Sunday, November 8, 2009

You Are Not An Airplane!

"Young Hearts Spark Fire" - Japandroids

Part I

We Use to Dream/ Now We Worry About Dying
We Use To Dream/ Now We Worry About Dying
I Don't Want To Worry About Dying
I Just Want To Worry About those Sunshine Girls

Part II
Unbridled longing for something more in life.

Part III
Everyone at some point in their life probably wakes up one morning and realizes that they are worrying about the wrong things. What you should be worrying about is figuring out how you are going to be an airplane. Seriously. Get on that.

This song is about that. It totally beats.

Part IV

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm as Crooked as a Dog's Hind Leg

"You Don't Know What Love Is" - 2000F & J Kamata

So, the seminal dub-step/techno/bad shit crazy label Hyperdub just released a compilation in celebration of their five year anniversary. Bat shit crazy doesn't even start to describe what these tracks are like. Sometimes when I try to explain to people what electronic music is like I throw around themes like music for robots or beats you would hear in space but this Hyperdub compilation pretty much blows those descriptions to pieces. Over the course of twenty some banging tracks Hyperdub once again asks listeners to rethink what electronic/dance/techno music is. These tracks are from a place in time that is impossible to comprehend. Apocalyptic it is not, but dark, for sure. And with more computer animated whistles and swirly sounds then you can shack a stick at this album is well worth the time and investment. God damn the future is going to be awesome. We are all going to be listening to these tracks in our flying cars in no time. Fuck. Yes. Not only are we going to be jamming to this in the future but this track, "You Don't Know What Love Is" will be the song you get down to in your bedroom with your significant other. This is music for robots to make love to.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

End of the Month Jams Vol. 1

Here at The One That Beats we are lazy. Not like, pot head lazy, like, we sit around all day with no jobs and just eat potato chips on the couch all day. It's just we got a lot on our respective plates. So, sometimes we don't get to post all of the songs we really want to so periodically we will be posting these dumps of songs we really like. Someday we will actually turn this into one mix you can download and or add some kind of player right on the site so visitors can stream these tunes. Hope you enjoy

"People" - J Dilla (Donuts)
"Airworks" - J Dilla (Donuts)
Yea, ok, so sue me. I must be the last music fan on earth to have picked up Donuts. Sometimes, for no real good reason, I refuse to listen to albums because either people I don't like are really into them or I'm just tired of being told how good it is so I stay away. I fucked up on this one for doing that. I could just put the entire album on here but lets just start with these two.

"Ground for Divorce" - Big Business (Here Comes The Waterworks)
Quick review of Where The Wild Things Are - not all that good. Little bit of a let down. Here is the problem; zero plot. I mean, absolutely zero. And it didn't help that every piece of dialogue for the Wild Things made them sound like total fucking stoners. It made my head hurt after awhile.

"VCR" - The Xx (S/T)

HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE. I read the other day that they had to cancel a couple up-coming shows because of exhaustion. Really? There is no way you guys are older than 22 years old. How the fuck are you guys canceling shows because of exhaustion? You have any idea how many 22 year-olds would give their left fucking foot to be in you position and you guys are too fucking tired to go on stage and play the 10 god damn songs you know? Pussies.

"Flight of the Feathered Serpent" - Fuck Buttons
Easily a top contender for song title of the year, from arguably, the best named band of the year. The last album was good, but this one is leaps and bounds better. Also, no one can tell me that you couldn't put this song on and it doesn't make you want to run through a god damn wall.

"One Beat" - Sleater-Kinney (One Beat)
"Far Away" - Sleater -Kinney (One Beat)
I'm going to start a girl riot band. It is going to happen. I'm still throwing around names for the band though, I think it might be something like No Cocks Allowed or Ben Peyton and the La La Las...I don't know yet. Either way it will be me, with an all girl band singing songs about how we hate/love girls. It is going to be great.

"Take My Breath Away" - Gui Borrato (Take My Breath Away)
God damn this one beats. I'm going to call it now, but this album has been totally slept on this year and all those ass holes are going to be pissed when they go back and listen to this again because this is a pretty amazing album. Icy Icy Icy beats.