Kyle Lucas/Vonnegutt: In "Control"

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on Jan 30, 09 • by • with 3 Comments

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If  you’ve paid attention to my Nark or JayeL Audio mixtapes over the past 6 months, you’ve seen they don’t really overlap.  Narks are strictly rap, hip-hop, pop/rap fare, while JayeL Audio encompasses everything from indie rock and electronic, to covers and alt country.  I have acquired an eclectic taste over the years.

You also might have noticed one artist pop up on both, Kyle Lucas.  Lucas is a rapper from Marietta, GA who’s been bubbling on the underground rap scene thanks to Kyle Lucas Is Still My Favorite mixtape.  Throughout 2008, he’s dropped slick rhymes over eclectic samples ranging from ’80s hits (“Silence”, “Somebody’s Watching Me”) to pop-punk fare (“Control”, “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too).   “Sometimes I Take Chances, Sometimes I Take Pills” showcases Lucas’ witty wordplay over one of my favorite Iron & Wine songs.

Where Kyle really shines though is as the lead emcee for Vonnegutt.  The four piece band, including bassist Patrick Postlewait, drummer Mike Hardin and singer Neil Garrard, delicately balances hip-hop sensibility with alt/punk themes and backing.  Song topics range from everyday angst to troublesome ex-loves, resulting in a accessible, alt sound ready for a variety of listeners.  OutKast’s Big Boi saw enough in the group and Kyle Lucas to sign them to a record deal on Purple Ribbon Entertainment.

Kyle Lucas – Sometimes I Take Chances, Sometimes I Take Pills

Kyle Lucas – Control

Vonnegutt – Ex-Girlfriends Are Stupid

Vonnegutt – Shaky Love

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Vonnegutt will be performing at the Masquerade in East Atlanta on tomorrow, January 30th.  Tickets are $8 in advance.  The Status, The Media Says and Arms of the Sea will also appear.

Pick up The Vice Nine EP here.  I hope to scoop it up Friday at the show!

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  • Andrew

    Well I have to agree with you, kyle lucas is one of the sickest underated artist today. And vonnegutt, well they are just what I need to get through the day.

  • ATLANTA in DA HOUSE

    I went to the Show on jan 30…3 words…DOPE ASS SHOW!!!

  • MDubb

    I have been working with Kyle since he was 16. He is a truly talented individual with a drive like no other.

    He does everything right and has the skills that are needed in a time like this when MC’s only want to talk about nothing.

    Thanks for the props on the Iron & Wine Beat. I knew Kyle would kill that beat.

    MDubb

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