PALM SPRINGS BEATS

Apr
5

Digging this. Great video and a hypnotic, dreamy track. The Pathfinder EP is solid as well. Check it out

Been a Nine Inch Nails fan for quite some time - saw them open for Peter Murphy at Cullen Auditorium in Houston on the Pretty Hate Machine tour - and the PSB crew raved about the Coachella gig last year. Caught a few minutes of the ACL performance tonight and while I can’t speak for the whole thing, Copy of A absolutely destroyed. 

I didn’t want to like this tune from a guy in Fun. who also happens to be Lena Dunham’s BF, but I gotta be honest. This is a great pop tune and a potential/probable summer smash. Works as an NCAA championship montage theme song as well. And I really, honestly want to get better…

Mar
31

Never heard of em.

But they’re on Ghostly.

And Ghostly artists are worth a listen 77% of the time. 

Especially when they’re bringing these deep retro basslines. 

I respect this effort.

It’s a quality track and cool video.

It’s hard to be this good. 

Very hard. 

But will I ever listen to this again? 

Will I remember this tomorrow?

Probably not.  

And what does that mean?

Who cares.

-WhatWhat

Mar
26

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Every once in awhile, the Palm Springs Beats team strays from its heavy rap, electronic, and occasional metal tendencies, caught unawares in some deep thoughts, some folk, some singer-songwriters, some psychedelia, whatever floats our boats. Lately, most of us have been on that train with top notch releases from The War On Drugs,  Real Estate, and Sun Kil Moon.

Today I’m here to introduce you to Céleigh Chapman who’s first solo effort in over 10 years is out now on iTunes and Amazon. Now Céleigh is most definitely a country girl at heart, but don’t let that sweet voice fool you, she’s got a little ‘tude in her pipes! The EP dances about from joyous jamborees to the more sullen, reflective “Iowasposta”, a choice cut on the record.

Perhaps what struck me the most was she seems to bring a nostalgic feel to the days of country that I remember hearing my mom play when I was a kid. I’ve never been a fan of country music per se, but I’ve heard enough over the years to know that there was a golden era of country music and that era has clearly disappeared in recent years. Nice that young people like Céleigh understand the genuine vibe of that period and are able to create something authentic and their own out of that sound.

Download “Happy Now”, well… now! 

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Mar
24

SOOOOO good. Title is totally apropos. Beautifully subtle like The Field.

Mar
22

Haven’t f’d with these guys before.

Letterman performance rocked me though.

Now I’m f’ing with them ‘ard. 

New album destroys (stream here).

Couldn’t have come at a better time.

Could care less about rap right now.  

Techno is not motivating me. 

This album and the new War On Drugs. 

Saving. 

-WhatWhat

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Mar
19

Yayyyyyyyuhhhh, been waiting for this one for a lengthy while. E$GN was a bit of a letdown for me after Gibbs’ superb BFK album. Now he’s teamed up with one of my favorite all time producers for Cocaine Piñata. The album is meant to be heard thoroughly, but here’s one with Danny Brown you should check. He doesn’t quite match up with Madlib’s production but its still a jam I’ve instantly repeated a few times already.

Enjoy my friends, enjoy

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Mar
19

There’s a Jerome LOL takeover going on now over at GvsB (who are excellent). This is one of many amazing tracks posted therein. 

Mar
19

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