Sunday, February 28, 2010
YSP!WSD! is a quintet from Canada who create dark, dancy, anthem-like music. Think Metric meets Yeah Yeah Yeahs. "There is XXXX (in my heart)" is a perfect example of what this band has to offer. The song has a haunting but super catchy melody that plays while "There is love within my heart, there is love! love! love!" is sung. The song starts off isolated with Becky Ninkovic singing perfectly in context with the chilly melody but transitions with harmonizing "ohhhs" until about two minutes in where the drums and a rest of the band blast in.
Check it out. Snag a download. Lemme know what ya think!
"There is XXXX (in my heart)" Free MP3!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Seriously... Try It!
Close your eyes and listen to the song and TRY not to think of it.
The song even manages to leave you in the check-out lane with grocery store beeps and a chattering people.Hope you enjoy it!
"Gone To The Market" Free MP3
Pill Wonder - Gone To The Market from Chocolate Bobka on Vimeo.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"Master Cleanse" Free MP3
Snag his other MP3 "Trailer and The Truck" HERE!
Read the Too Roads interview with Josiah Wolf HERE!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
GWNN is a partial one-man bedroom project by Alex Shields , with some help of Bassist Tom King and guitarist Anupa Madawela when aid is needed. Their debut full-length album, "Mountain Debris" dropped about a week ago. I had heard about them through a peppy, silly song by the name of "Open Water", a song I find very hard not to sing along.
Check Em Out And Let Me Know What Ya Think. Thank You. Love You. Bye.... I'm and idiot.
"Open Water" Free MP3
"Sofia" Free MP3
Monday, February 22, 2010
Broken Bells is a gnarly collaboration of Danger Mouse and James Mercer, frontman of the Shins.........Do I even need to say more? They currently have one song out that will be included on their upcoming Columbia Records, self-titled album out March 9, by the name of "The High Road", and lemme tell ya.....it's good. Very good. Influences from both musicians are evident in the song, from Danger's beats to Mercer's distinct/chill voice. Not to mention this song has a damn catchy melody. So give it a listen and snag a free download. Lemmeknowwhatyathink! Enjoy!
"The High Road" Free MP3
Band Website (Where you can snag a download of "Vaporize")
Sunday, February 21, 2010
"Young Men Dead" Free MP3
Friday, February 19, 2010
That is what is so great about this band. They are willing to mix things up and change direction. Very few of their songs follow a direct path throughout the whole song. Yes, there are moments on the EP that stick to a straight-forward and more linear path, "Summer Jams" for example, the first song on the EP, steers pretty straight. But there are many surprises and unforeseen areas that stick out, creating a unique listening experience. There are also many areas where the band harmonizes sections of lyrics ("Funny Money" and other songs) or just simple "oohs", which is...............(I just realized why there is monopoly money flying around in there picture...) incredibly enjoyable. I almost want to relate these guys to Pavement. You know, that hidden, underlying humor feel while not completely giving in and getting too silly.
This is a very tight, and creative band that deserves your ears. I highly suggest and recommend you check em' out and give some love. Snag a free MP3 of their insanely good song "Devil In Your Eyes" and give em a shout on myspace.
Oh, by the way, you are required to buy their new EP "Big Changes" if you read this review......sorry, forgot to mention that...............just kidding. BUT you should definitely snag their EP for the pocket-change price of $5 dollars.
"Devil In Your Eyes" Free MP3!
SNAG THE EP!~~~HERE~~~
Thursday, February 18, 2010
"Excuses" Free MP3
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Explosions In The Sky have the talent to bring out and into the open, almost every human emotion known to man: fear, love, anger and revenge (with the exception of lust). In nearly any song of theirs, they display one of these emotions if not all. There are periods of distant warming guitars that could put the most ADD prone to sleep. And there are periods of pure rock with crashing cymbals and guitars sneering angst. Like waves, EITS produces plateaus of comfort before preparing you for a wall of rock.
It's amazing the spectrum of ideas or memories you can fit into their music. Times of hardship, times of joy or times of peace. Their music instills realism into memories and adds increased attributes to imagination.
Definitely a band to check out: oh ya!? Did I mention they are an instrumental band?
I hope you guys enjoy!
Download "The Rescue" LP for FREE
"With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept" (The absolute BEST EITS song)
Monday, February 15, 2010
"Doctor Blind" Free MP3
Sunday, February 14, 2010
"Dancehall" Free MP3
Saturday, February 13, 2010
"Heaven's On Fire" Free MP3
Friday, February 12, 2010
I guess I'll start with what I'm most stoked on.
The Antlers have created a beautiful, forlorn video for their (my favorite) song, "Bear"! The band is shown sitting in a wintry, silver forest, clad in all black. Meanwhile, there is a women shown struggling with a carriage with a large black ball. She falls and spills the ball, discouraged until the band members come to her aid. Quite a lovely video.
The Antlers - "Bear"
Secondly, I came upon a band by the name of Warpaint. They are an all-girl band from Los Angeles who create lethargic, mellow music that reveals similarities to Cat Power and Beach House. I was introduced to them on a song called "Billie Holiday", a gorgeous but sad sounding encounter. The vocals are harmonized and soothing as they spell out "Billie Holiday" in a cleverly-made melody. But the intriguing part of this song is the "half-cover" of Smokey Robinson's "My Guy" they incorporate into the middle of the song.
"Billie Holiday" Free MP3
"Say You Never Knew Me" - The Cobbs
Stream their latest full length album "Sing The Deathcapades"
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Ahh yes. Whats better than a good (or bad) song that gets redone only to sound better? I'm sure you could thing of a slew of things that are better, but well just say "nothing" at this point. It is quite a bold move to cover someone else's work. Sometimes it can be flattering and in some ways offending.
However they may be taken, there have been some absolutely ground-breaking covers. There has been instances where people thing the cover is the original and are totally oblivious to the original. Funny huh?.
Here are 10 of my favorite covers. There are bands in this list that I absolutely can't stand, but I have to give credit to their covers.
Snag the MP3 of them (if provided). Hope you enjoy them!
Drop a comment and lemme know some of your favorite covers!
(In no particular order)
1. "Take On Me" - Reel Big Fish (as made famous by: Aha)
2. "Kid A" - John Mayer (....Radiohead)
3. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Squarepusher (......Joy Division)
4. "Land of Confusion" - Disturbed (.....Genesis)
5. "99 Red Balloons" - Goldfinger (......Nena)
6. "All Along The Watchtower" – Jemi Hendrix (……Bob Dylan)
7. "Daily Routine" – Phaseone (…..Animal Collective)
8. "Rave On" – M. Ward (……Buddy Holly)
9. "To Go Home" – M. Ward (…..Daniel Johnson)
10. "Superstar" – Sonic Youth (…..The Carpenters)
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Download them all at once here>> Zip File
"Norway" - Free MP3
2. Surfer Blood - "Astro Coast"
"Swim (To Reach The End)" - Free MP3
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Moving Units - Between Us and Them