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".

Friday, April 29, 2011

elvis presely -- elvis presely


Elvis Presley is the debut studio album by Elvis Presley. It was released on RCA Victor, March 1956. The album spent ten weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first rock 'n' roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts. It also has the distinction of being the first million-selling rock 'n' roll album. In 2003, it was ranked number 55 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

palace music -- arise therefore


Arise Therefore is the fourth studio album of Will Oldham. The album's packaging does not include the artist's name. It has been considered both a Palace release and a Will Oldham release. The album features David Grubbs, Ned Oldham, and a Mayatone drum machine credited as "Maya Tone". It was recorded by Steve Albini at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

timber timbre -- timber timbre


Timber Timbre is the third record from Timber Timbre, released January 13, 2009 on Out of This Spark in Canada. It was later rereleased on June 30, 2009 in both Canada and the United States, considered to be a successful followup to the smaller scale previous LPs which garnered a minute but faithful following. Toronto's Eye Weekly called the album 'the spookiest disc of the year, and the best. For the week of Halloween 2009, the album was released for free from the band's website.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

the new strokes album

took me a while to enjoy, but now i can't stop listening to it.


Angles is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band The Strokes, released on March 18th, 2011 in Australia; March 21st, 2011 in the UK; and March 22nd, 2011 worldwide. It is their first album since First Impressions of Earth (2006), their longest gap to date between studio albums.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

roy orbison -- in dreams


In Dreams is a Roy Orbison 33 1/3 record album from Monument Records recorded at its studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and released in 1963.
This was Orbison's fourth album on the Monument label, named for the hit 45rpm single. In 2004 Rolling Stone named the song "In Dreams" one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

o.children -- o.children


London-based band who have just released their debut self-titled album on Deadly People Recordings.

O. Children are Tobi O’Kandi (singer and main songwriter), Andi Sleath (drums), Gauthier Ajarrista (guitarist) and Harry James (bass). O. Children take their name from a song by Nick Cave.

Debut single Dead Disco Dancer was released in August 2009 and Ruins in April 2010.

O. Children released their debut album on July 12th.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a weather -- everyday balloons


A Weather is an indie band from Portland, Oregon, fronted by Aaron Gerber and Sarah Winchester. Other members include Zach Boyle, Aaron Krenkel and Louis Thomas. Their debut album, Cove (2008), was described as "tenderly crafted chamber pop" and "bursting with intricately plotted melodies and lush arrangements", and was released to favourable reviews.
In 2007, the band toured in the U.S. with Bright Eyes.
In March 2010, A Weather released its second studio record entitled Everyday Balloons.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

hurts -- happiness


Happiness is the debut studio album by English synthpop duo Hurts, released in the United Kingdom on 6 September 2010. It was preceded by the release of the singles "Better Than Love" on 23 May 2010 and "Wonderful Life" on 22 August 2010. The song "Devotion" is a duet with Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. To promote the release of the album the band made the non-album song "Happiness" available as a free download via Amazon.co.uk on 1 August 2010. 

Happiness received mixed reviews from music critics. It debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart and topped the Greek Albums Chart. The album peaked at number two in Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland. It also peaked within the top ten in Denmark, Finland, Ireland and Sweden.

Monday, April 18, 2011

salter cane -- sorrow


Salter Cane are an unsigned alt-country band based in Brighton, UK. They cite their chief influence as Joy Division and are often compared to Nick Cave, primarily due to Chris Askew’s vocals. Other members of the band are Jamie Freeman on drums, Jessica Spengler on bass and Jeremy Keith on bouzouki.

Salter Cane's second full-length album, Sorrow, has a harder edge and even darker heart than their first self-titled release. Growling acoustic guitar, soaring vocals and driving drums are accompanied by the band's trademark wailing bouzouki sound, creating an atmosphere which creeps relentlessly from melancholy to menace.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

my weekend--"always look through pink-tinted glasses"

check out my friend's blog for the full story [artofstew]. but, i was at a bar and hanging out with my friend [artofstew]. we just got done playing a few games of pool. we were finishing our last drinks and trying to decide if we should bother the girls at the bar. we had been talking about the hot red head for a while. i was personally trying to decide if [artofstew] was going to talk to the red head or the bleach blonde friend of red head. when fate intervenes. a 57 year old woman pushes her big body into the booth, so i'm pressed up against the wall, wide-eyed and trying to imagine quickly what i must do. she begins to confess strange things to me with determination while a friend of hers tries to get her up, on her feet, and away from me, saying "come on. i'm playing some b.b.king. dance with me."

murder by death - red of tooth and claw


Red of Tooth and Claw is the fourth full-length album release by Murder by Death and marks the first record the band has released on the Vagrant record label. The title comes from a Lord Tennyson poem called In Memoriam A.H.H. It was recorded by Grammy winning producer Trina Shoemaker at Dark Horse Studios in Tennessee and was released on Vagrant Records, on March 4, 2008.

Red of Tooth and Claw is, as singer/guitarist Adam Turla puts it, a "Homer's Odyssey of revenge, only without the honorable character at the center."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Beach House -- Teen Dream


Teen Dream is the third third studio album by American indie pop duo Beach House, released in January 2010. Produced by Chris Coady, Teen Dream is Beach House's Sub Pop debut. The album was well-received by the music press, who hailed it as one of the best albums of 2010.

Monday, April 11, 2011

noah and the whale -- the first days of spring

noah and the whale --first days of spring


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

moto boy

Oskar was born on 2 August 1980 in a small village in mideast Sweden called Färila, and he grew up in neighbouring cities. On a holiday in England his father took him to a cathedral and when he heard the choir he loved it. Moto Boy, whose real name is Oskar Humlebo, is a guy who performs with only his black heavy-metal guitar and fantastic voice. Think boy choir, David Lynch, Jeff Buckley.

Moto Boy -- 2008

For Martha -- 2008

Lost in the Call -- 2010

lemon jelly - shouty track