Song of the day 1/26/12

Out getting Ribs By King Krule
This hasn’t been a very rappy week on the blog so, if you’re here for that, I apologize. Don’t worry, things will get back to their rappy ways in no time.
This weeks song of the day may or may not be a well known song. I really don’t know. I suppose it depends who you are. If you’re like me, it’s pretty new. What sets it apart from my typical “song of the day” choices is that it’s a new rock (I guess that’s what you could call it) song. The artist is a young ginger from the UK, formally known as Zoo Kid, but now known as King Krule. I’ve heard he’s 17. That could be true…or not. I dunno. Look it up if you really give a shit. All I know is that he looks 13, is the gingeriest ginger alive but sings like he’s Joe Strummer.

You know when you hear and song and immediately know you’re going to be singing it in your head for the rest of the week? This was that song for me. And, it’s rare that i like much new music, let alone some rock shit. It’s never been my flavor but this type of song is right the wheelhouse for me. It’s bluesy, it’s melancholy, and somewhat off center. I dunno..I hope you rap loving people can appreciate something like this and not turn it off the second you watch the video above cause it looks like a baby Rick Astley is about to serenade you.
as a bonus, here’s some live footage of this song where, mid song, he tunes his guitar on stage. Dunno why but I fucking love that he did that.

14 thoughts on “Song of the day 1/26/12

  1. what the fuck guy? it was going ok until that right little weasel dick started singing. you should start an emo band blockhead or should i say blokehead like that fag from the video would call you if you two started making out.

  2. Oh man block this song is so dope! This is some shit I NEED from you man, hell yeah. I’ve listened to this track a bunch. ill. and LOL @ the dude up there talking all kinds of shit. If anything, this dude is one of the weasleys (from harry potter). peace

  3. Yeah, pitchfork loves this kid’s EP so you know he’s good, lol. They gave it an 8.0 which is almost unheard of for that bunch of fucking pretentious music snobs. Hipsters on steroids. I do use it to find new music sometimes, though. And to laugh at their ridiculous, verbose music reviews. And their inability to review hip-hop. How do you feel about pitchfork? They don’t slam you too bad, except for unfavorably comparing you to Shadow.

    • I’m not a big fan of pitchfork. I mean, they definitely have been spot on with some reviews but I’ll never forget the review of Cam’ron’s “Purple HAze” where the writer spent like two paragraphs sucking Cam off for his deep tales of the streets like Cam was rakim. I love that album, but cause it’s hilarious and has great beats, not cause it’s a poem written by the streets or whatever.
      As for how they reviewed my albums, I’ve gotten a luke warm response on all things I’ve been involved with from them so, obviously, I’m gonna think they’re dipshits.

      • They’re clueless when it comes to hip-hop; it’s so far past their horizon they have no idea how to even approach it. They’ll give someone like Lil B a fucking 8.6(what’s the point of the .6?) and then they have an obsession with certain artists, like DJ Quick. He got on the list of best albums of 2011. Out of all the hip-hop to come out in 2011, they give him the top spot? And then, you’ll never see a rock band that breaks the charts up there, but you’ll always see little Wayne. I guess when it comes to hip-hop it doesn’t matter if it’s popular or not.

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