I'm back! Story of my absense is too long to tell now. Broken computer, new job, amazing new girl, Lemondrop, etc., etc. For now, here's one of my most anticipated albums of the year. The Orchard by Ra Ra Riot. Drops August 24th! Ra Ra Riot "Keep It Quiet" (Preview) from Barsuk Records on Vimeo .
If you haven't been watching Community up to this point, go HERE and catch yourself up. One of my favorite comedies on TV right now.
Listening to this album as I write this. I'll get a review up soon! Here's a new video from the upcoming album for the song "Bloodbuzz Ohio". Make sure to go to their Youtube Channel on May 15th as they're playing the new album in its entirety live from Brooklyn.
I've had plenty of time to consume this new solo effort from Jonsi, the lead singer of Sigur Ros, so I should be able to write a review that's much less bias and full of hyperbole than if I had written it a month ago when I first listened to it. But before I begin, I'm going to start my reviews from now on with mp3 link first, then the review. That way, you can listen to my favorite song off the album while you're reading the review. It makes total sense and I don't know why I didn't do [...]
The Books' new album The Way Out is released on Temporary Residence in July, and I absolutely can't wait. I may be strange to have a band like the Books as one of your all time favorites, but they definitely are for me. The fact that everyone the band knows claims it to be their best album yet just gets me even more excited to hear it. I'll get you more details as they come in, but for now, have a listen to the new song "Beautiful People" and let me know what you think. [...]
Two new songs from two very highly anticipated albums. I think Band of Horses has the edge as far as my excitement to hear it, but The National's new album should be just as good. Can't wait. Infinite Arms comes out May 18th. The National - Afraid of Everyone [ mp3 ] High Violet comes out May 10th on 4AD.
I'm not sure if this will actually work, but I randomly stumbled upon formspring and thought it might be an interesting way for you guys to ask me questions of all kinds. Music related or otherwise, that you think I might be able to help with, or questions about things you've always wondered about me. It's my little experiment, but it should be fun to hear what questions come out of it. Either go to my profile , or ask a question in the widget on the sidebar over there --------------------->
This has been floating around the internets for a while, so I figured I'd post it before I ran some errands. Not the best, but worth a listen. Kid Cudi + Band of Horses - The Prayer [ mp3 ]
Freelance Whales were one of my favorite bands last year and I'm pretty happy they're finally getting the exposure they deserve. Here's the new video for "Generator 2nd Floor" from the album Weathervanes , which is getting re-released nationwide on Frenchkiss April 13th. Pick it up if you've yet to hear it. One of these days I'll actually get around to writing my top 50 of '09 list, and this album was top 2 easily for me. Freelance Whales - Generator 2nd Floor Freelance Whales [...]
Stars are finally releasing a new album called Five Ghosts on June 22, 2010 and I couldn't be more excited. The first track is "Fixed" and has Stars' classic sound written all over it. Enjoy the song and the behind the scenes doc and I'll post more info on the album as I find it. 01. Dead Hearts 02. Wasted Daylight 03. I Died So I Could Haunt You 04. Fixed [ mp3 ] 05. We Don't Want Your Body 06. He Dreams He's Awake 07. Never Been [...]
Shutter Island This was one of those movies where reading the book first actually ruined the movie experience a bit for me in the end. Scorcese does such a good job retelling the book both visually and in casting the parts, that the obvious feeling of knowing everything that's to come creeps up and you almost have no desire to finish the movie. That being said, I can only fault the movie on my very biased situation. For the rest of you, there's no reason not to see Shutter Island. It captures the mood [...]
Never fails to make me laugh.
In case you haven't seen this video. Many people confused this guy, Merton, with Ben Folds. He does look quite a bit like him, has piano chops, and even sounds like him, but Ben Folds came out and said it wasn't him. But being the awesome guy that Folds is, he played a live chatroulette tribute to Merton during a Charlottetown show recently. This is Merton This is Ben Folds' tribute I doubt any [...]
I can barely contain my excitement. We've been waiting months for this show to finally get here, and tonight is the night. If you're in the Springfield, MO area tonight, you don't want to miss this show. Doors are at 8pm, $10 cover and all ages. We'll be recording this show like all the rest, so I'll post the whole show if we get permission to do so. See you there! Anthem [ mp3 ] Shook [ mp3 ] "Ares" Live Video [...]
Still looking up Fang Island, but someone passed this video along to me and I had to share it. You really can't find a more cheerful group to play for than a bunch of kindergartners. Official Site / Myspace / Video for "Daisy "
Greenberg is the new film from Noah Baumbach (Squid and the Whale), starring Ben Stiller as a down on his luck forty-something guy looking to start over and reconnect with friends. Of course, this being a Baumbach film, his luck doesn't improve much on his journey and he gets humiliated time and time again. The Squid and the Whale was a great movie, despite its rather depressing look at a family dealing with divorce, and I imagine Greenberg will be more of the same. Depressing, but in this case fun to watch and uplifting for [...]
MGMT - Flash Delirium Not sure what to think of this new offering from MGMT. I don't want to join the masses out there saying they're trying to fit too many influences and styles into one song, but they're definitely not wrong. I'm used to dancing away to most songs on their last album, and this one really wouldn't work too well at a dance party. Unless we were all on drugs I guess. Judge for yourself, but this left me quite underwhelmed. It'll be near impossible to top Oracular Spectacular , but there better [...]
...in case you missed the results. Best Actor Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart - WINNER George Clooney, Up In The Air Colin Firth, A Single Man Morgan Freeman, Invictus Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker The dude finally gets his long deserved Oscar. Good for him. Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side - WINNER Helen Mirren, The Last Station Carey Mulligan, An Education Gabourey [...]
This should be one heck of a good action flick to say the least. Can't wait. Iron Man 2 Trailer 2
First Perch Mix in a long while happens to be a milestone one. #50! This is the bulk of what I've been listening to lately, with quite a few cut out to keep the mix at a reasonable amount of songs. As always, let me know which songs stand out for you and enjoy! Rogue Wave - Good Morning (The Future) [ mp3 ] The Morning Benders - Promises [ mp3 ] Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land [ mp3 ] [...]