They may have come from a small rural community in upstate New York but their sound is distinctly urban. Their music has a very appealing haunting quality that has definitely drawn me in. For some reason it conjures up sounds from Massive attack's "Tear Drop" for me.
Music blogs and magazines haven't shut up about this band for about a year...and I haven't really heard anything I'm head over heals about yet. However this song is enjoyable...I can't say I really like any of their other stuff though. I find it over rated and over done.
My friend Darien, at The New Noise, posted this on my facebook, and not only is it an awesome song, but the whole video has the band in compromising poses in famous pieces of art. As an artist myself and a music addict...I really couldn't be happier.
New MGMT, a lot mellower than their previous stuff...at least in my opinion. I am warming up to it regardless. Although I do think they are trying a bit too hard to be "avant garde" it is understandable since their debut album "Oracular Spectacular" was such a smash hit that they would try to become even more "experimental" but I think it's a little much.
Ok so I completely missed the opening act, The Silversun Pickups which was quite disappointing (Well I did catch "Panic Switch" and "Lazy Eye" sorta...) however if I didn't miss Silversun Pickups, I wouldn't have gotten...PLATINUM SEATING! Oh yes foks I got spitting distance from the band...well throwing distance, and it's all because my friend Shelly bought tickets from "Live nation" whom apparently sold a ton of duplicate tickets...yeah that was kinda a bummer. So essentially to appease us the management at the Air Canada Centre had to seat us somewhere, so we got some of the best seats in the house! And boy does Muse live up to their name as possibly one of the best live acts to date. They opened with "Uprising" and wasted no time, barreling through song after song. My favorites were definietly "Super Massive Black Hole", "Time is Running Out", "Stockholm Syndrome", Knights of Cyodonia" and the great impromptu jam sessions they had in the middle and at the finale of the concert. The vocal range of the lead singer as well as the collection of instruments they play (even harmonica) is quite astounding. Pictures are posted below courtesy of Shelly. The only OTHER disappointment was my failure to get a "Resistance" poster...they were all sold out, I may just cave and buy it online against my better judgment.
Questionable music videos for sure...but the songs are ultra catchy, club anthems performed by some pretty rad Lesbian MCs. I do feel a little weird watching their vids, although it is pretty decent party music.
The Smiths and a bit of African Tribal Music combine into something intricate and wonderful. The lead singer's voice is a bit pitchy...I don't always like when he hits the high notes, but overall I like their style. I believe I posted "hooting and howling" on a playlist a few months ago.
Theophilus London - Humdrum Town My prediction for freshest MC of this year, and this track proves my point.
U-N-I - Land of the Kings Woah! 2010 is shaping up to be a continuation of 2009 in terms of hip hop's grand revival. This is pretty experimental but I am digging it.
Matter of Time - Solid Gold Dreamy, and distant, it takes you on a drug induced trip without the drugs...
Lauren Pritchard - When the Night Kills the Day She has a powerful voice and she is a surprisingly decent song writer.
Mumford and Sons - The Cave So I have had this album for a few months now, and can I just say it gets better with every listen! This is their third single off "Sigh No More" and although I keep shamelessly promoting them...I have good reason! They are one of my favorite bands of 2009 hands down!
Headlights - Love Song for Buddy One of indie rock's hardest working bnads produces another masterpiece.