Saturday, June 11, 2011

Album Review: "Circuital" - My Morning Jacket


This week's album review is for My Morning Jacket's new album, Circuital. To be honest, this is the first album I've ever listened to by MMJ and I absolutely love it.  MMJ has been around for well over ten years and this is their sixth studio album.  This was released on May 31, 2011 and debuted as #5 on Billboard, which is the highest the band has ever been.  So, here's my reveiw.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Song of the Day: "Go Outside" - Cults

This song is great!  I originally heard of this song in the winter, but the Cults album just released today.  I'm not really in the mood to write a lot.  But, this song is magical.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Song of the Day: "Our God" - Chris Tomlin

Happy Sunday!  Today's song comes from an amazing artist, Chris Tomlin.  I've had the privilege to worship with Chris and his band a couple of times at a big Student Life camp in Florida and was amazing.  Chris is an incredible musician and writes incredible songs.  This song is one of my favorites and we played it at my church today.  It's so powerful when people worship God and sing, "And If our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?  And if our God is with us, then what can stand against us?"  These lyrics definitely come from the book of Romans when Paul writes, "What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)"  Anyway, I hope you guys have a great day.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Song of the Day: "A Place We Like" - Hooray for Earth vs. Twin Shadow

Today's song comes from a band I love, Hooray for Earth.  I'm not a huge of Twin Shadow, but this song is just amazing.  Apparently this song was written by Hooray for Earth and included as a bonus track on Twin Shadow's latest album.  Twin Shadow provided some vocals and guitar.  This song is super catchy and definitely has a summer feel because of the steel drums and the vocals.  Overall it's a very fun song and definitely recommended.  Pitchfork gives it away for free on their site so go and get it.  Click here to get the song

Friday, June 3, 2011

Song of the Day: "Crystal Vases" - The Last Royals

Today's song is from the new band, The Last Royals.  They released their self titled EP in November of 2010, so they aren't really brand new.  However, I recently heard this song for the first time and I'm pretty sure most people haven't heard of it, so I posted this.  The singer's voice is very pleasant in this song, as well as the acoustic guitar.  This is one your typical, clean rock songs.  I find it very catchy and this song kind of reminds me of the Strokes.  Enjoy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Album Review: "Helplessness Blues" - Fleet Foxes


Today I'm reviewing Fleet Foxes' second, and most recent album, Helplessness Blues, which was released May 3, 2011.  This album was anxiously waited by many people because Fleet Foxes hadn't made a new album since their debut back in mid 2008.  I first heard of Fleet Foxes a couple of years ago on Pandora radio.  I was instantly hooked and amazed.  I'd never heard a sound like theirs before and immediately bought their album off of Target's website.  I fell in love with Fleet Foxes and they easily became one of my favorite bands ever.  I too was very anxious for their new album and I preordered it off of Target's website.  Once I got it and listened to it a couple of times, I fell in love with it as I did with the first.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Song of the Day: "Blue Cassette" - Friendly Fires

The band Friendly Fires just released their second album, "Pala", about a week ago on May 24, 2011.  Today's song comes from this album.  Initially, the intro to the song reminds me of Neon Indian and Gold Panda.  Then the singer enters and the song seems to explode with the chorus.  The chorus reminds me of Yeasayer and is very catchy as the singer repeats, "When I hear your voice, it sets my heart on fire."  This song definitely has a Yeasayer feel because of the singer's echo-filled voice and the pattern on the drums.  Overall, this song is a big standout on the album.