K. Vile + S. Stevens + M. Dear + Toro Y Moi

Posted by Jakub

In my opinion Kurt Vile is all over the place, I picked up one album and love almost everything and then others the one gem hits after multiple listens. Freak Train popped up and set such a good tone to my afternoon, I needed that boost, I love when music does that.

A great surprise for me at least is this Sufjan Steven glitch addition, I want to shake his hand, he could of gotten lost in my book and went into the bland well known folk world but instead he threw a high speed curve at me, much respect.

This Mark E and Matthew Dear marriage couldn’t make me smile any bigger, that synth line, the untouchable groove of 2010. Way to make that vocal work Mark, I feel like i’m stuck in a New Order break down and I love it.

I grabbed this Toro Y Moi track from the latest Daytrotter Newsletter, this talent is here to stay, you could put this song into any decade after the 50’s and it would of felt right.

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Agustín says:

September 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I love the track from Sufjan Stevens, I already know it.

I agree with Bryant Eslava, I hope that Toro y Moi keeps doing chillwave.

About that Talamak version, is not the normal track, it looks like a jazzy version.


Jake says:

September 19, 2010 at 12:03 am

Yeah I’m really digging Sufjan’s new direction. Probably listened to ‘I walked’ 5 times in a row.

And as for Toro Y Moi’s ‘Unplugged’ version of Talamak, it’s not bad, but I much prefer the original version of the track.

Oh and Mark E’s remix of M-Dear is pretty tight!


Blake Barton says:

September 20, 2010 at 6:14 am

Ah Man,

I was making a themed mix for my friends, some of which follow this design blog, and before I could suprise them with Freak Train…you did!

To quote Kurt Vile, “I’ve never been so insulted in my whole Liiiiifffffeeee…”


Kev-in-Detroit says:

September 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

The Sufjan turn reminds me of Juana Molina’s career… Argentine actress turned folk singer, and then ended up on The Wire Tapper series with a very nice low-fi IDMish sound w/lyrics. Certainly an acquired taste, probably a little bit more avant than this Sufjan song. Both very good, and I appreciate people/bands who push in good directions. However I think Radiohead’s, KID A might be debatable for some. :-)


Kylie says:

September 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Sufjan Stevens was never in danger of becoming “bland well known folk.” For the past ten years or so, he’s been one of the most progressive, interesting and important pop musicians in the world – one of the few artists who’s constantly experimenting with what pop music can and should be. So to dismiss him as being boring just because he was acting outside the extremely narrow range of music you’re interested in or aware of is, I think it’s safe to say, pretty condescending.