Monday, February 9, 2009

Greatest Day In Music

Sorry. There really isn't a need to find new music anymore.

Sunday, February 1, 2009



Oh damn kids. It's only Feb. and already sounds like this are coming out. Go stream the whole thing on his myspace:

If you haven't heard this guy before, you are in for a treat.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yo, F.O.B.


Haters can hate, this is a fine pop-punk album from 03.
I've been busy trying to start up portrait/wedding photography (along with me regular job) which is why the beat has become far less desk and door.

Here is a slight taste of that:

Click for big's

I will attempt to get back to this when I can.

Don't call it a come back.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

End of Year 2008

After much lazy laze. Here is my 'Best Things I Heard This Year' list. It might be Albums, it might be singles, it might be from last year. Enjoy.

5. Thrice- The Alchemy Index: Vol. IV Earth (album)
10. M83- Up! (single)
4. Lupe Fiasco/Justice- The Coolest vs. Let There Be Light (single)
11. Kill The Noise- Hey You (Le Castle Vania Remix) (single)
7. Innerpartysystem- Innerpartysystem (album)
13. Grum- Go Back (Le Castle Vania Remix) (single)
15. Coldplay- Viva La Vida (single)
12. Burden Of A Day- Burden Of A Day (album)
6. Astronautalis- Two Years Before The Mast (single)
1. Emery- Broken Hearts Will Prevail (album)
3. Kayne West- 808 and Heartbreak (album)
2. The Twelves- Anything I heard by them
14. Glassjaw- You Think You're Fucking Lennon (single)
8. Cut Copy- Lights and Music (Boys Noize Remix) (single)
9. Lies In Disguise- Penis Vs. Vagina (single)

There is something I am missing...oh well. I didn't buy as music as I thought I did.

Things I heard this year that didn't live up to my self created hype:
4. Venetian Snares- Detrimentalist (album)
2. Sigur Ros- Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (album)
5. From First To Last- From First To Last (album)
1. The Faint- Fascination (album)
3. Crystal Castles- Crystal Castles (album)
8. Fall Out Boy- Folie A Deux (album)
7. most of Norma Jean- The Anti Mother (album)
6. most of Astronautlis- Pomegrante (album)

The last two I still love, but the hype I built around them is something only God could live up to. Again, I am sure I missing something from here.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba

December. I have things to do. Now, I have no idea what I was doing in October, but well, December will be next.

Till then, just um, do this:

Epic New Song by Jay-Z, 'History' (I could have reposted this link blah blah, but WWM is plenty awesome for finding this as is).

((I am tired, no hyperlinks for you))

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Love Lockdown (Ellen)

For reals kids, Ellen knows what is up. Also, is just me or does the itunes single sound like garbage production wise compared to all the different live versions?

ps:I want to come back, give me some time.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Indie Starter Kit

The Twelves- Works for Me
Ace Enders- Rain
Always the Runner- Speaking Of Paliminos
Astronautalis- Two Years Before the Mast
Bear vs. Shark- Busess No Busess
Bloc Party- Flux (JFK Remix)
The Carps- All The Thugs I know
Caspian- Quivos
Constants- Walking Dead In East Texas
Cursive- The Casualty
The Decemberist- The Tain
Discover America- Green Eyes
Do Make Say Think- Minmin
Dredg- Ode To The Sun
Drive Like Jehu- Caress
Dustin Kensure- Blood & Wine
Every Gentle Air- The Sower (Really any thing by these guys is fantastic)
Explosions in the Sky- The Birth and Death of the Day
The Faint- The Geeks Were Right
Far- Mother Mary
Foxhole- End of Dying
Gatsbys American Dream- Margaritas And Cock
Harvey Danger- War Buddies
High and Driving- Shes So Lovely
Hilmar Örn Hilmarson- Pretty Angels
I Married My High School Sweetheart- For Keiko (It feels Like)
Innerpartysystem- Don't Stop
Intramural- Rocket
J Dilla- Geek Down
Junius- Hiding Knives (One of the best bands ever)
Kill The Noise- Hey You (Le Castle Vaina Remix)
The Kinsion- You Will Never Guess Who Died
Limbeck- Honk + Wave
Logh- Fell Into The Well
M83- Let Men Burn Stars
Mates of State- Ha Ha
Metric- Monster Hospital
Mew- Circuitry Of The Wolf
mewithoutYou- In A Sweater Poorly Knit
Mickey Factz- Rockstar Posers
Minus The Bear- Drilling (P.O.S. Redo)
Mogwai- Auto Rock
Moth- I See Sound
Mouth Of The Architect- Baobab
Murder By Death- Killbot2000
Onelinedrawing- Oh, Boys
Pedro The Line- A Mind of Her Own
Pelican- Sirius
Planes Mistaken For Stars- Copper and Stars
Portugal. The Man- AKA M80 The Wolf
The Prize Fighter Inferno- The Going Price For Home
Random- Sitges Savepoint
Ratatat- Beanie Sigel & Dirt McGirt - When You Hear That (Remixes Vol 1)
Refused- New Noise
Russian Circles- Death Rides A Horse
Sense Field- Burn
Sigur Ros- Glósóli
The Snake The Cross The Crown- Gates of Dis
Soular- Take Me Away
The Sounds Of Animals Fighting- The Heretic (Such a great song)
Sparta- Cut Your Ribbon
Steal Train- Blown Away
Stop It!!- Amen and Boys
The Stryder- Billy
Sufjan Stevens- The Dress Looks Nice On You
Telefon Tel Aviv- Fahrenheit Fair Enough
Thrice- Child of Dust
Thursday- Into the Blinding Light
Tristeza- Aereoaviones
U.N.K.L.E.- When Things Explode
The Valley Arena- Paint it Red
Waxwing- Place Called Houston
Yaphet Kotto- Torn Pictures


Anyway. I know how you internetians love mp3s so...I will get on that.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

MTV Video Music Awards 2008


Results for this joke of a show.

Best Female Video (wtf)
Britney Spears
"Piece of Me"

Best Male Video
Chris Brown
"With You"

Best Dancing In A Video (wtf)
Pussycat Dolls
"When I Grow Up"

Best Rock Video (wtf)
Linkin Park
"Shadow of the Day"

Best Hip-Hop Video (W.T.F.)
Lil Wayne

Best New Artist (I have no idea who this is)
Tokio Hotel
"Ready, Set, Go!"

Best Pop Video (...)
Britney Spears
"Piece of Me"

Video of the Year (WHAT get the idea)
Britney Spears
"Piece of Me"


I know I shouldn't be surprised by any of this yet somehow, I am. Even the 'theme' for this year was horrible (backlot at paramount studios). Most of the acts were just uninspired to say the least.

Even more surprising perhaps is that I did find some moments that I enjoyed watching, mainly Travis Barker and the brief clips we heard of the mixes he was drumming to. Tonights whole show should just have been Travis on drums. Despite the obvious lip syncing which one must expect from the Vma's, Christina Aguilera's number was enjoyable to listen to.

As of my typing right this second, I haven't seen the entire show, just up until Paramore's performance (whom I am no ashamed to say I love). So it is here I will rest my keyboard and I will come back to finish. So, here is a type of play by play as I take in the rest of the 2008 VMA's.

*watching new artist part.
all of these guys look like they belong in 4 different band. sad because I have to wait 33min for Kayne. hm, wonder if youtube has it yet.

*LL Cool J is...making music?
All the Kayne vma vids have already been taken off YouTube :(

*Paris Hilton is on stage.
Is this Ready Set Go singing band really this big?

What a tease, 1 min of Lupe giving a better show than everyone else so far. From a much smaller stage with of course, Travis and that DJ...hopefully I will catch his name. How are the awards won anyway? Do people go online and vote and then it gets rigid? Or is it just Rigid from the start?

*Drake and Josh are on stage
Who are Drake and Josh? Hey look at that, Kid Rock is back. Ha, awesome, 'This is all real, no lip syncing'. Ok, given it's been 8 or so years since I last heard kid rock, but when did he turn southern rock/country-ish? Eh, still not my cup of tea. Le Gasp! Someone got Lil' Wayne in my Kid Rock! They do look like they are having tons of fun though.

*About to give you video of the year
ajkshdfk The Jonas Brothers even have a shot at this? My brain is about to expl...THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS. WHATSDLFSLKJLFHH. Also, Russel Brandt is insane.

This song is killer so far. Yep, Kayne > Mtv.

All in all, I miss the year Sarah Silverman hosted it and just mocked it the whole time. 2008 Vma's, huge waste of time.

I think my readership is like 5 or 6 people who like the random mp3 I throw up, BUT, if you are so inclined, tell me some videos you think people should know about and I will post them for those 5 other people to look at.

Oh yay, a post show. Sigh.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Twelves


You feel that? No you say? ...hmmm? There it is right. Yes, thats your booty a moving with such a slow yet steady pace that it just might take off toward the moon.

That is really the best way I can describe this Electronic Duo from Brazil. If thats not enough for you...well they are playing a show with Justice. Who doesn't like Justice? I fully expect these guys to blast off on a rocket ship.

Follow this link and you can download two fantastic tracks as well as jam to some sweet remixes.
The Twelves on myspace

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kanye West

New? Old? Awesome.

United Nations


United Nations is a power violence[citation needed] project that was started in early 2007 by Daryl Palumbo of the American bands Glassjaw and Head Automatica and Geoff Rickly, the singer/lyricist of the band Thursday. Other artists involved in the project possibly include Christopher "Chree" Conger, former drummer of The Number 12 Looks Like You, the bassist "Cooper" of Made Out of Babies, and an unnamed member of The Lovekill. In a recent interview with Converge, it was revealed that Ben Koller would also be apart of this project. Recently in an interview Geoff Rickly stated that the band would release a 7" with Deathwish inc. and full length on Eyeball Records. The band has set a release date for the self-titled album on September 9, 2008.

Ok, take a breath. Their album is on myspace for streaming pleasure and I thought you would like to know.

It's not what you think. I hope your brain has a do not explode feature or else brain matter will fly.

United Nations album stream on myspace

Monday, August 18, 2008



Andy drops a new track from his new album Pomegranate coming out Sept. 23rd. With this, everyone else can just stop making music, he has just won. He might be the greatest rapper you've never heard of or your biggest indie card ace up the sleeve, ether way this album will be #1 for 2008 without a doubt. Don't wait, grab this new track and spread the word, Astronautalis is back.

Astronautalis- Two Years Before The Mast

Lord this track kills.

Also, dudes freestyle skills are things Legends are made of, check it:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Faint, Norma Jean, Hawthorne Heights

Super Tuesday happened today. 8/5/08 has provided the world with the new Faint album Fascination, new Norma Jean album Vs The Anti Mother, and the new Hawthorne Heights Album Fragile Future.

Let us discuss in order of importance to me.

NEW FAINT CD EVERYONE THIS IS THE BIGGEST THING SINCE HDDVD (LAWL). But no really now, you know all those bands you listen to today? Yes you with your high top nikes and multi colored shirts you were for the hell of it. Back in the good old days before crap like Metro Station existed, there was (is) a band called The Faint. This band dare me say it, is one of the main reasons the current wave of electronic/rockish music is so big right now. They were writing songs about erections before you hit puberty. Point is, they (The Faint) now have a new album out that forcefully reminds all of us that they do what they do the best. It feel darker yet again much like Dance Macabre yet it has the hooks of Wet From Birth. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is how you do things. Now, go Get Seduced.

A lot of bands these days 'scream', this isn't a new thing I am aware, but there is something about a lot of these new 'screaming' bands that just doesn't sit right. Thankfully one of our saviors is here in the new Norma Jean album, Norma Jean vs The Anti-Mother. Let me just say before anything else that there is a track on this album called Surrender Your Sons... that has a 100% chance of being co-written by one of my all time favorite frontmen, Chino from the oh so great band The Deftones. Moving on then, Anti-Mother is in a bit of an odd place. On one hand it doesn't really expand upon their last album (greatest.release.ever.) yet somehow it doesn't fall back on to O'God The Aftermath ether. Like the past two releases, traces of Bless the Martyr Kiss The Child are still present but something IS different about Anti-Mother. I've only had a chance to listen to it 4 times through so I've yet to have a sure finger to put on what the different thing is. I do know from reading the breading ground that is the forums that fans of all taste are confused as if they like it or not. I can not safely say that if you like Norma Jean you will like this and I can't say the opposite of that ether. What I can say however is ignore your first impression of Anti-Mother and listen to it more times regardless, there is something going on here and we need to find out what it is, because I am positive it's worth it.

Hawthorne Heights. Go ahead, curse under your breath about how I could like this band, press the back button on your browser, do what you need to do to 'stay cool'. This band gets so much crap for some reason that is beyond me. I suppose it could be the 13 year olds that populate some of their fan base. Maybe it's because they are still on the hype train that is Victory Records? Or maybe it's because they have for three releases provided many ear drums with solid songs that are easy to sing a long to? Haters can get out of here and keep your hordes of underground bands that stay unheard for good reason. Their newest, Fragile Future, is the first Hawthorne Heights album after the passing of guitarist Casey Calvert and the band has made something that I am sure would make him proud. Easily they best record they have made so far and something that is easily accessible to fans and new comers alike.

Enough of this, I have 2 hours before I leave to play soccer and I want to listen to all of these back to back 235265 times.

In honor of how fantastic today is, I will give you all a song from the new and then a song from the rather old. Progression my friends, it's a sweet tea that can be found all over. (all of this including fancy pictures is coming when i get done playing soccer. by the time i get back i expect you all to own these three cds)

Monday, August 4, 2008

No seriously.

I haven't forgotten. It's coming. No, it's already here.

Twister Quote because twister was an awesome movie.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I know, I know

Work has been beating me down, thus, lack of post. There should be one coming this weekend.

Till then, listen to Lupe.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight

This film is the single most impressive thing I have ever seen.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Unkle=incredible. From Psyence Fiction, to Never, Never, Land and most recently War Stories, Unkle has given the world the DJ answer to bands like Explosions in the Sky. Anyone song can be listened to apart from the rest and be magical, or together with the whole album and be remarkable.

I present to you a song off each major release that I know of. For Psyence Fiction I could do the obvious and post Rabbit In Your Headlights, instead I will go for one of my personal favorites, Celestial Annihilation. Coolest. Song. Name. Ever. I remember buying this CD and a sticker on the front said, 'DJ Shadow with vocals!'. I was all, who the hell is DJ Shadow? Oh ye of little knowledge.

Next we have Never, Never, Land which saw the departure of DJ Shadow for I believe James Lavelle (or maybe Lavelle was already in it if you want to know more than I). A more ambient/soundtrack style was found here, but the since of urgency in all the songs was not lost. And because I can't decide between Reign and Eye For An Eye, you get both! (casual applause goes here)

Lastly we have War Stories. Yes, that is an epic album title. The music on the album does not disappoint. Food for though, when you go out looking to buy this album (which you will) be on the look out for the special 2 disc edition which is in a slick slipcase. Best part about however is the 2nd disc is the album with all the vocals stripped away. hothtoththohtoothohthotothot. Last song on the album is called When Things Explode, so freaking awesome. And for your listening pleasure, the (I think 'single') Burn My Shadow.

U.N.K.L.E.- Celestial Annihilation
U.N.K.L.E.- Eye For An Eye
U.N.K.L.E.- Reign
U.N.K.L.E.- Burn My Shadow

Watch U.N.K.L.E. ft Ian Brown Be There

Watch U.N.K.L.E. clips from them live in spain

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hit the Lights (Review)

I've decided I am going to start doing reviews. They will go something like this:

Hit the Lights- Skip School, Start Fights

8/10 if numbers mean anything to you
Buy it if my words hold sway with you
pop-punk if genre matters to you
all time low/fall out boy if branding other bands on to bands makes sense to you

ps. i could change the image so that it fits, but its 1am.