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).
Hello everyone, This fine early morning (or mid-morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening, or night, whatever time you’re currently at) I’d like to introduce you to probably my favorite song right now. Again a great mix of electronic beats, but this time they are combined with the voice of Robert Smith from The Cure who also have some major playtime on my list right now. When you combine the 8-bit sound of Crystal Castles with an outstanding lyrical artist that is Robert Smith. This particular track is a parallel to the song “Not in Love” which is off of Crystal Castles (II). For those of you who may have heard this song previously, it was also featured on the FIFA ’12 soundtrack. Anyway, I hope you enjoy, rate, subscribe.
“Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) by Crystal Castles
Also, anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship can attest to the validity of this song
Yes, everyone and there mother has heard “Fuck You” or “Forget you” if you’re still in the dark ages of only listening to radio. But who knew that Cee Lo’s Album The Lady Killer, had alot more to offer. I’ll be honest, I can can dance to “Fuck You” just like the next man, but there are many other songs on the album that surpass the catchiness of that explicitly named song. “It’s OK” has a very similar sound to the popular song that everyone knows (Trying not to be too profane tonight), but actually has better vocals in my opinion. Anyway, I’d also like to point out that ROSS HAS MISSED HIS LAST 2 POSTS, which makes him extremely lame, hopefully he actually checks the blog and sees this… Anyway, rate subscribe and share.
P.S. He may look like a Ninja Turtle, but I love the Ninja Turtles
Morning everyone, today I’m bringing a track from the Los Angeles based Indie Rock Group, Shiny Toy Guns. These guys formed back in 2002, and since then they’ve been pumping out awesome songs. I honestly don’t know why it took me this long to post them. This song, “Le Disko” off their 2006 album We Are Pilots, is an hard hitting electric song that makes me want to jump around and get naughty, but just when I’m about to throw my TV across the room, the song becomes soothing. So on this Thursday get ready to almost break some shit.
Hey everyone, Tee-minus 3 hours until these guys rock the shit out of probably the smallest venue you’ll see. That’s right a free show in the Whole at Coffman Memorial Union (University of Minnesota). When I saw this show on their tour dates list, I went bananas. I’ve made a post about Night Moves in July and how that is when I began to fall in love with them. Their smooth synth and relaxed beats always seem to take me away to some place a bit less stressful. This Track is off of their album “Colored Emotions” which I found for free download in July. I hope everyone goes out to see these guys tonight, and all shows they put on in the future. Much love to my favorite (Yes, you heard it) band to date. Plus these guys are from right here in Minneapolis, which means everyone needs to go out tonight and buy as much merch as they can, and tell everyone they know how brilliant they are.
Hello everyone, I have to make this short as I need to go to bed because tomorrow is the first day of classes. But I wanted to post this song because I can’t seem to get it out of my head, and I find that it’s hard hitting and fast pace is a perfect complement for a day like tomorrow. I recommended Pink Mink to Ross a few months back. “Kids Don’t Follow” is also off of their self-entitled album which dropped near the end of June. These guys played at SoundTown this year, an indie-rock music festival in Somerset, Wisconsin, which I was unfortunately in too hung-over, as it was the day after my Twenty-First birthday (thank you Eric for that awful shot of Pinnacle). I plan on going to their next local show, which unfortunately looks like it may not be soon as they don’t have any upcoming shows listed on their website (Hopefully I’m wrong). Anyway this song should get your school year started out right with a song that really makes me want to smash something.
Hello everyone, I am returning from my sabbatical of work, work, and more work to share with you a song that has been in my head for an entire week. This song comes to you from the band Neon Indian, out of Denton, Texas. These guys almost epitomize the genre of “Chillwave” To quote Wikipedia directly, “Chillwave, sometimes also referred to as Glo-Fi, is a genre of music where artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines.” You’ll get it when you listen to the track. These guys are similar to one of my other favorite bands, Crystal Castles. As my brother describes this genre of music as “glorified 8-bit” it tends to sound like you are listening to some good electronic music while your little brother plays his NES at full volume in the next room. Give this one a listen, it’s pretty catchy and has been ringing through my head for the last week.