Tuesday, January 3, 2012

AA Loves – King Krule

Evidence the world is cruel place – the fact that Archie Marshall, the seventeen year old behind King Krule (formerly Zoo Kid), is far more talented than you will ever be at a far younger age.

Evidence God exists – the fact that Archie Marshall makes insanely good jams like “Out Getting Ribs” that punch you in the chest and leave you emotionally winded. Oh God, the mind shattering conundrum!

Just listening to him discuss his influences makes me want to bury my head in shame. 

“A lot of the guitar lines are influenced by New York No Wave, but the chords are always influenced by Chet Baker songs. And Django Reinhardt! My favorite guitarist. Then there’s a few MCs that are actually quite good, like Leaf Dog. Also I’m quite fond of Josef K too.”

I mean what frickin seventeen year old talks like that! He didn’t even mention the heavy doses of Gil Scott-Heron, Nujabes, and The Roots oozing from his tracks.

Watch “Out Getting Ribs” and “The Noose of Jah City,” and then think about what the fuck you’re doing with your life and where all that time went.

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