Remember when summer lasted forever, when you would run from the front doors of your school throwing paper in the air and ripping off your uniform to reveal jean shorts and an offensive t-shirt. You would awake at the crack of dawn with boundless energy, bent on climbing every mountain and breaking at least one skateboard deck a day as you rode a 'Wavve' of immortality and invincibility straight through whatever was considered proper behavior.
Those summers almost always included a partner in crime who beyond bumming your parents out, also had a knack for getting in the most trouble and then smiling when the authorities showed up knowing that the next phrase that came out of his mouth was going to lead to deeper trouble.......enter Nathan Williams, lo-fi infamous leader of the Wavves and all around snot nosed punk who's endless summer began long ago and is continually documented in his music including his newest release, 'King Of The Beach'.
What do you get when you combine one of the most prolific producers of hip-hop and pop with one of the most tortured musicians of this decade and then sprinkle it with one of the strangest artists of our time? A project that was lost and then found again by way of record label red tape and has all the essential elements to present a "Dark Night Of The Soul"......
Reunited again with original vocalist Skye Edwards, Morcheeba's Paul and Ross Godfrey have managed to recapture the band's classic sultry vocal trip-hop chill-out vibe that fans have been waiting for through two experimental albums.....effectively, the blood is pumping again and swirling in the lemonade.
Seven years is a long time to wait for an album but the titans of trip-hop have returned full circle to the marriage of the Godfrey brothers beats and the sly vocals of the lovely Skye much to the relief of their fans.
Sometimes it's the simple things in life that make the most sense. Once again the good city of Brooklyn has stepped up to give the world of the music industry a blast of what it might need right about now....a bit of simplicity. Take one part hammering drums & guitar and one part shoegazer female vocals and you have the latest "Treat" from New York in the form of Sleigh Bells.
The musical hurricane known as the Sleigh Bells (with Derek Miller serving as the chaos of massive drums with screaming guitars and his band mate Alexis Kraus dwelling in the eye of it with her sweeter than sugar vocals) started dropping demos on the Internet last year and in the few months that followed they had quickly earned their way into every conversation of, "What is new in music today?" Following up the goss