The Captain Is A Vagabond

In looking back over the past couple of months here at Captains Quarters I’ve been a real bum when it comes to posting new music. 2012 has been a great year for tunes, especially considering it’s the 10th anniversary of my Modern Rock discs. So what gives? Well, enough with the musical vagrancy; it’s time for some serious rocking! Here’s The Hives with Wait A Minute to start off #2ForTuesday


This is easily the tightest 3 minutes of rock this year. The Hives are at their best when they stick to straight ahead rock like they do with Wait A Minute. The video bears a striking resemblance to Reptilia by The Strokes which is fine in my book. I’ll take a taut, badass little track like this over 99% of everything else I’ve heard this year.
Next up is a track that I’ve been mildly obsessing over for the past few weeks. Check out Genesis by Grimes.

Funny story about this song. Visions by Grimes is one of my favorite albums this year, and yet I hadn’t heard Genesis until I saw this video on 120 Minutes. When I went back to check how I could possible miss a stunner like this, I discovered it was not my fault. Apparently whoever uploaded Visions to the torrent sites mistakenly left off track 2, Genesis. Bonus track! And it turned out to be a massive bonus thanks to this stunning video.
The video was directed by Grimes herself, Claire Boucher, and prominently features LA artist Brooke Candy. I love all of the video game/anime touches throughout clip, especially all of the weapons and Grimes’ childish look. On Twitter she referred to her hair as “Daenerys Targaryen White” which is just brilliant.



I’ve watched this video and listened to this song so many times in the past few weeks that I’m purposely taking a break so I don’t get sick of it. So rock this out for me!
The Captain

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