So many times we as the listener can be turned off by track number one and not bother to hear the remainder of the album. The title gives the illusion that the album is the soundtrack for a movie based on a book. The last track 9. However, Italian Japanese goes beyond the norm by fusing different genres with piercing instrumentals and futuristic metaphors. I would say that my favorite song on the album has to be…all of them! Website Myspace Twitter Reverbnation.
Posted by Ms. Scorpia at AM. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. MTV Games. MP3 Downloads from Amazon. Blog Catalog Blog Directory. Are You Prepared? The songs are internet-friendly and radio-friendly A bit schmaltzy and predictable at times It would be nice to hear these songs without all the unnecessary overdubs.
Names of things don't matter. Names of places don't matter. Names of people don't matter. They just don't matter. How can anyone look at The bright side when there Is no bright Side? The man who calls himself Norselaw creates music that incorporates different elements from different genres The humorously-titled Rape You Like A Gentleman features tunes where death metal vocals meet early punkster type songs These tunes pack a big nasty punch We love the way this guy merges guitar sounds from different decades Now that Old hippy farts Are in control Everything is more fucked up Than ever before.
Luedecke once again teamed up with producer extraordinaire Steve Dawson here Chris writes and records modern folky pop with threads of bluegrass. His pure, organic tunes come across like honest statements from a man who is obviously driven by integrity. Instead of relying on technology and recording Jeremiah - Italian Japanese - The Lush to get his point across, Luedecke instead relies on his skills as a songwriter.
This music is pure and has plenty of real soul. This is one of those cases where all the pieces fit together just right. Dreamhouse will definitely end up being one of our top favorites albums of Steve Poltz is just so We could come up with all kinds of reasons why and comparisons to give you an idea of where he's coming from But the important thing to remember is that Steve Poltz is a truly great artist whose music will most certainly stand the test of time. To say we're blown away by the songs on Dreamhouse would be a vast understatement.
These songs aren't just good. They are Not much more to say Eleven cuts here Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW This cool five track EP is immediately effective and inviting. These guys write and record modern pop that is engaging and intelligent. The rhythms pound rather hard at times What surprises us about this EP is how accessible the tunes are. Some of these tracks could easily become monster twenty-first century hits.
We dig all five cuts here This EP features uplifting melodic pop tunes delivered with swift style Our only complaint here Oh well The band has been in existence for almost 20 years now! We initially guessed that this band would be short lived because we were certain there would only be a very limited audience for such a peculiar, esoteric musical outfit. We were right about the latter Time has proven that Creager is not in it for Jeremiah - Italian Japanese - The Lush money We've loved every phase the band has been through thus far As a result, we're pleased to report that Sister Kinderhook is somewhat of a return to the original sound of the band.
The themes of the songs are, as usual, unusual Colonial Federalism, feral children, giants Melora continues writing material that is far too smart for casual listeners. And the songs The cellos sound fantastic Some shocking news This is the kinda stuff that you either love or you hate. Once again, we are enchanted and mesmerized Reverse - Monkey Mind While there are thousands upon thousands of bands playing the style of music these guys play These guys keep things relatively simple and straightforward on Monkey Mind The songs are driven by super catchy vocal melodies, thick fuzzy guitars, and impossibly addictive rhythms.
One Home One Heart has a nice warm organic sound The songs are presented simply, driven mainly by a gentle strummed acoustic guitar. These songs were recorded live in the studio which may explain the nice sparse open sound.
Sabrina and Craig are obviously creating music for all the right reasons. Some of these tunes remind us of Paul Simon at times. Spirit Kid is the project spearheaded by the songwriting skills of Emeen Zarookian This guy has a great voice and really manages to effortlessly hit the high notes.
The band's last album was released independently Spouse songs don't really fit within the confines of any one specific medium Traditional instruments are used for the most part and the songs have a nice, melodic, classic sound. These folks aren't dressing up like aliens or trying to blow people away with weirdness or volume. Instead, they are simply making great understated music that can Romantic Weirdness (CD appreciated for decades to come.
Sure the vocals are somewhat similar to Williams and Simon Devon Sproule recorded the majority of this album in England.
She writes nice, smooth, understated pop tunes with just a hint of country and bluegrass. The real treat here are the vocals. Sproule has a wonderfully unrehearsed style of singing that gives her tunes strange personal sparks. Listening to her music you almost get the feeling you are listening to a friend telling stories.
Heaven is most definitely a modern classic. The guys in this band have never let us down. We're pleased as punch to report that Speculation may just be Romantic Weirdness (CD best album ever.
Part of this album was recorded at Faust 's recording studio in Germany This album features plenty of high tech experimentation Instead, these tracks have a cool heady feel that is strangely organic and puzzling. Certain elements of the music recall progressive bands from the s Subtlety is the key word here Highly recommended. TV Set - Farewell Independently released CD, Rock This peculiar little album arrived in our mailbox with virtually no information about the band or the album.
No problem Farewell is a strange album that is somewhat difficult to pin down. The folks in this band record music that reminds us slightly of Howard Devoto. The songs have plenty of ragged edges and feature some strangely out of date electronic percussion.
Eight tunes here, six of which are originals. Real underground music that is credible and unadulterated. Instead of dishing out progressive pop that sounds like every other modern artist, Xander records songs that have much more in common with classic artists from the past century Instead of cluttering up his tunes with too many overdubs and effects, he keeps things relatively simple and direct on The Fear Nathan has a really cool, subtle voice Wilmot Greenethe owner of the Georgia Theatre in Athens, approached the folks in Venice Is Sinking and asked them to record a live album at the theater using only a single microphone.
The band agreed. Once the actual recording began the decision was made to record the band using two mikes rather than one. In May the band played the theater sans audience Recording an album live without overdubs is hard enough Not surprisingly, the band's music survived the ordeal Sadly, about a year later, the Georgia Theatre burned. At that point, the folks in the band decided that all of the proceeds from this album would go to Greene to help him rebuild. Strange how things have a way of coming back around, ain't it?
So this album succeeds on different levels This, the band's debut full-length release, is chock full of smart imaginative pop. These tunes feature wonderful resonant melodies and precisely intricate arrangements. Although it is probably only by accident, some of these tracks remind us slightly of The Shortwave Set Walking Sleep is driven by the songwriting skills of Hunter Curra While his songs are basically pop, there are plenty of surprises intertwined into the mix so that music never seems boring or predictable.
Not a bad track to be found here Baltimore, Maryland's We Read Minds have come up with a very rewarding album here. This self-titled CD features slightly lush progressive pop with wonderfully winding melodies, exceptional vocals, and super smart arrangements. The press release that accompanied this disc compared the band to a variety of other artists all of which apply in one form or another This band's songs aren't predictable or generic A Ada Jane - Again G Matthew Gair - And she whispered i told you so Smirnov - Privet earth!
Project - It's time for U. At times, the band briefly kicks into the kind of dance-rock beat that would be flogged to death in the hands of, say, the Killers or the Braverybut they only remain in that mode long enough to shake the sleep dust out of their eyes for a moment, and then it's back into another poignant, atmospheric Romantic Weirdness (CD. The way Italian Japanese keep bobbing back and forth between one dynamic extreme and another on The Lush, Romantic WeirdnessJeremiah - Italian Japanese - The Lush, it's fortunate that they apparently number solid structure high among their priorities, to keep listeners from losing their bearings.
It also doesn't hurt that Allen Colaneri is an actual singer with a capital "s," one who can really wrap his voice around a tune, as opposed to a "vocalist" who relies exclusively on "personality" to put the songs over, as is the case with too many of the band's peers.
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