If you google Your Old Droog, you’ll see him compared to Nas quite a bit–but it’s mostly based on his delivery, not his content. (Also, he’s been signed by Nas–leading many to speculate that he actually is Nas, in disguise.) His identity, largely secret, is far more playful than Nas–but comparable in terms of skill. I was interested in Droog because, hey, any rapper who wears such a strong Clockwork Orange influence has to have something going on, right?
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When I heard the lead and title track of Johnny Lloyd’s new EP, “Pilgrims,” I swore it was a cover song. It was so incredibly familiar. But it’s not. It’s just so good, so comfortable, that it feels like your favorite sweater.
The other songs on the EP are generally slower, and some (particularly “Tomorrow”) are even folky.
I’m loving this EP. I don’t know anything about the dude, but he makes some damn fine music.
All-girl post-punk power pop.
They’re not from Texas. They’re from Australia. Syndey, to be precise.
If Patti Smith had a record label, she’d sign these ladies. High energy, great hooks that cross the line between the ’90s pop of Elastica and the growlier menace of L7.
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This entire record would be worth recommending even if S-22 were the only song on it. S-22 is the perfect summer song. It’s got a vaguely reggae riff, it’s sweet and swaying, it’s sung with a gentle bop, and it has a great hook.
Seriously, check it out. It’s awesome.
And the rest of the EP ain’t so bad neither.