Sunday, November 29, 2009
A new musical project from one time Roca-Fella records co-owner Damon Dash, working with the Blues Rock band "The Black Keys" to create Blakroc, a hip hop album with the Keys slaying the tracks while rappers such as RZA, Raekwon, Mos Def, and Ol' Dirty Bastard spit. Check it out Here!!!. Good Tracks are "Telling Me Things (feat. RZA)", "Stay Off The F*%$#n’ Flowers (feat. Raekwon)", and "Done Did It (feat. Nicole Wray & NOE)"
Friday, November 27, 2009
If you are a fan of this surrealist sketch comedy show. This album is a must. 49 songs made famous by the show, including covers by Built To Spill and The Shins. My Favorites are the Michael Mcdonald-ish Rolo Tony (Uncut), Marcama, and Come Over. If you dont know of the show, these songs will have no real relevance and not be as funny as they are if you know the skits to which they go with. Part 1, Part 2.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
A heavily anticipated follow up to "Devotion", Beach House improves upon their atmospheric vibe. Like a fog rolling in on a North Carolina shore, the music seems to surround you. Each song blends together making the album seem like one long piece of music rather than one song after another. Let the Fog in here (Part 1) (Part 2), my favorite songs "10 Mile Stereo" - the closest to a rocker you will get, the cheery piano of "Used To Be", and the single "Norway" complete with slide guitars.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
If you need a good party album, you have found your treasure. Released in 2006, has yet to get the respect or publicity it deserves. Purposefully funny and epic lyrics, great robot voices, guitar solo's, and electronic beats that make even doing laundry feel like a Saturday night. Best songs for me are, the opener "Buffalo Tears", robotic Ecstasy in "Elmo's Wish", and the cheery "Brave New Christmas". Get IT
Nice little Demo package from one of the best albums this year. Also includes an original mix of "The Hollows" which was on Alopecia. Tracklist below- Here
These Hands (Demo)
January Twenty Something (Demo)
Against Me (Demo)
Into the Shadows of My Embrace (Demo)
On Rose Walk, Insomniac (Demo)
This Blackest Purse (Demo)
The Hollows (Original Demo)
A really solid album after his first solo release. Essentially more of the same dark barn folk, but a little more electric guitar in songs. One of my current favorite singer-songwriters, a very visual (literate) lyricist. With words and chords that will keep you warm like a glass of bourbon on your hunting perch. Here