Toro Y Moi has a new 7 inch coming out on Carpark Records, he went with a new recording style which included leaving all the electronics out, definitely on a 50’s pop tip, i’m interested in hearing the rest of it.
I saw Janelle Monae on David Letterman the other night, she blew me away and usually I don’t care for lyricists, anyone have any thoughts on her? I think she’s the prettiest top 40 artist i’ve seen in awhile with great taste. I’m not a Outkast fan so the Big Boi guest spot doesn’t do anything for me, it’s disappointing that that’s the way major labels have to break new artists.
This Teen Daze song should just be the Toro Y Moi song, am I right?
Oh Ellen Allien, I want to love you but what are you doing? guitars? really? just do what you do and if you experiment maybe pick a new moniker because if you grab a guitar then your in a whole new world of good guitar music coming out and this just doesn’t seem to hold up next to them.
17 Comments Leave A Comment
Erik says:May 20, 2010 at 11:04 am
If you got blown away by Janelle Monae, check out Mushinah. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHbRGBtCybo / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9RHxSWaW1U
Jay says:May 20, 2010 at 11:48 am
Forget how pretty Janelle is, she’s an amazing performer and musician. If you ever see her perform live, it’s quite the experience.
d|| says:May 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Janelle Monae isn’t a new artist. She’s been associated with Outkast since 2003 and they never had any other guest appearences her songs.
Outkast helped jumped start her career. It’s a shame she’s Bad Boy Artist now. Janelle style is just so fresh and new. I couldn’t stop listening to ‘The Chase Suite.’
I am also in stage where I don’t care to much for lyricist. Well unless it’s a dope MC on the beat. But I do still appreciate creative and fresh lyrics.
Your not Outkast fan. Jakub you need to start at 94′ and work you way up to the present and listen to songs that weren’t just mainstream (HeyYa). So upsetting. haha
d|| says:May 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Janelle Monae isn’t a new artist. She’s been associated with Outkast since 2003; and Outkast never had any other guest appearences on her songs.
Outkast helped jumped start her career. It’s a shame she’s a Bad Boy Artist now. Janelle’s style is just so fresh and so new. I couldn’t stop listening to ‘The Chase Suite’ when it first came out.
I am also in a stage where I don’t care to much for lyricist. Well unless it’s a dope MC on the beat. But I still appreciate creative and fresh lyrics.
Your not Outkast fan. Jakub you need to start at 94′ and work your way up to the present; and listen to songs that weren’t just mainstream (HeyYa). So upsetting. haha
JConda says:May 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm
Janelle Monae is a breath of fresh air. Her association with Bad Boy has in no way stifled her creativity…Sean Combs only interest is exposure and distribution – he’ll make loads of money if he does it right.
Her album, The ArchAndroid channels influences of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill and many others. It’s a genre-bending experience done WELL…one of the soulful songs even resolves into Clair De Lune. Her vocal ability is astounding, as is her writing and performance.
Plus, as you mentioned…she’s a looker…Elvis hairdo and all :)
Matthias says:May 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm
I saw Janelle Monae in Seattle when she opened for Jamie Lidell. She was totally amazing and yeah, totally gorgeous. She made eye contact with me and I just about swooned.
alex says:May 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm
Yeah me too, saw Janelle open for Jaime Lidell and was stunned. So amazing. I’ve got the new record and am warming up to it. Nothing as good as “Violet Stars Happy Hunting!” so far.
Junia Isabel says:May 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm
Hmm, not sure what I feel about the new Toro y Moi…I’ve been obsessing over him and this sounds so different from what I was loving most about him. But like you said, interested in hearing the rest too. I’m sure whatever he puts out will be great. Totally agree with you that the Teen Daze song should be the Toro one! ha! I’d never heard of them, so I’ll be checking the rest of their stuff out. Thanks!
He says:May 20, 2010 at 9:30 pm
I feel like the Bad Boy street team showed up in the comments, however
it’s true about Big Boi/Outkast. You gotta take it back and get hip Jakub.
Also, you say it’s a shame how major labels break new artists in yet the point you’re making is that she’s a pretty woman with good taste, so omg? Come on mayne.
Kyle says:May 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm
I love Teen Daze — where can I find more?
NAVIS says:May 21, 2010 at 1:43 am
Screw all ya’ll on this Outkast buzzaloo, Teen Daze is hot.
Jakub – where’d you find Teen Daze and where can I haz Teen Daze? I can’t find.
Vegard says:May 21, 2010 at 3:37 am
I see me orders for more ambient music has been disregarded. I will hold a grudge forever. Now what am I supposed to listen to at work? All I have on my iPhone is a double album of traditional jews harp playing.
Jakub says:May 21, 2010 at 7:58 am
Vegard – I’m working on one, it might be a live set
d|| says:May 21, 2010 at 11:36 am
Sorry Navis. If I deflicted from Teen Daze.
They’re great also…
Frontier Psychiatrist says:May 21, 2010 at 11:44 am
Glad you’re a fan of Janelle Monae. We put her on our short list of eclectic R&B classics, from There’s a Riot Goin’ On to Maggot Brain to Sign ‘O’ The Times to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Check out our review and let us know what you think. -FP
Sam Spiller (DJ Hegemoney) says:May 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm
Teen Daze did a remix of Twin Sister ‘All Around and Away We Go’ thats worth finding. The new Toro Y Moi stuff can be heard during their tour. I saw them on Wednesday and also in March, and the two shows couldn’t be more different. The new stuff is great. Not like his old stuff to be sure. One track is a dead ringer for ‘Love Come Down’ by Evelyn Champagne King. In fact I though it was a cover at first.
Anonimous says:May 23, 2010 at 9:30 am