Granada Marquee of the Week: April was a good month (via jonathandavidcreative)
#TBT: The YoursTruly crew came & made a beautiful recap of Gorilla vs. Bear 2 two years ago. See the dance party with Chromatics, Glass Candy, Twin Sister, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd+, and DJ Sober.
UPCOMING: We’re kicking off the fall calendar by hosting a Happy Hour on August 26th. Half-priced drafts, free signature flatbreads, & raffling off some Granada fall shows.
Track of the Day: As if we couldn’t get enough of K Dot, we hear this mashup between him & Tycho.
JUST ADDED: Samantha Crain will be opening up for First Aid Kit this November. Tickets going fast, y’all.
ICYMI: Death From Above 1979 handed out CDs containing “Government Trash,” a song off of their forthcoming The Physical World last weekend.
From Drake to Beach House to Deafheaven to Sophie to Grimes to Cloud Nothings to, yes, Kanye—our picks for the …
on Sophie’s “Bipp:”
There’s a lewdness to “Bipp“‘s refrain—“I can make you feel better”—that telegraphs the song’s intent. We are not, in all likelihood, being offered a shoulder massage or a cup of tea. “Bipp” arrives in an altered state and seems hellbent on getting us there too—to a place, at least, where its offer starts to sound like a come-on instead of a threat. The track itself has no interest in our well-being. The subs huff and burp, staving off nausea. The chords arrive slurred, and on the beat, like a Basement Jaxx single with a noticeable erection and a (bigger) bag of pills. “Bipp” is a pop song disguised as a club track wearing googly-eye glasses. Which is to say, not a track in which you should put very much trust. “Feeling better,” though, is something it seems to have locked down.
on The War on Drugs’ “Red Eyes:”
“Red Eyes” isn’t actually about staring at TVs, smart phones, and computer screens until your vision blurs; truth be told, it’s hard to tell exactly whatAdam Granduciel’s determined rasp is talking about in his evocative lyrics. And yet the music plays like an affront to this era’s cyclical, digitized way of life—using the scope of classic stadium rock and the soul of folky Americana to transport you to another time. So even if the world is set on the path of constant innovation, at least there’s a song like “Red Eyes” offering serenity for those eager to dwell on the possibilities of living in the moment.