New Music Friday
Blockchain Planet, Life Goes On remix.
This is the first Friday in a while where I’ve actually been fired up for new music to drop and it did not disappoint.
Oliver Tree released a remix of his hit song Life Goes On with Trippie Redd and Ski Mask the Slump God while my favorite nerd core artist MC Lars dropped a new album, Blockchain Planet.
Blockchain Planet is MC Lars’s newest album since dropping The Dewey Decibel System back in 2019 and oh my goodness, it did not disappoint.
After the first listen, I would have to say that Finite Jet is my favorite song off the album because it incorporated the chorus from Teenage Dirtbag, “I’m just a teenage dirtbag baby” which made me stop in my tracks when I heard it because it just fit so great in the song.
In addition to the Teenage Dirtbag chorus, I loved the use of guitars and drums in Finite Jet because this style strays away from some of my favorite MC Lars songs like Ahab or White Kids Aren’t Hyphy, but in a good way.
The album as a whole is just great though. From track one to track eleven, Lars does not miss.
One thing that helped the album out was some awesome features as well from the Doubleclicks, Wheatus, MC Frontalot, Beefy, Project Born, Nur-D, and Cowboy Coder, my favorite coming from MC Frontalot on Mendocino’s Burning.
I think that something that makes me gravitate to an artist like MC Lars and the nerd core style of music is the obscurity of some of the lyrics and songs and Lars does it again with the opening track, Bigfoot Left the Bay.
Lars and the Doubleclicks detail the reasons on how Bigfoot quit his job and why he ditched the Bay Area and moved north to the 707. Some say that he’ll never comeback and that he’s doing great. Kind of a yeti mystery.
Great album, go stream Blockchain Planet.
The other music project that got me excited was the remix of one of my favorite songs, Life Goes On.
Oliver Tree called upon Trippie Redd and Ski Mask the Slump God to elevate the hit song Life Goes On and oh baby did they elevate it. The heavy bass beat over the “Life goes on, and on, and on” chorus is a beautiful twist that I didn’t know I needed in my life.
And of course, the music video is as bizarre as it gets, but that’s in typical Oliver Tree fashion. It shows Tree robbing a store or restaurant with two Island Boy look a likes while Trippie Redds in the kitchen and Ski Mask entering the establishment later.
I do occasionally get nervous when an artists tinkers too much and tries to elevate a song because it may flop, but the two features added and they verses they have just make it perfect.
Neither artist goes over the top nor do they underperform. When I was driving around today running errands, every time I got back in the car I replayed this song just because I was hooked.