The Gotobeds: Poor People Are Revolting

Christopher Owens, The Gotobeds, Homeboy Sandman, Kilo Kish and a Cool Hunting #PrivateJam in the music we tweeted this week

The team at NPR Music has a serious knack for finding new talent, and this week they highlight that in their album stream of Poor People Are Revolting, the debut LP from Pittsburgh’s energetic shredders, The Gotobeds. Described as “a rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band,” the foursome’s tuneful riffs are a welcome change from the ubiquitous electronic scene. Clever lyrics match their frenetic …

Mamas Gun: Red Cassette

Christopher Owens, The Gotobeds, Homeboy Sandman, Kilo Kish and a Cool Hunting #PrivateJam in the music we tweeted this week

For this week’s #PrivateJam, we finally take our turn to share. Cool Hunting founder Josh Rubin (whose eternal jam is likely Shuggie Otis’ “Inspiration Information”) tells us he’s recently become smitten with the London-based five-piece Mamas Gun. “Summer always includes lots of time in the car driving with the windows down and music blaring. I usually have a favorite song, or sometimes even a favorite …

Christopher Owens: Never Wanna See That Look Again

Christopher Owens, The Gotobeds, Homeboy Sandman, Kilo Kish and a Cool Hunting #PrivateJam in the music we tweeted this week

In anticipation of his second solo album, the former lead singer of now-disbanded Girls, Christopher Owens, shared yet another track from the LP. “Never Wanna See That Look Again” has potential to be a sappy addition to an indie film’s soundtrack, but the tenderness from Owen’s voice in the most unexpected turns—and the track’s immaculate production that indicates it’s contemporary, not old-school—make it a brilliant …