Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Song of the Day: "Corsicana" - The Antlers

Today's song comes from the Antlers.  This song comes off of their new album, "Burst Apart", that released May 10, 2011.  This song is definitely one of my favorites off of their new album.  It's a very simple song that follows a pattern on the guitar and bass.  The singer's voice reminds me a lot of the Band of Horses' singer and it creates an eerie sound.  There is a ton of echo in this song which adds to the eerie sound and the singer's humming/wordless singing at the end create a powerful sound.  The whole album is great as well, but this song seems to stick out the most to me.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Song of the Day: " The Stranger" - Lord Huron

Well, sorry for not posting in a few days.  I was out of town and had no access to internet.  But, I'm back now and I decided to choose the song "The Stranger" by Lord Huron as today's Song of the Day.  This song is very chill and sort of haunting.  The video seems to portray a man and his friend carrying the body of someone they killed and one of the characters is haunted by it.  In the end, he tries to kill the hallucination of the man they killed, but it turns out he actually killed his friend.  This band currently has two EPs on iTunes.  Check em out.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Song of the Day: "You and Your Heart" - Jack Johnson

In honor of Bro Day, I chose Jack Johnson for the Song of the Day.  This man is one of the greatest bros to live on Earth.  He makes chill music, gets chicks, and surfs at the beach all day.  So chill.  Enjoy your Bro Day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Song of the Day: "Last Night at the Jetty" - Panda Bear

What a chill song.  Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) is actually part of the great band Animal Collective.  You can definitely tell that the two bands have similar styles.  Panda Bear has released four albums, including his debut, self titled album.  His latest album, Tomboy, was released in mid April of 2011 and is very, very good.  Well, I hope you enjoy Panda Bear and look more into his stuff.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Song of the Day: "The Heart in Your Heartbreak" - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

This is definitely my favorite song off of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new album "Belong".  This song was released as a song in December, 2010, but the album released in late March of 2011.  It's a great song for sure and it has a catchy chorus as well.  I particularly like the bass and the drum part in this song.  The steady eighth notes on the bass guitar seem to work with the steady eighth notes played on the snare rim, or wherever they played it, to produce an upbeat feel.   The whole album is great as well.  I'd get it if I were you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Song of the Day: "True Loves" - Hooray for Earth

This song and and it's video are amazing!  The video seems to symbolize a man seeking his true love and realizing that he was running away from it the whole time.  Hooray for Earth is a very new band and they definitely have talent.  They released their EP "Momo" in June, 2010 and their new album "True Loves" is planned to release on June 7, 2011.  The album will probably be great after hearing this single off of it.  "True Loves" is available on iTunes as a single and some remixes are available too.  Check it out.

Album Reflection: "Oracular Spectacular" - MGMT


I decided to reflect on one of my favorite albums as my first blog post; Oracular Spectacular by MGMT.  I remember buying this a couple of years ago.  I initially heard "Time to Pretend" on satellite radio and instantly fell in love with MGMT.  The next day I went to Target and bought this album.  It was the first album I really loved and it was my first step into the world of Alternative music.  So, without further adieu, here's my first reflection on MGMT's first album.