Archive for December, 2011
2011 is nearly behind us. Many other blogs are focused on the past 2011 albums, but not me. 2012 is going to be a great year of indie rock and roll! I’ve compiled a short list of upcoming albums to drool over that should be dropping sometime in 2012.
Atlanta based synth-pop trio, Wowser Bowser, is set release their first full-length album on January 24th. The self-titled release is being backed by Adai Park Records, and if the rest of the songs match the first three that I have heard you can bet it will be on the buzz list for 2012.
This music blogger has been sucked into the 8tracks.com world. For the last three weeks I have been addicted to listening to anything and everything that comes up on the mixtape site. I enjoy services like Pandora and Slacker, I have yet to try Spotify, but I feel like 8tracks allows listeners to connect with other music lovers rather than a logarithm that predicts what they might like. The mixes I have found on the site a so case specific that I challenge anyone to find a playlist on the site that isn’t perfect for your current mood.
I’ve been rocking out to El Camino, the latest release from The Black Keys, for the past two weeks. My immediate reaction after listening to the album once through was “My god all the tracks sound the same!” But that is just a superficial peering into the heart of El Camino.
By now you might have seen the teaser for Sleigh Bells‘ upcoming release, if not where have you been?? Check it out below, along with freshly released tracklist. It is a followup to their mega successful Treats. From the looks of the teaser there will be no sophomore slump.
We here at On the Couch thought it might be nice to put together a list of great things to buy this holiday season for that music lover in your life. So without further ado we happily present On the Couch’s Santa List.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a new Christmas single from The Killers. This year’s Christmas single is entitled “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball.” I have to admit that I haven’t been big on X-Mas music the past couple of years. In fact, last year I didn’t even do a Christmas show on KGLT. I did a anti-Christmas show, just for a breath of fresh air.
It is winter time and you know what that means snow, Miike Snow to be specific. The Swedish indie pop group has released “Devil’s Work” just in time for the holidays. They have included a film accompaniment, but I can’t find a way to embed it in this post, you’ll just have to surf over to http://www.miikesnow.co.uk/.
I am not sure why but I has been a couple of months since I have listened to their music stylings, and there was a time that they were being sampled in every remix on the Hype Machine. I am glad they have returned to give us this gift, and from the sounds of it the upcoming album should be very good. I have yet to hear of the title for the upcoming release, but they have said the first single will be available in January.
Authors note: While reading this post, please listen to some of the samples I have laid out for you. I can assure that it will help to get my point across.
An acquaintance and I found ourselves in a discussion about the Grammys yesterday. She loves the award show and wanted to know my opinion on the album of the year, seeing as how I “looked like someone who knew something about music” (aw shucks). I had to tell her that I love music… so I DIDN’T watch the Grammys. Let’s just say that after that comment she wasn’t really interested in anything else I had to say.