I don’t get the opportunity to attend many house shows, but when I do, I’m never disappointed. Last night, a few good friends of mine and I decided to go to one at the last minute and got there right as the final band started playing. All I have to say is that they were pretty amazing.
If you like Pocahaunted, Best Coast or Wavves, then The Diamond Center would probably do it for you as well. The lead singer of the band has a similar voice to Chan Marshall (Cat Power) and the overall sound really reminded me of Pocahaunted. And for those of you unfamiliar with Pocahaunted, they are a great band who describes their sound as “Christian Gangsta Rap” psychedelic folk. (side note: a member from Best Coast is in Pocahaunted).
Anyways, here is a song by The Diamond Center. Hope you enjoy it!
Today we remember Mr. Johnny Cash for what would have been his 79th birthday! In honor of this talented man, here is a link to “Train Of Love” which was recently released as you’ve never heard it! From Memphis To Hollywood: Bootleg Vol. 2 is now available in stores and online.
Currently listening to Joy Division right now, so I figured I’d reblog this one! I think covers are often hard to do, especially when the original song is by a band or artist you really enjoy. But Thom Yorke does a good job with this one.
Though I’ve listened to The Blood Brothers, I had never heard this song until my roommate played it while we were in his car a few months back. There’s something about Johnny Whitney’s voice that just makes you want to keep listening…this song in particular. Check out The Blood Brothers along with Whitney’s Acoustic Mixtape. But for now, here’s “Blinding Rage”…
“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?”—Rob, High Fidelity
Just listened to "Medieval" by Fake Blood for the second time ever and I bursted out laughing because I loved it so much the first time I heard it and I realize I was definitely not sober then. I can’t say that I like it as much now that I’m listening to it again, but it makes me laugh and I do admit…if I heard this at some sort of party, I can’t say I wouldn’t start pulling out some Sweet Dee or Thom Yorke dance moves.
So basically, if you like club/party electronic house music that makes you want to dance like there’s no tomorrow, then check out Fake Blood. If this music only reminds you of The Jersey Shore now (and that’s a bad thing to you) then maybe this isn’t the band you should be listening to.
First tweet since April 30th and what a great one it is! Brand New is touring again and today they announced the show that they will be playing in Baltimore and the several they will be playing in Pennsylvania at the end of April! Tickets are selling for $26. So all you Brand New fans that live within a few hours of Baltimore and PA, get excited and buy yourself a ticket!!
Everyone knows The Social Network, but not everyone has really listened to the movie’s fantastic soundtrack in it’s entirety. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross collaborated to create a sound that, in my opinion, made the movie what it is. The song I’m posting is one of my personal favorites from the album and I often find myself relaxing to it before bed sometimes. I’d love so much to have this record on vinyl. Anyways, enjoy the song and go get yourself the album!
And here are a few words by Mr. Reznor himself about his experience:
Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory - electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.
You're blog is nice...
And then i saw that BRAHMS video and I had to follow you.
I saw them live with Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club. That was the first time I heard them. I'm glad they're getting around.
Hey, thanks! I’m glad you enjoy the blog. BRAHMS is new to me, but I’m excited to listen to them some more.
For the longest time, I couldn’t listen to this song without shedding a tear. Morrissey has an incredible ability to evoke emotion, and this song definitely makes you feel the way he intended. I read somewhere that Morrissey performed this song with The Smiths live only once, and by the end of the song, he was curled up on the stage in the fetal position, trembling while singing. From him, I wouldn’t expect anything less. This song, though beautiful, is one of the most depressing I have ever heard, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t one of my favorites.
Just thought I’d do a little personal update now that I’m posting again and have some new followers. First of all, thank ya so much for following! And just so everyone knows, this is not (unfortunately) a blog that can follow people back. Otherwise, I’d follow each and every one of you!
The picture above is my avatar picture, for those that were curious. And as for the blog, I really enjoy a wide range of music, which means I’ll be posting a lot of different things. So, I hope everyone enjoys the blog.
Anyways, keep checking in and if you wanna follow me a little more closely, add me on last.fm