Hey guys, welcome back to Auditory Pleasures. Somehow I’ve managed to blag my way to a fifth week amongst some amazingly talented writers here at Faux. Hopefully I’ll be able to continue and keep bringing you the hottest tracks of the week, every week.
Last week I made the unfortunate and immediately regrettable decision of posting a Pixies remix. One which I didn’t mind for the first few listens but grated on me extremely quickly thereafter. If you checked out last weeks article then you’ll know I mentioned another track which I wished I’d posted instead, that track happened to be a remix of Vampire Weekend’s Cousins creatively titled Toy Selectah Mex-More remix, rather fitting seeing as Contra became a frequent word in everyone’s vocabulary this week.
This brings us nicely onto our next song, another Vampire Weekend track taken from Contra this time in the form of Giving Up The Gun. For me personally Giving Up The Gun is one of the standout tracks from the album, it shows Vampire Weekend have progressed and upped their game for the new album. Check out my full review of the album over at Indiescreet now.
The Knife are back from their four year hiatus with an epic 11 minute new track called Colouring Of Pigeons. Oddly, the track will form part of an opera entitled Tomorrow, In A Year which is based on evolutionist Charles Darwin’s famous book On the Origin of Species. The track is odd yet compelling and for something so left-field and out of my listening range still somehow manages to keep my attention.
I’ll be honest, Best Coast, the band name of Californian Bethany Cosentino, are pretty new to me. It seems I’ve missed out on some shining examples of lo-fi perfectly performed in the form of ‘Sun Was High (So Was I)’ and my personal favourite so far ‘When I’m With You’. ‘Up All Night’ has apparently been around for a while as a demo but it’s not until this week that a recorded version has been available. The track feels like hazy memoires written on scrap paper in pencil put to a tune, this is how to do lo-fi properly.