Drew Millard explains how the best anonymous artist since Burial made an insanely good album.
You know when someone derisively describes something as “tumblr rap”? (You’re reading Passion of the Weiss, so of course you do.) What they usually mean is that the music, tumblr rap, is very stylish without actually being good. Earlier this year I might have begrudgingly lumped Spark Master Tape into the tumblr rap category. But […]
This reminds me of Vince Gilligan directing an adaptation of Rushmore. Or maybe Wes Anderson doing Breaking Bad if it was set in Houston. Or probably neither. As the title screen tells you: Spark Master Tape inspired Relapse. Guns, goons, and masks. No cameos from the Hanson’s due to budgetary constraints. Despite their Christian values, […]
This is your reminder that the Spark Master Tape tape is out now and it gets 4 Robo bottles out of five. It is one of my favorite mixtapes of the year and because my grandmother has assured me that I am right about everything, you should trust me. It includes a Mike Tyson clip […]
It seems strange to construct an artificial binary between Spark Master Tape and someone like Yung Lean, the atonal Swede teen Tumblr minstrel. For one, they’re both being promoted by Mishka. For two, no one outside of the guys in the Houston boiler room video have much of a claim on regional heritage. We’re somewhere […]
B. Michael Payne owns stock in both Fanta and jolly ranchers. There’s a version of this piece that doesn’t play the Guess The Race Game. I think we can all agree the Guess the Race Game is the worst. But there are many, many pieces to the Spark Master Tape experience that lend themselves to […]