Monday, April 18, 2011

The Cassettes Still Won't Listen

Cassettes Won't Listen is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jason Drake. A partner and previous director of marketing for famed indie hip-hop record label, Definitive Jux, Jason relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 2009 to record his latest solo record, KEVINSPACEY. A follow up to his 2008 release, Small-Time Machine, CWL's newest project is a synth/sample-driven record showcasing Jason's contemplative and melodic vocals while experimenting with dark and otherworldly themes of travel, distance and despondency. Three years in the making, the title is a nod to his newly adopted hometown, his fascination with exploration, observations of broken hope within the city, and of course, those who sit on top.

As per usual, the songs are ace.  The guy just can't write a bad tune.  Ever since stumbling upon CWL back in 2007, I've been hooked on the sense of drama and the crafty beats Jason Drake has come up with.  If, "The Echoes," is any indication, KEVINSPACEY is going to be amazing.  Until then, let this single echo in your head....

Download: The Echoes

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