VANO 3000 x BADBADNOTGOOD x Samuel T. Herring – Running Away

VANO 3000 x BADBADNOTGOOD x Samuel T. Herring

Running Away


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Author:

Stacy Klein

Published:
Jul 13, 2021

Total plays:

164

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3 times

Sounds like:

Sleepy Fish,
Philanthrope,
leavv

Tags:

hip-hop
,
downtempo
,
lo-fi

Why do we like this?

Funky, textured, lo-fi beats so full of nostalgia they’ll catapult you straight back to the early ’90s. With an old-school trip-hop vibe, this dreamlike offering will have you shuffling along in no time.

Originally released by Canadian instrumental group BADBADNOTGOOD and American vocalist Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands) in 2016, “Time Moves Slow” is the basis of the main looped sample of “Running Away” by VANO 3000. Bringing new attention to the original track courtesy of a viral TikTok video (what a time to be alive, right?), VANO 3000’s version was officially released with the original artists in June of this year.

As of the 8th of June 2021, “Running Away” has been used in nearly two billion TikTok videos, and as of the 18th of June, VANO had been tagged in over 500 000 TikTok videos and received over 2.7 billion listens. Yeah, you read that right. Billions. We’re living in a new age, ladies and gentlemen; VANO 3000 broke the TikTok fourth wall so hard, he managed to get an official release.

And as for the vocal loop, courtesy of Herring?

“Running away is easy. It’s the leaving that’s hard.”




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Cold War Kids – What You Say

Cold War Kids

What You Say


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Author:

Mikky Noire

Published:
Jun 19, 2021

Total plays:

16

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Sounds like:

Future Islands,
King Princess,
The Shins

Tags:

indie rock
,
the shins
,
cold war kids

Why do we like this?

Take Me Higher on a Mustang GT

The Cold War Kids’ sound has always been dripping with Americana and nostalgia in a new age of sonic entertainment. “What You Say” isn’t really all that different in design, but boy! does it hit up the revs on the meter.

Motivational narratives are always welcome in the alt-rock genre and with a noise that slams and develops as it grows through the minutes of its existence, “What You Say” takes you for a high octane drive through American romance boosted with a v12 engine and a need to drive off the roof of a building.

It’s a high octane pumping track that is just as wild as it enjoyable.




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LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) – Animal

LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay)

Animal


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Author:

Mikky Noire

Published:
May 11, 2021

Total plays:

189

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Sounds like:

The 1975,
Future Islands,
Angel Olsen,
The National

Tags:

indie pop
,
the 1975
,
laura marling

Why do we like this?

Lovers and Beasts

A deeply unnerving and beautifully constructed narrative, hidden behind alt-pop female vocals and some quietly overwhelming electro-rock instrumentation.

LUMP is completely new to me, a really great thing about this job is the continuous evolution of my music library, and what I found in LUMP is something that I always find hooks me into an alt-rock band — melancholia.

“Animal” is an overwhelming song: narratively, it uses ‘Animal Farm-esque’ story symbolism to emphasize how unnaturally difficult the society of today is. And it beautifully constructs this narrative over ever-moving instrumentation that does exactly what it needs to — it creates a support for the words. This is a song where the lyrics are front and center, they are there and you can’t hide from them!

It’s a melancholic novella of work that should be in any alt library.




Mikky Noire

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Future Islands – Glada

Future Islands

Glada


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Author:

Mikky Noire

Published:
Mar 04, 2021

Total plays:

9

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Sounds like:

LCD Soundsystem,
Chromatics,
. Sharon van Etten,
Dan Deacon

Tags:

indie rock
,
alternative rock
,
alternative pop

Why do we like this?

The Old Man at The Edge of Time

There’s something about older musicians that truly enthrall me sometimes, their lyrics become far more impactful to me when I know the weight of time has kind of eroded or fed their symbolism.

Gladais a single from Future Islands – a band that I have been slowly falling in love with ever since the release of their latest album,As Long as You Are. Their music has always found itself digging in between alt-rock ballads and enthralling electro-pop. Their music always has an aura of retrospection, which comes from the lyrics and aged vocal abilities of the lead singer Samuel T. Herring.

“Glada” is a driven yet soft ballad on the effects of time and age on us all. A slow-building song riddled with introspective memories of experiences past and present. This song is in its totality all about age, about giving in to the uncertainty of ones’ final years and about a forced, but needed calm.




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