[Updated]Pell doesn’t sound like a New Orleans rapper. His new album lives up to its title, Floating While Dreaming, with an ethereal defined by airy keyboard textures and spare, comparatively small drums and bass in the mix. He’d like to think his music would have been the same had he gone through his formative years in New Orleans, but Hurricane Katrina forced his mom to leave the St.
The Spilt Milk team picks our favorites for the week, including Voodoo, STS9, a Ball for Ballers, Chelsea Light Moving, Lupe Fiasco, Thee Oh Sees, Robert Glasper, two more nights of Widespread Panic, and Fess Fest 2013.
[My Spilt Milk has asked a number of artists performing this weekend to select playlists of music that is meaningful to them. Thursday, hip-hop artist Dee-1 plays Jazz Fest. Here's his list. For more on Dee-1, here is our podcast interview with him.]
This Week's Spotify Soundtrack previews new music from Melody's Echo Chamber, Green Day, Sotho Sounds and Kreayshawn (with Sissy Nobby); and shows by Santigold, Victor Wooten, Dinosaur Jr., TOPS and more.