2016, the year we played ourselves. Or the year we got played. Looking back, it’s hard not to respect this past year. On a simple scale of fucks given, 2016 gave the fewest. And, sort of like the Death Star, it’s hard not to admire how thoroughly evil and powerful the year was. It was bright in terms of music, and that may be its only bright spot. As far as real humans go, 2016 can only be described in one way: the year we were all Alderaan.
Rihanna’s latest was an exclusive to TIDAL…until it leaked…everywhere…because the internet.
Rihanna is back with her new album, Anti¸ a new attitude and at least three new fans.
The Pines are from Minneapolis and make great music. The track “Aerial Ocean” off of their upcoming LP Above The Prairie is but one example of the aforementioned great music
Did we mention Rihanna?
Elliot Smith, Wilco
Why You Should Care:
One of the newest artists on Anti- Records (label of the two influences cited above), Saskatchewan’s Shauf is poised to break out. Andy Shauf’s 2015 record Bearer of Bad News was a breathtaking collection of mostly harsh tales about drug addiction, murder, and the kind of world-weary ne’er-do-wells that would feel right at home in songs by another of Shauf’s labelmates – Tom Waits.