Friday, May 1, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
White Lies have done to my iPod, Car radio, and back porch time what The Editors did a few years ago. And by that I mean, totally consumed me. I love their new album To Lose My Life. You can definitely hear the Joy Division-80s-post-everything-self aware-indie (I'm starting to hate that word) sound that has been done well and uniquely by bands like the Editors and Interpol, but this one stands out. Maybe it's Harry McVeigh's dynamic vocal range, or the oft heard minimalist synth/vocals that slowly build to the full band's loud and directed sound. It's dark but not obnoxious. I hate when bands try their best to fit into a genre by some ambiguous rulebook, letting creativity take the back seat. (STOP COPYING RADIOHEAD!) I remember when the Lord of the Rings film came out, a cable channels ran a mini-series with a LOFTR-ish story. I love fantasy stories, but be original! Don't send one underdog with a powerful possession to an evil land to destroy it. Anyways, White Lies, do not do this. I have turned several of my friends onto them and hopefully you too.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Octane Coffee Bar was on CNN.com recently. I was actually there the night of this filming but sadly, didn't make it to the final editing process. ha. Anywho, watch this video about Thursday Night Throwdown. I am proud of all my friends who compete/run the monthly event.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I have been listening to the new Appleseed Cast and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart all morning. It's upbeat and 90s indie rock-esque. They cite the Ramones, Teenage Fanclub, and My Bloody Valentine "Paint a Rainbow" as some of their influences. All of which I can hear in it. Oh not to mention their name is pretty cool.
PS: They are playing at the Earl in March. I'll be there.