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UPDATE – BSS “Forgiveness Rock Record”

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment
hellllllllll yeah

Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social Scene has finally given me something to talk about as far as their new album is concerned. officially the LP is titled “Forgiveness Rock Record”, and i’m hoping that this isn’t a preemptive apology to their audience.

certainly not from what i’m hearing. along with the title/albumart announcement, the provided a FREE download of the albums first single, a near 7 minute epic called “World Sick”. it’s heavy and splashy and big “we’re back” to the world. i’m guessing the track is more of a Kevin Drew brainchild than anything else… but it’s enough to get me excited for may 4th.

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Totally Nebular – Boat Boat

February 20, 2010 1 comment

first show poster at Mt. Limb.
Totally Nebular is a florida based three-piece that recently finished a wonderfully cohesive 8 song EP titled “Boat Boat”. sonically, i’m hearing a mish-mash of eclecticisms from a wide pallet of musical realms. most notably, the album takes off with some faction of what i will call “indie-prog”… though the longest track is a mere 4:29 in length, each song lives in it’s only world of movement and adventure(best-listened-to-in-stereo). i’m hearing notes of cacophony to the likes of Xiu Xiu, hooting an hollaring vocals of Born Ruffians, marching ballad guitar flourishes comparable to Wolf Parade and off kilter compositions that i’m sure animal collective would be proud to take credit for. the EP as a whole reminds me of the mpFree formatted album by Experimental Dental School.

and that reminds me. the best thing about this EP is that it’s a freEP, you can get it yourself here!

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2010: early birds and most anticipated

February 19, 2010 Leave a comment

weeks like these it’s important to stay positive. both of the radio broadcasts you participate with have been cancelled due to sports, the winter olympics give you  a choice of women’s ice hockey or figure skating for your viewing pleasure, the weather is as noncommittal as a vegas marriage. music is a sound refuge (pun intended).

i think it’s still early enough in the year to start this list, so here it goes, my personal favorites of the last 1.5 months and the upcoming acts i’m most excited for.

Joe Pug – The Messenger (2/16/2010)

the past 6 months have been made better since I first heard this upcoming singer/songwriter’s daytrotter session. since then his earnestly crafted lyrics, artful command of the guitar and folk sensibilities have haunted my daily airwaves. his debut full length album rounds out an already soaring songbook in the wake of two dazzling EPs, “Nation of Heat” and “In the Meantime” chronologically. You can join his mailinglist and treat yourself to some free dowloads(Including the complete “In the Meantime” EP).

Yeasayer – Odd Blood (2/9/2010)

Yeasayer is a band that has elements of everything i like to see in a band. electro/dance grooviness, experimental capacities, infectious melodies as well as thoughtful, inspiring songwriting. i honestly feel like this is an album accessible to music lovers and outside the indie circle. the albums out now and if you like what you here bellow, i highly recommend giving these guys a thorough listen.

Broken Bells – Broken Bells (Due 3/9/2010)

i’m quite sure when it started or how i feel about it yet, but the evidence is out there. 2009 showed a compelling trend toward the “indie supergroup” (e.g. Discovery, MoF) and it continues here with the melding of James Mercer(of The Shins fame) and Danger Mouse. if you’re like me and can’t wait till march to hear this wholly unique combo, you can illegally download a late 2009 leak of the whole damn thing (at least that’s what they tell me).

Broken Social Scene – “The New Album” (Due 3/4/2010)

i wish i could say more about this but all the information i have on it is here. i know with moderate certainty the name of this album will not be “The New Album” but that is all they are saying. i can say that i’m glad that bss is back to their old tricks as the incestuous culmination of nearly the entire Arts&Crafts label. i’ve only moderately enjoyed the “Broken Social Scene Presents…” series, and am ready for full force fiesta comparable to there self-titled release. wikipedia tells me that for the first time in bss history, “Amy Millan, Emily Haines, and Leslie Feist have reportedly recorded a track together” so that’s something to be excited about.

UPDATE

The Morning Benders – Big Echo (Due 3/9/2010)

thanks to ILOVEYOUnimba, The Morning Benders are in my life. i have him to thank for that. if you’re not familiar with their sweet’n’sour-post-pop-indie-love sound, you might want to get to know them. their website offers a free mp3 of this album’s leading track as well as measures to preorder the CD/Vinyl/T-Shirt/betamax etc.

Mint Chicks – Bad Buzz EP (2/21/2010)

just caught this one. it’s nice when i catch wind of wonderful music sprouting up in the world outside of us/canada, and this new zealand fairing lo-fi(ish) 60s pop-revival is worth the worldly view. the latest EP is being released exclusively on an 1GB flash drive (with style). this sort of thing reminds of a similar media i bought at an illinois concert.

sorry for the 500 word essay, i’ll try to be more concise in the future.

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ILOVEYOUnimda

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment

iloveyounimda is DJ Hobbes on Some Commotion Radio Show on WRBB on Saturdays from 12-2 pm.  ALSO, I go by DJ Rudytronics when DJ’ing solo.  I blog over at iloveyounimda.wordpress.com, and I suppose here too now.  Now that you know me, lets get to why you SHOULD be here.

Music, right? Over at Some Commotion, we are the resident lo-fi fans of the station, so I’ll kick this off with a song that is pretty explanatory of how I feel.  “Bad Bands” by Capgun Coup is a happy little song, with the typical overdriven vocals and blown out drums.  IF you like this, then you will like most of our radio show, though in addition to this love of lo-fi, we also can’t get enough disco and electro.  Odd combo, huh? Yeah, we think so too, but hey, fuck it. We all like what we like, so where should shame factor in? I’d tell you more about Capgun Coup if I knew more, but you should probably just show them some MySpace love.

http://www.myspace.com/capguncoup

and here is the track I’ve been talking about:

Capgun Coup – Bad Bands

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