SONG OF THE DAY: Gotye — “Somebody That I Used to Know”

 

“Somebody That I Used to Know” is off Making Mirrors, which was released in August this year. My friend showed me this video over the break, it’s a super creative blend of music, video, and art.

SONG OF THE DAY: Portage — “Into the River”

Portage hails from the great state of Minnesota and formed in early 2011.  Their self-released album, The Unsalted Sea, is full of excellently crafted rock/pop numbers and streamable in its entirety on the artists’ bandcamp page.  It is wholly worth a listen or five.

SONG OF THE DAY: The Submarines — “You, Me & The Bourgeoisie”

“You, Me, & The Bourgeoisie” is off the album Honeysuckle Weeks, released in 2008. John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, the band’s two main members (they sometimes tour with additional people) are in a relationship, so don’t get any ideas.

SONG OF THE DAY: BlakRoc – “Ain’t Nothing Like You”

Ain’t Nothing Like You is off of the self-titled BlakRoc (BlakRoc Records, 2009).

SONG OF THE DAY: Russian Circles – “309”

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On their new album Empros, Chicago-based trio Russian Circles makes a convincing case for instrumental post-[insert genre].  “309,” Empros‘ opener, hits harder than anything the band has done before, due in equal part to the guitar tone (fits right in with the cover’s pervasive reds, for all you synesthetes out there) and the rhythm section’s locked-in chemistry.  Emrpos is available now on Sargent House.  You can also stream/buy it off Russian Circles’ Bandcamp page.

SONG OF THE DAY: Penguin Prison – “Don’t Fuck With My Money”

Don’t Fuck With My Money by Penguin Prison

Weird artist name, weird song name – what does that mean for the music? Neon perfection apparently. Enjoy and check out the remix by Jay Shepheard below.

Penguin Prison “Don’t Fuck With My Money” (Jay Shepheard remix) by Jay Shepheard

Teo is a sophomore at CC. He plays all sorts of music. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm. Check it out. 

 

SONG OF THE DAY: Wild Child – “Pillow Talk”

I discovered Wild Child at a time when I needed it most. It was the Wednesday of block break, the snow was pounding its icy coldness down onto Colorado Springs, and I was stuck at a lifeless airport. There’s something about sugary-sweet folk duos that make everything seem at least for a few minutes, that life is about attaining some mystical romance. It was a much needed release from the anxiety of traveling. Since then, I’ve been hooked.  You can check out their debut album, Pillow Talk (2011) now!

SONG OF THE DAY AND UPCOMING SHOW: Murs

 

“Love and Appreciate” is off Murs’ collab album with 9th Wonder, Murray’s Revenge, released in 2005. Murs has had a long career, and is touring for the album he released at the beginning of this month, Love and Rockets, Vol. 1. I know it’s on a Sunday night at the Black Sheep… tickets are only $15 though, and it will be a fun show. Here’s a link to the show, see you there!

http://coloradospringslivemusic.net/events/The-Black-Sheep.htm?promotion=2189

SONG OF THE DAY: Frightened Rabbit — “Old Old Fashioned”

January. from Sam Erickson on Vimeo.

 

Old Old Fashioned is from the album The Midnight Organ Fight, released in 2008 under Fat Cat Records. Not only is this a great song, but I’m doing some shameless promotion of my friend Sam, who’s an awesome filmer and editor. The video above was made by him last winter, which means he’s gotten even better since then. Check it out!

SONG OF THE DAY: 1,2,3 – “Work”

1,2,3’s debut album, New Heaven (out on Frenchkiss Records) has the vibrancy and versatility I think is missing from a lot of rock records these days. It’s really hard to describe the album without going far way into detail. Expect a conglomeration of influences ranging from Deerhunter to Modest Mouse. They are different and interesting — check them out if you’re into that sort of thing.