One reason why I write music reviews is to discover new music. While I enjoy …
These guys are rad. Although, it seems it is mostly this one guy who goes by the name of Peter Lawrie-Winfield. It’s not a cool name, so his friends call him “Pete.” That is the least interesting thing about him. So, let’s get on with the article.
What if I told you, he associates with the likes of Run The Jewels, Lorde and a guy named Homeboy Sandman (not the transient guy you see in the park feeding ducks Lime-a-Ritas). Also, Pete plays in an electronic collective that produces music with layers like a slice of tiramisu in a David Lynch film; it’s a little confusing at first, but you’re pretty sure you like it.
I digressed. Sorry. The point I’m making is: you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. This guy Pete has to be the coolest motherfucker on the planet if he is simultaneously hanging out with a legitimate hip-hop badass like Killer Mike, who writes songs about having his dick sucked on all day (his words, not mine) by what I can only assume is a very nice girl, all the while making Lorde’s prom date very jealous.
Don’t believe me? Please reference “Revolution Indifference” featuring Killer Mike and El-P on UTRB’s album A Lesson Unlearnt which came out this year. Then, review Lorde’s tour dates in 2013. You’ll notice Pete ‘n’ the gang supporting ‘er. You are a mathematician and know it’s no longer 2013. Clever. Research Killer Mike and El-P’s “Job Well Done” in 2013 featuring Mr. Lawrie-Winfield. Please note in 2013 Lorde was seventeen, i.e. prom age, so let your imagination do the rest because it’s not libel if I don’t write it.
UTRB creates an artistic blend of hip-hop, pop and indie alternative. The band has the temporal instincts of Girl Talk and at times has the textural craftsmanship of Trent Reznor. Of course Peter Lawrie-Winfield sounds like the coolest motherfucker on the planet. Maybe. You’ll see. »
– Billy Dye