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November 1, 2007

Inch x Inch

I’m not really sure how to make up for all the time I missed, so I’m just gonna lay out a bunch of the bands I’ve been listening to and loving, and some other cool stuff that’s been happening.

First off comes something I touched on emphatically yesterday, the I’m Not There Original Soundtrack. Upon getting it I rushed to the Sufjan track, and loved it. Then after listening to the entire two disc album, I realized how consistent and proper a cover soundtrack it was. The entire thing is a really great collaboration of today’s big names covering Dylan in unique ways. A very fun listen and it includes some rather captivating gems.

-> Jeff Tweedy- Simple Twist of Fate [mp3]
-> Glen Hansard and Mark√©ta Irglov√°- You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere [mp3]
-> Mason Jennings- The Times They Are A-Changin’ [mp3]

Buy here.

Next up is a band who has a very unique sound. They can clutter together these ruccous sounds and mash everything into one beautiful outcome. They are a great new band coming out of Nashville, Tennessee and have a very promising sound that should carry them alone. Lately I have been looking for a band with a jingle like these guys have so finally hearing them was definitely a relief in some way. Be sure to be on the lookout for whatever these guys keep putting out because everything so far has caught my ear with a great pleasant ring.

-> Canon Blue- Sea Monsters [mp3]

Buy here.

I began listening to The Speakers after hearing about the band I will be talking about next. This was the original project between these guys and I literally swear to loving every song on this album. Each track has this hushed acoustic pop sound of its own, making the album diverse when listened to thouroughly, but a grand masterpiece when listened to as a whole. A great lo-fi, calm indie outfit who put together a great record. Check it out.

-> The Speakers- A Cradle Song [mp3]
-> The Speakers- An Irish Airman Foresees His Death [mp3] (**DH** Highly Recommended)

Buy here.

One half of The Speakers: San Francisco native, Brian Miller = The Lightning Bug Situation. His quiet but powerful voice carries each track to beyond the simplistic and pretty acoustic guitar arrangements, melding everything together into a sort of warping experience. Every track on the new album, A Leaf; A Stream is packed with raw emotion and hushed divinity. Quite the album to listen to on a rainy day.

-> The Lightning Bug Situation- The New Dad [mp3]

Buy here.

That’s enough writeups, here’s some straight up em pee threes for your enjoyment.

(Can anyone else tell me why I’m mesmerized with the new Killers song? It’s so creepy and eery and not-Killeresque, but I still have so much love for it. Cheers guys, good going. I’ve always loved the Killers)
-> The Killers- Tranquilize (feat. Lou Reed) [mp3]

-> Say Hi- We Lost the Albatross [mp3]
-> Vampire Weekend- M 79 (Daytrotter Session) [mp3]
-> The Snake The Cross The Crown- The Great American Smokeout [mp3]
-> The Carribean- Stockhausen Serves Imperialism [mp3]

(I cannot get this other Nashville native band out of my head, Imaginary Baseball League)
-> Imaginary Baseball League- Gambling [mp3]
-> Imaginary Baseball League- Steeple to Steeple [mp3]

->Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo- Hate That I Love You So [mp3]
(I hate that I love this song so!)

October 5, 2007

belated best 6 of september

Filed under: Electromagnetic, Fall Fell, Highly Recommended, Muzak, Oldness, Stuff Inside the Body — Tags: — thatguyfromla @ 3:32 pm

yes I am a little late, but I have some free time right now so I’m gonna go for a big bundle of posts, hopefully it’ll hype me up enough to continue doing so in a more habitual manner. So here were my Top 6 of the month of September. Only 6, so I was a little dreary with the sounds this past month. Things will pick up, I mean, October 10th happens to be in October…

(remember, leaks and releases are both eligible)

6. Midlake- Marion [mp3]
5. Black Kids- I’m Not Gonna Teach You How To Dance With Your Boyfriend [mp3]
4. Simian Mobile Disco- Tits & Acid [mp3]
3. Vampire Weekend- Oxford [mp3]
2. The New Amsterdams- Fortunate Fool [mp3]
1. Animal Collective- Fireworks [mp3]

Like I said, many of the releases from September were basically drained through my blogger system in previous months, and I know I categorized Strawberry Jam as being part of August, or maybe even July, but I can’t help it, “Fireworks” is so f***ing good, and the Jam is so f***ing good. And I am simply in love with that New Amsterdams song off their new release At the Foot Of My Rival. Enjoi.

August 28, 2007

Hollygrove

Not much in muzak has been happening these days. Oh yes, so I’ve resorted to pumping Grateful Dead, Phish, Big Wu, Allman Brothers Band and agressively ghetto hip-hop music out the stereo system I so appropriately set up in my dorm room. But one thing that caught my attention, again, and more emphatically this time, is the Wheezy F. B. The Wheezy F Baby, Wheeziana, Dwayne Carter Jr., (I could go on and on) Lil’ Wayne.


These past 48 hours have been me valuing this valuable rhythm because of drunk nights that have led to drunken facebook wall-messages filled with random portions of the Wheezy Baby’s lyrics. Many nicknames can come along with this master entertainer of the hip-hop arts, but one style sticks. He calls himself the best rapper alive and that could very possibly be very true, his rhymes are fresh, intelligent, creative, and not entirely planned all of the time. His freestyles do not seem to keep me calm either. To sum all this up, Lil’ Wayne has become my favorite rapper over the past few months, and it was solitified by this environment where all is played is Lil’ Wayne rap, and to tell the truth, I’m damn happy that happened. So here are a bunch of MP3s from either the leaked Tha Carter 3, or from mixtapes, or from random other fun stuff. Ya know! Hopefully more will happen soon enough, if not, oh well. We’ll survive, I mean, we still got The Most Serene Republic, Band of Horses, and Kanye West coming out soon with new albums. Cheers.

MP3s

-> Lil’ Wayne- La La La
-> Lil’ Wayne- I Feel Like Dying (* Cleaner Version *) (DH Highly Recommended!)
-> Lil’ Wayne- Get It Shawty
-> Lil’ Wayne- Something You Forgot
-> Lil’ Wayne feat. Juelz Santana- Badside
-> Lil’ Wayne feat. Mack Maine- I Know the Future (Timbaland Produced)

P.S.: May I add how much I love the new Band of Horses album cover? What do you guys think?

P.P.S.: I do not get HBO here. What the fuck!

August 16, 2007

Acoustic Ordeal of Joy feat. Rogue Wave

On listening to Rogue Wave’s new album – Asleep at Heaven’s Gate, it is quite clear that Zach Rogue has a hunch for the acoustic guitar. The mash (sorry to use a word so negative as mash to describe something so wonderful and beautiful) that flows between his voice and the slow smooth strums of the acoustic guitar is something completely original, completely in a league of it’s own (style of it’s own as well). The feelings these sounds evoke are those of seasonal feelings, I see Fall and Winter. I had to sadly delete some songs from my most recent playlist and move them to Fall and Winter playlists simply because the feeling of walking down a leaf covered pathway that shines yellow, gold, orange, amber, red, and fire all bundled up in a sweatshirt as cool wind sharply surrounds you, or the feeling of awaking late on a Saturday, smothered in blankets. Staring out the window to see the gentle but never-ending snow fall on a planet that seems as if it were born with sheets of white ice covering it. I can really tell that these songs mean something when I can just imagine these situations in my head. It is quite unbelievable. As for you Summer fans, the rest of the album serves well to your tastes. As for you muzak fans, just listen to the CD and you will be pleasantly satisfied.

MP3s

Rogue Wave- Christians In Black (DISAPPEAR HERE’s highly recommended / personal favorite [Winter / Fall] )

*** Bonus ***

I’m getting all rappy happy for the new Kanye West, and I stumbled upon to this little jingle, I enjoyed it.

MP3: Kryscbang- Candylady

And… Watch this thang.

Reservation Road [2007]

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