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Das Kope and Matthew And The Arrogant Sea Reviewed

Matthew And The Arrogant Sea – Santa Isn’t Happy, Baby

Similar artists: Built To Spill, Clem Snide, Slaughter beach, dog

Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock

Depression rates skyrocket around Christmas. Of course, they do! Not only are most miserable just as much as they usually are. But movies and commercials tell them that if they feel this way, surely there’s something wrong with them. 

Since The Pogues made it alright for Xmas singles to be about misery, the pop world has accepted begrudgingly that this, too, was a market with which they had to work. 

But what about songs for people that are neither depressed nor excited about the holidays? What about the ones that are just unexcited or mistrustful of these made-up reasons for joy and jolly?  

Matthew And The Arrogant Sea’s Santa Isn’t Happy, Baby is a tune about wishing that Christmas could be over sooner. It’s about wishing for a better, or at least more entertaining world, outside of the Xmas Buyathons. It’s a song for everyone that isn’t planning to have a good time this December. 


Das Kope – Pacific Coast Highway

Similar artists: Men I Trust, Crumb, Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Gum

Genre: Lo-fi Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop

In the future, some musicians will need to be outlawed by the state, and others’ work will be pushed on the public just like medicine. Look at the effect some songs can have. It’s practically inevitable. 

It takes about half an hour for the effects of alcohol to kick in. It takes a few minutes before weed kicks in if smoked. The effects of modern music, on the other hand, are often instantaneous. 

Never has music been designed more cleverly to enhance a mood, or to alter it. Never have been listeners, potentially, exposed to as much music. Hearing songs online is a lot like getting a freebie look through the drawers of your local chemist. 

Das Kope’s Pacific Coast Highway is a multicolored dream to be had while clicking along to your favorite retro computer game. It’s music that comes on as barely a whisper. It’s music designed to take the listener far away from anywhere they might be at the moment. 

Matthew And The Arrogant Sea - Santa Isn't Happy, Baby

7.5

Das Kope - Pacific Coast Highway

7.5

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About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website www.alt77.com. Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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