“As soon as y0u’re born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time.”
And may the Speakend Playlist enable you to have such a time.
Black Birds’ “Brightest Diamond” is back on the list as the reigning champion. I know I previously compared this band to Blondie, and in some cases that analysis still holds true, but, after taking a closer listen over the past few days, I’ve gotten an Oasis-type feel from this Asbury Park four-piece. The vocals are dark and melodic with heavy instrumentals played underneath. It’s fun and depressing at the same time.
“Brightest Diamond” by Black Birds
Cudi’s follow up to his 2009 debut officially dropped on Tuesday and cements his status as the premiere Stoner-Rap artist on the market. Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, like his first studio effort, is an instant classic, although much darker thematically. This next cut from Part II is the single featuring Kanye West, a simplistic guitar laden chorus, and adds Cudi and company to the list of artists doing Weezer better than Weezer.
“Erase Me” by Kid Cudi (feat. Kanye West)
This Mahwah, NJ Pop-Punking powerhouse last churned out a studio album in 2008 titled Fire The Cannons which spawned the singles “Run This City” and “Fit To Be Tied.” Supposedly, this foursome is in the process of recording another full-length, but I’ll believe when an official statement is made. Until that time, I’ll wait in excited anticipation. This next track is my favorite from this album and gets played a shit ton at SIMGE.
“Doctor, Please!” by Jet Lag Gemini
Who is Dave Roberts? A Rumson, NJ beat farmer reaping crops upon plentiful crops of rhymes about life in the Dirty Jerz, strenuous familial relationships, getting lit with the boys, and what the hard climb to the top of Garden State rap game is like. Today is Mr. Robert’s birthday and he dropped this new track in celebration.
“Jerzey Boys” by Dave Roberts
One week before this group of flamboyant Southern Californian Third-Wave rude boys venture into Starland Ballroom on the back of a Reel Big Fish/Aquabats co-headlining tour (see you all there) the band has released its first new track since 2008 today. Check it out.
“My Friend” by Suburban Legends
Beady Eye is the mutant offspring bred from radiated fallout of a nasty brotherly breakup between Oasis cofounders Liam and Noel Gallagher. While Liam, the voice of Oasis, is off squandering away years of eligible hit making time by in a fit of unwarranted self deprecation, also known as a temper tantrum, the rest of the band has carried on under the leadership of Noel and has recently put out this up beat number that has fallen under a lot of scrutiny from Oasis fans.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this track. I have mixed feelings.
“Bring The Light” by Beady Eye