Dylan Ettinger
“Blue and Blue”

Here’s the skinny, ‘cause brothers is getting all welterweight: the direction of the latest Dylan Ettinger video “Blue and Blue” is real dry, chill, and minimally inhabited, almost as if the music is what drives the three to animate the front cover image of Lifetime of Romance. Quick clicks snapping cut after cut of key tapping, nob spiraling, eyes: <_<. Joodness, Dylan used to be a looper. Now look at the fellahh: he’s turning around the job market in a time of tough economics ($4.21 per gallon cash for gas in NY) one broad at a time. And I use the term broad broadly, please. But the video isn’t confusing. It can be made fun of, but it’s straightforward, as is the entirety of Lifetime of Romance. There’s not one moment that isn’t raw. If you weren’t taken aback by Ettinger’s new approach, then you were stunned by the directness of his lyrics. This video inhabits that directness to the core and defines the muffled focus and nasty “Blue and Blue” rhythm. TASTE IT!!

• Dylan Ettinger: http://dylanettinger.bandcamp.com
• Not Not Fun: http://www.notnotfun.com

Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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