Meet Monday with New Tracks by Frankie and the Outs, Grade, Abaji and More in Click Hear
Published Oct 19, 2009Monday's rolled around once more, meaning Exclaim! has rounded up a fresh batch of tracks for you and your ears. So check out our Click Hear section and get some great music to start off your week.
We start this Monday with Abaji, who takes part in one of the most notable trends in the past few years: world music. Abaji offers an intriguing blend of trans-Mediterranean sound within his recent release of his Origine Orients. From upbeat stringed instruments, bamboo flute and toys he's created, if anything, Abaji is sure to give you a unique listening experience.
Next is Brooklyn indie popper Frankie Rose, who recently left the Crystal Stilts to form Frankie and the Outs. While the track "Thee Only One" sounds a lot like her previous projects, it goes beyond the general hype of niche markets and delivers some well-written rock'n'roll.
Within a mixture of undeniable hunger, wit and self-taught book smarts, you'll find Fashawn. His track "Life as a Shorty" puts all of the 20-year-old rapper's lyrical appeal out into the open, as it brings his tough childhood, humour and wisdom and amplifies it with warmth and innocence. And lastly, Ontario hardcore band Grade may have broken up in 2002, but now that they're back together, they've got "These Eyes are On the Exit," which is classic Grade and a testament that this is truly a timeless band.