Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Microphones- The Glow Pt. 2

" That easy but deliberate rhythm, along with Elvrum's mossy production, makes The Glow Pt. 2 feel uncommonly organic. Many of his songs move with the naturalistic but formalized cadence of an iambic meter. "I Want Wind to Blow" is cut by a heartbeat, plunked out on an acoustic guitar's low E string. The hardier pulse of "The Gleam Pt. 2" turns pitch-shifted guitars into a stately march. These could have been average indie pop tunes were they not shaped by Elvrum's unique sense of non-linear arrangement and space: He often gives us a few moments to acclimate ourselves to the Dub Narcotic studio's seething room tone before, with a sudden flourish, flooding it with energy, as he does on "Map" and "My Roots are Strong and Deep". Therefore, everything he records sounds huge and hollowed out, a little bigger on the inside than on the outside. Death Cab for Cutie would have written the frilly arpeggios of "You'll Be in the Air" and stopped there, but Microphones fans wait on tenterhooks for the moment when it inevitably shudders and begins to pile up on itself." -Pitchfork (9.2)

indie pop songwriter masterpiece. look up the lyrics, they are nice.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Andrew Bird- Soldier On EP

This is one of my favorite releases by Andrew Bird because every song is so different. The highlight is Track 1 which features a driving drum machine, but every song is tight. Give it a shot.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bear vs. Shark- Right Now, You're in the Best of Hands...


Sunday, April 6, 2008

David Karsten Daniels- Fear of Flying

Alt folk is just gettin better everyday. Some insightful lyrics on this one with more folky, rock feel. Less ambient harmonies and such, but cool songs.

RIYL: Faster Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes, Phosphorescent, slower Annuals

Friday, April 4, 2008

Rob Crow- Living Well

I don't know. I just like his voice. The dude from Pinback, you know. Everything he's done (save The Ladies which was quite good) has been almost really cool, but just stops short. He's just always missing something. This album's pretty short and there's some cool stuff I guess. I've just been in a music slump lately, or I've already posted everything cool.

You guys should really download that Phosphorescent album I posted a while back. It's so cool.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stairs

FAKE.this was fake. sorry. sounded kinda real though. The link I posted was actually an album by some band called the Velveteens or something.