A Slice of Fried Gold

And me I've got a crush...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Every year the nation has to find their jam of the summer, something that's perfect for the sunny days and driving with the windows down. Then, every year people who like good music (yeah, I went there) find their own summer jam. Every once in a while though, the musical worlds live in harmony for a short but sweet time and they both fall in love with the same track/album. When the same light, fun and warm track finds its way up and down the cutural lexicon, it's a magical thing, and I think it's going to happen this summer with one of the tracks off the debut album from Discovery.

This album is a collaboration between Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles, and if I could break Discovery into a mathematical equation (as I am sure these two guys would appreciate), it would probably be:

(FutureSex/LoveSounds - fancy dancing) x (Vampire Weekend - Paul Simon influence)

It's going to feature guest vocals from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koening and Dirty Projector's Angel Deradoorian on two as-of-yet unreleased tracks, plus many other tracks that are just the two Discoverers dropping some smooth vocals over fat (phat?) lo-fi beats. Tracks already released include the good but not great "Osaka Loop Line" (click on title to download the mp3) and the ridiculously funky and fun "Orange Shirt" (once again, click on title to download it) which to me is the clear front runner for the jammiest of jams of summer 2009. Try it on for size, but trust me, you don't want to miss these tasty beats, as soon enough they are going to be inescapable.


Patty said...

I'm liking that Orange Shirt!

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