Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes are a wonderful band from my home state of Washington. I'm really enjoying this band a lot at the moment especially their new album. Their self titled album is my favorite release from them so far. This band has a definite folk tone to them but some pop and rock shine through. You can really tell they take inspiration from a past generation yet they sound so modern. Anyways I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I do.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Built to Spill

What's there even left to say about Built to Spill? This band is absolutely legendary and I've had the pleasure of seeing them twice so far. These guys have been making music now for over 10 years and have one of the most unique sounds I've ever heard.

Every album they put out has been better than the last and those were amazing albums. You can tell just by listening to them that they absolutely love what they do. The lyrics are heartfelt and the music is composed superbly.

One of my favorite things about this band is that they take breaks from singing and just jam for a while and really let the song breathe. The drumming is fairly simple but very powerful and the guitar parts are phenomenally written. Along with the well written riffs they have 3 guitarists and layer them perfectly making some unforgettable songs.

Hope you enjoy this band as much as I do.


Plans for this

I hope to write about a new band everyday and I only know so many bands so if you have some tunes you really love you should share!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crime In Stereo

This band is one of my all time favorites and unfortunately have recently broken up. I've been a fan since about 2005 and got the chance to see them live early 2010 and let me tell you, they blew me away. The first album I heard from them was "The Troubled Stateside". This album really shows what the Long Island hardcore scene was about. This album is solid from start to finish and I probably listen to it a couple times a week still and it never gets old. The follow up to "Troubled Stateside" is "Crime In Stereo Is Dead." Is Dead feels like a brand new band while further expanding their original sound. This album is much more experimental while retaining their hardcore roots. It's really hard for me to describe exactly what their sound is so you might want to watch a couple of their videos on youtube. The bands final release is titled "I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone" and this album rocked my socks off hard. Following up their previous release "Is Dead" the band continues on the post hardcore experimental route. This album is filled with post production drum fills and cool vocal effects but still retains hints from "The Troubled Stateside."

Like I said before this is one of my all time favorite bands and you should definitely check them out.


What this really is about.

So I'm new to this whole thing and don't really know where to begin. I know this say music reviews but I don't think I will be reviewing anything, I just plan on talking about music that I love to listen to. Hopefully I will broaden my musical horizon through this and also share common interests in music with others.

EDIT: Once I get some posts up about the music I enjoy I would love to see some comments from you guys about similar artists or your thoughts on the tunes.