Friday, September 19, 2014
These guys are kind of hit and miss for me. Not sure how I feel about the new album yet. On first listen, it was kind of ok. I'll give it another chance or two. This track's decent.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
So I guess it's sort of an unofficial Canadian rock day too? Fair enough. These great east coasters have a new album out. It's a serious throwback album. It sounds like it could have been released in the early '70s. Not as good as their earlier stuff I don't think, but worth checking out. This track... yes.
Holy crap I almost missed Throwback Thursday! Not to fear, here I am! Here's some Jian Ghomeshi before he was... well... the superstar he is now.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
These guys have a special place in my heart... well not really, but that was a good vintage. This song is pretty much written for me. The new album is heavy, heavy, heavy, which means it's fun. Not earth-shaking in terms of originality, but it's a good solid group of songs. If you dig this track, you'll be into the rest. Bam. There's your Tuesday treats.
I mean really. Where do you come up with this name? They are from Scotland, so perhaps it's a bit of a metaphor for their lack of support from London. I wonder if they're voting yes? Anyway their music is cooler than their name. A lot more indie than the last group, but still with a grungy progressive feel. Kind of similar to earlier Wintersleep. Enjoy.
What's in a name? I'm not sure how exactly it really contributes to the success of a band, but the ones I'm posting today certainly have unique monikers.
These guys have been getting a lot of support lately from Coheed & Cambria, who they'll be opening for on tour. It's not hard to see why, they have a really unique instrumentation and complex songs that are clearly heavily influenced by Coheed, as well as progressive groups like Tool, the Mars Volta, and even a little Dream Theater.. The musicianship is pretty impressive, which I imagine is almost a burden given that so many strong players are in the group and there's only so much money to go around.
Their album is getting a sort of re-release party even though it actually came out a couple years ago. I guess it's getting re-mixed/mastered, which is probably a good thing since I thought that part left a lot to be desired in the initial offering. The songs have a lot of potential. Check it out, it's well worth a listen, definitely not your every day indie punk group. If you're into the bands I've mentioned you'll definitely enjoy the sound.