Posts by Lior Phillips:
White mans got soul! Austin-ite Max Frost has written, produced and recorded a few singles to date but this one seems to have cracked its whip at my usual Anti-Pop tirades. The ‘pop-funk’ melody carries a mashup of hip hop sounds, and electronica instrumentals. A Gnarles Barkley-esque tune with some D’Angelo and Broken Bells drizzled over, it becomes an instant mood-changer. If you’re sitting you will probably chair dance – I warned you.
Three years after a personal favourite 2010 album of mine “High Violet” was released, it’s no wonder the fanatical lovers of The National have been waiting with baited breath for the bands’ new single “Demons”. Within seconds of listening it was as if I felt the entire world’s hunched shoulders release with outbursts of sighs and grateful “FINALLY’s!” The album artwork for their sixth studio offering Trouble Will Find Me is a visually striking stand alone piece that now becomes the catalyst for their new music video below. Ear-hugging melancholy, the lyrics stand as an honest and open confession. The album is set for a May release and so far, expectations are met – happy Monday!