There is no Dana; Only Tuunes!

2014 has ended and now we must look back. Listen to my Best of 2014 right here!

It's a Halloween Summer guys.

Neil Jarvis has returned but not without bringing a ton of new music. Click here to read my review of the new album!

New news from Modest Mouse!

The band has announced a new album! Check out all the details here!

REVIEW TIME!

Low Voltage Rangers have a new album! But is it any good? The answer is...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT // JTF

I talk with JTF about his band and his amazing debut single, Fuchsia.

Friday, December 28, 2012

John Maus - Believer

Thursday, December 27, 2012

NEWS // FIDLAR announces upcoming shows in CA

Happy Thursday! Today I have a bit of good news for anyone that lives in California. I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that FIDLAR has announced that they will be playing multiple shows this coming January with  the bands Pangaea and Meat Market. The times and locations can be found below and if you haven't familiarized yourself with FIDLAR click here to hear one of their songs.

Califonia Dates  / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /


Jan 17  Davis // House Party at Babeylon
Jan 18  San Francisco // Amoeba at 6:00 PM Bottom of the Hill
Jan 19  Santa Cruz // The Atrium (inside the Catalyst)
Jan 20  Santa Ana // Constellation Room (inside the Observatory)
Jan 22  Los Angeles // location TBA
Jan 24  Los Angeles // Amoeba at 6:00 PM
Jan 25  San Diego // Che Cafe

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas readers!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Hiatus Kaiyote - The World It Softly Lulls

Well it's Monday again, but, it's also the day before Christmas. Hopefully this means you don't have to work and can just relax. If you wont be celebrating Christmas, then here's to another great week! I will be taking part in the Christmas festivities but, your normally scheduled program will continue un-interrupted starting with today's post featuring an outstanding track from the very new and already quite popular Hiatus Kaiyote.

Hiatus Kaiyote is an up-and-coming future soul band from Melbourne, Australia that formed in mid 2011. A year later they have released their debut album, Tawk Tomahawk which is a must hear for anyone, especially jazz and soul lovers.
Click play to hear The World It Softly Lulls. 


Tawk Tomahawk is a great album and a link to the full album can be found below. It is an album filled with a wonderous variety of experimental and traditional jazz and soul songs and is well worth it's price of $10 AUD (Australian dollars).

Links

Official Website: http://hiatuskaiyote.com/

Friday, December 21, 2012

Single Review // I Can't Look After You by Temple Songs

Happy end of the world readers! Are you dead yet? If you're not, awesome! I'm not dead yet either, which is why I'm typing this right now.

So yesterday afternoon, the band Temple Songs released new music to their bandcamp page. Their newest release is a single called I Can't Look After You. It features two new songs from the psychedelic group called I Can't Look After You and I Just Saw Sonny.

The Good
Today's review will be a very simple and very short one mainly due to the fact that it is a review of a single rather than a long LP or EP. Temple Songs continue to have a slightly different sound in each release they put out. I Can't Look After You is a more abrasive and jumpy surf-pop single than their last full-length album, 15 Bygones was. It's opening track, the one the single is named after, is a great track with a classic very lo-fi surf-pop feel to it. It also it very similar in style to their EP Luxury Lice. Their track Sunspot Dandyline, in style and in it's general atmosphere, is a less lo-fi and abrasive version of I Can't Look After You. These two songs, I Can't Look After You and I Just Saw Sonny, give the listener a feel of being live at a concert held somewhere local and relaxed like a bar or a pub. A great find for any rock lover.

The Bad
I Can't Look After You is not without flaws though. At first listen the track I Just Saw Sonny is an interesting find, and it is debatable whether the good kind. While the music accompanying the vocals is nice and well played through-out the track, the vocals sheer harshness and intensity is surprising and possibly unwanted to unsuspecting ears. After a few listens both songs grew on my deeply and while I still am I little unsure about the second track off this new single, it is definitely worth the download and the addition to one's personal library. 

I Can't Look After You can be downloaded for free on Temple Songs's Bandcamp page. Below you can listen to the first track off the single and download the full single to your computer. Hope you enjoy it and thank's for reading. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lalić - Deep Tide Dear Ride Dead High

Below is a song from a band called Lalić. Lalić is a solo project by Mladen Lalić Milinković and he currently has a plethora of releases out. This song, called Deep Tide Dear Ride Dead High, is from his album Untitled Self Defence Mechanism, which was released earlier this year. If you like this make sure you go to his bandcamp page and check out all of his other releases including his newer stuff!

Bandcamp page for Lalić
http://lalic.bandcamp.com/

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Crystal Castles - Baptism (Indyans Edit)



Monday, December 17, 2012

NEWS // The Knife announce release date for new album.


The Knife have been away for a long time. Long enough for a lot of people to think they just went and disbanded, but that's not the case. Karin and Olof recently announced that not only will they have a new album, it will be coming out soon! Shaking the Habitual will be released worldwide on April 8th and then to the US April 9th. Above you can listen to one of their most popular songs, Heartbeats. Enjoy!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Craft Spells - After the Moment


Happy Friday readers! I hope your week has been great and I hope your weekend will be even better! Here's my little contribution to your epic weekend. It's After the Moment by Craft Spells, one of my favorite if not my most favorite songs by them. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

NEWS // Toro y Moi releases So Many Details music video.

Yesterday, Toro y Moi released the music video for So Many Details but wasn't all he released to us. He also informed us on how we can get our hands on his next music video. Read what he said on his Facebook below. Anything In Return comes out January 22nd.
Check out the brand new official video for "So Many Details" from the forthcoming album Anything In Return. Once it hits 250K views it will automatically unlock our next video release so please share it with your friends! (team toro)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Slow Club - Two Cousins

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Small Black - Photojournalist



Monday, December 10, 2012

NEWS // Summer Heart to release new single in January!

So yesterday, Sweden based chillwaver David Alexander announced the release date for his band Summer Heart's newest single. As of right now this single doesn't even have a name, as I asked him earlier that day, but is said to be out on the 25th of January.

Are you embarrassed because you let such a an awesome artist fall off your radar? Well, fret no more and check out Summer Heart's latest album About A Feeling below. Then head on over to his bandcamp page and listen to the rest of his releases. Peace all!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Toro y Moi - Best Around


Guys, it's so close! Toro y Moi's newest album drops on January 22nd! We just have just a little bit more waiting to do before it's here. Make sure to check back here after the album comes out to see my review of it.

Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

St. Lucia - September

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mixtapes // Songs for the End of the World


Welcome to the first ever mixtape by This Blog is About Music. This is a Best of 2012 mix I have been working on since mid 2012. It features recent songs by bands like Tame Impala, MillionYoung, Wild Nothing, Animal Collective, Twin Shadow, Crystal Castles, and many more. A full list of all the bands included in Songs for the End of the World can be found below. Enjoy!

1.   "Shadow" by Wild Nothing
2.   "Left Behind" by The Bilinda Butchers
3.   "Desperate Measures" by MillionYoung
4.   "Another Face (feat. Tinatin Atinati)" by LAKE R▲DIO
5.   "Yet Again" by Grizzly Bear
6.   "Think of Tomorrow" by Leitbur
7.   "St. Cecilia" by If Anything Happens to the Cat
8.   "Today's Supernatural" by Animal Collective
9.   "Triangle Train Stop" by Dustin Wong
10. "Ég anda" by Sigur Rós
11. "Lazuli" by Beach House
12. "Messiah" by Heavenly Beat
13. "Apocalypse Dreams" by Tame Impala
14. "Someone Purer" by Mystery Jets
15. "Run My Heart" by Twin Shadow
16. "Morning Coffus" by X Nihilo
17. "Let's Go" by Matt & Kim
18."Lay Back Down" by Dogcatcher
19. "Crawlersout" by Purity Ring
20. "Plague" by Crystal Castles
21. "Spitting Image" by Freelance Whales
22. "Someday" by Two Door Cinema Club
23. "I'll Be Alright" by Passion Pit
24. "Oblivion" by Grimes

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Shins - Girl on the Wing



Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Drums - Best Friend


I have posted this song before but I just recently saw the music video and...well...when you see it you'll know why I had to post it. My favorite dance of his starts at 1:08. "Best Friend" is definitely one of my all-time favorites of The Drums with it's up-beat and happy sound coupled with it's morbid and sad lyrics. 

As a bit of an update I want to tell you guys that Final Exam Week is starting at my university so please know and understand that this stressful time might have an impact on the quantity of posts I make. Unless I'm REALLY exhausted it shouldn't have an effect on the quality of posts though. 

Also, don't forget that my first mixtape will be released this Saturday. Songs for the End of the World is a "best of 2012" mix that will feature music from Millionyoung, Wild Nothing, Animal Collective, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Matt & Kim, and much more!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Apache Kid - Goodbye GOTE

Happy Thursday everyone! For those of you in America, how are those Thanksgiving plans coming along? Me? I'm just staying home with my family for it. My break from school started on Tuesday so I've been relaxing/working/blogging. So pretty much the daily routine but at home...

Anyway, do you all know that amazing feeling you get when you find an old band you once listened to randomly while web-surfing? Well I experienced it again today when I was looking into a band that was recommended to me a couple weeks ago. The band isn't this one but it kind of is. This is Apache Kid, not to be confused with Apache Beat which is what I almost type every time I type their name. Apache Kid is a lo-fi indie rock band from Connecticut that recently changed their name to Peace Museum, the band that I was checking out.


If you like this and their other songs and wish they had more than 2 demos out then make sure you check out their new thing at Peace Museum. They've definitely returned to a special place in my heart! Links below

Get this album here: http://apachekid.bandcamp.com/album/apache-kid-demos
Like them on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Apache-Kid/

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gauntlet Hair - Mop It Up


Well it's Monday again and that sucks but just because you're back to working doesn't mean you can't enjoy some great tunes! Well....I mean if you work somewhere where you're not allowed to listen to music while you work then I guess actually it does mean you can't....so...

Friday, November 16, 2012

NEWS // Christopher Owens announces first North American tour!

Christoper Owens, former lead singer for Girls, will be hitting the road this coming year for his first ever solo North American tour. The first show starts on the release date for his new and anticipated album Lysandre in Chicago, January 15. Below you can find the rest of the tour dates and where to buy tickets.




Buy tickets here: http://christopherowens.frontgatetickets.com/

January 15     Chicago, IL               Lincoln Hall
January 16    Ferndale, MI              Magic Bag
January 18    Toronto, ON              The Mod Club
January 19    Montreal,  QC            Cabaret Du Mile-End
January 21    New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom
January 22    New York, NY             Bowery Ballroom
January 25    Boston, MA                Paradise Rock Club
January 26    Philadelphia, PA        Union Transfer
January 27    Washington, DC        9:30 Club

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NEWS // Beach House releases music video for Wild.



A random YouTuber said it perfectly. As Jonathan Clarke explained it, it's "Being wild. That's all it is. Being animals, chasing, fighting, loving. Feeling emotions. That's all there is to it."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Album Review // Weekends by Neil Jarvis


Today I'm going to show you something new. This new thing is Neil Jarvis. To be more specific, this new thing is this Greater Manchester based musician's new album Weekends. 

Weekends was released on November 12th to On the Grind Records. If you want to buy this album Click Here to be taken to Neil Jarvis' On the Grind page. Below I will be doing a new assessment where I talk about the good and bad parts of the album. Enjoy!

The Good
Neil Jarvis' new album is a great escape from all the electronic music I've been listening to. Especially now after I just finished my review for Crystal Castles' newest album. You guys have no idea how long these review take. Weekends is an album about summertime and relaxation. It oozes happiness! Jarvis' sound is really interesting too. It's a mix between really chill surf-rock and groovy psychedelic rock. 
I wasn't able to find the song "Figure It Out" online but if you buy the album make sure you listen to that track. It is probably my favorite song in the entire album. If you have ever listened to Temple Songs and like them, especially in their Luxury Lice EP, then you will instantly fall in love with this song too. 
Even though "Figure It Out" is one of the few sad songs with it's lyrics like "I know you are going to hate me, but we'll figure it out" it masks that sadness and uncertainty perfectly in the groovy chords that all surf-rock is known for. Jarvis' skills in song composition are quite similar to that of Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing and Kevin Parker of Tame Impala in this regard. At the bottom of this review you can listen to a couple of my favorite songs off Weekends except of course for "Figure It Out". Make sure to buy the album to hear that gem!

The Bad
There are really only two things I did not like in Weekends, and to be honest, they aren't that bad. The first is the occasional distortion on guitar. A prime example of this is in the song "Every Night". It starts out pretty good but then it just sounds as if someone pulled the needle away from a vinyl that was playing and it freaked out for a second or two. Like I stated earlier this interruption doesn't stay for long. In fact if it didn't happen at all I'd like "Every Night" because it's a good track despite the distortion. 
Lastly, like I've said in the past before if you don't mix up your songs the listener might get bored. This doesn't just happen in Neil Jarvis' album but also in albums by The Drums. After about 5 or 6 songs you just want to listen to something else. But Jarvis does a pretty good job keeping this from happening in the beginning. 

In the end I would say buy this album if you like lo-fi surf rock and psychedelic music. It's a good album despite it's tiny issues and honestly those just boil down to personal preference. Neil Jarvis has a lot of potential and I will always be a fan of any surf rock artist out there. Right now Weekends is being sold for a mere £3.00 which is just under $5 for the Americans reading (like me!).


Monday, November 12, 2012

Album Review // (III) by Crystal Castles


The wait is over and Crystal Castles' newest album is finally here. They continue their tradition of extremely creative album names with this newest album too. They named this one Crystal Castles... again. Most people call this one (III) just like they called their last album (II) though.

(III) is the third album from the experimental electronic duo and came out 5 days earlier than expected on November 7. It's a very dark album. This is first and foremost apparent in the song titles; "Plague", "Wrath of God", "Pale Flesh", "Sad Eyes", "Violent Youth", and "Child I Will Hurt You". This darkness permeates throughout the entirety of (III) from the song names, to the lyrics, to the general feel in the songs, to even the album artwork.


The cover art to (III) is strikingly resemblant of La Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti. La Pietà is a renaissance sculpture that features the mother of "Christ" holding her son's lifeless body in her arms after his crucifixion. The album artwork to (III) is similar in that it shows a shrouded figure, possibly a woman, cradling a shirtless man in their arms. This man looks just as lifeless as "Christ" does and is slumped towards the figure's body, his head being held against the person's chest.

There is a lot of pain and anger in (III). This can be seen in multiple songs like "Plague", "Kerosene", and others. "Plague" is the first track off the album and is just as dark as it's name would suggest. It without a doubt deals with child exploitation with lyrics like "infants in infantry" and "Virgin cells to penetrate, too premature to permeate".  "Kerosene" is more about trying to achieve perfection and purity with lyrics like "I can clean impurity, wash away with kerosene" and how she brings up cleaning, rinsing, bandaging, and protecting.

If you are listening to (III) right now you know just as well as I do that the album has a certain sound. That's why it was so interesting to hear "Child I Will Hurt You" because it is nothing like the other songs on the album. This track is a gentle and soft song despite it's name and it even touches on elements of dream-pop with it's ethereal/dream-like atmosphere. Although I don't think Crystal Castles will start making dream-pop anytime soon I do think they are starting to move away from the more abrasive songs they have made in the past like "Doe Deer" and "Alice Practice". (III) is a lot more "put together" and definitely not as aggressive as their first self-titled album. In the end though, what it boils down to is personal preference and what you like to hear in electronic music.

Friday, November 9, 2012

FIDLAR - I Just Wanna Die



Happy Friday everyone! Lets start the weekend off great with some groovy surf-rock. FIDLAR, which stands for Fuck it dog, life's a risk, is a surf rock/garage rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They're pretty swell and they always make really awesome music videos like this one. Usually though, someone isn't getting rescued from a building engulfed in flames. Hope they're OK! Have a great weekend readers.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

SleepSpeak - Winterbone Pt. 2 & 3

What's crackin' everybody. It's Thursday and I just finished reading some bullshit stories from my English Literature class. Tip to all the aspiring (or even current) writers out there: The whole "let me write a story where literally nothing happens" thing might sound like a good idea but it is anything but. In fact it is the exact opposite. 

Anyway it's been one of those days. No, not one of those days, I mean one of those "nothing is getting released, nothing is really happening" days so I ventured to Reddit to find us all some rad new talent and boy did I find us something good.


This is SleepSpeak and they are a four-man indie rock group from Mississippi. This Tuesday they released a 5 song-long demo. It's pretty sweet and has nice variation throughout it. This does make their overall genre harder to place though. Even in the song I have selected for you guys to hear there is kind of two different genres happening. In the beginning, what I'm assuming is part 2 of Winterbone, there's more of an acoustic rock or indie rock sound but as it progresses into part 3, the sound changes giving it an almost math-rock feel. Listen to the album-artless-track below and check out the full demo on their Bandcamp page. Also, their Facebook page could use more likes so if you really dig their thing, like em!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NEWS // Animal Collective to release new single

So good news for any Animal Collective fans out there, the collective's newest single is almost out! The new single Applesauce will be out next Tuesday, November 13, and will feature the song Applesauce from their latest album Centipede Hz and a new song entitled Crimson which can be heard above. 

Pre-orders have already started so make sure you snag your copy of this awesome new release before it's too late!

Friday, November 2, 2012

loudboys - The Biggest Piece



If you like this song, make sure you swing by the post he made to reddit and tell him!

Also, check out the rest of his songs on this Soundcloud page: http://soundcloud.com/loudboys

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Absalom Absalom - Moon-Catcher

Happy 50% off candy day! Today I'm showing you Absalom Absalom a band so good they had to type their name twice! Absalom Absalom is a math-rock band from Kentucky which means they are the first band from Kentucky I have ever listened to that is not country. Currently they have two EPs and a single out on Bandcamp and they plan to release a full-length album in December. 

If you like Absalom Absalom make sure you download their songs from there Bandcamp page: absalomabsalom.bandcamp.com
Also, don't forget to like them on Facebook and tell them how awesome they are!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Toro y Moi - So Many Details


Happy Tuesday! So South Carolina based electro-pop artist, Toro y Moi just released a new single. It's called "So Many Details" and can be heard below. Toro y Moi is definitely one of my favorite electro-pop artists. If you haven't heard any of his earlier stuff go get onto Spotify or Youtube and search him. You wont regret it!

Anything in Return, his newest album will be out in late January so also make sure to look out for that and for my review of it!

Monday, October 29, 2012

DUDES - TEENAGE REBELS

Howdy everyone! Hope your weekend was awesome! Here to start this new week off right is some groovy surf-rock from San Diego based band, DUDES.

Earlier this year, like in July, DUDES released Summer Vacation to Bandcamp. It is their second EP and fourth release to Bandcamp. Get it for free along with the rest of their music here: http://duudes.bandcamp.com/

Friday, October 26, 2012

Active Child - Hanging On

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NEWS // Millionyoung announces release date of new album

Howdy everyone! So yesterday was an awesome day for many reasons. One of those reasons being we were able to hear the amazing chillwave artist Millionyoung play four previously unreleased songs live on KEXP. Another was finally being able to get an actual release date on his upcoming album Variable, which by the way is February 12, 2013. Variable will be his second full-length album to be released. Make sure you look for my review of Variable this coming February and rekindle your love for Millionyoung below! Happy Thursday everyone!

Millionyoung - Desperate Measures

Millionyoung - Replicants

Millionyoung - Youthless

Millionyoung - Cynthia

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Album Review // Lonerism by Tame Impala

Australian psychedelic-rock band, Tame Impala, released their newest album to the public earlier this month. It's the band's second full-length album and is called Lonerism.

If you've ever listened to Tame Impala before then you know what psychedelic-rock is. Psych-rock, also sometimes known as acid-rock, is this groovy sub-genre of rock that features long instrument solos and a lot of reverb and editing. 

An example of Psych/Acid Rock from Tame Impala's first album...
Jeremy's Storm by Tame Impala

Just like Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing, lead singer Kevin Parker is a master at masking sad lyrics in happy guitar chords, drums, and reverb. Next time you're listening to "Mind Mischief" or "Why Wont They Talk to Me" look up the lyrics. Actually with "Why Wont They Talk to Me" it's pretty easy to understand the majority of what he's singing so just listen. They are in no way happy songs but they sound great!

Make sure to add this album to your list of Must Buy albums, especially if you were a fan of their last album. Lonerism is great! Below you can listen to three songs off the album or stream the entire album for free from Spotify.

Thanks for reading!

Elephant by Tame Impala

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Treehouse - Autonomous


Howdy everyone! Lets get some funky hip-hop up in dis joint! This is Treehouse and they have, just at the start of this month, released a new EP called Tell No One. How about you don't follow their rules and tell all of your hip-hop loving friends to buy this because it is awesome. 

Now I'm going to be honest, hip-hop isn't one of my favorite music genres and rap is especially not one of my favorites. I just never really got into it that much. But that doesn't mean I hate it. Bands like Kid CudiLupe Fiasco, and The Seed are great, and Treehouse will now be part of that list with this new EP, Tell No One. I especially like this song "Autonomous" because he incorporates more than just a beat into his music. There's actual music! Make sure you check out his full EP on his bandcamp page and then head over to iTunes and buy it. 



Thursday, October 18, 2012

News // Buy some awesome IAHTTC shirts!


On Monday, Belgium based post-rock band If Anything Happens to the Cat announced they're selling T-shirts! They come in white and black and look awesome. I know the pictures are small so if you right click them and click "open link in new tab" you can view them a lot larger.

From IAHTTC's Facebook:
Price for 1 shirt is 10 euro.
- Shipping in Belgium: 10 + 2.25 = 12.25 euro
- Shipping in Europe: 10 + 6 = 16 euro
- Shipping worldwide: 10 + 7.15 = 17.15 euro

E-mail us at iahttc@gmail.com to order one of these beau-tees (pun intended!)
For the Americans (like me) this turns out to about $22.49.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Drums - I Don't Know How To Love

Friday, October 12, 2012

Album Review: Shut Down the Streets by A.C. Newman

Earlier this week A.C. Newman released his newest album, entitled Shut Down the Streets, to the public. This is the band's third album to be released since their debut album, entitled The Slow Wonder, back in the summer of 2004.

Stops to reminisce about 2004... Ahh the good old days. Back when my life was just as boring and uneventful as it is now...memories...

Shut Down the Streets is a nice break from all the chillwave, dream-pop, and psychedelic rock music I listen to and if you're like me and you don't normally listen to "folky" singer-songwriter music then it probably will be for you too. The album definitely has a folk sound to it but it is also almost sounds like this nice folk sound is getting mixed with an electronic sound in some parts. Luckily, Carl Newman does this superbly and it sounds great but it is an interesting thing to hear mixed together.

A good example of this is "Do Your Own Time" and also the first song, "I'm Not Talking". These songs actually ended up being two of my favorites off the album. "Do Your Own Time" is an especially good song. I love the chorus in it and think the constant transitions into new and different sounds in this one song is done perfectly. It's risky to be incorporating so many different sounds into one song but Newman definitely shows his talent and experience in both song composition and album organization in this newest album.

The organization of the songs in any album is crucial. No one wants people to get bored when listening to their album and if you don't mix up the songs and break up the upbeat and slow songs this could happen. Although this wouldn't necessarily make a bad album it just would have the potential to bore people after a while like me! Luckily A.C. Newman does a good job breaking up these and not once was I waiting for a song to end due to boredom.

Make sure you buy this album the next time you're shopping for new music. You wont regret it!

Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns - A.C. Newman
I'm Not Talking - A.C. Newman

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Millionyoung - Mien

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Track listing for Crystal Castles upcoming album (III)

(III)
Plague
Kerosene
Wrath of God
Affection
Pale Flesh
Sad Eyes
Insulin
Transgender
Violent Youth
Telepath
Mercenary
Child I Will Hurt You

Friday, October 5, 2012

EP Review // Trespasser by Guilty Ghosts

This past Tuesday, the post-rock/ambient band Guilty Ghosts released their newest creation, entitled Trespasser, to the world. This is the Brooklyn based band's third EP to be released since their start in April of 2010.  

Overall, I thought Trespasser was a very good EP. There was a lot of instrumentation in a lot of the songs like in the song "Wailing Wall". Each time a new instrument or sound was brought in, it was introduced so well that it helped make everything flow together perfectly.

Right now you can buy a limited edition Trespasser CD from their Bandcamp page for only $8. Details are below
"The new EP from Guilty Ghosts features 19 minutes of new recorded music. Each CDr comes encased in a custom die cut sleeve manufactured by ACD Sleeve, and is of a limited edition pressing of 100. Each package includes release notes and is numbered on the inner sleeve of the album artwork. First week orders get free shipping. 
Includes immediate download of 7-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Generationals - Lucky Numbers


Monday, October 1, 2012

LAKE R▲DIO - Taking Pills That You Don't Need

So there's this guy named Caden who is in a band called LAKE R▲DIO, and he's a really awesome guy. This is a song off his album Dream House and if you like it make sure you check out both this album and all his other albums including his newest one called Hypoxia.

I actually had the pleasure of meeting Caden a while back and he's a great guy, and a really talented musician. As of right now his albums are "Name Your Price" on bandcamp but as a fellow college student I know he needs money so pay him what you think his stuff is worth. Hope you guys had a great weekend!

LAKE R▲DIO on Bandcamp: http://lakeradio.bandcamp.com/
You can also find LR here: http://www.endlessfieldstudios.com/
And here is his Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LAKE-RADIO

Friday, September 28, 2012

Radiohead - Fitter Happier


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wild Nothing - Vultures Like Lovers

Monday, September 24, 2012

Jacques Greene - Another Girl

Another Girl by Jacques Greene on Grooveshark
I felt like I have been posting too many spotify links so today is for everyone who either doesn't have or doesn't want to download spotify! Enjoy your Monday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Waskerly Way - Cat Alert

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Album Review: Shields by Grizzly Bear

So Grizzly Bear is finally out with a new album! This newest album is called Shields and is currently out everywhere by now. Spotify was doing something weird earlier today but below you can listen the the album in it's entirety (with the usual ads here and there). 

Shields is a good album. As a person who "likes but isn't the hugest fan of folk music" I would definitely say this is one of my favorite folk albums. Grizzly Bear always does a great job organizing their songs in albums and more importantly, does a great job mixing folk and psychedelia in their songs. The way I think of it is if you were to mesh Tame Impala with Fleet Foxes, you would get something like Grizzly Bear.

Overall I'd say Shields was a pretty successful album. The first two songs were great, especially the ending in "Speak in Rounds" when the horns came in. And there was the generic indie rock / indie folk songs too like "Yet Again" but that's fine! You need those every once in a while. I will admit though, not all the songs were great. Some seemed to drag on a bit but overall the album was great. One of my favorites was definitely "gun-shy". It's not as catchy of a song as "Yet Again" is but the beat and general feel to it is really nice.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Crew Cuts - Sh-Boom

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

EP Review: goodbyes by the bilinda butchers

Everyone, guess what! the bilinda butchers have finally come out with new music! Yeah, I'm really excited too! Let's jam-out together while I tell you stuff!

goodbyes is the second EP from San Francisco based dream-pop band, the bilinda butchers. This newest EP features the same dreamy droned-out vocals and electronic beats that their debut EP regret, love, guilt, dreams had with a new almost post-rock sound in the last song, "little leaf".  

If you dig this EP as much as I do please support the bilinda butchers by paying for the EP. Right now their Bandcamp page is doing a "Name Your Price" for it so anything really would help! Even just a dollar!

If you're really cool then head over to their record label DiscAu and grab a limited edition colored vinyl! Enjoy your day everyone!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Album Review: Centipede Hz by Animal Collective

Well guys, it's finally here. If you have no idea what I'm talking about I feel oh so very sorry for you because everyone should know what Animal Collective is. They are by far one of my favorite bands ever. If you aren't really a very adventurous music listener then Animal Collective probably isn't the band for you but, to those who like to listen to incredibly weird and cool stuff, you now have another great album to add to your library.

Centipede Hz is the ninth album from avant-garde group Animal Collective. It also is the first album since their 2007 album Strawberry Jam to feature all four of the original band members.

Centipede Hz is a very active and fast paced album. It jumps all over the place and for good reason. This reason being first and foremost, who wants to listen to the same thing for 11 songs? But also does this because part of the inspiration behind Centipede Hz is the sound of the static and white-noise you can hear when trying to tune into a radio station. This sound is present in a lot of the songs especially in the beginning of "Applesauce" and "Today's Supernatural".

Over all I really liked and enjoyed listening to Centipede Hz and would recommend it to anyone you isn't scared to try out something different. It is by no means normal music but that is what makes Animal Collective such an awesome group. You can check out a few songs from Centipede Hz below. Thanks for reading!

Today's Supernatural by Animal Collective on Grooveshark
Father Time by Animal Collective on Grooveshark
Amanita by Animal Collective on Grooveshark

Monday, September 10, 2012

Noah and the Whale - 5 Years Time

Friday, September 7, 2012

Twin Sister - Space Babe

Hope you guys are having as chill of a week as I am. Keep grooving everyone.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

No Age - Glitter

Monday, September 3, 2012

Album Review: Nocturne by Wild Nothing

The many different covers for Nocturne
So it is finally here! The newest album by the always great dream-pop group, Wild Nothing. This newest album is called Nocturne and it is the band's second album and this album has a lot of variation in it. There isn't just one single kind of sound to Nocturne, which is a good thing. So many times I have found myself bored halfway through an album because all of the songs sound the same. Bands like The Drums and Sigur Rós often do this to me. Not that their bad bands, in fact they're some of my favorites, it's only that their songs can get repetitive after a while.

You can tell just by listening that variation and this sense of inescapable change was a big theme in the making of Nocturne. There are slow, dreamy songs like "Through the Grass", but there are also the faster, more indie-pop tunes like, "Only Heather". My favorite song at the moment is probably, "Shadow". The instrumentation within this album is also very diverse and is persistent throughout the entire album. This all makes for a really well put together sound and composition. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Summer Heart - I Wanna Go


Man busy week, you know with music blogging, Guild Wars 2 coming out, and and homework. I didn't make a post on Monday and I'm sorry about that guys.

Anyway if you're looking for something to just completely chill out with check out Summer Heart. Just everything about this song makes me happy. It is put together so well and everything flows perfectly together. But it's not just one song either! "I Wanna Go" is just song #2 on his album, About A Feeling. So if you like this dreamy awesome thing make sure you check out the entire album on his bandcamp page. Right now it's being sold for only $7!

Summer Heart Bandcamp page: http://summerheart.bandcamp.com/
Summer Heart Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/summerheartmusic

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Abe Vigoda - Sequins

Friday, August 24, 2012

Album Review: Amanecer by Millionyoung

This came out like a month ago and the only new songs on it are the last three but it is so good! I have always been a fan of Millionyoung and I'm so happy he is still putting music out! I also heard through the grapevine that there will be another new album really soon that wont just be a collection of his really early work but will actually be a legit new album!

Ok now I know a lot of us don't have like an hour to listen to this album so if you're reading this right now wondering what songs are the best off Amanecer I would definitely say you need to make sure to listen to "Desperate Measures" but also songs like "Cynthia" "Feel the Same" and "Weak Ends". They're my favorite!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Temple Songs - Someone Get Her Outta Here

How has everyone's week been? My week has been really great. The first week back in college is always great because you're back with friends and the work-load is very low.

Anyway I was thinking last night what I would put on the blog today and I just couldn't find anything. I mean yeah I guess I didn't look super hard but it's ok! Because Temple Songs is a great band! This song especially is great with the droned out singers voice and the psychedelic/surf rock cords in the background. Definitely check these guys out!

http://templesongs.bandcamp.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WU LYF - We Bros


So WU LYF (pronounced Woo Life) is a very interesting band. It stands for World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation and is a band that formed in 2008 in the UK. They were (and still are to some extent) very mysterious when they first formed and currently have 1 album out called Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lorgnette - One Hand on a Hexagram

So first day of classes was a success. I'm an art student if you couldn't guess that so pretty chill classes. I mean, I still have to do Gen-Ed classes like History, English, Foreign Languages and what-not but it's fine.

But anywho check out Lorgnette and their awesome song "One Hand on a Hexagram" which strangely says it was released October 20, 2012... Time traveling synth-poppers? We may never know.

If you like "One Hand on a Hexagram" by Lorgnette you can listen/buy it at their bandcamp page here: http://lorgnette.bandcamp.com/track/one-hand-on-a-hexagram

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1

I super busy. Holy slug.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Perdition - Gatorade Punch

So I felt I had been posting about big name bands pretty often so I decided to go on the hunt for good undiscovered talent. So I found these guys. They're pretty rad what with their beards, outfits, and moves. Oh and their music pretty good too! This song is called "Gatorade Punch" and is the first song off their album Hispaniola.

They're Perdition, and if you dig this kind of music you should totally check them out! Below are links to all sorts of things, like their Facebook page, their bandcamp, and other stuff. Enjoy guys!

Perdition's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/theperdition
Download "Gatorade Punch" for FREE http://dangrecords.bandcamp.com
Listen/Buy Hispaniola for $5: http://dangrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hispaniola

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wild Nothing - Shadow


Is everyone ready for Wild Nothing's new album Nocturne to get here? It's gonna be so cool! It's due to be released on August 28th so we only have a couple of weeks left until it's here!

In unrelated news, I'm going back to college on the 19th so that's pretty rad. I don't think being back will badly affect these posts but then again I need time to study and get good grades. I promise it wont be like how this blog is when it started (making like 6 or 7 posts a month).

Anyway if you haven't ever heard any music from Wild Nothing you can check him out here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The XX release new song!



So yesterday, the awesome electro-pop band The XX released a new song called "Chained" and it has all the great elements that their debut album XX had. A great beat and rhythm, amazing vocals, and stellar crescendos that they have had in all their music is present in "Chained" and it sounds great.

"Chained" is a song off their newest album Coexist which is due to be released early next month.

If you would like to preorder Coexist you can do so either at their website: http://thexx.info/coexist
Or you can find it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/coexist/id542012437

Friday, August 3, 2012

X Nihilo

Another great find today. Maybe even better than all the others although that could just be because this is post-rock. I have a soft spot for post-rock after listening to bands like Sigur Rós and Little Kingdoms. But honestly, X Nihilo is a really stellar band and has a lot of potential. Make sure you keep an eye on these guys.

You can download their free demo here: http://xnihilo.bandcamp.com/

And you can find their facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/X-Nihilo/224708267615666

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jonatron - Have-Nots

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Low Voltage Rangers

So I totes-magotes missed my dentist appointment today, so........that was a thing that happened. Also, Low Voltage Rangers released their first album. Well, that didn't happened today, but I felt I'd still talk about it.

It's pretty good. Low Voltage Rangers is a band from Milwuakee with a kind of alt-rock, electro-pop sound to them, which is really new. Not the whole "We're a band from Milwuakee" part, but the mixing of alt-rock and electro-pop thing. And it sounds really good! Songs like "Columns" and "The Mourning Grew Flowers" I think are really good examples of this. In fact, I was reminded of Blink-182 when I first listened to "Columns".

Here are just a couple great songs from Phantom Forces. If you like these songs definitely go check out the full album at their bandcamp page! Not all of us have $7 though, so at least go and like their facebook page. See you guys tomorrow!

Columns by Low Voltage Rangers

Secrets by Low Voltage Rangers