The first time I heard Mansions was when I saw him perform a solo, acoustic set while touring with Now Now. “Talk Talk Talk” really grabbed me, and I loved how it sounded just him and the guitar (not sure what this says about me). At any rate, when I got to the recordings later that night, they really left something to be desired. I really enjoyed them, but just not quite as much as I loved the unplugged set. So, as you can guess, the Daytrotter session had me in pieces. Really loved it, and you should listen to the whole thing. Enjoy!
I’m officially giving Thr33 Ringz the revisit it so grossly deserves. With hits like “Freeze” and “Can’t Believe It,” this album basically single-handedly soundtracked school dances in the late 2000s. Next, I’m going to be looking through the entire T-Pain discography. Nothing quite beats “Bartender” on a Friday night. Enjoy.
Gaaaaaaaaahhhhh, this version of this song is the greatest thing ever. Someone put this on a mix for me around my birthday, and I would just put it on repeat when I walked to class or where ever. The reissue of The Mistress has got my panties all in a wad once again. Every few weeks since I saw them at Northside Fest, there are certain tracks that I get the tick to revisit. Especially this one. Anyways, enjoy.
Occasionally, you find a song that makes your heart race every time you hear it. Maybe it sounds like your ex-boyfriend’s shitty punk band, and just reminds you of how he still owes you fifteen bucks from when you picked up the check at Steak N Shake, right before he broke up with you, because he “forgot his wallet in the car.” But, maybe, just maybe, it permeates your heart like so few things really can, and shreds deep into your belly. Nothing sounds right except for that song. It’s the only thing you could ever listen to again, in that moment.
For a while, I had such a hard time getting into Surfer Blood. I almost saw them maybe three or four times, and could never get past “Twin Peaks.” Now, I realize I wasn’t giving them their just deserves (just desserts?). The new album is great, and sounds polished (in a good way). Loving “Miranda,” especially. Enjoy!
“I feel like we don’t have too many straight forward “I freakin’ love you” songs, so we wrote one. I’m a bartender and I think about drankin’ pretty regularly. I work weird hours, and always on the weekend which is usually when people are off. I thought of this idea where I’m getting home just as a love of mine is waking up for work. That’s what the third verse is about where it says “We see the exact same sunrise, on different sides of the morn.” Being in love definitely clouds your judgement, much like a drink does.”—Jeremy of Pearl and the Beard on the song “Sweetness,” Lyrically Speaking: Pearl and the Beard “Killing the Darlings” on IRR
I realize they said this in the Pitchfork review of this album, but this song totally sound like “Reunion” by Stars. And I thought this before I read the review, for the record, so it must be true. Anyways, he put on a great show on Tuesday night here in Syracuse. He was clad in a leather jacket and a new hair cut, waltzing up and down the stage like a true rock star. I like where the new and improved Alan is going…