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FMK: July Music
Fuck, marry, kill: Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Flo Rida. Decisions, decisions.
by Alex Heigl
Ah, fuck, marry, kill. A time-honored parlor game played amongst friends, not unlike charades, or possibly quoits, whatever those are. To further that spirit of boisterous erotically charged debate between chums, we’d like to introduce you to our newest Nerve calendar. The rules are simple: three anticipated pop-culture items, three iconic verbs. Allons-y!
Albums Unhelpfully Lumped Under “Indie” Bracket
Dirty Projectors, Swing Lo Magellan (July 10)
David Longstreth’s more esoteric leanings failed to kill the sense of glee that ran through his band’s 2009 breakthrough, Bitte Orca, but since then, he seems to have sucked back into his own head, endlessly re-recording and demoing material. (Though he did team up with Bjork to release another whale-named record, Mount Wittenberg Orca, so there’s that.) When someone's given to tinkering things to death the way Longstreth is, a three-year wait between albums isn't a good sign
Listen: "Gun Has No Trigger"
Purity Ring, Shrines (July 24)
I cannot think of a single that made me want to have sex with a band more than Purity Ring’s “Lofticries,” a haunting, four-minute swath of dreamy electronica and eerily sexy vocals. And the rest of the leaked tracks from the forthcoming Shrines deepened my lust for this two-piece. If the newly-released single “Obedear” (and the attention the band's been garnering over the past eight or so months) is any indication, Shrines is posed to make quite a splash.
Fang Island, Major (July 24)
Fang Island describes their music as “everyone high-fiving everyone,” and that’s actually a pretty accurate evocation of the band’s triumphant sound. Fueled by the group's heroic live performances, anticipation has been running high for the band’s follow-up to their self-titled 2010 debut. Energetic and original without being overly brainy, Fang Island make music that, if occasionally exhausting, is always full of energy and excitement, both qualities you want in a good fuck-buddy.