November 2, 2009
“Free Energy” is a song that mimics it’s name in every facet possible. The first few lines of the song demonstrate this beautifully: “We’re breakin’ out this time. Makin’ out with the wind. And I’m so disconnected. I’m never gonna check back in.” Adorned with cowbell, this song conveys a carefree attitude, sure to make the youth in us all come out.
Throughout this song, instruments are stacked upon one another until the chorus finally hits you with a bang. It’s so catchy, you can’t help but get this song stuck in your head, whether you like it or not. For some reason, this song is even more satisfying while driving in the car.
So, put the windows down, put your hands in the air and just let go. After all, ” We are young and still alive.”
P.S. Check out the music video:
October 23, 2009
A rock song with a heart of it’s own! There’s something sinister lurking in the background of this catchy song. A dark and soulful undertone. All the same it gets you on your feet with lead singer Matt Vasquez’s impassioned shouts of ”If ya feelin’ what I’m feelin’ c’mon! All you soul-searchin’ people c’mon!”
The saloon-style piano creates and old-timey effect but the song keeps its modern edginess with the guitar. I simultaneously think of gangsters from the 50′s and old-time westerns whenever I hear this song.
I think it’s clear from my previous blog posts that I’m a sucker for big finales and Delta Spirit does not disappoint. The song ends with a discharge of electric awesomeness that flares out of the guitars and which is guaranteed to unleash your inner bad-ass.
I’d really recommend watching the music video. It’s very artistic, extremely entertaining, and goes with the song:
And here’s the link to their myspace:
October 20, 2009
It starts off with a nice steady beat before Spencer Krug’s voice comes in, haunting and otherworldy. The song flows throughout, continuing to entice you within its rhythm. You truly cannot help but be hypnotized by the lyrics.
It’s a song about the dissapointments of, you guessed it, the modern world. As the beginning line is “I’m not in love with the modern world,” the song continues into a sad poem dedicated to the troubles various changes have brought to our world and it ends with Spencer Krug’s crooning, “Modern world I’m not pleased to meet you, you just bring me down”.
When I first heard this song it reminded my of the mysterious city of Atlantis, which was ironically fitting as it was supposed to be an advanced civilization that was lost to the sea. The concept paralles our current poilitcal sorroundings as the song shines spotlight in the direction of the dangerous social and environmental changes that our world is going through. Wolf Parade brings forth a socially relevent concept that resonates the opinions of the unhappy masses that make up this modern world.
October 16, 2009
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White Rabbits, a six piece act residing in New York, breaks the conventional mold that forms most every band.
White Rabbits has 2 drummers. This is not unheard of in the music industry, yet is not common. This fact carries a lot of weight in White Rabbit’s song titled “Percussion Drum.” From the first few seconds of listening to this song, one can notice the dominance in percussion.
Layer by layer, a compilation of instruments are piled on top one another to create a dynamically sound song. Throughout the song, vocals, guitar, bass and piano come into the mix, making the sound that is White Rabbits.
To get the full effect of the song, watch the music video while listening to it for the first time:
Let me know what you think!
July 27, 2009
This song is a pure rock/dance supermix. It is a mixture of Franz Ferdinand’s unique sound with an added nightclub-dance component to it that you haven’t heard in their previous songs. I originally heard this song on Gossip Girl and it fit the scene it was showcased in so perfectly, that all I could do was get it. Before you shake your head and disregard this whole post, due to my Gossip Girl reference, hear me out. The intricate and constant bass was what sucked me into this song. It may not be the first thing you hear, but if you listen for it, you can pick it out and enjoy the whole song in a new light. The other thing that attracted me to this song was Alex Kaprano’s voice. I truly believe he is the only one who could’ve sung it. There is a hint of mystery mixed with candid honesty, which makes up his voice, that you can’t find anywhere else. A great oxymoron if you ask me and just the thing to make you curious enough to listen to it.
July 23, 2009
The ruler of great, chillax music, Say Hi (formally known as Say Hi To Your Mom) really shows off it’s stuff with the song Northwestern Girls. I was originally showed this by MAM and the first time I heard it I loved it. It’s soft beats and mumbled vocals really exemplify the feeling of coolness. Unlike many soft songs, it doesn’t get boring or dull to listen to but even picks up with a rise in tempo and emotion near the end that will take you by a storm. MAM once described it as unworldly which I think suits it perfectly. It’s a great song to just be with yourself.
Check it out! If you don’t listen to the whole thing I’ll kick you:
July 19, 2009
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Not too many songs begin with a drum & string intro. This song, however, is not like many other songs. One thing that makes this song different, is that the bass is fighting with violin for it’s time in the spotlight… which is not necessarily a bad thing. Throughout the song, the drums build up at about the same pace as the strings, which is why the song caught my attention. The lyrics in this song are very upfront and yet are phrased in a way that is not frequently used. The singer does a good job of playing with the beats in this song, matching them to the lyrics. If you are in the mood for something refreshing, I would recommend this song: