Archive for June, 2012

Crystal Castles – Untrust Us

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

First and foremost, this post is dedicated to David Zima. A man who loves this song as much as I do.

After my last post and talking about replay value, I figured I had to play the song with the most replay value! This song always puts me in a good mood. If I’ve had a drink and hear this song, there is a 100% chance of me getting up and dancing. I also just wanted to check how many times I have listened to this song on iTunes and the number was staggering (99), while I have no shortage of other music to listen to. The fact of the matter is even after hearing this song over 100 times, I cannot get enough. How many times have you listened to it?!

The Popopopops – Wavelength

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

File under smooth jams, this is all you need! I love the fun plucking and dancing by the guitars. The perfect song to get a real chill party off to. It also has really good replay value, so surprise all your friends when you put this song on repeat and play it a couple times in a row. It’s so good, I’m sure no one will mind!

Silversun Pickups – Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Silversun Pickups have been such a consistent tour de force in the alt-rock scene. Their newest release is just what we would expect from them. This song is much like their previous singles, but they really do have the formula for creating an almost “out of body” musical experience in creating a soundscape. This is the kind of song you can put on full blast with noise canceling headphones and just block out the rest of the world. I get the same exact feeling with “Lazy Eye.” Something that is refreshing on their newest release is a song called “The Pit” which their stab at a ballad, which I think turned out very good. Go check it out!

The LK – Down By Law

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

This song is one of those where you’ve probably heard it before but had no idea who did it. Well you’re welcome! The LK have a sound very much like Discovery (who I covered earlier) and are just as catchy and easy to dance like a weird-o to. Coming out in 2008, this is some old music, but totally deserving of recognition. It’s just a shame nothing has come out from them since.

POP ETC – Keep It For Your Own

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

So the first video is a live session of this song (The Yours Truly session) and the next is a promo for their new release. I was introduced to these guys a while ago as The Morning Benders, but then I heard their stuff on the radio as POP ETC and it didn’t really strike me as anything that great. Skip forward to a couple days ago when I heard the lead singer (Chris Chu) on XM Radio and then they play this song. It has not left my head since! I am truly, truly addicted and cannot get enough of this song. The synth is super tight and mixed with the piano and breathy vocals, it totally creeps inside your skin and engulfs every part of you. It even teaches you how to be a hipster telling you to “keep it for your own” (or else it will get mainstream). Too bad for them, this song deserves to be heard by everyone.

Big Black Delta – Roost

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Okay, so these guys are super interesting, as can be seen from their description of their sound “When aliens land with their UFOs on earth and make music, BBD happens.” They really are celestial, but not in a completely random, hectic way that some bands often strive for to be “interesting.” BBD is solo outfit of Jonathan Bates but I hear he tours with two female drummers which sounds pretty spectacular. Work for the first LP, appropriately named BBDLP1, was done on a laptop given to him by Alessandro Cortini from NIN and the sound is most like…newer, spacier, NIN. This song in particular is striking as it sounds so much like Angelo Badalamenti, but slowly moves into a large progression. The building up that this song creates is awe-inspiring and gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. Check out his LP for other great songs like this.

The Drums – How It Ended

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

This is a fun video for the Instagram generation. Too bad there isn’t a canvas feature, because it is pretty darn cool. The song is great as well, and I love the whirring synth in the chorus. A song full of uncertainties, but a solid message of fidelity and forgiving as well as a solid chorus really make this song stick.