Mpathy: The Golden Boy

mpathy-the-golden-boy-reviewWhen Mpathy was introduced to me, it sounds like we met at a party instead on through an email, I thought he was going to be full of beeps, whistles and sounds that are still foreign to me. Electronic music, while I’ve reviewed it some over the years, is still strange to me. However, when it came to Mpathy, I heard a hint of it, but overall felt like he was serving up pop music that sits on the brink of the ‘80s.

When “The Song” started, I was taken aback. Where was that bass drop I’ve come to expect from electronic? Instead there were lyrics to listen to and a man with something to actually say. Speaking of, “Unemployment” was the most relatable track – maybe just for me – but still. It’s not a topic that’s taken on in music all the time and someone like me appreciates this. I’ve been applying for work since college ended in 2009. Lead single “The Golden Boy” was the one that definitely sent my thoughts towards the decade of Madonna and MTV’s start. Never fear though, “Dangerous Love” had that signature electronic sound heard in tracks put out by Zedd and Co.

If you’re a fan of music that would be considered pop based with electronic waves, check out Mpathy. He creates music that’s not only a blend but has interesting lyrics to attach to.

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GML: Blow Dem Bitches Out

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Photo Credit: theschoolsucks.tumblr.com

It’s the eve of my 28th birthday and I’m sitting here making so many faces watching Botched. Most of them are caused by the man who has spent some $200k to look like a little plastic doll. He’s creeping me out, but I can’t seem to change the channel. Now there’s a lady who wants to look like a blowup doll…It’s terrifying that people like this exist, but at the same time – they make for amazingly horrible, addicting TV. This just makes me miss My Strange Addiction and whatnot.

This week on Golden Mixtape there was the usual with some Country tossed in due to Stagecoach being this weekend. Next time around a couple of reviews and a Blades of Grass interview that’s been in the waiting room for some time and is eager to get out and be seen. We’ll also take a look at the must-see shows in May. Also, I want to note that there were so many great videos this week that it was hard to get this list down to 10 for this week’s round up.

Oh yes, my birthday…it’s kind of daunting to be two years away from 30. I’m a little less scared than I was last year, but still…if pop culture has taught us anything, it’s that the big 3-0 is the year that shit gets real. BUT it’s two years away so not to worry too much in the present, and just get to my birthday shindig at Dave & Busters this weekend. I’ve never been, so here’s to exploring this grown up Chuck E. Cheese. I’m sure its pizza isn’t as good. No one can beat that place…great, now I want some pizza. Well, until next week!

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Top 10 Thursday: Artists to Catch at Stagecoach Festival

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Photo Credit: aftercollege-com.tumblr.com

The first song I learned all the words to aside from cliche kids’ songs was Brooks & Dunn “Neon Moon.” Country has always owned a little piece of my heart and I even picked a George Strait classic to be played at my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding this May. So it’s upsetting that I don’t love that genre more because every freaking year this Stagecoach Festival is around my birthday. Alas, only if Garth was playing would I have wanted to go – but just because I’m not freaking out about going, doesn’t mean it’s not going to be a must-be-at event. Now here are some artists I think ya’ll should check out if you’re heading out.

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