Saturday, July 26, 2014

Song of the Day: "Magic Mountain"

I played The Drums during one of my threeway work day things (D and M and I get together to work in the same place to alleviate the need of some of the crew to be around other adult humans). The first album holds up really well and if you don't know it, look for it.

This is from the upcoming, and while it's got a bit of an abrasive quality to it (played over an episode of Designing Women on Becky's big screen), I will be on the lookout for the full release.



Song: "Magic Mountain"
Artist: The Drums

Friday, July 25, 2014

Song of the Day: "Georgia for This"

I'm a big fan of Erica Sunshine Lee--her sound and songwriting are both sharp, balancing a little glam country with some nice old school traditionalism (the feminist 70s old school traditionalism of Loretta Lynn).

As with Brad Paisley last year I'm getting too caught up in the lyrical precision of the song. Everything "west coast" she mentions in the song is true for Atlanta x 100. Probably plenty of folks in Athens and Savannah are drinking expensive lattes and wearing Lululemon yoga pants too.

So putting the lyrics aside, it's a great summer jam. Like a blueberry jam.



Song: "Georgia for This"
Artist: Erica Sunshine Lee

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Song of the Day: "Get Hurt"

The Gaslight Anthem move away from Arena Rock toward Arena Rock Ballad with this title track from next month's new album.



Song: "Get Hurt"
Artist: The Gaslight Anthem

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Song of the Day: "Klapp Klapp"

I ran across this watching an ad for the Milk app. The ad was filled with interesting music and this is the one that cut through all that.

That being said, I have no idea who Little Dragon is or what the song is about. Apparently it's satanic, filled with voodoo and also the only musicians who get signed to labels are all satanic. Which I think goes in the face of the "everyone in the music industry is a pawn of the Illuminati." Unless it doesn't. I've lost track (too many chemtrails).


Song: "Klapp Klapp"
Artist: Little Dragon

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Song of the Day: "Back to the Shack"

I haven't been all warm and fuzzy toward Weezer's most recent stuff.

Sometimes it takes a bit of time for a track to grow on me, but generally Rivers and me click right away. Not so much here, again.

But I have hope for the forthcoming Everything Will Be Alright in the End. There's just too much greatness in their decades of music for me not to have a bit of faith.



Song: "Back to the Shack"
Artist: Weezer

Monday, July 21, 2014

Song of the Day: "Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)"

Seen on a typical sunny day in Glasgow

A Sunny Day in Glasgow aren't from Scotland, but I appreciate that they appreciate the place.

I'm not familiar with the band even though this is their fourth album (which is weird since everyone knows the fourth album is generally the "oh, Rich totally already knows this band by now" album).

You probably don't either.

Or do you?



Song: "Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)"
Artist: A Sunny Day in Glasgow

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Song of the Day: "Hang Up"

Another new album from the Goth-father (Peter Murphy).

John disagrees with my use of the word overture to mean something akin to a musical thesis statement. But I think it works. In musicals the overture is a preview of what you'll be hearing. I mean that, but thematically.

In my definition, this is the overture for Lion, his latest album.



Song: "Hang Up"
Artist: Peter Murphy