Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Newer Sounds

There seems to be a lot of hype around Bleached. So much so I'm sure the backlash is right around the bend. If it hasn't started already.

They played The Fire fairly recently. I thought about going. I didn't. My waitress at breakfast the following day had a brand spanking new t-shirt on. I asked her how they were. She said she only managed to catch a few songs after work, but they were good.

If she was any indication I probably would have been extra-old man at that show.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Baby Bump

When Jay-Z is on, he's one of the best. But his recent efforts, I don't know.

I blame Beyonce and her fake pregnancies.

Jay-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life. Used.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Newer Sounds

I wanted to check this band out because of the 4AD connection.

But for some reason it reminds me of Mumford & Sons. Not a good reminder.


I thought Gahan had a pretty good look in this video.

But then I realized it was the heroin.

Depeche Mode - I Feel You. Used.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Newer Sounds

I waited until the week of the Unknown Mortal Orchestra show to purchase tickets. It was sold out.

Hopefully I'll be less lazy for the fall show.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II. Used.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


I wish this had become the official World Cup song of the 1998 U.S. Men's National Team.

Air Miami - World Cup Fever. Used.

(Images are uploading strangely.)

Friday, May 17, 2013


So this band is from Philadelphia.

I only managed to hear about them through The Guardian.

I'm so out of touch.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Too Much

It seems like The Charlatans have put it on hold for a bit. Maybe I can catch up on my singles purchasing. Not likely.

Long careers make for much work.

The Charlatans - How High. Used.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Newer Sounds

Based on this one song, I wouldn't mind hearing more. But I'm not blown away. Although I'm liking it more on this repeated listen pre-post.

I find their name sounds like an Italian sports car. That's a positive.

Alfa 9 - Seedless. iTunes.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Old Swedes

I've never met Swedish pop I didn't like. And Emmon is particularly good.

Emmon - Nomme. iTunes.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Newer Sounds

I originally filed this one under, "I want to hear more, but I don't mind waiting until it comes up on my list, rather than bumping it towards the top."

Although with repeated listens I might be changing my mind.

I suppose it's fitting. That's how it was when I first heard Spacemen 3 all those years ago. And they have a similar vibe.

Hookworms. iTunes.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


A couple of solid bands released by a sometimes incompetent but generally awesome label.

Unbroken/Groundwork. Mike. Used.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Newer Sounds

One of the better bands going on in hardcore right now. At least I think so.

All "scenes" have their runs. But Boston has been delivering consistently through the 2000s. It's pretty impressive.

The Rival Mob - Mob Justice. New.