LA’s Nick Ray refuses to disappoint with his newest tape titled Lifestyles which will be dropping in the next month or so on Leaving Records. Nick Ray is Speculator, who uses retro samples and plays epic guitar riffs over them. This tape has easily traveled to the top of my tape rotation list, I play it so much I purchased a portable tape player just to listen to it. It features a slowed-down version of Oasis’ Wonderwall, a re-recording of Fuck This World, and plenty of new stunning tracks. Below is a short clip of Speculator preforming a song off of this cassette at a BBQ a few months ago.
speculator bbq from Leaving Records on Vimeo.