Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Stream 30 seconds of Pendulum's 'Propane Nightmares" below:
Propane Nightmares - Pendulum
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Britain's Metronomy is at the height of its game on the indietastic, dance-rock anthem, 'Heartbreaker.'
Squelching keyboards and a funky bassline lay the foundation for frontman Joseph Mount's reassuring lyrics. Tired of constantly having to pick his friend up after heartache, Mount sings, "I've been down, time and time again. The girl's no good, for me and you. She hurts me too."
It's a pretty spot-on ode to bromance for anyone who's ever played the sounding board in a friendship.
The track breaks down into a groove of handclaps and saxophone, with whistling to boot! It's definitely one of the catchier tunes I've heard in the past few months.
Metronomy just released its sophomore album, Nights Out in September. Give 'Heartbreaker' a spin below, and visit Metronomy's official website and myspace to check out more from the band.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
MTV has recently posted a great portion of their video archive online. Search for your favorite artists here, and chances are you're likely to find the official MTV video.
Oh, the videos are embeddable too. Kind of like this Prince classic below:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I've been watching Pop Siren via Tivo for a couple of months now, and I've found the video blog to be fresh, entertaining, informative, and hip. You can check out their latest episode below:
Monday, October 27, 2008
Check out this video playlist aggregator by clicking here.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
If you want to watch some more great videos featuring writer and director Joe Avella, check out 'Time Gun,' or cruise his Youtube page.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Here is the new single from The Dead Trees, a quartet based out of Portland, Oregon. 'Shelter' begins as a slacker rock tune, but as soon as the chorus arrives and the vocals kick in, the song is taken to a whole new level. (Think John Lennon's splitting voice box on 'Twist and Shout'). Simply, the song kicks!
You can stream 'Shelter' below, or you can access the mp3 directly from the band's label here.
The Dead Trees - 'Shelter'
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Stream 'Paralysis' by clicking here, and let us know what you think.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
NPR's Bob Boilen takes us back to Radiohead's August 28th concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl in California for a 2-hour performance of epic proportions.
The band brilliantly showcases it's latest effort, In Rainbows, while scouring it's extensive catalog for old favorites and deep tracks alike. Every song manages to sound meticulously practiced, yet completely spontaneous. Decade-old singles are rejuvinated as if being played for the first time.
The result is a spectacularly atmospheric retrospect of the band's career, and NPR's live recording of the show captures the quality and sheer intimacy of the moment.
Boilen compares the show to the first time he saw Pink Floyd perform Dark Side of the Moon, saying, "Radiohead's show at the Santa Barbara Bowl came as close for musicianship and creativity as any show I've seen in 37 years. I've seen a lot of shows."
You can stream and download the entire experience for yourself by clicking here! And I highly suggest you do so!
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Stream 'I'm Still After You' below:
Earth to Andy - 'I'm Still After You'
Friday, August 29, 2008
Trent Reznor sure has done his share of venting. For all of the tortured songs that Nine Inch Nails has recorded over the years, few have matched the level of breakneck sonic annihilation that is 'March of the Pigs.' From NIN's 1994 album, The Downward Spiral, the song captures all the industrial nihilism Reznor could muster in a 3-minute single.
But it's not the rapid-fire drum beats or dehumanized noise that make 'March of the Pigs' so brutal. It's the two rare moments of Reznor's unaccompanied clarity that break from the grind to create a subtle, pop hook.
The music video for 'March of the Pigs' was stripped-down to a single, shaky camera shot, with the band performing live in a white room. The minimalistic video emphasizes the raw sound quality and aggressive nature of the band's performances.
What makes such a simple concept work so well here is Reznor's full-on rockstar takeover. He screams, he stumbles into the other band members, and he throws his microphone more than once - causing stagehands to enter the frame to fix problems. The video seems completely unrehearsed, and embraces its awkward flaws to emerge as a strong (and amusing) declaration of defiance.
Watch below to see what I mean:
There. Now, doesn't it make you feel better?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Give 'Party Dress' a spin, by streaming below:
The Envy Corps - 'Party Dress'
Stream 'Look Around You' below:
Jim Noir - 'Look Around You'
Monday, August 04, 2008
Stream Santogold's 'L.E.S. Artistes' below:
Santogold - 'L.E.S. Artistes'
Sunday, August 03, 2008
It was my first time seeing Prall live, and I'm very glad I did. His entourage included an electric cellist, as well as a sax player. And Prall's voice was in tip top pitch. The ambiance was very chill and relaxed---especially with the Honker's Ale flowing freely. At the end of his set, Yours Truly and his girlfriend had the opportunity to meet Prall, as he autographed a newly bought copy of Weightless. Prall was a very classy guy.
As you may recall, I previously posted a stream of 'The Cornflakes Song.' This time around, I'm including a few other choice cuts from Weightless. Overall, I think its quite a solid album.
The music streams are below:
Dick Prall - 'Side by Side'
Dick Prall - 'Halfway to Hollywood'
Dick Prall - 'If it Bends'
Monday, July 28, 2008
However, it was Stars' opening track, 'Something Got Me Started,' that got me started listening to Simply Red.
The song's dance grooves and jazzy keyboards were a pleasant shift from the group's easier-listening, soul-pop leanings. The album as a whole was funkier than the group's previous three offererings. While the album's title track went on to become the bigger single, 'Something Got Me Started' still deserves recognition for its pure clubability.
To start your own 90s dance party, click the song below:
Simply Red - 'Something Got Me Started'.mp3