Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First Post In Over 2 Years

A lot has changed in two years. I've matured, gone to college for a few years, gained some perspective on life. I've realized how much fucking music there really is out there and how hard it is to just find the good stuff. Vampire Weekend blew up after my post on them in 2007 and I'd like to think that was my doing because a whole 106 people have seen my blog since then. So I've decided to start blogging again and hopefully give another band the Jonas Weir bump. I really think this band is the next big thing. If anyone reads this, enjoy.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Funky Fresh.

First blog of the new year! Yeah, it's been a while since I've posted anything, but I guess I just haven't found anything blog worthy in a while, but some new electronic music has sparked my interest in the blogosphere again. Buzz worthy electronic master's Dan Friel and Dominique Leone are my two new favorite artists at the moment. These guys can only be described in two words: funky fresh.

First up, Dan Friel delivers a diverse album that evokes feelings that contradict it's title. Ghost Town is anything but empty. It's full of life and color. His electronics spasms and vibrant noise are constantly contrasted by driving bass and crazy beats that all swarm together in agreeable melodies. He reminds me a lot of Dan Deacon or Black Dice or something of that matter.Highlight track: Buzzards.

Next, former pitchfork writer turned musician, Dominique Leone just released an equally impressive self-titled EP. He's definitely worth checking out. Highlight track: Duyen.

Dan Friel - Ghost Town

Friday, December 14, 2007

Grandaddy - Sumday

Sometimes bright & happy, sometimes glum, and always musically apt, Grandaddy delivers their crowning achievement full of catchy lyrics and memorable hooks.

Grandaddy - Sumday

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's Christmas, so let's be glad!

Two of my many favorite Christmas albums. 20 days left!!!!! Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sufjan Steven -Songs for Christmas Vol. V: Peace

James Brown Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lucky Soul

Lucky Soul dropped their debut months ago, but it didn't occur to me how good they were until I heard Ali Howard's voice resonating beautifully on the 60's style love ballad, "My Darling Anything." They haven't created what I'd call a new sound, but they're making 60's doo-wop sound new and fresh. Their album The Great Unwanted is an album that has a little something for everyone; soft love ballads, fun pop songs, songs that make want to weep, and songs that make you feel good about life, so go out on by it.

My Darling Anything_Mp3

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Arg, To much to do.

Balancing a job and the hours of school work I get a night are hard enough, so I can't ever seem to find the time put any new posts up, but that doesn't mean I'm not keeping up with music. I've gotten tons of great tracks lately and I'm frankly overwhelmed with good music. Heres some really great new stuff and just some stuff that I'm just really into right now.

Baskervilles_Sucresale Fire On Fire-Hangman Clear Tigers - Boredom

Faces-Ooh la la The Extraordinaires-Neighborhood Watch The Len Price 3- Amsterdam

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Vampire Weekend

Brooklyn quartet, Vampire Weekend, sing about the collegiate experience. With all of the Oxford and Cambridge references, you can't help a what a preppy, rich student feels. I find the subject they've chose to write about is very interesting. The lyrics are really quite cool and the music is even better. They've created a very refreshing sound, something very crisp, yet high energy. Their songs range from soft violins on "Walcott" to the goofy guitar riff and tribal drums on "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." ("Cape Cod" really reminds of Paul Simon's "Graceland") The best part about this band is that their music is fresh throughout the entire album, which deserves a repeat listen. Though the lyrics of arrogance and affluence are a mainstay on the album , the songs vary, but all keep you intently listening.

They've signed to XL Recordings and they've release the Yellow EP. Their debut doesn't come out until January 29th, but until then you should check out their EP and the free Day Trotter session.


Day Trotter Session