Thursday, May 24, 2007

Danielson












Danielson
Ships

Led by Daniel Smith singing with a voice that's impossible to get out of your head,
Danielson creates music that sounds like they're a psychadelic Partridge Family. Mr. Smith wouldn't get away with a voice like his in some other genres, but it works perfect with the the eclectic and zany sounds you find on the album "Ships". Some of the songs give me a feeling as if I turned on Saturday morning cartoons after a night of hard drinking. They keep my head spinning whenever I listen, but without the effects of a bad hangover. Ships finds a balance between creative genius and sheer madness, making it a great work of art as much as it's a good album. It's awesome to find an album that captures the imaginative wonder like this one does. Check it out.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fewer Moving Parts












David Bazan
Fewer Moving Parts

David Bazan is the kind of guy you'd either love or hate. If you're a conservative Christian, some of Dave's lyrics would probably make you cringe and say he's from the devil. On the other hand, if you are someone who struggles daily with your life and faith, or even if you aren't a believer at all, then you'd probably appreciate his songs as he takes a "bullshit free" approach in writing his music. I'm a little late in the game to discover his music. So after I read "Body Piercing Saved My Life", I wanted to hear his songs as I found myself relating to him alot in the book. So I checked out his solo EP "Fewer Moving Parts". The first half of the album are studio tracks, while the second are stripped down acoustic versions of the songs. The guy has a laid back style when singing that sometimes resembles Chris Martin of Coldplay, but never copies. Each track carries a sound that fits in more with the indie rock scene than it does mainstream. If you're familiar with Dave, then you probably won't be let down by this collection of songs. If you're not, then it might do you good to check out this innovative album.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Incubus - Dig

This song 'digs' at me every time I hear it... A beautiful audio and visual experience... Enjoy...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Muse











Muse
Black Holes And Revelations

If you're familiar with Muse, then you probably know their sound goes beyond what's considered ordinary. With "Black Holes And Revelations", they make it clear they're a force to be reckoned with. Muse incorporates different music styles such as electronica and rock, and experiments with them to put out some amazing songs. Songs like Map Of The Problematique and Assassin burst with so much energy, they're sure to give you a nice adrenaline rush. The themes of the album, which include conspiracy theories and outer space make the songs more intriguing, the same way a good Kubrick film would. If you happen to check out this album, then you're in for quite a ride.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Noisettes - "Sister Rosetta (Capture The Spirit)"

Do you want some noise?

What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf?












The Noisettes
What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf?

Out of the UK comes a band who’s kicked down the door in the U.S. music scene with an energetic debut album. The Noisettes is the band I’m talking about. Their debut album "What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf?" is laced with catchy tracks that blend an edgy rock sound with soulful vocals by a girl named Shingai Shoniwa. You should hear her belt out some of their songs! Her vocals can match the tempo on each song, whether they are playing an aggressive track like Don’t Give Up or slowing it down a bit on The Count Of Monte Christo. If you’re the type of person I am, who likes to crank up the volume on a song and go nuts for a while, then the track Sister Rosetta (Capture The Spirit) is just for you. This album is an example of a band who rises above mediocrity, and who puts the heart and soul into their music. The Noisettes are definitely a band to keep your eyes (and ears) on.