Thursday, January 27, 2011

Videos of the Day 1/27

   I like this idea of Videos of the Day, so let's keep it up, shall we? Maybe I won't do this everyday, but as I find videos I think rock I'll post them up a few at a time. Firstly, I have no clue why I didn't post this the other night, but Matt and Kim have a video for Cameras and, well you won't be able to guess what happens without watch!

    Next, we have Josh Cocktail. I literally know nothing about this guy and just ran into his video for Fire. The internet doesn't seem to know much about him either, but apparently he's from Florida and put himself in an Indie/Hip-hop/Soul category. So there ya go. Anyway, this song has got to be bound for the radio stations. Hear it here first!

   Finally, have you gotten your hand on B.o.B.'s new mixtape No Genre? Did you say no? Go get it! Seriously, what are you waiting for? It's straight fire. 16 tracks and maybe 3 that aren't up there with the rest. Can't ask for much more right? Here's the video for the first single, which I hope pumps you up for Thursday night, Beast Mode

   Also, Lykke Li has a new video out for her single I Follow Rivers which I posted a few days ago, but I felt it would change the feeling of these upbeat songs, so check it out HERE

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Videos of the Day

   Ashton Kutcher and his step-daughter, Scout, made a song and damn. It's catchy. Do they just breed talent? Ridiculous. I bet this becomes a studio produced single.

   Next, remember the guy who dougie'd out in front of an ice-cream truck? This idiot? Well Tosh.0 made him a pretty sweet video for his song I'm Gipper (jipper) last night. Check it out, it's actually not awful...for what it is.

   Finally, keeping the hip-hop going, so I saw a video of some guys dancing in a game of Call of Duty: Black Ops doing this thing called the "cat daddy", little did I know it's a real dance. If you do one thing today/tonight listen to this song and learn the dance. In no way will you regret it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Matt and Kim

   A while ago I posted the new Matt and Kim single Cameras, well now there's a video for it. Here ya go.

New Panic

   Well, Panic At The Disco have a new single out titled The Ballad of Mona Lisa. This the first single off of Vices & Virtues, the band's third album, which drops on March 29th. Not bad, but nothing ground-breaking. Nice to see some new music, though


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lykke Li

Lykke Li has a new single out titled I Follow Rivers and it sounds great. Progressing her infamous Swedish indie sound and that great flowing voice, Rivers is a exactly what you want to hear. Lykke Li's new album Wounded Rhymes drops in March and I'm sure it will be worth picking up.
Lykke Li -  I Follow Rivers by dynmk

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Noah Looks Up

   Well, leave it to Noah And The Whale to leave you always guessing what their sound will be like next. From the band's awesome, upbeat first full-length album Peaceful, the World Lays me down to the obviously emotionally hurt, and very sad album, First Days of Spring NATW has been able to compellingly play almost any sound and make you really feel it. Well it seems like Charlie Fink, the band's lead man, has finally gotten over the breakup that inspired First Days of Spring. The band just released a new single entitled L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N., and its great. A totally new, catchy, sort of swingy, sound for the band that signals a great new direction for their third album, named Last Night on Earth, which drops in March. And I was just listening to these guys today. I'm excited.

Raphael and the Jukebox

   Well, after what seems like a little break in the past few months, it feels like we have some new, fun, listenable music rising to the surface lately. The first band I want to talk about today is a band with an awesome groove named Jukebox The Ghost. I found out about this band through NPR's free music app for smart phones. It's a great little app to hear some undiscovered bands before they blow up. NPR is pretty strong at finding interesting, smaller, bands and promoting them, so thumbs up, NPR. Anyway, Jukebox is a 3-piece, definitely indie, somewhat poppy, band out of Washington, D.C. The band definitely has a great sound that could only mildly be related to sounds like very old hellogoodbye. Maybe. I'm not a fan of saying a band sounds like someone else when they really have their own noise, but I recommend giving this band a listen. With a bunch of synth, strong drums, and catchy tunes, Jukebox The Ghost's second album Everything Under The  Sun is out now and certainly one I'd pick up. Here's their song Schizophrenia.

   Next we have someone you may or may not have heard of before. Raphael Saadiq has been a staple in the old school R&B scene for quite some time and his latest single Radio will ensure listeners that old school R&B is long from dead, and that the genre is still a ton of fun. With style, classic sound, and a bunch of pretty girls, Radio continues to bring on a modern take on a classic sounds that the likes of Fitz and the Tantrums are also influencing. You can be sure to hear this song blowing up commercially in the next few months and that's not particularly a bad thing, Saadiq's music has been featured all over. I can just see A&E models dancing around to this classic tune already.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kanye West

   Have you heard Kanye West's new single All of the Lights? Because you really should. This song blew my mind right when I heard it and it's got a such a star studded...cast? that it should become one of those classic Kanye staples. From Elton John to John Legend to Kid Cudi, Rihanna and more, this song just brings the noise. I cannot, repeat, cannot wait for a video for this song. As long as it's not some weird, twisted fantasy type thing. Or 28 minutes long. Let's keep it short and interesting, Kanye.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

This Never Happens

So seeing as I'm all about getting smaller bands out there I'm going to do something that may be looked down upon here on Blogspot. Because my blog here is on Blogspot, and my other blog is on Tumblr, and seeing as they're competitors, I'm going to "reblog" something from that site here. Even though Blogspot hasn't created such a feature yet. But anyway, SoundCloud just reposted this from a blogger named riceytwicey and while I'm still undecided on how I feel about the second and third band (leaning towards like), this first band Morning Parade is brilliant. It's not often that I actually say something aloud because a song is so good, but that happened. So here ya go, from Tumblr:

You may be surprised to learn that there are bands other than those shortlisted for BBC Sound of 2011 who are going to be massive! Some of my favs are below. Let me know who else to check out?
Morning Parade
Morning Parade by morningparade

Darling Buds of May by BROTHERslough

Alice Gold
Alice Gold - Orbiter (Single) by Pure Groove

Radical Tantrums and Winters

   The first band here today is an interesting, kind of retro, but nice and in your face band named Fitz and the Tantrums. Fitz Is Michael Fitzpatrick's latest venture with soul singer Noelle Scaggs and blends a sound of late 70s funk/disco with a great churchy noise into a seven piece band. I definitely dig the sound and then guy/girl harmonies. Check out their single MoneyGrabber below.

   Next is a band named Radical Faces that I've only been introduced to in the past few days. The band skillfully combines a ton of different sounds into one song leaving you thinking about many bands to compare them to. Simply put, I'm not sure you can compare this band to many as they've done a pretty decent job of carving their own niche. Here's Radical Faces Welcome Home.

   Finally we have a band I've been meaning to update forever about out of Seattle named The Long Winters. You've probably heard some of their great, poppy, indieish songs in the past, I mean, how else do you stay happy in Seattle? One of the band's most spun songs is Fire Island, AK. and it's just a great, upbeat song with a neat video.