hipsters. If you would rather stick a pitchfork into the lower orifice of a hipster, then at least you will seem super cutting edge to your normal friends.
Rafter Roberts grew up in Sebastopol, California, where his parents raised him in a decidedly nontraditional setting. "My parents named me Rafter," he told LAS magazine. "I don't know if I want to call them 'hippies' but they were definitely counterculture and outside the norm. When my mom was pregnant with me one of the people they lived with in this semi-commune made a joke that they should name the baby Rafter because he was conceived in a loft. And it just sorta stuck."
There are so many great songs on this album, I've had a hard time picking one to share on this post. In the end I decided on "A Frame" because I think the first verse speaks to me. An A-frame is the most basic of structures to support load. I prefer to roll the opposite of deep. I roll sparse. I roll super sparse homie.
I'm doing counting but the numbers are against me
I ran out of fingers, ran out of toes
I'm doing counting cause there's safety in numbers
Ha!Safety in numbers, we'll see how that goes
Click to play Rafter - A Frame
Bombay Bicycle Club
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Click to play Bombay Bicycle Club - Always Like This
The Devil Whale
This last track will have to be from the digital mail piles. It's from the Salt Lake City garage pop band The Devil's Whale upcoming album Teeth. Check out the single "Standing Stones" and then head to the bands bandcamp site to order the album for $8.99. I think you will dig the surf sounds that must be inspired by some nearby saltwater source...
Click to play The Devil Whale - Standing Stones