You all need to put Silver from Eternal Summers on your wish lists this holiday season. I’ve been listening to it a lot during my travels this weekend, and it’s great! It’s easy and fun listening; it sounds like the beginning credits of a teen movie. For some perspective, I find the album to sound like Dum Dum Girls meets When I Was 12. So, enjoy.
So, I was showing my parents some of the music I’ve been listening to a lot of the past few months. I mostly talking about Sharon Van Etten and Janelle Monae and Soft Landing, etc. They enjoyed virtually everything I showed them. What came as a real surprise was when I was demonstrating some of the latest trends in lo-fi rock and they adored it. My dad thinks the music industry youth needs to start marketing bands like Best Coast, Beach Fossils, Dum Dum Girls, even Wavves to an older generation. The sound could take them back to a time of bands in gymnasiums at the school dance. My thought is no harm in trying to reach an audience that has rarely been tapped by the indie market.
So, the new Mouth’s Cradle has a officially dropped. Here is my personal favorite off the record. That Joanna Newsom sample is pretty m3tal, and Moufy spits over it like nobody’s business.”Purple head band, ninja turtle, Donatello.” You can’t beat that.
I cannot wait to go home tomorrow. Just got to get through the next 24-ish hours and I will be on a plane just in time for the Turkey Day festivities. Also, as timely as it is, I’m really getting into Why There Are Mountains again.
I have now realized that I have probably posted this song before and said something to the effect of, “Wow, I’m totally into this album, again!” This time I mean it.
I really need to get to work on this term. Two thousand words need to be written by Tuesday and I barely have a rough outline of what I want to say down.
My main point is that the Smiths represent a shift in music to present private performances in public, as in private feelings being publicly displayed through music. This is the essential ideology, in my mind, behind the genre of emo music. My argument is that though many perceive this as a more feminine form of musical expression, it is inherent in masculinity as well. Many people relate to the music of the Smiths, regardless of gender, sexuality, etc. I guess I’m just trying to establish how universal the emotions are that are explained in modern music. With the hyper-masculinity and sexualized femininity that exists in pop music, there also exists an asexual, of sorts, expression of raw emotion.
Yeah, now I just need to turn that into a few thousand words. Woop.
I went to a tiny house show tonight. The Tins were playing with this guy who always shows up to open mic nights. It was a small crowd, but the Tins definitely put on a great show. It’s great to see a band who is humble enough to entertain a few silly college kids for an hour. Also, I love them because they love Buffy. We talked about this shared adoration for several minutes.
So, the WERW studio recently acquired the debut album from WOOM, Muu’s Way. I’m enjoying a semi-lazy Friday afternoon while listening to it. The tracks are quite eccentric! I’m not usually into music like this, but I find songs like this and “The Hunt” less abrasive and more pleasant. It’s exciting to here experimental music that is creative, yet listenable.
Check out this album if you enjoy the music of Dirty Projectors, Braids, Twin Sister, GOBBLE GOBBLE, and Coma Cinema. I’d say it’s almost as if you put all of these artists together and mixed them up. It’s an interesting sound, but in a good way.
So, sometimes I like to walk through the quad here at school, with my headphones blaring a really catchy song, and pretend like I am in the music video. It’s a habit that I developed last year when I was listening to a lot of Hall & Oates.
I actually just emailed Andrew McClain about this. I can’t stop yammering about how much I enjoy this song.
Here it is, a little tastey taste of the forthcoming mixtape Mouth’s Cradle Vs. the Hype. Listen to it. Soak it in. Tell all of your friends. Having heard some of the other finished tracks on the tape, I can tell you all that this is just the beginning. You can go to bed knowing that, soon, you will be graced with even more catchy, dancey beats.
So, I actually ended up getting my hands on this album, as I said I would. Upon the first listen, I can safely say I am happy with my purchase. I’m sad it took me so long to latch on to Land of Talk, but better late than never. Definitely go out an get Some Are Lakes, if you don’t already have it.
Have you ever realized you have too much new music? It’s overwhelming. I’ll jut listen to it all over the Thanksgiving break.
Well, today’s the big day! I’m excited to put on a show tonight with Soft Landing. Everyone in the Syracuse area should come out. Click here for details. There’s no doubt in my mind that we’re going to have a great time. Sarah Aument will be opening.
If you aren’t able to come out, definitely check out Soft Landing’s music and see if they’re coming to a town near you!
Well, as I’m finishing up this paper on Seinfeld, I am also working on my playlist for tonight’s episode of the Miscreant’s Mixtape. If you have a moment from 9-11PM this evening, tune in to hear some nice music. For instance, you can count on hearing this lovely little tune.
I still don’t have I Had the Blues But I Shocked Them Loose. Should I search it out? Not positive. I think I’m more inclined to enjoy BBC’s acoustic tracks. Something about Jack Steadman’s voice and an acoustic guitar that meshes so well. I’m not entirely sure I’d have it any other way.