The Banger Report: Vol. 4

Yay, bangers! You make the world a better place. The Banger Report Vol. 4 shall now commence. Have you heard the old alt adage: “I’ve never heard them, but I’ve heard OF them.” Well, I was the “I’ve” in that sentence and Wild Belle was the “them” – for a while at least. Then, every time this song came on Sirius XMU, I would look at the display and be all “who is this Wild Belle band and why do I not know about them” The trigger song is “Keep You,” a dubbed-out fantasy of a banger that you’ll be into and head-bobbing along to by the end. Bet.

Banger #2 is an incredibly smooth jam that’s so synthy and so ’80s-inspired, that if you squint your ears just right, you might hear Diane Court learning to drive stick in the background. A lot of Lemonade‘s past jams have been a lot dancier and upbeat, so I was surprised to find out that this sexy slow jam was theirs after hearing it around town. Check out the video below, but be warned: it contains graphic visuals of a pretty naked lady with cool nailpolish.

DEFINITELY saving the most intense banger for last with #3 here. It’s from Killer Mike’s over-the-top insanely good new record “R.A.P. Music.” The whole record goes ridiculously hard. I’d go as far as to say that it will leave you on the edge of your seat and I’m pretty sure I’ve never said that about a record before. Anyway, for the many many times, I’ve listened to the record so far, I haven’t stopped banging on my desk / throwing fists / headbanging every time I hear track #1 – “Big Beast” feat. Bun B, T.I. and Trouble. It’s just a 100% monster of a track. BEHOLD.

Records from Lemonade and Killer Mike are both available at Insound.