Sunday, March 26, 2006
HORSE the Band - The Black Hole
Yes, the new Underoath album leaked, and yes, it's awesome. Underoath has definetly witnessed a change in sound. After The Changing of Times, Underoath, as well as getting a new vocalist, went for a more melodic hardcore sound on their last release, They're Only Chasing Safety. For their newest Album, Define the Great Line, the band returns to a more hardcore sound, but one more to the likes of friends such as Killswitch Engage and The Chariot. This is definetly a plus because it allows the band to advance forwards as musicians; there's a lot more focus on instrumentals rather than catchy hooks or chorus-lines. For this release, I definetly think Underoath took a step in the right direction. It may not be for every fan of TOCS, but it will definetly please those with an appreciation for the hardcore/metalcore genre. This isn't just screamo. And as always, if you'd like the entire cd, instant message me.
And now for another Angels & Airwaves track. I'm not going to write anything to describe it, other than it's got the same feel as the other two songs I've posted before. Presale's for the band's tour, beginning in May I think, have already been released. Unfortunately, they're only stopping in major cities (at least for now). Either way, for those of you close enough, I highly recommend buying tickets right now. Angels & Airwaves - The Gift
Alright, that's all for now. I'll try and write more often. -Adrian P.S. I also have some other AVA tracks, but they're radio edits (meaning that it's a minute or two of radio quality songs and then a guy comes in interviewing Tom). If you want 'em, IM me (onearmedscizzer) and I'll send them to you.
Friday, March 24, 2006
A few minutes, and two delicious quesadillas later, we were graced with the presence of Stuart Murdoch and his glorious troupe, Belle & Sebastian. I have to be honest when I say that these guys were the entire reason I went to this show. As enjoyable as TNP may be, Stuart and the rest of his crew have been a favorite band of mine for a few years now, and I wanted so desperately to see them live. Needless to say i was not disappointed. The group opened with a laid-back song, "Expectations", from their 1999 release, Tigermilk but then jumped straight into the first single, "Another Sunny Day", off of their latest album, The Life Pursuit. The band required no introduction, and everyone in the audience seemed to know the lyrics to every song they put on. The crowd was filled with old-school B&S fans who loved hearing older hits like "Your Cover's Blown" (a highlight of the show), "She's Losing It", and "Electric Renaissance". There were also plenty of fans who have just become familiar with B&S either through The Life Pursuit or Dear Catastrophe Waitress, another incredibly strong and relatively recent B&S album. These fans loved "The Blues are Still Blue", "If You Find Yourself Caught in Love", and especially "Funny Little Frog". The group didn't formally introduce themselves until a cute little role-call right at the end of the show. Stuart introduced all the members while the dirty guitar line from "White Collar Boy" slowly built up to fruition. This was definitely a highlight of the show, and Stuart is quite a bit funnier than people would expect. The show featured Belle & Sebastian music for older and newer fans, and was one of the more enjoyable shows I've been to in my life. While they did leave out a few of my favorites (The Boy With the Arab Strap, Step Into My Office Baby, Sleep the Clock Around), they pretty much covered all the hits, with a slight emphasis on the newer songs, naturally. They even played my favoritest song, "I'm a Cuckoo", and rocked the house with it. All and all, an incredible show for the crew from Glasgow, Scotland. Below is the setlist for the Belle & Sebastian performance, along with the links to each live version of the song. Thanks again to Austin for taking the time to seperate each song, which I know takes quite alot of work. Belle & Sebastian Live at the 9:30 Club:
Expectations Another Sunny Day Women's Realm Sukie in the Graveyard Electric Renaissance The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner To Be Myself Completely The Blues Are Still Blue (The song was cut off) Piazza, New York Catcher Belle and Sebastian Funny Little Frog She's Losing It Your Cover's Blown (We couldn't handle the synth line with the video screens) Dog On Wheels I'm A Cuckoo (incredible) The Wrong Girl If You Find Yourself Caught in Love Judy and the Dream of Horses White Collar Boy (listen to the role call in the beginning) Me and the Major
Plus some banter between Stuart, the crowd, and the rest of B&S Here are some more pictures of the show, taken by our two lovely ladies Suzanne and Claire.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
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I spent an hour on this. Please let me know how much i suck in the comments (And click on the picture to see all the detail).
Friday, March 17, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Dear Internet, Sorry for the lack of posts! We swear that the Belle & Sebastian stuff will be up soon. We've just been really really busy. No "Themey Thursday" post tonight i guess, but look for one tomorrow. I'm taking this as an oppertunity to show off my musical talents. Surprisingly in my free time i do more than touch my self, cry, and eat low carb foods. I have been making electronic music under the name Things Change for almost two years now, and have produced over 30 all original tracks. I actually just finished one song i've been working on for ages. In fact i looked at the time recorder and it says that i have spent 22 hours on this one song alone. That's scary! Anyways, this song is really chill i think, and i will gladly take any feedback. I also posted an older song I made sometime last year that Evro from GWFAS is very much in love with. Well here they are. If you would like to hear more, or just need someone to talk to, IM me (EtniesAMF). Love, your friend...Austin Things Change - Jump Off His Airplane [Download or Die] -then chill the F out Things Change - Crossing The Danger Water [Download or Die]
How cute are we!
alex (left), me (right)
Friday, March 10, 2006
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
TV on the Radio - I Was a Lover TV on the Radio - Let the Devil In Dodge from My Old Kentucky Blog has posted 2 other strong tracks from RtCM, but they are yousendit links so hurry over and get 'em while you still can. (Note: If you are TVotR and want me to take these tracks down, please just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will kindly remove them.) -Zack
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006
In Bocca al Lupo examines themes of sin, transgression, punishment, and redemption, touching on different lives and different stories in each individual song. The resulting album resembles the 1979 murder mystery from which the band takes its name-a pastiche of bad deeds and good intentions, of last minute heroism and, in some cases, nearly impossible forgiveness."In Boca al Lupo" will be released on MBD's very own label Tent Show Records, so good luck finding any leaks. Look for the release to be around May 23rd, and then some extensive touring. You don't want to miss Murder By Death live. I don't care who you are, what music you like, or if you hate the songs you've heard by Murder By Death...Murder By Death plays such an amazing live show, there will be no way you wont love it. Murder By Death - Dynamite Mine(demo) -Off of "In Boca al Lupo" -Austin