A Speakly Playlist To Get You Through The Week (12/4/11)

“Blunt Rap” by Dave Roberts (Prod. by Anitkek)

Photo by Chris Rotolo (Dave Roberts @ The Wonder Bar)

Dave Roberts resurfaced this past week with a new track entitled “Blunt Rap,” in which the Keansburg, NJ-based emcee sings the praises of his favorite oxidized herb.  This latest  release, which comes on the back of Roberts’ 2011 mixtape, Walking On The Sun, which was appropriately released earlier this year on April 20th (4/20), and a collaborative effort with Team Frontline Boss Boys members Big Spanish and S Dot, discusses how the wacky tobacky is a moment enhancer, one often applied to various situations by the artist himself.  Check out the Anitek produced number below, and for my by Dave Roberts head here.


“65” by A Criminal Risk

A Criminal Risk recently dropped “65,” it’s lead single from a forthcoming release that has yet be titled.  The made-for-radio rager sports charred guitar that leads an assault of melodic verses and hook-laden refrains that will undoubtedly have the assemblage of fist tossing pit fiends crooning along on December 9th at the Freehold VFW where the Ocean County Pop Punk outfit is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m.  “Say anything you want to say,” pleads bass plucker and lead vocalist Danny Kay in the chorus…so I will: I’m looking forward to this record.


“As Long As We Got Somethin'” by Pilots In Orbit

The Union, NJ-based Pilots In Orbit recently released its debut EP Did You Grow Up Too Fast, a five-song amalgamation of soundscape construction and instrumental artistry made that much more alluring by its lead single, “As Long As We Got Somethin’,” a four-minute and twenty-one second speed trap that’s tempo, set by Francis Whitt’s impressive stick wielding, sucks the listener in to a tale of toxic love and a last gasp search for common ground.  Get into it below and check out the entire record here.


“Run” (feat. Shape One) by Space Jesus

The Philadelphia by way of New Brunswick Electronic Dance musician and Dub Step gun-ship known as Space Jesus recently dropped the prelude to a yet to be titled future releases named “Run,” which features rhymes by the Brooklyn-based emcee Shape One.  This galactic messiah of the underground dance scene dropped his self-titled debut full-length release in May and, over a series of warm Summer evenings cruising down Ocean Avenue with the windows down and the beats bumping, it became one of SIMGE’s favorites of 2011.  You can catch Space Jesus on December 14th at The Blockley in Philly, but first, check out his latest work below.


“High Noon” by True Apothecary

The Westchester, NY-based True Apothecary presents the listener with a style of tunes as obscure as the film references it makes.  It’s debut EP Thank You, Janitor, Thank You Scientist, which alludes to a conversation held in the film Half Baked between Thurgood Jenkins (Dave Chapelle), and an uppity scientist at a pharmaceutical plant, is as alluring a title, to this journo at least, as the group’s catalogue of spacious and experimental Indie-Pop tunes.  It’s ambient soundscape construction performed behind melodious Singer/Songwriter-esque tunes, and a truly original and enchanting take on both of those musical stylings…enjoy this next cut from that record “High Noon.”

NOTE: Be sure to check out other selections from True Apothecary on the group’s Facebook page, including “1.21 Jiggawatts” and “What’s In The Box?!?!?!” here.


“Where Is My Mind” (Pixies) by Fight Or Flight

Rock N’ Roll and Hip Hop are not difficult ideas to marry, but to mix them well is the real trick.  In the eyes of many, mine not included, Fred Durst placed an apocalyptic storm cloud upon the genre known as Rap-Rock, a shadow outfits such as Middletown, NJ’s Fight Or Flight are trying to shed.  And with productions such as the group’s pair of 2011 EP releases, Too High To Come Down and it’s latest work The Green Room, the darkness is undoubtedly lifting.  This next selection, “Where Is My Mind, resides on the latter record (one named after a series of dialogue from the film Fight Club) and resonates with this writer for it is truly a fresh rendition, one that’s been drenched in original rhymes, on his favorite Pixies tune.  Listen to it below and grab the album for free here. 

Last Week’s Results:

“High Noon” by True Apothecary – 3240
“Killing Time” by Elevator Art – 880
“Over Water” by The Paper Suns – 324
“Streetlights” by Blacktop Kids – 140
“The Combination Is Explosive” by Tango Machina – 23
“Worn Out” by The Riverwinds – 12

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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2 Responses to A Speakly Playlist To Get You Through The Week (12/4/11)

  1. Robert guitar saget says:

    Those guys from True Apathy have the biggest focken decks!

  2. Gregg Guthrie says:

    True Apothecary is the most talented young group I have heard in my 62 years

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