Sunday, October 31, 2010


So I'm going to post a list that has nothing to do with Halloween - I don't care for the holiday - I just put it together coincidentally.
Honestly the whole song for me is about that killer guitar that permeates the chorus and the end of the song but I enjoyed the Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy vibe they got going on in the video.
  5. Fire - Kasabian - The West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum This song is nothing new but I've always loved the video -those who've seen FLCL will be familiar with their "special" guitars- not to mention the song is fantastic.
14. We Own The Sky - M83 - Saturdays = Youth Picnic on a nice day, he meets a girl he likes, she finds a boy she might want to be with; but wait... what's in the sky ?! It's Cubes !!!
16. *Complete List*
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Once In A While

Strict Joy - The Swell Season

I got my first taste of The Swell Season in the brilliant musical movie "Once" and was quite taken by the charm and genuine tone of the film and the soundtrack. Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová have the greatest of chemistry and it really comes through in there music; their debut self-titled album was a delight to my ears but this recent installment puts them on another level in my opinion. Though never wandering too far from their Folk style of play, no two songs are alike yet the album manages to keep a coherent message: the real side of love. I would highly recommend checking out their film, you could get a good idea of what the swell season are all about and be entertained at the same time. I've fawned over this long enough; so until next time.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Down Under

Treasures EP - Antonio Paul

So I finally got around to listening to the latest EP released by Australian band Antonio Paul and my first impression of the Indie-Pop duo is quite positive. I didn't what to make of the sound that they make their own, not revolutionary but seldom ventured, they certainly have a laid-back attitude when it comes to music making. If you like a little quirk in your lyrics and a dash of weird to your instruments, you should give this one a try; chances are "City Dreams" will be your favorite. Plan on following these guys future releases.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Danish Delight

Danish band Mew's fifth studio release is one that caught my interest after listening to their first single "Cartoons And Macramé Wounds" and then following that up with my personal favorite "Repeaterbeater". And what you have read is actually the album's title commonly known by "No More Stories..." ; that plus the wacky artwork could give you an idea of what you might discover in this ensemble. These guys are the poster-boys in my opinion of the Progressive-Rock scene and it shows in the way they put together each individual track, the way sounds drift in and out, the many variations in a single song and the general ambiance that the fourteen tracks - even the interludes - can create are really brilliant. I must stress that if you are not willing or open to this genre, this will not change your mind, but I can't speak for everyone. If you think you can give it a shot, you will have no regrets.

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