Name a Band / Song We Should Know About

MikeSands wrote:
I've been really loving the new Dropkick Murphys album, in particular this song:

i've been playing the f*ck outta that track!

MikeSands wrote:
I've been really loving the new Dropkick Murphys album, in particular this song:

I dig the more Celtic feel of this song as opposed to their older more punky stuff. Don't get me wrong I love the old stuff (my first concert ever was DKM and it was flipping phenomenal), but this track just feels right.

WipEout wrote:
I've been on this sort of Psychobilly/Goth (Gothabilly?) kick lately.

I went through a bit of a Psychobilly phase in college. All I wanted in the world was a stand-up bass. Kind of still do.

And nobody had a cooler stand-up bass than Kim Nekroman of the Nekromantix:

And when you're talking rockabilly you've gotta include the Reverend:

Radical Ans wrote:
I dig the more Celtic feel of this song as opposed to their older more punky stuff. Don't get me wrong I love the old stuff (my first concert ever was DKM and it was flipping phenomenal), but this track just feels right.

Agreed.

Anyone mention Foxy Shazam?

I loved their album, "Introducing..." then never really came back to them after they were in Super Bowl commercials.

Their focus definitely shifted to a bigger-sounding stadium style. It pales in comparison to their stuff on introducing:

My new favorite:

Freelance Whales are great, they're almost always in my current playlist.

Unless I'm looking for something a little harder, in which case, I've been into Sleigh Bells lately:

I'm pretty sure we've discussed these kids here before, but damn-- they're just hitting that spot at the moment.

Loves me some Sleigh Bells.

Whoa, I just started listening to Jimi Hendrix -- People, Hell & Angels, and it's pretty great. It's a bunch of unreleased stuff. I think I'll get this on vinyl when it gets released next week. I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Edit: Atoms for Peace - Amok (Thom Yorke) is out. You can get a FLAC version of of XL for $9.

I just listened to the whole Amok album. It's like In Rainbows had an electronica baby while Flea played bass. Yorke's vocals on this album are reminiscent of the vocals on In Rainbows. The rhythm section is what makes this album truly shine and sets it apart as its own good thing, separate from Radiohead. The percussion is infections. You cannot help but tap something. The bass is always moving all over the place and driving the songs.

The song I posted above, isn't really the best way to introduce the album, so don't listen to that and toss it aside. It's probably one of the stranger songs on the album. You pretty much just have to listen to the whole thing all the way through.

For context, I wasn't a huge fan of Eraser, but I liked it a bit. I like pretty much all Radiohead stuff.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
It's like In Rainbows had an electronica baby while Flea played bass.

Sold!

New They Might be Giants album Nanobots is coming out in a few days. You can stream it now though here.

Heard this on NPR Music -- All Songs Considered when they were talking about SXSW.

I had forgotten how fantastic this is until I just rediscovered it on grooveshark.

Moon OST , served the movie well but also a pleasant listen on its own grounds.

I bought a FLAC copy of Atoms for Peace: Amok and a vinyl copy which included an MP3 download. While it might not be completely legal, I feel completely justified in giving away the MP3 album code to the first non coffee grinder who PMs me. It's a fantastic album.

Edit: Code claimed.

Just discovered Pentatonix though this Lindsey Stirling music video. They make some pretty awesome covers:

500 Days of Weezy, a mash-up album of Lil Wayne to the 500 days of summer soundtrack.

I don't listen to gangster rap often, but damn this is really good. The album ends up being almost a biography for Mr. Wayne. Google it and you will find a place to get the album.

I just got back from WOMAD New Zealand. Stars of the show for me were Vulgargrad https://www.youtube.com/user/VulgarGrad (they don't have video up there for my favorites from their set, ).

Edit to add: here we go, this is my favorite, Supergood (but unofficial):

They started by saying they would bring us the sights, sounds, and smells of the Moscow gutters. Then they did. Great fun, and as far as I can tell their lyrics are absolutely filthy (but mainly Russian). I suspect fans of Gogol Bordello will like these guys, in particular.

I just noticed how awesome the website for the band Tennis is. It's a goof on Windows 95. Very cool! Posted it in the show me a website thread, too.

Stumbled across the Devin Townsend Project. Been playing "Awake" a bunch.

SuperDave wrote:
I loved their album, "Introducing..." then never really came back to them after they were in Super Bowl commercials.

Their focus definitely shifted to a bigger-sounding stadium style. It pales in comparison to their stuff on introducing:

Too reminiscent of The Darkness in that they're emulating a sound and look, but perhaps don't have the chops to carry off a proper career. Their older stuff has more personality imho, which is basically what you're saying.

mateo wrote:
Stumbled across the Devin Townsend Project. Been playing "Awake" a bunch.

Me like Anneke. Wish she would join a real band again. Like this band.

I was listening to Destroyer -- Kaputt yesterday and really noticed how good the song "The Laziest River" is. It only came on the vinyl version. I can see why they removed it from the regular album. It's a bit out of place. There's a really cool marimba bit, though. It's 19:57 long, so you really have to put in the time to give it a chance.

I did a few searches, but I couldn't find a playable source.

Blue Ant
by
Ray's Vast Basement

is one of my favorite songs. A capella with a story, and no refrain (squeal!)

What the hell guys ... this should've been posted on the day it was released. Yall are letting me down.

Finally. I was getting bored with the pretty music they were making. I'm still not sure their pop sensibilities work with this darker sound, but I really liked the way the song ended.

Wow, that was effin awesome. I new about the new album but hadn't gotten around to listening to the single. Now I'm actually excited! I like this new direction they're going.

Damn, that song is so f***ing good. I like how they even switched up their usual song construction. Many of their epic songs sort of start out at soft or medium and then just build to high, going through two distinct styles. This one sort of goes through 2 distinct styles but starts out huge and ends softer but definitely not more boring. It's definitely the perfect track to start an album.

I thought I was done wanting to see them live after 3 shows but now I want to see this played live really badly. You can't handle the overdrive on that bass line!

Listening to the new Depeche Mode album that came out this week. Not bad at all so far. A little less lushly orchestrated than Playing the Angel, but tighter vocally.