Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
My favorite experimental indie-rock outfit from Brooklyn. TV On The radio really bypasses genre stereotypes and makes simply amazing music. "Young Liars" combines ambient electronica with a powerful soul to create perfection.
My Bloody Valentine was a shoegazer band from the UK, best known for perfecting the "shoegazer" sound within their music and through their critically acclaimed album "Loveless". MBV has long been one of my favorites, enlighten yourself and enjoy.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Japanther is a punk band from New York City by 2 students from Pratt. Well, they aren't your average punk band when you add the noise rock aspect of their classification. They kind of remind me of Arab on Radar and have a pretty equal setup to Lightning Bolt, but otherwise they are incomparable. If you are into the whole noise rock scene like I am, you'll definitely want to check this album out.
Friday, 25 July 2008
Boduf Songs is the name taken by Mat Sweet, who lives in Southampton, England. The album was recorded with an acoustic guitar, some cymbals, violin bow, toy piano, manipulated field recordings and a computer. The music has a sense of dark beauty to it; the melodies are simple yet emotional, and his voice is incredibly introverted. Listen and be moved.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Squirrel Nut Zippers is a swing revival band that mixes gypsy jazz and delta blues into their style. I came across them because of their odd name, and stuck around because I had a lot of fun listening to them. They range in style, but swing is overal the main theme of this band.
Friday, 18 July 2008
213 is a group consisting of Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Warren G named after the Long Beach, California area code of the time. This is a great album for the summer to kick back to and relax on the beach with. The chill beats and soothing sounds of Nate Dogg's signature vocals are complimented perfectly with summer lyrics. "So Fly" is my favorite track but "Groupie Luv" was also a single so check that out also. Listen to the album straight through, though. I know it's kind of mainstream, but I love it too much to pass up.
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
This is Commander Venus's second album posted on the blog and second/last album released. It has a much higher popularity amongst Conor Oberst fans who want something more than Bright Eyes. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
In light of seeing Islands this Saturday at the Siren Music Festival, I am upping this album. Islands is a reformation of Nicholas Thorburn's band The Unicorns. Leaving right where he left off, he carries the same sound, energy, and charisma that you have seen in the past.
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Sacrifist is quite an album, but it most certainly isn't for everyone. This CD I borrowed from my father, and I must say it is equal parts bizarre and extreme. To start, Praxis has a lot of people coming in to help with this album. John Zorn, Blind Idiot God, Buckethead, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Warrell from P-Funkers, Mick Harris from Napalm Death, and Yamatsuka Eye from The Boredoms. With that said, the actual music on this album is not exactly what one might expect. Sure, on the surface, it's a thrashy speedy type of metal. But sounds of breaking glass, ambient electronics, and other strange noises come in to make it a very, well, noisy and aggressive album. The vocals are simply screams and growls. No actual words are formed, just shrieking and screaming. All in all, this is an album for those looking for something different, but not for those who are weak of heart.
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Thursday, 10 July 2008
Ra Ra Riot is a Syracuse based indie rock band. This is the band's first EP and only release up to date, but I can tell you it's something to look for more of. They are coming out with an LP on August 19th titled The Rhumb Line so be sure to get that as well.
Sorry for rapidshare, I rushed this album out because it has been on my to-do list for months now.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Detektivbyran is definitely one of those bands you wouldn't openly show your friends. Listeners be aware, the accordion is the platform instrument in this band, but don't worry, these aren't your average street performers. This instrumental Swedish band reminds me much of a fantasy toy shop and brings the playfulness along with it. This is the bands first album release and will be releasing its second later on this year.
X-Ray Spex is a London punk band formed in the late 70s. They are mostly notable for their female singer Poly Styrene and the addition of the saxophone into their punk sound. Both of these ideas were new to the punk scene and made this band a great success. Poly Styrene seemed bring a lot of attention especially in the song "Oh Bondage, Up Yours!" which was made to seem like a femenist revolt but was really an anti-consummerist song. Despite all this, the entire album has a great sound and fun brass addition.
Hatecraft are a Melodic Death Metal from Russia. They're fairly unknown, but they're really good. They've only realeased the one album so far, and it's pretty agressive sounding.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Monday, 7 July 2008
Sunday, 6 July 2008
apologies for the brief description but to be frank, this record doesn't need any more positive crit from anyone, let alone me. Download it, love it then get their new Record (Third). Portishead are, in my humble opinion, one of Britains finest exports... don't sleep.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Symphony X are a Progressive/Power Metal band. They're really well known, and all for good reason.
The Divine Wings of Tragedy was the first Symphony X album I listened to, and was one of the first albums I ever liked. It has a good mix of songs, with a epic 20 minute song near the end of the album.
The Divine Wings of Tragedy:
Tuesday, 1 July 2008