Hooded Fang – Tosta Mista

I am a huge Hooded Fang fan. Their song “Green River” was one of my favourite jams of 2010. Their album, Tosta Mista, escaped the loving gaze of Argue Job because I was on tour at the time. I did manage to see Hooded Fang play songs from this record at Sappy Fest while on said tour and they were a blast. Pop shuffles abound, oohs and ahs gush into the mix, surfy grooves hula hoop around the headphones, and good times are birthed like little galaxies with each song! Don’t sleep on the dance floor, Hooded Fang are up next:

Hooded Fang – S/T

As far as the highly orchestrated pop ticket goes, Hooded Fang is major bang for the buck. Their album is absolutely infectious, and instrumentally diverse. But all that lingo is far too cold and obscure for how joyful and effervescent this lovely record is. Songs like “Too Late Night” bring to mind The Magnetic Fields. “Green River” is my jam, a cat walking bass line with Daniel Lee’s exceedingly smooth croon at its very finest. I especially appreciate how uncluttered the mix on the recording is considering that this is a 7-piece band ultimately making a whole lotta racket. This new Hooded Fang self titled record is just a good slice, no two ways about it. With Hooded Fang’s rapidly growing attention and success we wish them the best in keeping marooned the Jacob Two-Two’s of their youth for however long is possible. (Does that make sense? I haven’t read the book in 4>, haha…)

Arguing With Everyone Vol. 5

Arguing Withe Everyone Vol. 5

Arguing With Everyone Volume Five

Geniferus – I Know
Tearjerker – Slip Away
Moon – The Fish, The Bird
Ghibli – Honest Effects
Teen Daze – Waves
Gobble Gobble – Boring Horror (Sundance Remix)
Cocaine Barbie – 5
Tech N9ne – Worldwide Choppers Ft. Yelawolf, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Ceza, JL B.Hood, Uso, D-Loc & Twisted Insane
MF Doom – Ballskin
Kimya Dawson & Aesop Rock – Delicate Cycle
Techromancer – Straight Flush
Sugarglider – Could’ve It Been Me? (Demo)
Oh No! Yoko – 90s Kids
Ketamines – Line by Line
Hooded Fang – Green River

53 minutes of ecstasy. There are songs for summer nights and summer days packed tightly in here. As always, I take no responsibility for anything the rappers say and I apologize if you are offended. I am offended almost every time I listen to rap. This mix is nuts though. I’ve been pumping it all week. Enjoy it, my friendliez.