Those who know me well, know that I love discovering new music. There is nothing more satisfying than sitting down on a Tuesday evening, with 46 new tracks you’ve just purchased and taking the time to listen to each one. In our busy lives, it is rare to JUST listen to music. Not drive and listen to music. Not workout and listen to music but just listen. Soak it all in. Every so often I take a little time to partake in this simple pleasure.
Discovery is a recent find. It is the result of a friendship between Vampire Weekend‘s keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij and Wes Miles, the vocalist from Ra Ra Riot. They had been recording with each other for about 4 yrs, when they released their debut album LP.
Here are 3 tracks that I love from the album. “So Insane” shifts tempo so seamlessly, taking the song to a softer, more emotional place. And just when you’re thinking about how great it would be to make-out to, the beats bring you back to earth.
This next track is an awesome cover of Jackson 5’s pop-tastical hit. It’s slowed-down and synthesized yet somehow it works.
There is a certain “island vibe” to “Slang Tang”, similar sounding to some tracks on Vampire Weekend’s new album, Contra.
Definitely check out the rest of Discovery’s album, you’re sure to find some other good surprises.