Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe

Almost every music website out there has praised Blood Orange's new record, Cupid Deluxe. Being canonized by Pitchfork as "Best New Music", followed by Stereogum's "Album of the Week"-- more intensely by the Guardian who at the time of release argued that this was "the one album you should listen to this week," and having landed the cover feature for FADER as well as additional features in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and more; the album's fall release started off solid for Devonte Hynes. In 2012, Hynes' style galvanized with in-demand producers and songwriters after co-writing and producing hit-singles by Sky Ferreira (“Everything Is Embarrassing”) as well as Solange Knowles’ “Losing You”. While the reviews for the record seem to re-articulate adding a bit more perspective to the last, may of them touch on elements of Hynes' vulnerability represented in his music, his importance to the LGBT community, as well as the central theme of New York on his new record. 

Oddly enough, I met Dev back in 2011 when he opened up for the British, post-riot grrl band Throwing Up at what used to be Bruar Falls (now Grand Victory). Literally unknown at that time, before Coastal Grooves' release, it could be said that one felt like they were witnessing young Prince or Nile Rodgers' spirits being evoked on the tiny "stage", but with insanely minimal production. His rise to indie fame-dom was quick, well-deserved and fun to watch.

Anyways, enough of this rant-- we just wanted to let our followers know, that whether your thing is Funk, Soul, Indie, Pop, Disco, or pretty much anything besides country, folk or polka-- you should check this record out. We have a bunch of copies in the store, so give a listen below and come get yr copy.

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