"Perfect Day" Cassettes Won't Listen
Song of the Day Thursday, September 22, 2011
Cassettes Won’t Listen, “Perfect Day”
Cassettes Won’t Listen, the project of one-time Def Jux marketing man Jason Drake, eschews the gritty, concussive hip-hop of his former employer for something closer to a job with The Postal Service. It’s been three years since his self-released debut, Small-Time Machine, but Drake hasn’t filed unemployment, instead dropping remixes for acts like Gold Panda and Daft Punk. This work results in a brightened and bigger sound on “Perfect Day.” Drake’s ideal day might differ from most though: the sun gets cut with clouds and heartbreak looms at the horizon. Delivered in his fragile tenor, a once-familiar face “starts to fade as I drift away/ trying to explain it’s nothing new.” -- Andy Beta
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