Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Someone has to appreciate this. I don't know who these jokers are. They seem to be some forgotten band from the 80s that posts their videos on myspace. But they're good, check out their moves.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday I went to see The Young Sinclairs, The Sad Cobras, and some other bands in concert. Sunday someone got shot in the face outside of my apartment. I'm tired. I'm uploading a weird album that I'll post in the morning. Good night
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
2 and a half years ago I went to see a concert in Roanoke, VA. I didn't know who The Sad Cobras were. At that point in time, I had never seen a local band that played the type of music that I listen to. I remember it probably took them 30 minutes to set up their faulty equipment, which included a Magnus chord organ. I was getting really excited watching them set up, because I love interesting equipment. They started their set by taping down a key on a synthesizer and letting it drone for a while, then went into the song "Gisella".
From that point on I was having the time of my life. Every song they played, including a cover of "Young Turks," seemed perfect to me.
Since then I've seen them perform probably a dozen times, bought all of their records, made friends with them, recorded with them, and now I'm posting them on my blog. Three of the members are also in The Young Sinclairs. Like The Young Sinclairs (below), I've been dying to put them on this page since I created it, but I was waiting for the right time. Now they have a new full-length album out titled "No More Graves." It's probably one of the best records you'll hear this year, and I'm going to tell you about them first. You'll thank me for this.
I'm posting a zip file of three songs: Bernice, Bodycast, and My Fondest Memory. I think those songs give you a good perspective over what the album is like, but you'll have to buy the album to hear my two favorite songs "Infirmary Ghost," and "No More Graves."
The Sad Cobras are one of my favorite bands period, regardless of knowing them or not. They are the most played artist on my Last.fm page, and have a lot of influence on the music I make today. I'm interested to hear what you think about them, so leave a comment... and don't forget to check out their Myspace page for more songs and buy their CD, they're going to be huge (its $8). Just last Saturday I saw them, and it was just as enthralling as the first time I saw them, except this time there were a lot more people, and about 3 or 4 people videotaping the performance. The only thing I could say during the entire show was "We are experiencing music history."
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The Vera Violets are shoegaze band from Florida. I usually don't like to post the albums of small time bands that really benefit from every album sold, but I figure there are more people that are going to be turned on to this from my blog than there are people who are actually googling for these albums, trying not to pay for them. Please download the music, and if you like it, I bought the albums directly from the band for $5 each by messaging the guy over myspace. You could probably do the same.
"The Last Kiss" is the first album, and "Sunshine Dust" is the second. If you're only going to get one, go for "Sunshine Dust." The song "Stars" from the video below is from that one, and it has 19 songs, as opposed to 9.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
but heres three great albums without all the proper formatting
Sloan - Smeared:
This was Sloan's debut LP, from 1992. Here their early influences really show, sounding like a mix of Isn't Anything-era My Bloody Valentine, and Daydream Nation-era Sonic Youth. Two songs on here actually seem like direct ripoffs of Sonic Youth. "Two Seater" sounds just like "Silver Rocket" to me, and "500 Up" sounds like they're trying to make another "Teenage Riot." But the thing is "500 Up" is the only song that makes me feel as good as "Teenage Riot" on a sunny day. The opening track, "Underwhelmed" was called the 2nd best Canadian song of all time by Chart Magazine. This is really worth getting if you like MBV, or Sonic Youth.
The Olivia Tremor Control - Presents... Singles and Beyond:
Ok, not a real album exactly. This was their 3rd full-length release, a collection of rarities that don't appear on the previous two LPs. There are a few great songs on here, like "Love Athena," but overall its not really great in my opinion. I was disappointed, but it's a must-have for any Olivia Tremor Control fan, of course.
The Black Angels - The Black Angels EP:
This is the first release from the Austin, Texas based psychedelic drone rock band. This is one of the greatest rock bands that's around right now. This came out in 2005, I have their full-length, which was released last year... but they are one of my favorites, and up-and-coming, so I suggest you just buy that from their website. I don't want to rip them off too much, but you've got to hear this. AND THEY ARE ON TOUR RIGHT NOW! Maybe you can see them, I'm going tomorrow night :) They sound like The Velvet Underground, The Doors, and 13th Floor Elevators, but also with a modern twist... and even more vibe than The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. It's hard to describe, just get it, love it, and buy their album.