Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bonnie Montgomery, Deuce One, sfits, Rodney CoLe and the Jesse Kelly Band

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM

click to enlarge gator.jpg

This week's singles round-up is a day late since I've been out of town for a week reporting on rare mushrooms in Star City, but I promise it represents the very best of the new Arkansas music you missed in the last several days, with country songs and weed raps and doom metal that doesn't sound anything like doom metal. 

1. Bonnie Montgomery - "Check For Your Time"

Here's an unreleased track from Bonnie Montgomery's new record, which we all really liked around here. I don't know why it didn't make the album — maybe something to do with balance or flow or symmetry or some other kind of ineffable musician logic. It's very good, anyway. 

2. Deuce One - "Deuce"

SVGP's Deuce One raps about himself (and how people are not fucking with him) over a beat by North Little Rock's Manic the 17th that sounds like a Bernard Herrmann score turned inside out. 

3. sfits - "Persistence of Memory"

Fayetteville's Trevor Bloomfield has released two records this month under the name sfits — one of them, "Meditations," is a mellow beat tape in the J Dilla tradition, with harps and unquantized drums, while the other, "The Birdcage Tape," (from which this song is taken) is something softer and spacier. On Facebook he says it documents "my times sneaking into the music building at the University of Arkansas to play their pianos."

4. Rodney CoLe & Dex Bleezy - "Back 2 Back"

A weed anthem from Little Rock's Rodney CoLE and Dex Bleezy. This one's dedicated to the New York Times

5. Jesse Kelly Band - "House In The Sand"

I don't who this is, but he or they are from Little Rock and describe their music as doom metal though it sounds more like Galaxie 500 — gorgeous dream pop with rudimentary lyrics about rain and mountains made genuinely poignant through reverb. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Will Stephenson

  • A Q&A with Peter Guralnick

    On writing biographies, Elvis, Charlie Rich and more.
    • Apr 14, 2016
  • Ruthie Foster comes to South on Main

    Also, Mumford and Sons at Verizon, 29th Annual Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival at Riverdale and Melanne Verveer at the Clinton School.
    • Apr 7, 2016
  • Goodbye to all that (Arkansas edition)

    What I'm trying to say is that I'm quitting the Arkansas Times — this is my last week — and not because I hated it, but because I loved it so much.
    • Apr 6, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • The shame of Robert E. Lee/MLK Day in Arkansas

    This morning, I was a student ambassador for Philander Smith College and the Social Justice Institute at a House Committee that discussed Rep. Nate Bell’s proposal to divide a Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
    • Feb 11, 2015
  • John Lewis and Nate Powell's 'March: Book Two' available now

    "March: Book One," the best-selling collaboration between North Little Rock native Nate Powell, Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin, was one of 2013's best-received graphic novels, and today the follow-up, "March: Book Two," has been released by Top Shelf.
    • Jan 20, 2015
  • Central High neighborhood: What was, what is, what could be

    The panel discussion “THEN AND NOW: the Central High School Neighborhood," at the Arkansas Arts Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, will feature Arkansas Historic Preservation historian Rachel Silva, architect Kwendeche, Central principal Nancy Rousseau and Central High Neighborhood Association president Vanessa McKuin, who is also the head of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.
    • Jan 12, 2015

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation