What a sweet and romantic song, if this song was fabric it would be pastel pink tulle wrapped around orchids, weeds with a splash of light blue flowers. Who knew such collaborations could actually happen right? I was losing all faith in people when they were collaborating because let’s face it, someone is always competing but not here, no no. Theo, Solange and Dev seem to just be singing their tiny lil’ hearts out on ottomans in the gardens of Versailles.
Kevin Barnes is one of the finest pop craftsmen in the business and it’s precisely because he—and his band, of Montreal—doesn’t play by anyone else’s rules. From the tricked out cover art designed by Barnes’ wife and his brother to guest vocalists Solange Knowles and Janelle Monae to the hybrid of the heartfelt and the humorous, False Priest is one of the year’s most indispensable releases.
The Athens, Georgia based quintet follows up the seminal releases of Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? and Skeletal Lamping with a bristling collection of tracks mixing Barnes’ brand of psychedelia with R&B influences and a heady dose of Parliament-Funkadelic.
Before Theophilus London made appearances around hot ass sun-kissed L.A. over the weekend – performing at the Purple Lounge Friday night, stopping by Freakcity on Saturday, and hosting a pool-partaayy at the Shangri-la on Sunday – the Brooklyn-based, all around stellar rapper, singer and dancer enjoyed a slice of shade and a quick chat with URB in Silverlake. After unleashing his spunk on mixtape Jam! in ’09, mixes This Charming Mixtape and I Want You followed. Now, newly signed and sealed to Warner Bros., London will release his debut in early 2011. Follow the quick talking charmer as he confabs on friendship contracts, buying his mom Jordans, and how unbalanced people inspire him.…MORE