Monday, September 22, 2008

I like this song

Its called Northwestern Girls by Say Hi (F/K/A Say Hi to Your Mom). This guy is a good guitarist. Bonus points because the kids that did this video on youtube filmed it in orlando.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another New Band to check out

CORRECTION--This band is from Delaware and not the UK. Not sure why I thought they were from the UK. This is why I am not a journalist!

This is Spinto Band. They're out of the UK. The first song is called Summer Grof. A really funny video. I like the song too. The second song is called Oh Mandy. I like both of them.

This is Oh Mandy.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Melty Melty

Melty Melty at Skully's by Joel Treadway

I've been looking for some local music in Columbus and ran across Melty Melty and think they are worth a listen. They have a new album coming out titled "Rise of the Birdmen" and you can hear some of the songs off of it at their myspace page.

The above video is pretty crappy but your should check out their song "Same Situation" which reminds me of Scott Weiland's solo stuff. You should also check out "Walls" as it has a nice melodic thing going on. It's on their myspace and on their upcoming album.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New Band Alert II -- The Crash That Took Me

This song is called Julianne. Its dreamy, lush, and vibrant. Reminds me a little bit of Smashing Pumpkins. They're out of Dallas, which produced fellow indie rockers The Hourly Radio (their second EP was very disappointing). I really like this song. Its definitely missing some sort of sweeping chorus that could really make it a huge hit, but there is some good musicianship in this song. I definitely have to check out the album called Orchestrated Kaleidoscope.

New Band Alert -- Anthem In

I really like this song called Down. I'll be buying their self-titled album. They're out of Brooklyn. Its got a groove. The vocalist reminds me of the singer from Soft another band out of Brooklyn.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sacrilegious to some

My buddy Morgan would hate me for saying this, but I think Jaymay is way better than Cat Power. This is a great song by Jaymay. Honest lyrics, focused sound. Autumn Fallin' is an overlooked album. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. This is a song called Gray or Blue.

This song is cool

The band is Chairlifts and the song is called Bruises. Sounds tailored made for a commercial.

An Insane Concept Band -- Neon Neon

OK, the idea behind this album is not a joke. Its a collaboration between the lead singer of Super Furry Animals (love them) and a hip-hop producer in LA called Gruff Rhys (don't know him or her) that is a tribute to the 80s based on the designer of the Delorean car (the car featured in back to the future). Insane, right? This song is so fucking good though. Its called I Lust U. Totally brings back the 80s. Haven't bought the album yet because its such an insane concept it could be totally awesome.

Capitol K is the Real Deal!!

So I posted a song from Capitol K the other day. See the post from a few days ago for the lead single (called Libertania) off their new album. Today I bought all the Capitol K CDs, and I'm blown away. They do dancey rock without being overly trite and poppy (I'm talking about you Crystal Castle and Black Kids). Its original and fucking awesome. Here a couple of more cuts. The first one below is from an album that came out 6 years ago that I had no idea about. They sound like a cross between Pulp and Fourtet, which is a dynamite combination!

This is called Pillow.

This is Go Go Go which is from their new album which came out this week. I recommend buying both albums! The new is one called Notes from: Life on the Wire With a Wrecking Ball, and the first album is called Island Row. Both records are fucking awesome.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Genius Song

This song is totally fucking genius. Its definitely my favorite song on The Walkmen's You & Me album. Its called Seven Years of Holiday. The drumming/percussions on this song is really amazing. Combine that with the off key vocal harmonizing (My old friend/ MYYYY OOOOOLLLLDDD FRIEND), and I can get this song out of my head. Can't wait for the show at the social.

New Streets song

The Streets, aka Mike Skinner, the UK rapper has a new single out called Everything is Borrowed. Original Pirate Material, his debut album, was one of the best albums of 2003 (shout out to my buddy D--we used to pump that album coming back from South Beach back in the day). His albums have gotten steadily worse. A Grand Don't Come From Free was a good concept album about losing a thousand dollars over the course of a day, and his third album The Hardest Way to Make an Honest Living only contained the standout tracks Pranging Out, Momento Mori, Never Went to Church, and Two Nations. The rest of the album kind of blew.

Here is the new single. Its OK. I'm not blown away, but I'll buy the album because he's earned me seriously considering anything he puts out.

Bonus Song--The Streets, We Never Went to Church off of The Hardest Way to Make an Honest Living

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This song is pretty cool

The band is called Capitol K and the song is called Libertania. Has a kind of Pulp feel crossed with an instrumentation styled after some of Grandaddy's weirder stuff. I like the song. I think I'll check out the album. Here's the song. It really grows on you.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Walkmen -- You and Me

There was a time I thought the Walkmen would be the best band in America. That they'd release an album that I would love as much as Boxer. 2002's Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone had an such an immense amount of potential that I thought they'd surely become my favorite band. In 2004 they released 2004's Bows + Arrows which was so spectacularly uneven--The Rat, Little House of Savages, My Old Man, The North Pole, and Thinking of a Dream I had were simply incredible. The rest of the album was a disappointment. I had high hopes for 2006's A Hundred Miles Off--it turned out to be a meandering disaster. Seriously, I rarely listen to it. So it was with a little reservation that I purchased their new album You and Me, which has been a very pleasant surprise. While the Walkmen are prone to meandering songs that sound like their half-finished, this album is more Bows + Arrows than a Hundred Miles Off and thats a good thing. I love On the Water, In the New Year, Seven Years of Holiday, Red Moon, and Long Time Ahead of Us. The rest of the songs are hit or miss, and some are just average. All in all, I'd recommend the album.

Confession -- I love singing this next song at the top of my lungs. I can't wait to annoy people at their concert here in October when I belt this out at the top of my lungs. This is their lead single, In the New Year.



BONUS SONG--On the Water

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