Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In a time where every band seems to have adopted a synth player or dj, its comforting to discover a band that brings some "soul" back to music. Alabama Shakes could have easily been a band from a past time, with their raspy southern vocals and memorable classic blues guitar riffs. It's this familiarity that makes their music so enjoyable. Even though they only have a four song EP out, i feel confident in saying these guys will be something big in the future.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wise Blood is the work of Chris Laufman. He (and live, with his band) brings some wickedly wacked-out beats, loops, lo-fi layers and samples to create a magically trippy hip-pop-electro-dream world that can be compared to something like... well, actually, I have no idea. - ohmyrockness.com
His newish EP These Wings have been on repeat on my Ipod ever since I got it. The first song i posted is called Loud Mouths, and is kind of his hit song, the second, Darlin Your Sweet, is just my personal favorite off his EP. Let me know what you guys think.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
There's nothing like discovering a band in which after hearing one song you want to track down and listen to everything else they have put out. The Mhurs is a great example of one of those bands. Although they have been together for over 4 years, they only have a handful of songs to their name. Rumor has it that they are working on a debut album to be released sometime this year.
I fell in love with The Mhurs as soon as I heard “I’m Sorry Forever”. It opens with an eery guitar line and the slightest of bass touches hinting at what’s to follow: an absolutely immense main riff with bluesy verses and a big, filthy guitar solo for a bridge that could have been ripped straight from the fingers of Jack White.
Check it out below and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Director Spike Jonze teams up with Arcade Fire to create a thirty-minute short film inspired by their critically acclaimed album, The Suburbs, and its themes of war and coming of age in suburbia. Co-written by Jonze & Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Will Butler, this companion piece to the album follows the narrator, living in a suburban dystopia, trying to piece together fragmented memories from when he was a teenager, and his experiences with his friends as they grow apart. –SXSW
Here is the trailer
You can watch below for now, could get taken down any day though.
Scenes From The Suburbs (30min) from video star on Vimeo.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Steelwells have had a steady rise in the California music scene, gathering a ever growing army of loyal and dedicated fans. Comparisons in the music press to the Beach boys and Wilco sit comfortably with the band, who in such a short space of time seem to have carved out their own niche in an otherwise fickle – and at times elitist – California music scene.- Ian P
The Steelwells - El Capitan
Friday, June 17, 2011
With only one official release and a smattering of remixes and other tracks to his name, Girl Unit nonetheless displays a keen ear for US street sounds, whether it be ghettotech and juke or radio-ready hip-hop and R&B. His track "Wut" has been blowing up all over the internet lately and I thought I'd share it with all of you. Let me know what you think.
Girl Unit - Wut
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Cloud Control is an Australian indie rock/folk band that has been making some waves down under. They recently won Best Live Musical Act and Record of the Year from Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards. Check them out and let me know what you think.
PS: It starts a little slow, but if you hang in there it gets pretty awesome.
Cloud Control - Gold Canary
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Chiddy Bang is a four piece hip-hop/electronica outlet from Philadelphia. Chiddy Bang blends hard hitting lyricism from front man Chidera “Proto” Anamege, original electronica afro-beat and jazz influenced production from keyboardist Noah Beresin and drummer Zach Sewall, and additional production and vocals from guitarist Pat Braz.”
Chiddy Bang - Hey London
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Blitzen Trapper plays spaced out alternative country/folk/indie rock music. Think a mixture of The Grateful Dead and The Kinks. The song that i'm posting for them isn't the best representation of their sound, but it is one of my favorite by the band. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Blitzen Trapper - Furr
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Mae Shi is an experimental punk band that combines tides of vocal harmonies, video game MIDI programming and Casio beats that creates quite a sound. Unfortunately this band has already broken up, but at least they left us with one great album. Check out their highlight bellow.
The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave
Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Vitalic is the alter ego of Pascal Arbez, a French programmer/multi-instrumentalist who blends electro, techno, and house -- as well as elements of classical, rock, Italo-disco, and '70s electronic music -- into a sound that recalls the work of fellow countrymen Daft Punk and Air, but has its own hard-edged playfulness. - Heather Phares
Vitalic - Second Lives
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This film is about the afterlife of a drug dealing teen living in Japan. The visuals in this movie are beautiful and has a very psychedelic feel to it. The only problem that i had with this film is it is a little repetitive, but i think that was the point. Check out the trailer below.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Jacques Bruna, better known by his stage name Bleubird. is an American rapper originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is known for his rapid-fire delivery, comic relief, lyrical wit, and freestyle ability.
I don't think that a lot of conventional rap fans will like this guy, but if you have an open mind and are looking for something new you might enjoy this.
Bleubird - Writer