George Clanton has been deemed “the next cult electronic artist from the internet” by i-D Vice. An artist who composes, mixes, masters, and releases his own music, his claim to fame was the track It Makes the Babies Want to Cry off of his 2015 release 100% Electronica (also the name of his own music label). Last week he returned again with Slide, a hi-fi chillwave marathon of navigating heartbreak. Imagine Washed Out’s music in the realm of James Cameron’s Avatar. You may have caught George at Charlie’s Cafe a few months back, hyping up his next release, touring alongside Negative Gemini. Pitchfork finally caught on and gave him a nod as well. Let’s hope George returns here to Norfolk once again to share the sounds of his “vapor wave opera”
Continuing with my Nine Inch Nails obsession, I decided to include the track In Motion from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Oscar winning score for the Social Network. Whether or not that movie depicts Mark Zuckerberg or the events that took place in an accurate account, we can all agree that the soundtrack elevated the film to reach the peak of millennial tension Aaron Sorkin achieved in his script. The Academy Award winners return later this year, announcing that they did in fact score Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid 90’s
Indie wunderkind Mac DeMarco returns with a cover of Haruomi Hosono’s Honey Moon, which I didn’t know was a cover until I looked it up, because it sounds like it would be right at home admits his work on last year’s This Old Dog Mac has also just announced his own record label (aptly titled Mac’s Record Label) and he will embark on his very first solo tour later this year.
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