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Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye and Kimbra


Hello everyone,

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.

~Brian

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Headlights – Night Moves && SXSW Day Show Preview


Good news everyone,

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).

~Brian

“Headlights” by Night Moves


Stuck in My Id – Reptar


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 Oblangle Fizz 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.

~Brian

“Stuck in My Id” by Reptar


Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles


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.

~Brian

“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


Happy Up Here – Röyksopp


Hello everyone, let me formally introduce you to a band that I first learned about with their song Poor Leno which was included in one of the SSX snowboard / skiing games that I purchased for my GCN (yes we’re talking a while ago), although this particular track is from their 2010 album Junior.  Recently my brother introduced me to this track which has everything that a song requires to be catchy.  Röyskopp is an electronic pop duo from Tromsø, Norway but shit, they produce some pretty amazing beats.  Check it out, rate and subscribe.  Much love to our followers and a special shout out to a Cary V (te amo hermano), that has brought alot to this blog, part of me wonders why you aren’t blogging about music myself.

~Brian

“Happy up Here” by Röyksopp


Heavy Metal – White Rabbits


 

So White Rabbits announced their new album Milk Famous, which will be released in March 6th of this year, and not only that, but they will be in Minneapolis on April 7th in promotion of this new album.  As was stated in my previous post about these guys, their shows have so much energy it’s absolutely electric inside whatever venue they decide to play.  “Heavy Metal” is the first track off of this new album and features a bit more electric sound than either of their previous albums.  Check em out and don’t forget to go see them at the Triple Rock Social Club on April 7th or whenever they tour to locations near you.

~Cheers

“Heavy Metal” by White Rabbits


Geraldine – Glasvegas


Hell everyone, today’s track comes from the Scottish (again with the UK invasion) indie rock band Glasvegas, who were featured way back in May of last year.  This song is similar to “The World is Yours” in it’s ability to get stuck in your head.  As this was the first song I heard by Glasvegas it got me rather hooked on them.  I must attribute my like of these guys to my brother who turned me onto them 6 months to a year ago.  This is actually the groups first single which was released in 2008 and was later put on the self entitled album Glasvegas.  His accent is just as thick as it is in “The World is Yours” and plays nicely with the bands electro-indie-rock sound.  Check em out, rate and subscribe.

~Brian

“Geraldine” by Glasvegas


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