25 Sep SoulTrain.com Q&A – The Internet
One of the most daring bands to emerge from LA’s contemporary music scene is Odd Future offshoot, The Internet. Originally consisting of Syd tha Kid and Matt Martians, the two made quite a stir when they dropped 2011’s experimental soul album Purple Naked Ladies. Featuring controversial videos for the singles “Cocaine” and “Fastlane,” critics either loved the duo’s creativity or hated their left-field sound. Regardless, the project gained the group a nice following and band additions through keyboardist Jameel Bruner, bass player Patrick Paige and drummer Christopher Smith.
As a five piece band, The Internet dropped the appropriately titled Feel Good in 2013. This time, critics praised the project as an easier listen than their debut. “Overall, Feel Good nails the delicate balance between experimentation and restraint, making the listener feel…great,” said Now Toronto’s Holly Mackenzie. There are also those impressive side collaborative projects with Mac Miller and Raleigh Ritchie.