You are currently browsing the monthly archive for October 2009.
It has been rumored that Neutral Milk Hotel is planning to reunite and tour for many years. Considering it hasn’t really happened yet (outside of the Elephant Six Orchestra shows), I doubt it will.
Neutral Milk Hotel “A Baby For Pree”
I can’t help but love a band that can substitute tap and flamenco for drums. Tilly and the Wall manage to make really catchy songs while redefining what a rock band is.
I love this band’s music, but I had a hard time picking a song to sketch. It’s been in the back of my mind for a few weeks now. Sometimes it pays to let the thoughts marinade a bit.
I promised I’d do a Pixies song, and I finally did. Two versions of this song were recorded. Though I prefer the faster, more rocking version, today’s sketch fits the UK Surf version better.
Explosions in the Sky makes music that works as the soundtrack to whatever you’re doing while listening to them.
This is perhaps one of my favorite songs by Jurassic 5, because of the way that everyone overlaps their parts for the breakdown. Unfortunately, the group called it quits in 2007 though I think many of the members are recording solo work.
Dhira blurs the boundaries of world, pop and hip-hop with sounds from Spain and Indian. Their mix of dance and hip-hop is one of the most inventive sounds I’ve heard in awhile. The first song I heard was “Sonrie Smile” on an NPR news story about them coming to New York. I’m not sure if these guys have ever made it to Dallas, but I hope to be able to see them live one day.
The band officially called it quits in August 2008. Though they were only together for five years, they managed to turn out two solid albums and a hand full of singles and LPs. This is the first song that I heard from the band, and I was instantly hooked.
Nothing says symmetry like an ambigram, and this ambigram actually says symmetry.