Wavvy Wednesday Vol. 18
Been a hot minute since I wrote one of these but it's back now and wavvier than ever! This week, we showcase music both new and unreleased from a vast array of talent, including Lil B, Mac DeMarco and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers Recording Surfaces
Speaking about how it's been One Hot Minute since a Wavvy Wednesday collunm has been written, today comes a previously unreleased Red Hot Chili Peppers song from said era (did you see what I did there!). "Circle of Noose" is a track from 1997.
Fresh off the One Hot Minute tour, the song features Jane’s Addiction's Dave Navarro, a member of the band during the recording of said album and its subsequent tour, on guitar (this was during a period in which member John Frusciante had left the band for a six-year period).
Upon being tweeted a link to the song, Navarro described his listening experience as "a trip down memory lane!", a seemingly positive outlook for a man who was relentlessly hated on by RHCP during his time in the band.
According to lead singer Anthony Kiedis, the band are currently in the midst of wrapping up their 11th album. This upcoming LP will see the band break their 6-album streak of working with legendary producer, Rick Rubin.
Lil B and Chance the Rapper Give Chicago a Well-Deserved Based Anthem
One of 2015's unexpected delights was Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape), the collaborative mixtape between Lil B and Chance the Rapper, supposedly recorded in only a day's time. Earlier this afternoon, Berkeley-based rapper Keith Jenkins decided to let loose a freestyle that did not make the final cut, titled "Beautiful Chicago", which also features himself.
The freestyle finds the three rappers in very rare form, delivering nothing but positive vibes to the notoriously windy and troubled city.
Although the Free tape was solely created off of freestyles, Social Experiment mastermind Donnie Trumpet explained in depth his dynamic creative process when crafting songs with Chance the Rapper:
We Are "Missing" Mac DeMarco After Hearing His New Demo
To this day, the question I will be asked the most about any of my interviews is still "What on earth gave you the urge to kiss Mac DeMarco during your interview?" While there are a multitude of reasons that cannot easily be explained, can you really blame me?
On the latest episode of Pitchfork Radio, Captured Tracks founder Mike Sniper debuted a fresh Mac demo, straight from the vault titled, "Missing The Old Me".
The song is believed to have been recorded somewhere in between the sessions of 2 and Salad Days. When Mac and I had our "Death Match Celebrity Sex Tape", he speculated that there would indeed be more unreleased music from him to come in the future:
Leon Bridges Triumphs in Earnestness in "River" Video
Getting snubbed at both the Golden Globes and Academy Awards for his beautiful ballad, "So Long" (written for the movie Concussion) doesn't seem to phase Soul singer Leon Bridges, as the singer continues to move forward and impress the masses with every new release.
His new video, "River", is no exception to this testament, a thought-provoking, moving visual to an equally as stunning song.
We placed Leon's debut album, Coming Home at #8 on our year-end list of 2015's 20 best albums. See the full list here to see if you're favorite album made the cut.