You are currently browsing the monthly archive for March 2010.
Today’s band is known for creating moody music that incorporates found sound elements and could easily be the soundtrack to any zombie flick. Actually, Godspeed You! Black Emperor did contribute a song to the “28 Days Later” soundtrack. A few of the members played on Vic Chesnutt’s final album “At the Cut.”
Just because Rainer Maria called it quits in 2006 doesn’t mean that I can’t still talk about them. They are one of the best under-appreciated indie bands of the last decade. With great songs like “Artificial Light” and today’s sketch “The Awful Truth of Loving” you can’t help but sing along to their blend of catchy pop songs.
I recently rediscovered this CD in my collection and had forgotten how great it is. It looks like The Cranberries are still playing live and releasing albums. I’ve always loved the raw energy and power of the band juxtaposed by Delores’s beautiful and seemingly fragile voice. Don’t be fooled there’s a lot of power behind her voice.
I discovered that the band called The Brokedown changed their name to The Broken West. Their music is a great blend of southern rock with straight-forward pop. Something about them reminds me a little bit of The Counting Crows.
This has always been one of my favorite songs by Jewel. The words are beautiful and she sings them with such passion. I’m a sucker for narrative songs, and this one definitely delivers. I used to be a huge fan of Jewel, but her music has outgrown my personal tastes. Though I don’t listen to many of her newer songs, I’ve admired her ability to change her style. I was shocked to see her play electric guitar and rock out at a live concert many years ago.
Today’s song comes all the way from Norway. Animal Alpha reminds me of all the reasons that straight-forward rock will never die. They are great at balancing the heaviness and the hooks.
Tito is probably one of my favorite drummers of all time. You can’t help but get up and move when you here his brand of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Just be thankful you can’t see me dancing now. It’s sad that I’m a drummer, but I can’t dance to save my life.
I’m dedicating today’s sketch to my wife who is in the home stretch of finishing her PhD. I suspect that she’ll always pull all-nighters even after school is over. I don’t know how she does it. Cue is a instrumental band that calls Austin its home. I’m not sure if they are still together, because there isn’t a whole of lot of information on them, I was able to find an article about the album that this song is on, and a MP3 download of the song. So, enjoy.
This has always been one of my favorite songs by Hendrix, and the fact that it was supposedly written in the time it took for his girlfriend to take a walk after a fight amazes me. Then again he was truly an amazing artist.
I know absolutely nothing about today’s band, but the song makes me laugh. He really wants you to know that he’s the Lazer Viking. It’s a short song, so give it a listen.