16. Nov. 2010, 3:51 von fakempire
13. Nov. 2009, 20:41 von burbankhaysPost your Last.fm overall top 20 artists, the first song you heard of theirs, the song that made you fall in love, and your current favorite.
keep in mind, current favorite =/= all time favorite
1. Taking Back Sunday
you're so last summer
you're so last summer
2. The Beatles
can't remember, probably i will
also can't remember
i saw her standing there
3. Panic at the Disco
i write sins not tragedies
time to dance
4. Jimmy Eat World
a praise chorus
let it happen
5. Brand New
the shower scene
jude law and a semester abroad
6. Jack's Mannequin
kill the messenger
kill the messenger
meet me at my window
7. Cloud Cult
living on the outside of your skin
living on the outside of your skin
no one said it would be easy
8. Bon Iver
9. Modest Mouse
uhh... third planet?
bankrupt on selling
10. The Killers
somebody told me
read my mind
12. Jun. 2008, 20:03 von thedarksunhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/supergongie/atj_main5.jpg
After the Jump is the joint effort of 20 New York City music bloggers, founded last year in support of under-funded city school music programs. This summer on June 21st, After the Jump will be partnering with Make Music NY to throw their second annual festival. With over 40 emerging bands performing on four free stages, ATJF will be taking over the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Galapagos Art Space and Brooklyn’s North 6th street itself, all day and night.
As recently recommended in Pitchfork's Guide to Summer Festivals, this year’s evening benefit portion at the Music Hall of Williamsburg features: Health, Titus Andronicus, XXXChange, Project Jenny, Project Jan, Mixel Pixel and Pattern is Movement. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 day of show and proceeds go to charity.
During the day, ATJF’s free stages feature: Pela, Ponytail, Bryan Scary & the Shredding Tears, Wakey!Wakey!, Chairlift, The Swimmers, papercranes, The Antlers…
6. Jun. 2008, 3:03 von R_KamideesSo I come around again and what do I have for you? More of the same.
To the uninitiated: I put my library on shuffle and blog my feelings. Exciting ain't it?
Eagle*Seagull - Hello, Never
Imagine a sunset over a highway that runs parallel to a coastline. Imagine a couple silhouetted holding hands and walking away from the camera. Now imagine film credits rolling over this scene (what is a "Best Boy?"). This would be the song that plays. Emotive singing, a bouncy rhythm section. What more could you need?
Dispatch - Bats In The Belfry
I swear this is as close to Ska that I'll allow in my library. If I were to file my collection autobiographically, this would be filed under "Music that was forced upon me when I used to hang out with emo bands and I grew to like solely as an adapted survival trait of my sanity." How long does Windows allow folder names to be? Maybe I'm being a little harsh. It's not bad. "Fun-time high school music" may be a more appropriate folder name.
30. Mai. 2008, 0:47 von yippeeAndieButton is proud to present the Second Annual "Bands I Saw at Sasquatch and Loved". As with last year's list, some you will know already, some you won't, but hopefully all you'll love.
I'm going to do this one in two parts, first a list of all the bands that I managed to check out at this year's festival, followed by my top 15 picks for you to check out right-freaking-now!
Grand Archives, Destroyer, Fleet Foxes, Okkervil River, Dengue Fever, Beirut, The National, Ozomatli, The New Pornographers, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, R.E.M., J. Tillman, The Heavenly States, White Rabbits, Rogue Wave, Mates of State, Cold War Kids, Tegan & Sara, The Presidents, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Death Cab for Cutie, The Cure, Say Hi, Pela, The Little Ones, Battles, Jamie Lidell, Ghostland Observatory, Matt Costa, The Hives, Built to Spill, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Flight of the Conchords, The Mars Volta, The Flaming Lips
The Recommendations (not really in any order, but defenitely the best ones I saw this weekend. …
17. Mai. 2008, 6:55 von heathercMy plan is to write-up my May shows (of which there are many). I'll just keep revising this so if you do have any interest in what I have to say (and I don't know why you would) you may just want to wait until June to read it. At shows where I took video, I've chosen one song to embed, but typically there are more from that show on my youtube page.
Thurs, May 1, The Little Ones (w/ Ladyhawk; Neva Dinova) @ Schubas: First, when I bought my ticket Schubas listed this as Ladyhawk headlining and Neva Dinova opening so I wasn't pleased that they changed headliners on me. Though I had been hearing The Little Ones name for a year or two now and was interested in checking them out. I had downloaded and given one listen to the recent Neva Dinova album before the show and from what I recall I liked it. But I thought they were really boring in concert. I guess they've been around awhile as they had several albums for sale, but after my thoughts on their show I need to re-listen to that album to be sure whether or not I like it. …
2. Mai. 2008, 5:55 von shoebox54thOnly 35 for the whole entire month, I'm Proud of Myself:
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Andrew Iafrate - The Ravages
Jamie Lidell - Jim
My Brightest Diamond - A Thousand Shark's Teeth
Mahjongg - Kontpab
Neva Dinova - You May Already Be Dreaming
dEUS - Vantage Point
The Presets - Apocalypso
Our Sleepless Forest - S/T
Yael Naim - S/T
Miracle Fortress - Five Roses
Pela - Anytown Graffiti
Styrofoam - A Thousand Words
Bodies of Water - Ears Will Pop And Eyes Will Blink
Excepter - Debt Dept.
Baby Dee - Safe Inside the Day
Say Hi - The Wishes and the Glitch
Islands - Arm's Way
Modeselektor - Happy Birthday
Electric President - Sleep Well
Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck
Eskimo Joe - Black Fingernails, Red Wine
The Virgins - S/T EP
Dosh - Wolves and Wishes
Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
Cloud Cult - Who Killed Puck?
Kaki King - Dreaming of Revenge
4. Mär. 2008, 23:55 von catfart1. The National - Boxer
2. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
3.5 Pela - Anytown Graffiti
4. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
5. Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills
6. The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters
7. Menomena - Friend and Foe
8. Justice -
9. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
10. Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound
11. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
12. Maps - We Can Create
13. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
14. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
15. Battles - Mirrored
16. Grinderman - Grinderman
17. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
18. Elliott Smith - New Moon
19. Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
20. Handsome Furs - Plague Park
21. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
22. Pinback - Autumn of the Seraphs
23. Elvis Perkins - Ash Wednesday
24. Daft Punk - Alive 2007
25. White Rabbits - Fort Nightly
Kanye West - Graduation
Blonde Redhead - 23
Iron And Wine - The Shepherd’s Dog
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
29. Jan. 2008, 18:47 von richtaylor521Since I still need to scribe some write-ups for some of the albums on my best of ‘07 list, I figured I’d post this.
Question marks (?) indicate artists that have stated they’re writing new material, but an ‘08 release is not definite; although, at an educated guess- I’d say an ‘08 release is likely.
Bold font are albums I’m looking forward to. Bold font plus red are albums I’m really looking forward to.
If there’s any mistakes please let me know. Feel free to post releases I’ve missed, also.
¡Forward, Russia! ~ Life Processes
(+44) ~ tba
(Damn) This Desert Air ~ TBA
10 Years ~ Divisions
1997 ~ tba
3 Doors Down ~ tba
311 ~ tba
36 Crazyfists ~ tba
50 Cent ~ Before I Self Destruct
7th Son ~ tba
Æthenor ~ Faking Gold and Murder
ABC ~ Traffic
A Breach on Heaven ~ Through the Mirror (leaked)
A Different Breed Of Killer ~ tba
A Hill to Die Upon ~ tba
A Loss for Words ~ tba
A Shoreline Dream ~ tba
A Silver Mt. Zion ~ 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons (leaked)
A Skylit Drive ~ tba?
29. Jan. 2008, 5:02 von fimble15Now I am not one to type a lot because my mind grapes don't translate well, but I personally really enjoyed the music released this past year. I found new loves in The Besnard Lakes, Electrelane, Menomena, The Most Serene Republic and Apostle of Hustle. Bands that didn't disappoint included but are not limited to Kings of Leon, National, Earlimart, !!!, Kevin Drew, even the Beastie Boys had a solid release. Then there are artists such as Panda Bear, Cakekitchen, Yeasayer, Pela, Blonde Redhead, etc. that really put together solid albums. the list seems endless because there are a lot more I could mention...
but with the potential of a new Portishead album this spring gets me so giddy I can barely contain myself. Every time they announce a new show, I want to buy plane tickets. This new album does come with a risk though, and that's obviously if they can capture their old magic without sounding like they waited 10 years to release something completely b-side. …