In short, Essentials allows artists to put down their instruments and divulge about a specific topic, giving fans and the like the opportunity to connect with their interests and inspirations. It’s just unlike any other digital list feature, we’re totally okay with things getting weird, candid and uncensored. Having already released one of the year’s best records, we asked TOGETHER PANGEA’s William Keegan and Danny Bengston to pair up five of their new songs with an adult beverage – giving you a poison for each garage scene blast of chaos. In our opinion, #3 is a winner.
“Sick Shit” w/ Whiskey
It’s best with some type of whiskey that’s consumed in excess. For obvious reasons relating to the term “whiskey dick”, maybe a whiskey and coke. Like some easy mixed drink that numbs emotions as quickly as possible.
“No Way Out” w/ Red Wine
A simple glass of red wine. Poetic, possibly social but self-reflective.
“Where The Night Ends” w/ A Lad Bomb
A Lad Bomb (Jagerbomb dropped into Red Bull and vodka) because when you’re too twisted at the end of the night on whatever the fuck it was you took, the only thing that will bring you down is something as fucked up as the drugs you consumed. A Lad Bomb is that. I mean, think about it. If you are up all night with white girls then you need something heavy to put you to sleep. So if you don’t have Xanax, do one of these babies and you’ll be good to go.
“Why Would I Try” w/ An Unpretentious Beer
An unpretentious beer is honest and simple so why not drink a fucking Coors Light, or a PBR, or a Budweiser or whatever. After an honest discussion, why not have an honest brew?
“Alive” w/ A Blackie Lawless
Now this drink only exists in a world full of legends but word has it that the Blackie Lawless is the most sinister of beverages. It fits as the lyrics in “Alive” ask: Are you living to live or are you dying to die? Are you living for today or for tomorrow? Because we all know tomorrow will never come. For the Blackie Lawless, you start with a pint glass – fill it halfway with Jager and fill the other half with Guinness, and then as you might coat a margarita glass, you coat the Blackie Lawless with cocaine. It’s a good/terrible start to the night and/or life, which I think poetically makes sense with this song. But this drink is just an urban legend… as far as we know anyway.