Well, now that we got that soupsandwich out-of-the-way, aka MTV Video Music Awards, we can all move on with our lives. A big thank you to all who joined in our boycott, we appreciate your support. ANYWAY…here is some new music for you guys, things that have been buzzing in my ears.
Believe it or not, this lady is loving Two Door Cinema Club. I can’t even give you a favorite song, they’re all amazing! I started with “Cigarettes in the Theater” and have checked out others songs from the group ever since. Hailing from Northern Ireland, this band has caught my attention with their addicting, fun-loving beats, mixing electronica with indie rock.
Madball has a new album dropping on October 12th entitled Empire. Their highly anticipated new release introduces new drummer Jay Weinberg and is produced by Eric Rhutan (Misery Index, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore). Keep it hardcore, know your roots.
Less Than Jake also has a new album coming out on October 12th entitled TV/EP- A Soundtrack to Your Couch Potato Life. This album is entirely television theme songs and commercials. They’re not releasing any track names until right before the release, so stay tuned for that.
Midnight Spin is a band I’ve listened to for a while now and I’ve decided to share this musical gem with the rest of you. Their debut EP Through the Mojo Wire was produced by Nic Hard (The Bravery) and is available for digital download via iTunes. Check out “In The Air (Revival) below.
Time for TNT to get honest- I can’t get this song out of my head. Backin’ up Video, my daddy taught me good. Maybe I’ll buy the sheet music.
So, is this the new trend? Auto-tuning real clips from the news? Two things are running through my mind here. One, that people are running out of creative juice and are turning to news clips or two, someone was trying to get the point across that using auto-tune does not make you a musician. Both are valid facts. I believe this new trend started with the Bed Intruder one…
Check this video out. Props to J9 who introduced it to me; she sensed I was in danger of douchebaggery Saturday night and that I was. I used to think living in Williamsburg Brooklyn wouldn’t be so bad. It’s not a bad area, it’s extremely close to Manhattan and it’s a total up and coming music scene. While all these facts may be true, I just did not seem to understand what I was seeing. Did I magically travel to Europe in a time machine and arrive in 1981 with bicycle gangs (people who ride together but mean no harm)? Out of all the crazy things I saw (facial hair, over-sized glasses, that creepy pedophile look), no matter what the trend, it was in style. It felt like the odder you dressed, the cooler you appeared. Well, not in my eyes. All I could think of was the line ‘to each their own’…while knowing that everyone I encountered was dressed a certain way to impress someone else. Sorry Williamsburg, I am just not trendy enough for you. Anyway, here is a video that described every moment of Saturday night, every single moment.
I love Ok Go, but was not impressed with their latest album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. One of two songs I can tolerate is “This Too Shall Pass”, which has an amazing video. If I ran my own company, I would have a set up like this for team building exercises (team building exercise ’99). This video is sick. Klone pointed out the broken TV’s in the background, counting the number of attempted takes.
Oh, was that not enough for you? Still need some fresh talent to check out? Okay, you twisted my arm. Check out Frankie F!Gz with some fresh hip hop out of south Jersey. Check out his latest video “I’m Gone”.