orianthi

Heaven in This Hell

(Waterfront Records)

Sounds like: The Australian and Greek axe master’s third is extra country, even though she’s mostly goth and metallic, and it’s a little hard to listen to.

Free association: Even friends of Santana, MJ and Alice Cooper can fail admirably.

For fans of: Kelly Clarkson x Ashlee Simpson, Carrie Underwood goes to Hot Topic. (B.C.)


Sound City: Real to Reel

Original Soundtrack

(RCA)

Sounds like: Dave Grohl is pissed that analog is dying and that everything’s digital, so he made a documentary about the legendary studio and its sound board.

Free association: Yup, this is where Paul McCartney sings with a Cobain-less Nirvana.

For fans of: Josh Homme, Stevie Nicks, Trent Reznor, unpolished classic studio rock. (B.C.)


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1. Emma said... on Mar 26, 2013 at 04:32PM

“Loiter Squad is hilarious!! These guys are everywhere. Not only do they have a show, they're a group, and they release individual albums. Tyler's release is coming up. WOLF comes out 4/2, and I don't think I can be any more excited than I already am :) Check out his new video for "Domo 23" http://smarturl.it/TCWolf”

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2. Anonymous said... on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:03PM

“This proves why americans are failures”

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