We're halfway through the year and it's time to reflect on the albums that have stayed with us the most. It's been an incredible year for music by most standards and this isn't an easy exercise.
This week we chat about The Carters' 'surprise' release and the modern rap beef happening between Jay-Z & Co. and Kanye & Co. We also chat about the highly anticipated Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever new LP Hope Downs. We also highlight a couple favorites of the moment in Culture Abuse's Bay Dream and Flasher's Constant Image.
Still in Barcelona, Hunter recaps the last day of the Primavera Sound 2018 festival but this time with me as a sounding board! He talks about the Arctic Monkeys performance, the Beach House performance and many many more. We also discussed Kanye's new album ye. Needless to say there was a lot to unpack here. Definitely one of our favorite episodes.
Part 2 of our Primavera Sound 2018 recap! Hunter talks about eating Tortilla Española but also how nuts Vince Staples was on day 3, he comments on Thundercat's awesome set, catching a little bit of The Breeders, full-sets from The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Internet, the Migos cancellation (and the Skepta / Los Planetas replacement) and the Tyler, The Creator headlining set, Idles' late night set. He's got a belly full of coffee up and ready for day 4!
n this week's news segment, Hunter and Nic discussing the passing of Scott Hutchinson the lead singer of Frightened Rabbit. Hunter talks about going to the Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft show he saw in LA. Nic discusses Nils Frahm's 2018 record All Melody as a great entry to new sub-genre of cooking music called 'prepping music' and the effectiveness of listening to Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airplanes while flying. Finally, Nic and Hunter talk about their interview with Ryan Gustafson of The Dead Tongues (check it out here!)