Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Boy Problems- Tour EP

Genre: Chill metal, screamo

I saw these guys play with Algernon Cadwallader at a farm in Tennessee last year, and it was awesome. I just remembered them and downloaded this EP, which isn't great quality and doesn't capture the energy they have live, but is pretty good. Picture Algernon with screaming, i guess.


Maps & Atlases- Pigeon demo

Demo of that new song from the video before.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Bygones- By-


This is the album cover of the Bygones album, By-, which is Nick Reinhart from Tera Melos and Zach Hill from Hella. And yes, that is Amber Coffman from the Dirty Projectors, who I have a serious crush on, eating a messy burger on the cover. It's like they took everything good and stuffed it onto one album.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009




Friday, March 20, 2009

Grizzly Bear- Veckamisest (?)

Genre: indie, rock, epic

Sorry, I'm too lazy to figure out how to spell the title, haha. I could never get into Grizzly Bear's other stuff, it just seemed unfocused to me, but this CD is really, really good. Every song songs different, with some latin influences, some rockin' moments, etc. A children's choir is featured on a few tracks, and it is truly epic.

If you've never given Grizzly Bear a shot, try this album out. I think you will be surprised.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

O LUCKY MAN!- When I Was Young I Would Type Your Name Just to See It in Front of Me

Genre: math rock

Best math rock i've heard in quite a while. Sounds like a more melodic Tera Melos, but not quite as mathy. Vocals round out a very unique sound.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Alarma Man- S/T

Genre: math rock, post-punk

Math rock band from Sweden that reminds me a little of These Arms Are Snakes, but wankier. A little like Rumah Sakit. Check it out.


Two entries in one day! man. that's what spring break will do to you.

Colour- Unicorns EP

Genre: math rock, pop

Housekeeping: I hate comparing bands to other bands because then if you don't like band A, you assume you won't like band B. So I'm going to just list some vague genres at the beginning of each entry to give you an idea if you want to try it out or not.

Actual entry: I downloaded this EP on a whim and it turned out to be really good. Very melodic and poppy for math rock, but still with some awesome out-of-nowhere hooks and time changes. Right up my alley. Check it out if you like Cats^3, This Town Needs Guns, O! the Joy, etc.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

mewithoutYou track listing!

Here it is. Note Bullet to Binary Pt. 2, which should be wicked.

01) every thought a Thought of You
02) a Stick, Carrot & String
03) the Angel of Death came to David's Room
04) Goodbye, I!
05) the Fox, the Crow and the Cookie
06) bullet to Binary (pt. Two)
07) Timothy Hay
08) Fig with a Bellyache
09) Cattail Down
10) the King Beetle on a Coconut Estate
11) Allah, Allah, Allah

Out May 19th.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Cheyenne Mize- Among the Gold

Collaboration of covers from the years 1874-1913. Pretty cool idea, unique sound too with the blend of old-timey vocal lines and folky quitars. Listen to two songs here:


It's on limited edition vinyl, so if I find the full CD I'll be sure to post it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Maps & Atlases- Pigeon

New Maps & Atlases song from ifyoumakeit.com. It's tight. Half the video gets cut off for some reason, but all you need is the audio, really.

Maps and Atlases - Pigeon from If You Make It on Vimeo.