Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Boston Strangler put out one hell of a demo a few years back. So, my expectations were high for the inevitable full length album. For all bands but more so for hardcore bands putting out a great full length album is incredibly difficult. Frankly I think most hardcore bands should stick to demos and 7 inches, they just suit the style of music much better than an LP in my opinion. As you might already know from their aforementioned demo Boston Strangler is not most bands. The high expectations I had for this record were not only met but far exceeded.
I know that what I'm going to say is something extremely immature that I probably also said when I was 19 or 20 about some other great records, but anyway here goes:
If you can't get down with this record just fucking stop listening to hardcore and move on to something else.
Posted by Jesse at 8:34 PM
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Father John Misty is the solo project of ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman. Indie rock for fans of Neil Young, Roy Orbison, older My Morning Jacket, Waylon Jennings, etc. Check out this debut record from someone who is not only an excellent songwriter, musician, and lyricist, but a magnificent showman as well.
Some of you will recognize the music immediately as the title track kicks in as "that song Jay Z sampled in Roc Boys", but I assure you, Menahan Street Band is much more than that. If you're a fan of soul, Motown, funk, jazz, and all things fun, then you need to listen to this band. Looking for a soundtrack to your summer, whether it be back yard BBQs or chilling on a rooftop? This is it. Here's a short bio:
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I know a few people have been waiting for me to post these. Sorry for the delay.
Trust me it's worth it.
Check these guys out at KFN on July 24th. Buy tickets here.
Their show there last year was easily my favorite of 2011.
Posted by Jesse at 1:46 PM