I was young when Blink-182‘s Enema of the State came out, but I have an older brother so I have fond memories of listening to it against my parents’ wishes. My mom hated that album cover. Now after years of vibing to Devon Baldwin‘s features with G-Eazy, we get her cover of “Don’t Leave Me” from Blink’s legendary album. The track is as short and sweet as the original, trading schizophrenic, punk rock guitars for Christoph Andersson‘s synth wizardry. Devon’s vocals drift perfectly over the instrumental and actually have me realizing Blink-182 had sort of poignant lyrics?
Let’s try this one more time with feeling
Check out two originals from Devon, including the brand new “Blame,” produced by 4e.
I got a couple text messages today from my sister reminding me that I better not forget to post a Friday at Five today! They came in the form of eccentric emoticons. The first one I interpreted as a high five. She sent another that had headphones, a clock pointing to 5, and a red exclamation mark. I didn’t really know this was all possible on the iPhone, but hey…there’s an app for that. No surprise, I guess. So here you go, Em…here’s your Friday at Five!
Wow. I was informed about this one in the ChatBox from Patrick, and I’m blown away. I mean, this is a song I was playing on the piano as a child, and now it’s got some heavy bass and some wobbles over it, and I’m…well…wow, I feel sort of like I’m on drugs. Was that a dog bark right there? Or a scratch? Losing my mind over this one. (via TMN)
Madeon is one of those names that you need to know if you’re up on your music game. He is absolutely absurd. And guess how old he is? 16. Yep. Truth. He makes absolutely incredible remixes. Can’t wait until he starts making more of his own music. (Sorry for the radio rip on this one.)
For those of you who don’t know who Travis Barker is, let me apologize to you…that’s a shame. He’s only one of the baddest asses and by far one of the best drummers alive. Combine that with Kid Cudi, and that’s a recipe for absurd amounts of dopeness. Travis used to be Blink-182’s drummer, and kind of (kind of) still is, but he’s been focusing on making his own music recently.
His new mixtape, “Give the Drummer Some,” drops March 15th, and of all the leaks that have dropped, this is by far my favorite. Kid Cudi’s flow is one of the most adaptive out there right now, and on this he rocks a lazy, chill vibe over a nasty bass line and some booming drums.
Lots of new music coming out in the next week or so, get excited my friends.