Today’s track is from the Belgian songwriter Gotye with his colleague from New Zealand, Kimbra. “Somebody That I Used To Know” is a very chill track with excellent sound mixing on the part of Gotye. There are many points in the song where he is harmonizing with himself, which sometimes make a grown man (me) shake with excitement. This track is off of Gotye’s third album Making Mirrors, which was released on August 19th 2011, this song was released as a sample to the album on July 6th of the same year. Kimbra’s voice is has a slight resemblance to Katy Perry’s when you listen to her own music, and you can hear it here as well, though this time it’s not in a gross pop setting, so it’s much more enjoyable for me and many others. The soft melodies of the guitar and xylophone really set this song up, as it builds, and when it hits the chorus, the harmony presented is absolutely wonderful. This song and especially the video are full of emotion that alot of people can relate with. Anyway, if you haven’t heard this track yet, I guarantee you won’t be able to stop listening to it now. As always, Listen, Rate, Subscribe.
Yesterday came an announcement that absolutely blew my mind. The SXSW day show at First Ave this year is going to be featuring my favorite local band. NIGHT MOVES !!!! To make things better they are the 3rd act of 6, and they are on before Brother Ali, Doomtree, and Trampled by Turtles. To make things even better, this is a 21+ show and it is free. Here’s a slight recap of what I just told you. Hopefully you can all make it (for those in the Minneapolis area) as this show is going to kick some major ass. Here’s a recap of what I just told you:
Where: First Ave and 7th Street Entry
When: 12pm (noon) Friday March 16th, 2012
FREE / 21+
Line-up: Get Cryphy DJ’s - Prof - Night Moves - Brother Ali - Doomtree - Trampled by Turtles
Again, this show is going to be poppin’ with energy and pazzazz, and I will be throwing a full recap and review up a week from Saturday, so tune in then to hear how the show was. Anyway, back to the track at hand. “Headlights” is the first track off of Night Moves first studio album Colored Emotion. It starts off with a phaser distorted guitar, similar to alot of their other songs. The lyrics in this song particularly pop with the slower feel to the song. Seriously, if you haven’t checked these guys out yet, you are about to miss the boat. These guys really know how to write catchy music, and I find myself singing along to the entire album on regular occasion. I feel like I’m babbling and if you haven’t stopped reading this post yet I thank you. As always Listen, Rate, and Subscribe (with the Oxford comma).
Sorry for the long delay between posts, I got really sick for about a week and have been busting my ass for the last 3 weeks just to get caught up with everything. Anyway, I decided to go with a bit of a classic. Bob Dylan is one of the most profound singer songwriters of all time, and he is in fact from the Minneapolis area, which I suppose will also classify this as a local music selection. Anyway this song speaks for itself so just give it a listen and hopefully it touches you as much as it has touched many from every recent generation. This song was released in 1964 as the title track for Bob Dylan’s Album The Times They are a-Changin’. Written and recorded in the early 60′s, this track is a testament to how when people band together, change for the better can occur. Civil Rights, social, political, and economic issues can all be overcome. Hopefully we can band together in this day and age and offer up another era of change. Also, I find it interesting that Bob Dylan’s studio apartment as a young adult is more than 6 blocks from my current residence. I present to you, one of the most iconic tracks of the early 60′s an era of change. Listen, rate, and subscribe.
I found this song a few months ago and needed to share it with you guys. The song “I.D.F.A.R.” features musicians from two of my favorite bands with Ben Kenney on drums (Incubus) and Thomas Erak on guitar (The Fall of Troy). Ashley Mendel (it’s a dude) also performs with this group on bass. This song has so many cool aspects, it’s hard to choose what I like best about it. I did a little background check on this group and found some interesting things. I had no idea the Ben Kenney was such a talented musician, as he plays guitar, bass, drums, and sings all really well. And I would never have thought that he would team up with Thomas Erak either. Take a listen to “I.D.F.A.R.” and have a good day.
“I.D.F.A.R.” by Ben Kenney, Thomas Erak, Ashley Mendel
Happy Super Sunday everyone, first off can I just say that that was one of the most entertaining matches I’ve seen in a while (except the 5-3 Arsenal win at The Bridge of course). Sports, as entertaining as they are, are not the topic of this blog. Today I present to you a track by the French Electronic Duo Air, whose name is derived the Backronym Amour, Imagination, Rêve (Love, Imagine, Dream). Anyway, “Surfing on a Rocket” is a rather chill electronic song similar to Phantogram. This particular track is off of the album Talkie Walkie, which dropped way back in 2004. They formed way back in 1995 and were included in the electronic surge of the late 90′s and have produced 7 albums, of which the 7th, La Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) is set to release tomorrow (February 6th 2012). Anyway, show these guys some love, and as always: listen, rate, and subscribe.
Hello everyone, today’s track was introduced to me by my brother, and his advice once again is very correct. “Stuck in My Id” by Reptar is a very catchy song and sounds sort of like the aspects of Foster the People that I enjoy. It’s a very electronic, funky, dance song that really gets my feet tapping. The group hails from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area and formed back in 2008 and is yet to release a studio album. That being said this track was on their EP OblangleFizz Y’all which dropped in 2011. Anyway give this funky, electronic, dance beat a chance and hopefully you liken them. As always, listen rate and subscribe. These guys will be in Minneapolis on the 3rd of April, and you can bet your ass that I’ll be there.
Hey everyone. I’m going oldies today with a song that I have been listening to nonstop lately. Pink Floyd’s “Time” is one of my favorites by them. I wouldn’t say I’m Pink Floyd’s number one fan or anything like that, but whenever I hear them, it’s tough not to disconnect from the world and just focus on their music. They did so much experimental things with music that was way ahead of their time so you have to give them big credit for that. I love David Gilmour’s solo and everything else about this song basically. Enjoy “Time” by Pink Floyd
Hello everyone, I was up late and noticed it was past midnight, which means it’s a new day and a new post. Today’s track is from one of my favorite post-rock artists Jónsi. For those of you who don’t know Jónsi he is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic group Sigur Rós. His music is very progressive and has a spiritual feel. Something that I learned from posting this, is that Jónsi uses a cello bow to play his guitar, which as you may expect gives it a much more orchestrated sound. While Sigur Rós is on an ‘indefinite hiatus’ with some members having children, I was glad to see Jónsi solo career take off. I have a hard time concentrating when I here his tracks. Anyway, give it a listen, rate, and subscribe.