April 22, 2008

Culture Reject - Culture Reject (2008)

Let the summer “jammy-jams” cometh. "Inside The Cinema," the second track off of Culture Reject, was the catchy nugget that made me an instant fan of Culture Reject—also the artist's name—and his quirky, creative sound. This album jams with layered horns, rhythmic handclaps, timely piano bits, unconventional & diverse percussion, casual whistling and beachy lounge transitions that suggest indie pop, Latin, jazz (Latin-Jazz? Jazzy-Latin?), and additional worldly influence. Although "Inside the Cinema" stands out with its particularly rhythmical, clappy draw, the rest of the album is also very enjoyable. If you put on these summery grooves I promise people will inquire about the artist within the first few songs. (That's my Rob Gordon guarantee of the month.)

Enjoy: "Inside the Cinema," "Overflow," "Oh Remain," and “Fireflies Are Fading”


Nightrain said...

Since I have already received one "Who the f**k is Rob Gordon?" question, let me add some context...

Rob Gordon: I will now sell four copies of "The Three EPs" by The Beta Band.
Dick: Go for it.
[Rob plays the record]
Beta Band Customer: Who is this?
Rob Gordon: The Beta Band.
Beta Band Customer: It's good.
Rob Gordon: I know.

awmercy said...

Although you cited the movie, which I also love, the book High Fidelity might be the best fiction I've read about music geekdom. What are some others?

Nightrain said...

"American Psycho," and other Bret Easton Ellis books. I know they don't revolve around music geekdom, in the same way High Fidelity does, but there are moments when the music obsession takes center stage... and it's hilarious.

I think Easton Ellis' Huey Lewis and the News or Whitney Houston analysis is similar, in a way, to Hornby's discussion of "the perfect mixtape."