7 Ene 2009, 23:09 de abalos
27 Jun 2008, 1:05 de andyfestClap Your Hands Say Yeah by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
I wasn't sure how this would hold up for me a couple of years after all the hype finally wore off. I must say, it's held up really well. The best songs are still The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth, In This Home on Ice, and Details of the War but I like all the songs pretty well. Sadly, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah may burn out quickly for me as Some Loud Thunder was no where near as enjoyable.
13 Oct 2007, 8:56 de ChudleyCannonsSat 6 Oct – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
First off, The Annex was somewhere new to me. And completely ridiculous. In a good way. The stage couldn't have been more than a foot high. Crazy. So Brooke and I were there crazy early, because that's what we do... so we were night and just left of center. (I hate getting stuck in a moshy thing. and I love being able to see everything.)
Before the show I was wondering how Clap Your Hands Say Yeah would be live because of how unique Alec Ounsworth's vocals are. I wasn't sure if it'd be really really good. Or really really bad. Luckily the former was true. AND they played most of my favorite CYHSY tunes. AND they must be working on a new album- because there were a couple songs that I'd never heard of....
I also managed to procure, through Brooke's sneakiness, a set list.
The first song apparently was called telling the truth.
In This Home on Ice
Satan Said Dance
Yankee Go Home
Gimme Some Salt
Some Loud Thunder
6 Jun 2007, 3:35 de seanmcgowanI've decided (with the insistence of Leah :P) to make a Top 23 albums of my lifetime. One for each year.
They are going to appear in alphabetical order.
And I'm limiting myself to one album per artist as well.
I'm feeling somewhat nostalgic today, and respectful towards the roots of my music taste.
This was not easy to do AT ALL. And I'm sure that it would differ on a different day, under a different mood.
But here we go.
Adrenaline - Deftones
This was an album that I acquired in ninth grade. This was after people had already started listening to Rage, a band I had been into for quite some time. I needed something else to charge me up, and low and behold there was Deftones. Instantly I was blown away by their sound. They had the grunge sound of a few years prior with the angst and energy that fit my life so well at the time.
Favorite track: Lifter
Aenima - Tool
12 May 2007, 22:42 de seanmcgowanPost your top twenty bands/artists, the first song you heard of theirs, the song that made you fall in love, and your current favorite.
First heard: Creep
Fell in love: Creep
Current favorite: Street Spirit (Fade Out)
First heard: Little Bear
Fell in love: Made Up Love Song #43
Current favorite: Who Left the Lights Off, Baby?
3. The Arcade Fire
First heard: Rebellion (Lies)
Fell in love: Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Current favorite: Wake Up
4. of Montreal
First heard: Wraith Pinned to the Mist & Other Games
Fell in love: A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger
Current favorite: Gronlandic Edit
5. Bright Eyes
First heard: Bowl of Oranges
Fell in love: A Perfect Sonnet
Current favorite: Four Winds
First heard: Don't Save Us From the Flames
Fell in love: Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun
Current favorite: Moonchild
7. Patrick Wolf
First heard: Prelude
Fell in love: Pigeon Song
18 Abr 2007, 20:09 de istanbul
2 Abr 2007, 1:49 de seanmcgowan2006
June 18th My Head
June 25th Inside and Out
July 2nd Fire
July 9th Clinically Dead
July 16th This Charming Man
July 23rd Black Swan
July 30th Atoms for Peace
August 6th In This Home on Ice
August 13th In This Home on Ice
August 20th In This Home on Ice
August 27th On the Bus Mall
September 3rd The Warning
September 10th The Perfect Crime 2
September 17th Finish Your Collapse And Stay
September 24th Made-Up Lovesong #43
October 1st Made-Up Lovesong #43
October 8th I Live in the Mess You Are
October 15th I Live in the Mess You Are
October 22nd I Live in the Mess You Are
October 29th I Live in the Mess You Are
November 5th The West
November 12th The West
November 19th Burning
November 26th Through The Windowpane
December 3rd Little Clown
December 10th Who Left the Lights Off, Baby?
December 17th Arrivals/Departures
December 24th Sanzen
December 31st Who Left the Lights Off, Baby?
January 7th Listen Now
January 14th Remind Me
17 Feb 2007, 21:55 de womblerClap Your Hands Say Yeah / Cold War Kids, 13th Feb, Sheperd's Bush Empire
I decided to drive to this one, thinking that since it it's such a trek from Safff London on public transport that it would be quicker to do it in my underused motor. Well I guess it was, but it turned out to be a very bad idea.
Anyway, missed all but the very end of Elvis Perkins which is a shame because there seemed to be about twenty musicians on stage, which is impressive in itself for a solo-billed second support act all the way from the US.
Next up were the band i was ostensibly there to see, Cold War Kids. Apparently very buzzy and I've liked both their last two singles Hang Me Up to Dry and We Used to Vacation . However they remind me most of Interpol and like them I think Cold War Kids will suffer through their songs (catchy though they are) not really going anywhere. Actually, the music industry guy I was with suggested that they've drawn comparisons with Maroon 5 which I hadn't really thought…
10 Feb 2007, 15:01 de bowsieThu 1 Feb – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cold War Kids
The first gig for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah on their Some Loud Thunder tour kicked off at Tripod in Dublin.
I arrived during the support act, Cold War Kids. Now I'd had a wee listen to these guys before the gig to see what they were about but after my indie-snob friend denounced them as 'Maroon 5 in disguise' after approximately one riff, the party was taken to the back bar.
There I spent ten minutes of my precious life queueing for two pints of watery Guinuess. Put three barmen on for a sold-out gig? Nice one Tripod.
During the consumption of said pints though, Tori Amos walked by, and that cheered us up a little. After that it was into the gig hall, where the smell of vomit suggested the support act had performed a cover of This Love.
The gig kicked off with Some Loud Thunder, and it was immediately obvious that the sound was far too low. Withstanding that Alec Ounsworth & co. banged out the new tracks with aplomb, Satan Said Dance and that Moma, Won't You. …
14 Dic 2006, 21:29 de SsterSuzieOpening Credits:
Track: Velvet Snow
Artist: Kings of Leon
Comment: Walking around like I'm walking in velvet snow...dancing like you'll never dance again. Seems okay.
Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Comment: Waking up with a broken heart. Seems appropriate.
First Day At School:
Artist: Dogs Die in Hot Cars
Comment: Haha...how fitting. "I know nothing/don't know much/I think my education's/Gone out to lunch."
Falling In Love:
Track: Good for you's good for me
Artist: The Walkmen
Track: The Guilt
Artist: The Rakes
Comment: Sounds kinda Beastie Boy-ish. Always good in a decent fight scene.
Track:Don't Be Afraid to Sing
Comment: Jesus, this is perfect. What a breakup song to have.
Track: Me and the Bean
Comment: It's sweet...ridiculously unlike both of my real prom experiences.
Track: In This Home on Ice
Artist: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah