Archive for May, 2011
I am a little bit embarrassed that On The Couch hasn’t had a blog post about Daytrotter Sessions. Daytrotter is a fantastic website of Horseshack Recording from the great state of Illinois. The website has an epic library of indie rock artists who have popped in at Horseshack Recordings and recorded four or five live songs. A couple of weeks back Dashboard Confessional contributed four songs. You can sign up for Daytrotter and download most of their library for free. The library is truly huge with epic pieces from such artists as David Bazan, Tegan and Sara, Tokyo Police Club, and Say Hi. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been struggling with the new Death Cab For Cutie album Codes and Keys which will be released on May 25th. I’ve written several blog posts about my trepidation of a new album, (mainly because Death Cab’s last album was god awful and the band has been moving in a new direction since the release of Narrow Stairs.) Codes and Keys does sound quite a bit different from Narrow Stairs in many respects. The songs have more synth and vocals layered throughout the songs, just as promised. However, my first response to the new album was “meh.” There isn’t a single track on the entire album that has blown me away or that changed my opinion of the new direction Death Cab has decided to take. A lot of other reviews and opinions have hailed this album as an example of a band that has evolved and has reached a new pinnacle. Read the rest of this entry »
Ya I am a little late on this but that doesn’t mean that I’m not excited about the news. Young Scolla’s debut album will be released on June 28th and I couldn’t be happier. Mostly because the stuff he putting out is fresh and I helped a little bit with the production cost
Back in February I found his Kickstarter campaign and was drawn in by the sincerity of the project. So, I donated $25 and in return for my donation I will be receiving a signed copy of the CD and if I lived in ATL or D.C. I would be a VIP at the release party. It would have been cool to be at the release party but I don’t think I’ll be in the area at that time. The signed copy of the CD is reward enough for being a part of a dope project like Seconds Away.
Last week I was on an extended farewell tour of the Western United States. I am facing the specter of moving across the United States to Vermont for law school at the end of the summer. I spent most of my time in Portland but was able to make it to the beach for a day. On the way back to Montana I visited T. William in Ogden, Utah. A couple weeks before my 2,150 mile excursion I bought tickets to go see one of my all time favorite bands: Jimmy Eat World.
The Wooden Birds have unveiled the title track of their upcoming album, Two Matchsticks. The group is fronted by Andrew Kenny, formerly of the American Analog Set, and backed up by Leslie Sisson (vocalist/guitarist), Sean Haskins (drummer), and Matt Pond (guitarist). Kenny has also done guest work with Album Leaf, Her Space Holiday, Styrofoam, Ola Podrida, Arthur & Yu, and Broken Social Scene.
You know I how I love to put out a music suggestion for the weekend, and today is no different!! Yesterday I ran across Baby Baby after receiving an email from Team Clermont. I have to say that I couldn’t be happier that said email was sent and that I had the time to explore some of the artists the firm represents. Baby Baby definitely got me through a very boring Thursday afternoon and I have a feeling they will be pushing me through the weekend too.
I’m going to be traveling to the hipster capital of the world Portland next week. I will be there visiting a high school friend, but I should have ample opportunities to try and track down one of my all time favorite bands The Cribs. Rumor has it that they are currently busy at work conjuring a new album. I want to ask them about the new album and how its feels to get back to their roots as three member band. Other than that I plan on trolling through record stores and avoiding Pabst Blue Ribbon.