Posts tagged "best song ever"
[BEST SONG EVER] Cuckoo Lander "Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb"

[BEST SONG EVER] Cuckoo Lander “Dumb Dee Diddy Dumb”

words: Yasi Salek You know how sometimes a song is so sexy and empowering that even when you are sitting at your dining room table in bleach-stained sweatpants and a t-shirt that is about two days past acceptable wearing time you feel like Beyonce rolling around in the salty waves on a white sand beach...
[BEST SONG EVER] Natural Child "Don't Wake The Baby"

[BEST SONG EVER] Natural Child “Don’t Wake The Baby”

I really want to write about this new Natural Child song but my brain keeps packing its suitcases (insert emotional baggage joke here) and heading out to Tennessee to find a new life, a house with a porch, homemade mint sweet tea, a lazy dog, and a rugged, emotionally unavailable, pick-up truck driving man to...
[BEST SONG EVER] Guantanamo Baywatch "Love This Time"

[BEST SONG EVER] Guantanamo Baywatch “Love This Time”

I listened to the new Guantanamo Baywatch song “Love This Time” four or five times on repeat and then I wrote this thing below. They may or may not be related. It’s like swimming in the ocean in the fall, she says. When the water is so stabbingly cold it feels like a beginning, and...
[BEST SONG EVER] White Lung "Down With You"

[BEST SONG EVER] White Lung “Down With You”

This new White Lung song made me think of hate-fucking, but then again a lot of things make me think of hate-fucking (whiskey, porn, some episodes of “New Girl” etc), so I decided to ask vocalist Mish Way what the song was actually about (while still adding it to my romantic “Hate-Fuck” playlist, because you...
[BEST SONG EVER] The Coathangers "Adderall"

[BEST SONG EVER] The Coathangers “Adderall”

This one time in college I took Adderall with the intention of studying (ie learning an entire class worth of material before the final as I had sort of neglected to attend any sessions the entire quarter) but just as I was about to joyfully (and quickly) skip along to the library, I noticed the...
[BEST SONG EVER] Destruction Unit "The World On Drugs"

[BEST SONG EVER] Destruction Unit “The World On Drugs”

(Destruction Unit ruining The Echo, photo by me) Usually when a band is populated with too many people it gives me anxiety (in all fairness, a lot of things give me anxiety, ranging from even numbers to musicals to Jane reading over my shoulder as she is currently doing go away Jane) but there’s something...
[BEST SONG EVER] Bleached "Outta My Mind"

[BEST SONG EVER] Bleached “Outta My Mind”

All of my friends think it’s really weird that every song I like is about either heartbreak or break-ups or loving someone so much you have to murder them to put your heart at ease, because I’m in a pretty bormal (that’s boring + normal) relationship, and I don’t have much to be bummed about...
[BEST SONG EVER] Ty Segall "The Motivator" (T. Rex Cover)

[BEST SONG EVER] Ty Segall “The Motivator” (T. Rex Cover)

Oh for fuck’s sake Ty Segall can you just stop being the coolest fucking person on the planet? Why do the rest of us even bother getting out of bed in the morning when you’re out there making some of the best music of our generation (via your several different vehicles, including your mind-blowingly amazing...
[BEST SONG EVER] The Orwells "Halloween All Year"

[BEST SONG EVER] The Orwells “Halloween All Year”

Let’s overlook for a moment the troubling fact that a song that opens with the lyric “We are young, they don’t listen”* penned by 18-year-olds resonates so strongly with a 30-year old person. I’ve come to terms with my eternal teenage-dom (sort of), so let’s leave dwelling on that to my parents and my bank...
[BEST SONG EVER] Hanni El Khatib "Family"

[BEST SONG EVER] Hanni El Khatib “Family”

Cultist favorite Hanni El Khatib is known for translating various influences from the past into fresh songs that have a unique sound all his own. Lately, the rock/punk undercurrent that has existed in his earlier records has been boiling to the surface. Last year we were treated the single “Roach Cock”- a face-to-pavement punk rock...
[BEST SONG EVER] Bleached "Next Stop"

[BEST SONG EVER] Bleached “Next Stop”

  If you don’t like having a song endlessly stuck in your end, then this post is not for you. Stop reading and go listen to whatever avant-garde noise-wave fuckery you’re into and leave us normals be. As for me (your tireless and completely unqualified Cultist music “critic”), I love having a song in my...
[BEST SONG EVER] The Men "Open Your Heart"

[BEST SONG EVER] The Men “Open Your Heart”

  (photo by Kevin Faulker via Pitchfork) It only takes but twenty seconds for Open Your Heart to do exactly that, plus throw a little salt in the wound, give you a distant pat on the back, and send you packing with a handmade friendship bracelet, a half-full pack of cigarettes, and some fond memories. By the...