Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Flaming Lips - Embry0nic

The Flaming Lips have set the bars high after "At War With The Mystics", and in my opinion Embryonic delivers. Its not as clear or concise as "At War..." but its of equal quality. The first thing you'll notice is that the Lips have gone back to the old psychedelic noise rock that they grew a cult following doing in the late 80's and early 90's, we welcome it with open arms. In an age where bands pop up everyday seemingly just doing their own version of music inspired by one specific band, The Flaming Lips appear to be a band that cannot be re-produced or copied. The album features the drums very predominately, like in "The Soft Bulletin" to which most of us is very exciting. The guitars and noise creates a haze, like a fog rolling over the streets on a late sunday night, it only enhances the overall effect of the album, an oxymoron keeping it steady and uneasy at the same time. My favorites are "Watching The Planets", "Silver Trembling Hands", and "The Ego's Last Stand". Enjoy

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye

Sorry for the long break in posts, I moved, got a new job, etc. Anyways, I have also been hard up to find much new stuff to upload. Anyways here is another great Junior Boys album. The first song will grab you. Their music is pretty relaxing, perfect for a ping pong match in my opinion, or hanging outside on a porch with some good friends. Enjoy