Posts Tagged ‘ jazz ’

N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D. is an incredible fusion of funk, hip hop, and rock music courtesy of  Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo.  The band (No one Ever Really Dies) has been around since 2001 and released their latest album Nothing in 2010.  Pharrell’s sensual voice adds the funk to the entertaining guitar riffs and rock and roll style drums.  The sound is a great change of pace from the hip hop on the radio but keeps the same edge.

Things are Getting Better

This song is perfect for any day and any mood.  The care-free attitude of the band shines through and the song is simply just incredibly fun to listen to.  Fast paced drums and a little jazz guitar can make anybody feel better.

Backseat Love

The name of this track is pretty self-explanatory.  The sensuality is displayed and is enough to put you in the mood by the end of the song.

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Destroyer

Destroyer’s new album Kaputt sounds like what would happen if you turned to a jazz radio station while listening to indie rock at the same time.  Throw in some synths reminiscent of the 80’s and the fusion is complete.  Dan Bejar, the man behind the scenes, laces lyrics that sometimes seem as eclectic as the instrument choices.  If you’re interested in a sound most people probably haven’t cared to try then check out this album.

Kaputt

Kaputt is at the forefront of the album and is a hazy combination of jazz and an 80’s feel that meshes surprisingly well.  The words “chasing cocaine” sum up the song in a nutshell but in a melodic and soothing feel.

Chinatown

This song is even more soothing than Kaputt.  The smooth synths and acoustic guitar mold together perfectly with Bejar’s drowsy voice.  The horn riffs in the background make the song feel rich and full while all the while remaining completely relaxed.

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