Posts tagged ‘Song’

New Yeasayer

By | May, 21, 2012

“Henrietta”, was posted online last week by We All Want Someone To Shout For. It is the latest song from Yeasayer, and was apparently sent in CD form to everyone on their mailing list. Give it a listen. I think the band has plenty of great material left in them, even after putting out two really great albums to launch their career.

Happiness, Is So Hard to Find

By | May, 10, 2012

To continue the electro pop theme, is the 1986 smash hit “I Can’t Wait” from Nu Shooz. This is a good reference point for the music of Passion Pit and MGMT we’ve explored in the last few weeks. Brush up on those tracks by clicking here, here and here. Watch the fantastically 80s style video below.

Does Anyone Care?

By | May, 1, 2012

Let’s put the Electro Pop renaissance on hold for a bit and shift to a Pop Rock act that has written some timeless songs. Irish 90′s Alt. Rock stars The Cranberries have recently gotten back together and will be kicking off their U.S. tour in New York City tomorrow night at Terminal 5. Judging by their two SOLD OUT shows to open the tour in New York, it seems like at least 6,000 people still care. Despite not securing a ticket of my own, I also still care. Watch my favorite song, “Ode To My Family”, below.

Cut Me Open

By | April, 12, 2012

Annie Clark is another insanely creative female indie pop artist that has really changed the game over the last few years like tUnE-yArDs‘ Merrill Garbus. She goes by the stage name St. Vincent, and her virtuosic guitar playing is matched by her commanding vocals and brilliant knack for catchy songwriting, poetic lyrics and quirky melodies. The 29 year old Texas native, and Berklee dropout, is a former member of Alt. Rock stalwarts, The Polyphonic Spree. That’s quite the pedigree. Watch the lead single, “Surgeon”, off her third album Strange Mercy, which was released this past September on 4AD Records and see if she lives up to the hype. I think so.

Also, for those of you lucky enough to live in the Southwest or the Bay Area, you can catch Annie and Merrill together as they co-headline 4 shows, aside from both being at each weekend of this year’s Coachella festival. Tour dates can be seen here.

Lil’ Lions’ Roar

By | April, 11, 2012

Just a follow up on my post from last Friday about tUnE-yArDs. You can get a little more background on the adorable children in the video at Pitchfork. Watch below, to hear her latest single “My Country”.

At The Drive-In’s First Show in 11 Years

By | April, 10, 2012

I had heard the band would be getting back together to perform at Coachella, but I was unaware that they were performing anymore dates than the two scheduled out in Indio for the festival. Apparently they performed last night in Austin as part of a three show Texas warm up for their festival dates here and abroad throughout the summer. It’s really hard to pick a favorite from their masterpiece album Relationship of Command, but I always really loved “Invalid Litter Dept.”. It’s not as aggressive as most of the rest of the album, but it’s just as heavy and dark as any other song, and definitely foreshadowed the direction The Mars Volta would take after the split up of At The Drive-In. It was definitely the missing link between the more punk driven sound of ATDI and the more progressive, Pink Floyd influenced sound singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and lead guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez hoped to achieve with The Mars Volta. You can read and watch a synopsis of last night’s show here, courtesy of Consequence Of Sound.