Brand New released their fourth major recording this week, “Daisy“. Although they have yet to create a video for “At The Bottom”, which is seemingly the obvious choice, we felt it necessary to tribute them this week. At the moment, there doesn’t seem to be any electric versions of anything off “Daisy” available. So let’s revisit an older video…
“Sic Transit Gloria” off their sophomore release “Deja Entendu”
Welcome students old and new… every Thursday until the sun blazes the Earth, the staff shall pay homage to the most classic indie albums of all time. No countdowns, or top 100 lists, just a weekly gaze into the Music Emissions vault. Let the education begin…
Spiderland is the second studio album by the American indie rock band Slint, released on March 27, 1991 on Touch and Go. Featuring dramatically alternating dynamics and vocals ranging from spoken word to shouting, the album contains narrative lyrics that emphasize alienation. Spiderland was Slint’s first release on Touch and Go, and the group’s last record.
According to wikipedia, the album has been highly influential on the styles of many bands in post-rock, including Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Slint was also featured on the “Kids Soundtrack’.
Have a listen to “Good Morning Captain“…
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Zeus was born from the musical friendship of Mike O’Brien and Carlin Nicholson. The two Toronto-based musicians have been living on the road for the past few years as the backing band for singer/songwriter andBroken Social Scene member Jason Collett. With a lineup rounded out by longtime friends and musical compatriots Rob Drake and Neil Quin, Zeus draws upon classic influences to craft timeless songs, complete with fuzzed out guitars and shimmering harmonies.
We caught up with Mike O’Brien for some recommendations: Read more
This week we bring a little Beastie Boys, a bit of electronica, some hard rock, hardcore, indie rock and some British rock. Don’t forget our new Classic Rewind. This week we bring you The Jayhawks. Check it out!
- Booty Groove – Beastie Boys (Doublecheck Your Head)
- Padding Ghost – Dan Deacon (Bromst)
- Sebadon’t – Into It. Over It. (52 Weeks)
- Lets Get Undressed – Danko Jones (Never Too Loud)
- Who Doesn’t Love A Good Dismemberment? – Poison The Well (The Tropic Rot)
- Royal Blood – The Witchies (Witchies EP)
- Miss Williams Guitar – The Jayhawks (Music From The North Country)
- Dominos – The Big Pink (Dominos)
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The first 15 days of Indie Of The Year are over. Though we would love to cover the entire 50+ artists vying for IOTY, there simply is not enough time. However, how about a summary of what voters are saying about the top fifteen leaders in these first 15 days?
Artist – Votes
1. Back up Johnny – 59
Talented and energetic, with a strong presence and the ability to connect with a crowd, Backup Johnny appeals to persons young and old, and fans of all genres of music.
2. Wedlock – 57
I think the end result in “Continuity” shows up in the sheer tightness and cohesion of the tracks
3. Kwame Tona -45
The production is incredible, Tona’s flow is sick and his lyrics are deep.
4. My Cousin The Emperor -33
Catchy alt-country. It stood out among all the other bands that I have heard on here.
5. June’s Not Faking -22
Junes Not Faking have come together to polish off their punk and make it gleam with a hint of good natured pop mentality
6. Vacuity -17
The music is very tight with an obviously great understanding between the bandmates, the singers voice with a very fitting with the subject. Certainly a well crafted peice of art that can and does speak to all of us in the western culture of comfort.
7. Vonrenzo -15
This album is an outstanding emotional rollercoaster. The band is clever in its delivery of mocking great lyrics of lost love with mostly upbeat music.
8. The Dead Girls -12
Quite creative, useful with rhythm and quite moody. Music to drive to on a sunny day
9. Roslyn -12
10. Experience.Hold. -9
11. Paper Cranes -9
Musically, it’s very good. Lyrically, it’s also very good – clever, a little sarcastic and perfectly delivered by Ryan McCullagh. It’s a little remeniscent of Pavement on Prozac.
12. Groove Generator -7
It’s not often you come across an album that provides music to suit every mood. Groove Got Phat is able to do just that: upbeat when you’re buzzing, mellow when you’re chilling. Always a great vibe.
13. Ursa -4
14. Sipo -4
15. Gr3ta -3
While not really a “super group” per se, Suicide City members are veterans. Members from Biohazard, Kittie, and the Groovenics have gotten together to create quite the group. We asked each for one recommendation:
Sirsy – Fiery, sultry, & soulful indie pop that packs quite the punch for a 2 piece. Love them and their catchy songs. Check them out at http://www.sirsy.com
The Presets are the first band in awhile that make me want to dance my pants off in a scientific way. Handclaps and high fives all night long!
Critters Buggin, their album Host. They’ve got cool groove/rhythm based music. If you like loose, organic, live, breathing groovin music, this is for you.
Strung-Out . – Fast paced technical punk-metal with intelligent thought provoking lyrics delivered from a powerful vocalist make this band a must have in my traveling cd collection. Think Iron-Maiden and Bad Religion having a child.
Mindless Self Indulgence. – No explanation will do this band justice. Creativity and imagination without restraint in self-mockery and condemnation of everything you know.
The latest explosion at twitter.com…
Is twitter too immediate? Are there people out there using their twitter accounts to say things they almost always regret? Has freedom of speech gone too far and now we are getting what we’ve deserved.
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I learned about Five Finger Death Punch on this site. They are a hard hitting but still accessible metal band from the Los Angeles area. They’re getting ready to release a new album called War Is The Answer. Hard To See is the first “single” from the album and its a well done vid by Matt Silverman. Check it out: