Krrum hails from England’s Dark Peak regino, which is a fitting place of origin for the broody, mysterious singer-producer. The 20-year-old musician cites Justin Vernon and Jai Paul as influences, and there’s definitely a murky indie R&B quality to “Morphine,” his intoxicating debut single.
Over a backbone of warm synths and clean guitar, Krrum shines both technically behind the booth and inside of it. His soulful, raspy voice is a fantastic tool, as he pitch bends and distorts it to give “Morphine” even more drama and darkness.
With a debut EP dropping in 2016, expect Krrum to be among the next crop of English artists overtaking the blog world.
There are so many bands on the cusp of success; some bands make it, some bands don’t. For a band to make it, they need to have their ducks in a row and um, all of their eggs in one basket. Robby Hunter Band has done these things–not recklessly but quietly and methodically. Their music is beach-tinged, summer heaven with hints of Caribbean flare. The video below is funny and self-aware and right in time for the season of the sun. This is music for you to zone out to with a Corona and lime, a bathing suit, and the girl of your dreams. Check it out, and err… dibs on the model in the video.
Hit the jump to read our exclusive interview with the guys where we talk about whether they have ever fought over a girl in real life, what artists they think should be more popular, and future plans for the band. Continue reading “Video Premiere + Interview: Robby Hunter Band – Hard on Me” »
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t really fuzzy, was he?
Hit the jump for the mix tracklist… Continue reading “SITR Presents: GRIZZLY ADAMS (4/20 Mix)” »
The Internet was set ablaze Saturday night as mysterious English-producer Jai Paul’s debut album seemed to leak. Discovered by the folks over at Crack In The Road, the album was found on a brand new Bandcamp page, seemingly par-for-the-course for someone like Paul.
But, after further investigation, it became apparent that something was “up” regarding this whole album. The tracks did not seem clean cut enough to be final cuts for an album, and little things like volume-fluctuation were abound over the course of the album, making the whole thing feel a bit fishy.
That said, Jai Paul took to the internets last night (using his first tweet!) to address the matter: Seems that someone leaked the album from Jai’s stolen laptop. Not sure what this means in the long run, but don’t buy that album, folks.
(BTW I’m still listening to “Jasmine” on repeat.)
To confirm: demos on bandcamp were not uploaded by me, this is not my debut album. Please don’t buy. Statement to follow later. Thanks, Jai
— Jai Paul (@jai_paul) April 15, 2013
(s/o Pigs&Planes for the background info as I’m still confused as to who this guy is)
So Arjun spotted this somewhere and almost immediately my Timeline started blowing up about it. I don’t really know who Jai Paul is, but I guess he’s a producer? (Lydia is on my case for not knowing anything about him yet.) And you can buy his album for £7, so I assume he’s British? I don’t know. I’m on Track 6 and I don’t really “get it” yet. It seems like he’s one of those “really well-liked but rarely releases stuff” people. And then there’s this:
.@thearjungrover that’s a gnarly rumour. I heard Jai Paul’s own father leaked it to get him out the house
— Teeth Records (@TeethRecords) April 14, 2013
I don’t know anymore, man. This just sounds like a hot mess to me, and I’m so confused. Someone enlighten me.
UPDATE: TRACK 9 (which I’m told is called “Jasmine”) IS HOT. I LIKE THIS ONE.
Take your eyes off the Final Four for a minute, and mute the TV. Jai Paul, the brainchild behind “BTSTU,” has just released a new single called “Jasmine.” It’s just as funky, and though not QUITE as catchy as BTSTU, is still a fantastic song that sounds unlike most music you’ve ever heard before. It’s a little reminiscent of SBTRKT, but to be honest I think I like Jai Paul’s creations even more than SBTRKT’s. What do you guys think? Does this release compare to BTSTU?
REMINDER: Jai Paul – BTSTU
BONUS: Drake rapping over BTSTU
Sunday morning. Feeling like shit? I have some stuff that might just make you feel a little better. Five covers that will blow your mind. Ready?
1. Young The Giant Covers “Ignition” (Remix) by R. Kelly
I’ve been telling myself for years that if I could sing, I would be sure to put on a fur jacket and do a cover of R. Kelly’s Ignition Remix at least once a day. What a fucking coincidence that Young The Giant came around and did the exact same thing. Whatttt?! Mind: blown.
2. Niia Covers “BTSTU” by Jai Paul
Jai Paul’s “BTSTU” still gets multiple rotations on my iTunes, particularly when I’m driving to work and needing to get excited about the day ahead. What could be more excited than getting to sing “don’t fuck with me, don’t fuck with me” in a high-pitched voice? Nothing. Niia seems to think so too. She’s shared with us her sexy version of BTSTU, admittedly sexier than my car rendition.
3. Niia Covers “Mad World” by Tears for Fears
While we’re on the topic of Niia, she also created a beautiful cover of Tears for Fears’s “Mad World.” By adding a harp, a harder beat, and a bit of speed, Niia might have just created the best cover of this oft-covered song that I’ve heard yet.
4. Benjamin Francis Leftwich Covers “Look at Miss Ohio” by Gillian Welch
Benjamin Francis Leftwich doesn’t have a shortage of balls. Wait…that’s weird. Um…what I’m trying to say is that he doesn’t fear covering superstars. He recently covered The Beatles and now he’s taking on Gillian Welch, who might as well be folk music’s superhero. Subtle and sweet.
5. Bon Iver Covers “Coming Down” by Anais Mitchell
One of the best thing about Bon Iver covers is seeing the instrumentation. This cover features piano, guitar, and a saxophone. It’s really beautiful, as you may have come to expect from a Bon Iver performance. This is a video clip from a visit to Triple J Radio studio in Australia where he chose to cover a song by a friend of his, Anais Mitchell. He says he chose this one because “there is no way not to have feelings about it.”
I’ve never been so high, I’ve never been so high, I’ve never been so high, I think I’m coming down. I’ve never laughed so loud, I’ve never laughed so loud, I’ve never laughed so loud, I think I’m coming down. Nothing going to stop me now, nothing going to stop me now, nothing going to stop me now. Please, don’t leave, easy feeling. Don’t leave me like that. Not yet. Don’t set me free. Free.
I think it was last year. I don’t even know because clearly I’ve repressed the memory. I humiliated myself. I don’t want to talk about what I did, but it was just a disaster. I felt like it was the end of the world. Instead of dealing with the problem at hand, I ignored it and buried it in the depths of my memory, while I worked on other things, trying to keep my mind off of the situation. It’s kind of what I do. I started a music blog, and one of the mixes I made on it was called nostalgia, ULTRA, named after Frank Ocean’s awesome mixtape. Anyway, I looked back on my iTunes and dug up some of the songs from that and stuck them on this mix. THE END OF THE WORLD is a rehashing of an embarrassing moment in my life. It contains both old and new songs and is super personal and dear to me. Be sure to download it and play it one year from tomorrow. Honestly, that was just a coincidence.
- Passion Pit – Tonight, Tonight (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
- Don Trip – Cheers (jj’s Save Our Souls Remix)
- Dan Mangan – The Indie Queens Are Waiting
- Oliver Tank – Beautiful (Snoop Dogg Cover) (ft. Fawn Myers)
- Common – The Believer (ft. John Legend)
- Shy Girls – Gonna Get My Name Back
- Jai Paul – BTSTU (Edit)
- recess – love in the streets of bklyn.
- Michael Cera’s Interlude
- Ed Sheeran – You Need Me
- The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Cry Wolf Remix)
- Moby – The Day (Yeasayer Remix)
- Foster the People – Miss You
- Electric Guest – Troubleman
- Grouplove – Tongue Tied
- Skizzy Mars – Shangri-La
- Fibes, Oh Fibes! – Cerahtonia
- 2AM Club – Tell Her Hi
- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The End
- Youth Lagoon – Goodbye Again (John Denver Cover)
- The Tallest Man On Earth – The Drying of the Lawns
- Wintersleep – Weighty Ghost
You whispered, “Don’t you love music? It’s such a gift, and I’ll give it to ya. But you gotta use it.”