“In the past, I imagined our music being more about closing your eyes and escaping.” Said keyboardist Brian DeGraw in a recent interview. Eye Contact is the fifth album for Gang Gang Dance, and their first on 4AD.
Yuck have been credited with bringing the distinctive 90s sound in to the 21st century, creating a huge niche in the seemingly 80s synth revival of today’s music market. But Yuck have not used influences from (what many other reviews say) 90’s bands like Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins, in fact their influences stem prominently from bands from previous decades such as Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth.
Tyler, The Creator is a 19 year old man, a member of rap trio Odd Future. This is Goblin, the second of Tyler’s solo albums, and it has possibly become the album of 2011 with the biggest amount of hype and high regards surrounding it, even before its release. Most of this interest has generated from the releases of singles Yonkers and Sandwitches, but how will the rest of the album fare?