Ear Candy – the Triumphant Return edition
Perhaps I should rename this place “ephemeral aesthetics” and go all-in on whiskey, hotties, and tunes as those have been of more interest of late than howling into the abyss. Yeah, everything sucks—destruction, decline, stupidity. But the beat goes on. Just ask Nero.
She sold out well. A nice mediocre take of what every girl is going, Shame her gym memberships and hair straightening have paid off more than her guitars. She used to be all about the music, now it’;s all about the image. Sad.– from a comment on this interview.
I just discovered Dirty Ghosts, so maybe the dude above is correct and not just a typical hipster “you were special when you were poor and only I liked you” prig. Regardless, it’s a stupid argument. Always. Be happy that artists you like get recognition. Validate your special snowflake tastes some other way. And the guitar is what makes this song.
Dirty Ghosts–Ropes That Way
I heard of Dirty Ghosts via Allyson Baker via Aesop Rock as they were previously married and she played guitar on his latest release Skelethon. I’d prefer this video if it were solely the gritty ballerinas as I find them oddly compelling, but the song is about riding a motorcycle at night and the general clarity and peace that one can experience while operating a motorized vehicle, so I guess the motorcycle was necessary.
Aesop Rock–Cycles to Gehenna
Via the Rabbit Hole known as YouTube, here’s the latter remixing the former.
Dirty Ghosts–Shout It In (Aesop Rock remix)
Lastly, we’ll venture in a different direction altogether–a captivating video that is pleasantly reminiscent of a Georgia O’Keefe. Notice how at the onset, the waves are moving apart from one another. As the love starts crashing over, like a tidal wa-a-ave, and the tempo shifts up to a thumping drum and bass rhythm, the waves start moving together. It’s a good argument for being bold, crashing over her, and moving in such a way that you provide a colliding influx.
Sub Focus ft. Alpines–Tidal Wave