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06 February 2014

WTSH Top 10 Releases of 2013 Series: Preston Maddox of Bloody Knives.

BEST OF 2013
Preston Maddox 
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NEW CANYONS - EVERYONE IS DARK
I don't think there has been a time I've started listening to this record where it didn't get played the whole way through.

DREAMCRUSHER - SUICIDE DELUXE
Brutal onslaught of noise and distortion that pummels with waves of digital filth.

I'm so glad this record didn't suck, that would have really fucked up my year. A reminder that the coolest thing about MBV is how weird they are.

Heavy bass and keys with atmospheric vocals that nods to every cool thing that ever happened in trip hop.
Dense, gritty and winding, sometimes repetitive and frustrated, the sound of sitting at home grinding your teeth.

WORST OF 2013

ROBIN THICKE - BLURRED LINES
Rape culture, misogyny,and creative theft with an extra side of teen porn delivered through a song so sleazy your ears get greasy just from listening to it. I can't believe Axe Body Spray hasn't hit him up for an advert. After he's done counter suing Marvin Gaye's estate for suing him for stealing from “Got to Give it Up” maybe he could take the next logical step in demonstrating white privilege by pissing on Bill Cosby, or mailing a box of shit to the local NAACP.

AVICII - WAKE ME UP
This song sounds like the result of a major label big wig record exec meeting where the topic was “how do we combine the faux-americana sounds of MUMFORD AND SONS with TECHNO???? This song is the partial birth abortion that resulted from that. At 2:56 the video turns into a quick phone commercial, because of course it does.

LORDE - ROYALS
NPR called her the Nirvana for the millennial generation, or some silly shit like that. All I'm hearing is a kid blabbering some cliches rappers don't even use anymore with this holier than thou undercurrent. Wins award for most “god I hate that fucking song” outbursts this year.

BRUNO MARS - TREASURE
Take everything about the get-up-and-go-soul they play at NBA games and drop in a bunch of cliches that give it a borderline R Kelly kiddie rapist vibe. That might get you close to how this sounds. Prince needs to slap the shit out of him because that's the kind of thing Prince should be doing to people like Bruno Mars.

NE YO - LET ME LOVE YOU
The unintentional theme song for the friend zone. Marvin Gaye rolled over in his grave twice this year.

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