1 apr 2009, 12:10 av ratze
8 dec 2008, 20:34 av CaptainGaylordbear in mind there's a ton of albums that came out this year that i haven't heard, also many that i KNOW i need to hear, like the new Sigur Ros. ....why haven't i heard that, anyway?
the hell is my problem...
anyway. on we go. aren't you excited?
25. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
awesome! finally an indie band that's not married to either the dance-punk sound or the "look how depressed i am" sound or the cookie cutter indie alternative sound. loves it.
current favorites: In the Hospital, Skeleton Boy
24. Shiny Toy Guns - Season of Poison
i haven't had much of a chance to listen to this yet, but from what i've heard i can see that the energy from the debut is intact. i do think the addition of heavy guitars was a good idea, it kind of separates them from that whole neo-electro scene they were lumped in with.
current favorites: Ghost Town, Ricochet!
23. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
damn. i've got to tell you what a loser i felt like when i found out that bruises was in a commercial…
18 aug 2008, 21:37 av CaptainGaylordthought i'd do this again, because it was just so fun last month wasn't it fun? oh wait, no, it was fuckin gay.
Adam and the Ants - Beat My Guest
wheee!! this song is so fun. i think it's becoming mandatory to do this specific recollection of the songs i've liked the most over the last month while drinking. odd? not really. okay yeah it is. also slc punk kicks ass.
Alkaline Trio - San Francisco
sooo just broke up. and months and months of doing everything in your power to keep a relationship going only to have it end so abruptly... it's very draining. so you know what that means - time to bust out the ak3 and the booze. it usually makes me feel better, if only for a short while.
Beck - Profanity Prayers
i, like many other beck fans i'm sure, was a bit apprehensive about Modern Guilt. but i really really like it, i was pleasantly suprised. i like most of the songs a lot, but i'm particularly fond of this track simply because of its energy. …
18 aug 2008, 05:28 av pinedasgalSat 16 Aug – The Faint, Shy Child, Jaguar Love
Act 1) Discovered Shy Child. They blew me away, bought the album immediately. They are better live but still good. <3
Act 2) Jaguar Love. What. the. fukk.? The lead singer was like a spastic chipmunk Captain Jack Sparrow. I was actually laughing at him it was so crazy. They are guitar driven for the most part, but they still had a keyboardist and it just didn't flow together like it should have. The crowd was ecstatic when they left.
The Faint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They couldn't have been any better. Well I suppose it is possible but not likely. Todd wore a lab coat and goggles and I think he may have started a new fashion. There was no calm moment the entire time, I couldn't stop dancing. They mostly played songs from Wet From Birth and Danse Macabre but they made sure they played their from their new album. From Fasciination they managed to play my least favorite songs I Treat You Wrong and Psycho but they made up for those…
18 aug 2008, 04:49 av ZacMagnumSun 17 Aug – The Faint, Shy Child, Jaguar Love
This show was fucking great, the Faint really kick ass. Here is the setlist.
Dropkick the Punks
Take Me to the Hospital
Forever Growing Centipedes
Posed to Death
Machine In The Ghost
Worked Up So Sexual
The Geeks Were Right
13 aug 2008, 03:22 av un_melomaneThe Faint's self-constructed, self-produced, and self-designed Fasciinatiion (blank.wav, 2008) is that long-desired Tetris piece that fits snug between Blank Wave Arcade (Saddle Creek, 1999) and Danse Macabre (Saddle Creek, 2001). The Omaha five-piece returns after a four-year album drought with an album more cohesive than the last, wet from birth (Saddle Creek, 2004).
Fasciinatiion telecasts the electro-rock group's transmissions through an essentially electronic and unreservedly unrestrained synthed sound. This album's subject takes a more cultural standpoint vis-à-vis society's absurdist fascination with the temporary tabloids, televised living, consciousness, and reality vs perception. While intellectually entrenched, the electro-punk dance origins are more fluid than the previous full-length.
Get Seduced opens with digital pops, seeking and honing in on Joel Petersen's landing bass building up into a diatribe denouncing the celebrity altered reality presented through fickle magazines. …