Chilling With Fishes Vol. 1

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Blast beats, putrid riffs and vile screeches are not everything in a man’s life. I write this for all y’all that write “chilling” as their first interest in an online dating profile.

Toro y Moi put out one of the most chill albums of 2015, no doubt about it. While writing my graduation thesis earlier this year, What For? was in constant rotation, making those long all-nighters much less taxing. I should have probably shared this album with you earlier in the summer, because it’s a perfect example of warm weather music. There’s a lot of 70s influence in these pop songs, but Toro has that sort of intangible quality that makes his tracks sound unique and fresh. His guitar tone is very enjoyable, bright and shimmering. Listen to “Buffalo” below.


I just heard this track from HONNE. Apparently they’re a duo from London that’s set to release an EP entitled Over Lover on September 2nd. There’s an interesting contrast going on in “Loves The Jobs You Hate”, considering how the theme and vocal delivery seems to clash with the upbeat instrumentals. It all comes together in the song’s hook, which is destined to be on your brain all day. I love the bass and drums on this.


Moving away from pop and into much more psychedelic territory, Eternal Tapestry just put out a killer album for relaxation in Wild Strawberries. This is not going to sound like a compliment, but it actually is – it’s been a long time since I heard such a good album for staring at the ceiling. Float in and out of consciousness as the band gravitates between ambience and riffage over a sprawling length of 1 hour and 18 minutes. Listening to some of the songs in this LP I have the sensation of laying down on a cool, soft bed – and being engulfed by it. This feeling is best captured in the album’s title track and in “Enchanter’s Nightshade”.

I recommend that you actually play these songs individually, only on those times of the day you feel like drifting off for a while. Unless you’re, like, a professional chiller or something.

 

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  • tertius_decimus

    Toro y Moi — pop music done right.

  • Vote for Jeb

    Is this the part where you use Netflix as a pretense for intercourse?

    • Haha, let’s watch a movie or somethin
      >sent at 1:33 AM

      • Vote for Jeb

        Aptly enough, fishgod was the one who introduced me to the whole context of “netflix and chill”. Back in my day, we just asked girls out to the drive-in and made out in the car.

        • Back in my day, we simply won glory and honor for our local lord and were offered wenches in return for our services

        • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

          You grew up in the 50’s?!?

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            *20’s

        • Dagon

          I also told you what a drive-in stands for in Brasil.

        • I see how this works:
          Step 1 – Aquire date through Tinder
          Step 2 – Netflx N’ Chill
          Step 3 – Disco (pending Netflix N’ Chill)

          • xengineofdeathx

            Smooth sailin from there. Hey baby you wanna share some Bagel Bites and watch this Jim Jone’s documentary?

        • KJM

          “Hey baby, wanna drive to The Point and watch the submarine races?”

          • OldMetalHead

            I think I smell a Happy Days reference.

          • KJM

            Inspiration Point! That’s the name I was trying to think of.

            I had a Fonz t-shirt in grade school.

          • OldMetalHead

            Yeah. Me too.

      • Dagon

        Why you up at this time, girl?
        >2:16AM after her latest Instagram post.

        • I came by. You passed out drunk on your porch.
          >incoming message, 2:45 AM

    • Lacertilian

      I always assumed the ‘chill’ part was the substitute for sex.
      Put a movie on and within 20 minutes their aim is for fornication.

      • xengineofdeathx

        Did that with Tales from the Crypt once. The Crypt Keeper laugh made my boner die.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Toro Y Moi is god.

  • This is chill. Wanna hulu and hang?

    • tertius_decimus

      Chill power metal maybe?

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        That would be 95% of Stravaganzza’s stuff.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQiQYbTA0sw

        • tertius_decimus

          This song reminds of broken hopes about long-awaited Haggard album “Tales of Ithiria” which consisted of 50% narrations, 30% of lackluster music which was pale shadow of what Haggard has done before in albums “Awaking the Centuries” and especially “Eppur Si Muove” and 20% of “Hijo de la Luna” cover. After that I can’t percieve that song like thing-in-itself. 🙁

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            That sounds about like Rhapsody’s ‘Symphonies Of Enchanted Lands’ in a nutshell. A couple of good songs, a whole lot of filler and constant narration and fucking nature interludes.

          • You mean SoEL 2?

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Yeah, that’s the one. My goof, needing my coffee to wake my brain back up. :-p

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Get yourself together man, one of the better Rhapsody albums it be.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Still shit it be
            *dances away*

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Shit is good.
            *joins the dance, of death*

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Don’t dance with me you filthy pleb!
            *pushes Beargod off a cliff*

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            I’ll dance with you, Tapy baby!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tmY1GEH3_Y

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            *returns from beyond, to spite your existence*

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Btw, you’re a liar liar and I hope your pants are on fire. You claimed that it would be very hard to find a physical copy of Nokturnal Mortum’s The Voice of Steel. It wasn’t hard, it was pretty easy. I had to wait almost two weeks for it to get here from Ukraine, but now it’s here. I have to say, it be dimmadarn fire.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Damn you, I spent five months looking for one!
            At least it be dimmadarn fire.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Lol I found it in less than five minutes. Had to wait for almost two weeks for it to come from Ukraine, tho.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            I scoured a hundred thousand webstores and recoed shops!
            The wirld plays cruel jokes on me.
            Like private parts to the gods I am, ever they toy with me for their pleasure!

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            I went to their bandcamp page and bought the cd from there.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Ah, the buggers hadn’t set it up back when I looked from there.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            I say thee nay!

          • Why would you use that as an example when Triump or Agony is a MUCH better one?

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Triumph And Agony was absolute shit on a stick! That pretty much marked the beginning of the end for Rhapsody/Rhapsody Of Fire.

            http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68671000/jpg/_68671564_120479524.jpg

          • Eh, they came back hard with the next two albums

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Not quite. It was definitely over when Luca left.

          • Frozen Tears and From Chaos are early Rhapsody level easily

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            I think Fairyland pretty much took Rhapsody’s spot after SOEL2.

          • tertius_decimus

            “Triumph and Agony” — one of those albums I rergret buying.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Same here. It just chugs along, and the storyline went absolutely nowhere. I gave it a friend after a couple of listens.

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

            Oh, btw. Since you mentioned it earlier.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlTDJ1CwyP8

    • Fuck no. You can watch your commercials alone. HBO Go or nothing for this high class dime.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      No. Amazon Prime Video or nothing.

      • only torrents are real

        • Lacertilian

          until you don’t seed and they restrict you!

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      I’d love too!!! Excuse me if I get too excited. I just really like you.

  • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

    Toro Y Moi’s last one had a couple of good songs, but kinda lost my interest after a couple of spins. As much as I should like chillwave, it kinda bores me most of the time.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Are you sure that Toro Y Moi song isn’t 10cc? The vocals sound exactly like 10cc and the song reminds me of their reggae songs.

      • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom

        I forget. It’s been a couple of years since I listened to it.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          The vocals sound exactly like the vocals 10cc uses. The instrumental work reminds me of late period Three Dog Night or even The Grass Roots.

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

    You are right Fish God. Life is more… It’s about loving life and each other. We also must treat each other equally, for we are all just meat and bones. Just don’t go out and shoot a bunch of people like a dumb fucking ass.

    Amen, praise the the Easter Bunny.

    http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b451/Tyree_Grindhart/woman_zpss0raqltr.jpg
    http://i.giphy.com/5xaOcLLyNsTBTjfM5DG.gif

  • I thought for sure this post was gonna end with a song by The Weeknd.

    • Dagon

      In due time. I should have put the 18 minute preview he release on YouTube but I kinda forgot. And I didn’t listen to it cause I want to listen to the full album.

  • Guppusmaximus

    The new Spock’s Beard album is pretty good:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbNwxQ2YDlk

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Sat down with a couple tracks. I dig.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Yea, it’s pretty much what’d you expect from SB which isn’t a bad thing. It’s nice that they have a vocalist who doesn’t strain on the high parts and doesn’t completely rely on falsetto to get there.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I have to listen to this, thanks for reminding me.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Glad I could help… I just stumbled upon it this morning:)

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I loved their X album and I’m hoping this is better than the last one.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Honestly, I haven’t been much of a fan since Snow and since then I’ve lost interest in the whole retro-progressively influenced scene.(yes, Opeth’s latest effort was a letdown) This album sounds pretty good though they don’t cover any unusual ground. I thought I would give it a rec because I appreciate them as musicians – there is no doubt that they are skilled.

          • RIP Leonard Nimoy

          • Heroic Iron Boogers Of Doom
    • Vote for Jeb

      I’ve been spinning the promo. It’s a fun one.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    I’m not feeling any of these really. Eternal Tapestry is my kind of a band but even it, in this particular case leaves me a little cold.

    Looking forward to see and hear what’s coming up next.

  • I am gone for one hour and now all yous guys are hugging each other n shit.

  • Waynecro

    I am awful at chilling. I’m 73 percent cortisol.

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      Waynecro? More like Wayawesome!

      • Waynecro

        You’re nice! I hope they bottle your positive attitude so I can inject large doses of it with my insulin.

    • Dagon

      If I didn’t have my gut I’d say my cortisol is too low.

      I have mastered the ways of the chill.

      • Waynecro

        You will be my positive influence, and from you I shall learn how to mellow down easy.

  • JWEG
  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS
    • someone’s got a thing for longbuttz…

      • Howard Dean
        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

          I’m down with that

        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS
        • Dagon

          I will never understand this thing. A truly American thing, in my mind.

          • Howard Dean

            I’m actually not a huge fan of the 80’s style “longbutt” bathing suits (I much prefer a regular lower riding suit on a woman), but I can’t deny that those 80’s bitches weren’t still hot as fuck in their longbutt suits.

          • Dagon

            I don’t even mean the longbutt fashion, I actually meant the ass shape. Growing up we were always told that americans favored large breasts and small butts, which always seemed puzzling to me.

            I think the standard has changed a bit, though. But that’s an outsider perspective.

          • Howard Dean

            I think the average American man in modern times is more of an “ass man” than he used to be. I think Americans like nice, fairly sized boobs, but I also think they like nicely shaped, relatively “fat” asses–not giant, jutting “tray” like slabs, neceasarily–but one with good meat to it that doesn’t look disproportional or freakish. Most guys I know like a rounder, more shapely butt: I don’t know many dudes who prefer the thin, bones protruding, pancake butt. That is no good, no matter how nice or big the boobs.

          • Dagon

            This is what makes mankind still worth it.

  • * listens to first track
    “ah, this explains the thick plastic-rim glasses on Dagon!”

    • Dagon

      I am a filthy hipster from hell.

      I don’t ride fixies, to my defense. Or any bike for that matter.

      • KJM

        I have a Specialized Hard Rock that I almost never ride anymore. I would never own a fixie.

        • Dagon

          I never learned how to ride a bike.
          #toiletconfessions

  • Malted Hate

    Fucking chilling, Hooded Menace is releasing a new album.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Covered in my interview earlier this year (as was Ruinebell)

  • OldMetalHead

    I dig the first two tracks a lot and the second two ok. Ever try Pink Floyd – “Animals” on repeat.. That was my chill album back in the day.

    • Dagon

      Wish You Were Here brings the chill as well. In a weird way.

      • KJM

        Both albums are great.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS
    • KJM

      Bust out the Xannies and Bourbon, it’s party time!!

  • Óðinn

    I don’t follow basketball, but I did find this photo from L.A. Laker Girls auditions interesting.

    http://images1.laweekly.com/imager/laker-girls-auditions/u/original/2794141/6927746.0.jpg

    • Pagliacci is Kvlt

      The thoughts of that beautiful tongue in groove piques my hardwood interest. The cheerleader is pretty cool too.

  • xengineofdeathx

    Stoked for this article, definitely wanna sit down with these bands and give them my full attention at some point later today. Chill albums I’ve been enjoying:

    Slowbird- Chrysalis
    Implodes- recurring dream
    Tropic of Cancer- Restless Idylls
    Dredg- El Cielo.