Described as “thrash” music, I can imagine Kisses being bumped out of some sweaty Miami club on a hot summer’s eve, perfect for this snowy February night.
Black Whales are a great rock/pop outfit based out of Seattle and this is a new video for their song “Elephant No. 2″ off their most recent album.
Here’s some musical and visual content for you. My buddy Sam is an awesome videographer and just put out his cinematography reel for 2011. He always uses great music in his videos, and this is no exception. But this is by far the best video he’s ever put out, in terms of filming, flow, and editing. This is some (not so) shameless promotion of his talents, props!
A friend played this song for me and I can’t stop listening to it–its a fantastic song to begin with plus Jamie XX of the XX plus Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover, who plays Troy on the show Community).
That’s right ladies and gentleman, what better way to start the first week back at school with the FIRST EVER WINTER SHOW AT RED ROCKS? Atmosphere, Common and Grieves this Friday.
Protean genius David Lynch can’t help but be better than everybody at everything. The dark lord of all things strange and sublime, his appreciation for the uncanny power of subtle surreality infuses all of his work, imbuing it–and, by extension, the scenes of middle American banality typically depicted therein–with a kind of ill-begotten, paranoid profundity. While Lynch’s remix of Zola Jesus’ “In Your Nature” surely doesn’t ascend to the magical heights of, say, Blue Velvet, it nevertheless bears traces of his enigmatic aesthetic. Shimmering guitars, plodding drums, and an ominous grinding sound lend a certain hypnotic momentum to Nika Danilova’s powerful vocal performance that the original utterly lacks. This is one of those rare instances when the remix wins.
Heard this song on 89.3 the current–my home state radio station ya’ll should check it out–while I was driving and it seemed to fit the mood of my day. Hope you enjoy!
I’d love to be more secular, but it’s hard to ignore RUN-DMC around Christmas because of this song. Face it, this song is a classic.
This band is from Portland Oregon and has a sound that is infused with jazz and blues influences but still carries a really modern feel. Sallie Ford’s voice is reminiscent of old icons like Etta James, not for everyone, but I find it refreshing and raw as compared to the sweet sounding indie babes of late.
This song is one of those ones that once I start listening to I just can’t stop–there is just something so truthful about the lyrics (not to mention its fantastic to run to).
This is why they call it “soul” music
Macklemore is playing in Denver this Friday, the only problem is that the show is sold out already. For those of you who don’t have tickets, you can spend your Friday night watching this video. It’s a remix of “Otherside”, featuring Fences.
This is a masterly song in itself, but the video is beyond wowza and features mask-wearing tribesmen, sentimental kudus and ginormous saxophone-schreeching eels.
This is a new song from Deer Tick released last week. You know the video is going to be good when they release two versions of it, one of which has UNCENSORED in the title. This picture is a screenshot from the video to give you a feel. Lots of explosions and things breaking, so check it out.
Sharon Van Etten is a more-than sensational singer/songwriter and person, or so I am pretty positive from what I’ve read and/or seen. “Serpents” is the single from her album due out in February of next year.
Gotye is a solo act from Belgium. This song features Kimbra, and the video for it is really awesome. The picture above is a clip from the video to give you an idea.
“Into the River” is one of the standout tracks from Portage’s debut album released earlier this year.
The Submarines are a two-member band from LA who’ve been around since 2006.
BlakRoc is The Black Key’s hip hop/rap side project, combining their soulful bluesy sounds with a variety of rappers from Mos Def to Ludacris.
The first track off the new Russian Circles album Empros is dense, bleak, and sprawling. Listen and connect yourself to the autumnal node.
Penguin Prison (AKA Chris Glover) Just dropped a new album. It’s like the 80′s just fell out of some sort of neon dance timewarp into your speakers.
This song has been playing a lot in our hall, thanks Gabi! Ingrid Michaelson’s voice is like heaven, damn.
Wild Child is the blogosphere’s new folk lovechild. You can expect it to appear on many best albums of the year lists. It’s honest, sweet and playful.
Happy Halloween! Murs, the LA hip-hop genius who is also a part of Felt and Living Legends, is performing this Sunday at the Black Sheep.