Tuesday, May 10, 2011

who is your favorite female singer?

maybe you've noticed a lack of female vocalists on this blog. truth is i just don't listen to female vocalists. recommend your favorites.

Monday, May 9, 2011

the national -- boxer


Boxer is the fourth studio album by Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National. It was released on May 22, 2007 by Beggars Banquet Records, and has since sold over 300,000 copies worldwide. The album features a guest performance by Sufjan Stevens on "Ada" and "Racing Like a Pro." Following its release, the album debuted at #68 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 9,500 copies in its first week. The album cover is a photo of the band performing "The Geese of Beverly Road" (from the band's third album Alligator) at producer Peter Katis' wedding. The album has had pop-cultural reach, with lyrics from "Racing Like A Pro" having been excerpted in the novel Imperial Bedrooms by American author Bret Easton Ellis.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

doug stanhope -- the great white stanhope

The Great White Stanhope is the debut stand-up comedy album by Doug Stanhope. Released in 1998 by Uproar Records. The CD has been renounced by Stanhope, who was so dissatisfied with the final product that his follow-up CD, Sicko, was created solely to replace The Great White Stanhope. For this reason, the majority of the material presented on his freshman effort also appears on Sicko. The most well-known bits not included on Sicko include: "Jizzed by Hertz" and "Death from Above".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

dead man's bones -- dead man's bones


Dead Man's Bones is a band with Golden Globe Award winning actor Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Fracture, Blue Valentine, etc.) and friend Zach Shields. Their first album, Dead Man's Bones was released on October 6, 2009 through ANTI- Records. The entire album is a collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir started by Flea from Los Angeles, California. Gosling performs under the alias "Baby Goose".

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

no kids -- come into my house


No Kids' appropriation of contemporary r&b puts them in a lineage that runs from Orange Juice's Chic-style guitars and Scritti Politti's soulful balladry to Hot Chip's self-aware electropop-- and, alas, labelmate Hey Willpower's un-FutureSex-y Timberlake sounds, too. When the compositions are as engaging as the intricate percussion, as on advance mp3s like piano-based male-female duet "For Halloween" or the falsetto-frosted "The Beaches All Closed", songwriter Nick Krgovich conjures a world of empty vacation homes and full scrapbooks.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

the cure -- disintegration


Disintegration is the eighth studio album by English alternative rock band The Cure, released on 1 May 1989 by Fiction Records. Nearing the age of thirty, vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith felt an increased pressure to follow up on the group's pop successes with a more enduring work. In spite of the record label's fears that the album would be "commercial suicide," Disintegration became the band's commercial peak. It charted at number three in the United Kingdom and at number twelve in the United States, and produced several hit singles including "Lovesong", which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Disintegration remains The Cure's highest selling record to date, with over three million copies sold worldwide. Disintegration was also a critical success, being placed at number 326 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".