Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This Town Needs Guns- Animals

Haven't listened to all of this yet, but it's gonna be tight. If you enjoy pop music or mathy things, get it. Also check out their split with Cats and Cats and Cats that I posted a while back, which is stellar. Best tracks are Gibbon, Chinchilla, and Elk, IMHO LOL


Edit: After listening, the only downfall is that all the songs kinda sound the same. But they have developed their sound more, I guess, but I may have liked the old style better. We'll see.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tenebre- In Everything Give Thanks

Slightly mathy instrumental rock that is very nice to listen to. The bass player uses an upright, which gives a different feel than similar bands. A similar band might be Unwed Sailor or even Toe.


And as a disclaimer, please buy things from these musicians if you like them, or try to catch them on tour, or at least tell your friends about them. I've thought about taking this down, but I think there are both pro's and con's, so just try and support good music, and I will too.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Radical Face- Ghost

This guy is also in an electro-pop band that Casey turned me onto, Electric President, but this is his folkier stuff. Has lots of fun whistling and handclaps and stuff, but still remains somewhat solemn. Really beautiful folky/pop stuff for fans of Page France, Pedro the Lion (maybe?). I'm pretty bad at comparing bands, so. yeah.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Four Tet- Rounds

My roommate turned me onto Four Tet, and it's pretty awesome. Folky-electronic-post rock at its finest. Really chill and nice. Um.... check it. The file is a little bigger because I went with a higher quality rip. This stuff deserves it.


Friday, September 12, 2008

Blitzen Trapper- Furr

New album from Blitzen Trapper. I really liked some of the songs off "Wild Mountain Nation," but some songs strayed too far from the others and hurt the cohesiveness of the album. This new one seems to definitely be a step in the right direction, as all the songs seem like they should be on the same record. It's much folky-er and less rockin than the last album, but there's still some upbeat songs.



This is what I wanted last.fm to be. You put in artists you like and it makes a custom radio station based on that artist's characteristics. Nice for listening at work.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Octopus Project- Hello, Avalanche

Dancey, slightly mathy rock with lots of post-rock influences. Check out "Truck" for the happiness noises ever.


See them at Bottletree Oct. 18th with MY BAND Shapes Like Dinosaurs :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Delta Spirit- Ode to Sunshine

I saw these guys with Dr. Dog tonight and was pretty blown away. They have a great live show and some really interesting ideas in their music. If you enjoy Dr. Dog or Rocky Votolato or anything alt-country/folk rock, check it out.


ALSO, if you're in Birmingham, you MUST go see Dr. Dog at Bottletree tomorrow. Soooooo good. Like amazing.