They add a modern twist with erratic synth glistening in the background and mostly electronic percussion. Wasner’s voice, as always, steals the show as she belts out triumphantly “You Are Mine / This is what you wanted to know” in the starkly different chorus.
The highlight of the album is the song “Love Me Like I’m Gone,” a folky and breezy, yet heartbreaking, love song. Ayer ruminates morbidly about how utterly destroyed he’d be if his love were to pass, and his hopes that they’d feel the same way about him.
While always carrying that electro-folk genre on their shoulders, they certainly were more on the folk side of things before Skrillex recruited them on his OWSLA label. This album is miles away from their folky origins and, to great surprise, it really works.
Untitled is an expansion of these strange but awesome sounding mash of genres and, more broadly, his artistic approach to music.
I’ve never been more excited for a collaboration between two artists than I am for this one between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile. These two artists are master storytellers and musicians whose most recent albums are both incredible.
Grizzly Bear is one of those groups that just can’t be compared. They are impeccably talented, sometimes almost too much so, sending chills down your bones with their instrumentation and vocal arrangements. They recently released their first album since 2012 and it is truly a…