Akkilles - ‘Something You’d Say’ + Good Hurt
Ingredients: 2 ounces rum, 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce Dubonnet, 1/4 ounce simple syrup.
Mixing Instructions: Mix ingredients in shaker, shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Notes: Maybe (probably) it’s because it was a cloudy Saturday morning the first time I put Kansas City-based Akkilles’ debut LP on my turntable, but I couldn’t help thinking “Man, this is the perfect album for a cloudy Saturday morning.” The experimental project of David Bennett, Akkilles fills a folk-gaze (possibly just made up a genre) niche that would land in my vinyl collection somewhere between Kurt Vile, Dent May and Beach House. Chill, reverb-drenched vocals create a good amount of float, but the instrumentation, especially on standout track, “Country Boy Deluxe”, stays interesting enough throughout that one doesn’t float off to sleep. An album that deserves attention during the quiet part of your day, listen with a smooth rum cocktail that will soothe your soul in tandem with Bennett’s crooning vocals.
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