Submission: Garden City Movement–Terracotta


I’ve been slacking on my Submissions and if weren’t for a follow up email I received, this probably would have made its way onto the blog a few months from now, but that second email made me take some time out and listen to this track titled ‘Terracotta’. The name captured my attention as it’s not of the ‘norm’, but then again what is these days? Terracotta is infused with pop, electronica, synths, chopped (I’m from Houston and it’s chopped lol!) and a citar(s)! CITARS! When that made its way into the track I was blown away because to me, it was totally unexpected yet so beautiful. Terracotta is like candy to the ear.

Garden City Movement hail from Israel and it consists of three pop-synth geniuses. Why geniuses? Listen to the track. If their EP ‘Bengali Cinema’ sounds anything like this, I’m ready and looking forward to summer. The EP drops June 23rd and picks up from their EP from last fall titled ‘Entertainment’. They have already opened up for the likes of SOHN and Cults in their native land and are on tour promoting their new material. So if you are in search for some new music, let Johnny, Roi and Yoav guide you on ‘Terracotta’.

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Submission Monday: Saba

Saba is the featured artist of the week. I got this submission back in December and sat on it as I wanted to showcase it nicely. According to Jay Caves, Saba is a “5 tool player hitting for power, average, speed, fielding and throwing. Rap wise: Lyricism, self production, creativity, vulnerability and hardworking.” I agree with Caves statement as Saba’s music isn’t your typical music or the ‘expected’ perhaps. He has a cool vibe much like a J. Cole but with a harder punch. The production on songs such as ‘INTROverted’ make me appreciate the instruments especially the horns. The way the song falls off and has an airy sound is smooth. ‘Knowing’ Feat. Martin $ky could easily be an Odd Future song. Saba’s production on here is a laid back, hazy sound giving off an ambiance of a low key night. Maybe driving, maybe drinking, maybe smoking. All up to you. ‘Heaux’ Feat. Mick Jenkins is honestly one of my favorites. Why? It bangs. Easy. Picks up and drops off where it’s supposed to and the skill in the deliverance over each beat is perfect. “My n***as will probably end up in your daughter”. I laughed, it’s a witty line. I’m a sucker for witty lines annddddd you can’t go wrong when someone cites a Prison Break line. Yessssss. ‘Adderall’ received the video treatment which you’ll find down below and this record lives up to the video itself. This video needs a caution disclaimer so much shit is going on but you can’t help but look. Basically, Saba isn’t disappointing AND he’s only 18. Seriously? I can sit here and write about every song but just download the album and give it your own opinion. No one else’s opinion matters but your own but giving it a little push doesn’t hurt. Many thanks to Jonathan for the submission.

You can download the album Saba–#getCOMFORTable.

“At the end of the day, the product will speak for itself, don’t let me bore you with all of this reading and these pictures of my beautiful face. Just listen.” -Saba

With the release of his debut project, GETCOMFORTable, Pivot Gang’s own, Saba, establishes himself as one of Chicago’s premier talents. Sponsored by Ruby Hornet and Heart Of The City TV, and featuring production from Thelonious Martin, DJ Such N Such, and Saba himself, GETCOMFORTable is equally smooth and abrasive. With collaborations with Martin $ky and Jean Deaux as well as his fellow Pivot Gang Member Joseph Chilliams, GETCOMFORTable is one of the best projects to come out in 2012.

Hailing from the Westside of Chicago, Saba has been making music since the age of nine and is a double threat as an emcee and producer. Go ahead and #GETCOMFORTable.”