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Watch country trio Puss n Boots (Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper) rock “Don’t Know What it Means” on Lambkini exclusive!  Recorded live at Studio G in Brooklyn.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#norah jones  #sasha dobson  #catherine popper  #lambkini  #puss n boots  #music  #studio g  #brooklyn  #nyc 

I’m very excited to share some original music!  This is an original called “Pura Vide Girl” - performed with Sanah Kadoura, Ryan Berg, and Michael-Louis Smith at Silvana in NYC last night.  Dig.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#music  #funk  #latin  #jazz  #pura vida  #costa rica  #pop  #nyc  #silvana  #new york 
Little Dragon: Nabuma Rubberband →

Like many Pitchfork reviews, this one best enjoyed read aloud in “Mean Girls” voice.  You’re saying that Little Dragon stole ideas from “Twenty Foreplay” by Janet Jackson when they wrote “Mirrors” (as if that would be a bad thing).  Are we listening to the same album?  What “intermittent thuds” are you hearing on that song?  The song is in 4/4.  You mean the thuds that fall on the 2 and 4 beats? (That’s as non-intermittent as music gets).  Or the slow drum build-up Little Dragon obviously wrote while watching the Phil Collins “Gorilla Drummer” Cadbury ad?  DAMN YOU PHIL COLLINS!!  Seriously though, can you please launch iTunes and double check that you’re currently playing Little Dragon’s Nabuma Rubberband and not Janet’s Design of a Decade 1986/1996?

Let’s skip down a bit further: "It’s niiccce to naaa that Luttle Druggunn can still pull aahf the same rhythmic variashuns… even if it doesn’t ALwess go smoothLUHH." Pitch, please.  No, really… please share some examples of things that didn’t go over smoothly on this album:

 ”Just when they settle into a groove on the ominous, glittering ‘Only One’, the song whiplashes to a close with an industrial beat…” — let’s stop you right there.  That.  Sounds.  Fucking.  Awesome.

Just skipping down your review — I call this reading technique “Pitchforking,” because it’s inspired by how you skip through songs in an effort to crank out so many shitty album reviews.  Here we go — “Nabuma Rubberband's slow jams are perfectly sexy, but they lack originality. Even after repeated listens, the album's velvety sequence of 'Pretty Girls', 'Underbart', and 'Cat Rider' fail to leave a lasting impression.”  So what did you not like about those songs?  Apparently you didn't feel the need to qualify your shit… just name drop and move on so your editor knows you at least saw the track list.  Walk away and whistle, Harley.  And by the way, since when is "Underbart" a slow jam?  The song’s about 125 bpm.  To give you a reference point, Skrillex’s "Bangarang" is about 112 bpm.  Can’t wait to read your next review for Ezoo.  "This just in: teens caught necking to Skrillex slow jams." 120 bpm is really just another way of playing 60 bpm in cut time - so I guess you have a point, Harley.

RE: “Underbart.” How did you not appreciate the hint of latin drumming in the first chorus, around 1:10?  I guess you’d just retort that Yukimi Nagano must have been walking around her kitschy studio listening to Tito Puente when she stole that idea.

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#pitchfork  #review  #harley brown  #music  #justjoshing  #lighthearted  #adam lavine  #donttakeitpersonal  #funny  #kinda  #reviewing the review  #inception shit 
Monday Nights @ the Flat in Brooklyn →

Drummer Sanah Kadoura and talented friends play the Flat in Williamsburg (308 Hooper St) Monday nights at 9pm. Come hang out in an intimate living room with the most talented young jazz players in NYC - $3 for great music and no crowds. Can’t be beat.

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#music  #jazz  #nyc  #brooklyn 

Live 8pm TONIGHT at Rockwood Music Hall NYC - Jacob Jeffries Band.  Watch the incredible talented piano-driven rock group Jacob Jeffries Band in this Lambkini exclusive studio recording.  Tickets here.

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#jacob jeffries  #lambkini  #music  #rockwood  #nyc  #rock  #piano 

Been a while since I’ve posted.  That’s because I’ve been running a little wild lately.  Thank you all for supporting Smoovtunes - bringing you… just good music.

(Source: Spotify)

— 7 months ago
#smoovtunes  #art tatum  #jazz  #music 

I didn’t think new song “Breathing Underwater” by Hiatus Kaiyote could get any better until I heard this acoustic version by Nai Palm.  Band version, embellished by Simon (keys), Perrin (drums), and Bender (bass) here.

— 8 months ago with 1 note
#hiatus kaiyote  #nai palm  #soul  #music  #neo-soul  #funk  #acoustic  #guitar  #singer  #breathing underwater 

I bet you haven’t heard anything like “Cornerstone” by UK singer/songwriter Benjamin Clementine.  Dude’s got serious soul, and a unique voice.

— 8 months ago with 1 note
#benjamin clementine  #soul  #music  #piano  #songwriter  #cornerstone 

A really ridiculously slick J Dilla medley performed by Binkbeats. 

— 8 months ago with 4 notes
#j dilla  #jdilla  #music  #binkbeats  #instrumental  #soul  #hip hop