September 9th 2014 was an awesome day for new music - Ryan Adams, Robert Plant, Delta Spirit, and so many more, including Banks.
I’m not a huge fan of the way up and coming artists are releasing tons of singles. By the time their full length album comes out I’ve already been listening to the majority of the tracks for months, and there are just a few I haven’t heard. FKA Twigs released just two singles before the full album. This was enough to get me and a lot of the internet insanely excited for the album drop. Banks on the other hand has been releasing singles and an EP since 2013. HAIM did the same thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love both albums and was thrilled to be able to finally listen to their LPs. I just wish more of the LPs had been new to me upon release. I kinda miss the days of running to best buy when school let out on Tuesday to buy a newly released CD and just sitting around listening to it, every song but maybe one or two singles being completely new and amazing.
Regardless, I’m so in love with Banks’s album “Goddess” it’s not even funny. I’m going to make myself sick of it shortly because it’s been on repeat for days. When I heard the first track “Alibi” something about it sounded familiar. I tweeted about this on tuesday but since I’m not trying very hard at twitter and have no followers I’m sure you didn’t see it (by the way, I’m @ajkirkpat). In a tweet I could only post the video of the song I was reminded of when listening to “Alibi”, but here I can post both for comparison. We’re concentrating on the “yeah”s here, as soon as Banks says “Please”, stop that video and listen to the next one. Play them back to back and tell me I’m not crazy.
"Alibi" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDTQZBRtbAY#t=129
"The Golden Rule" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7gwX7rjOw#t=27
Could someone let Smokey the Bear know that he didn’t lose his hat, Pharrell Williams stole it to wear to the Grammys