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X-mas break is long gone. The first week of class has hit and its time to get back in the groove. Over the break, I was able to host Music The Vander Wey once again on KGLT. It was an incredible experience. I felt like child in some kind of a store (my New Years resolution was to try to swear off clichés, which ironically maybe a cliché in of itself). While I was flooding the airwaves of Southwestern Montana with indie rock, I held in my hands The Ettes‘ newest album Wicked Will. It’s a strange feeling to hold something so rocking awesome in your hands.
This week the solstice finally passed us by and summer has finally begun. I don’t know about you, but a lot of my song and band choices change with the seasons. Admittedly, I enjoy slower more acoustic songs in the winter, but during the summer I need to have, as T William puts it, unbridled rock.
This week a couple have bands have taken over my playlists. The band that has melted my mind and my ears, is an epic legendary indie rock band out of promised land of hip indie rockability Portlandia. The Thermals have been turning out stripped down balls to the wall rock for quite sometime. For a couple of summers now, I’ve been cruising around rocking out to The Thermals. Its perfect summer drive time music.
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 »
I finally was able to find Does It Offend You Yeah’s new album Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, and my god is it great. The album dropped back on March 14th in the UK but its been impossible to find in any shops by me. iTunes does have it for digital download. T. William first wrote about this upcoming album read about it here. His post reminded me of their brilliance of this band and I immediately started revisiting their first album You Have No Idea What You Are Getting Yourself Into. The first album was very electro poppy but damn was it good.
I’ve found a way to post my radio shows to the blog. The link is posted below. This way if you missed the show or need a three hour mix tape, you can download my radio show. A quick heads up though, I will only be able to host the Music The Vander Wey files until I post a new show. Enjoy!
This Friday from six to nine PM I will be hosting Music the Vander Wey. This show is going to be fantastic! Along with the usual fare of new indie rock, I will be hosting a half hour fair well to The White Stripes. I haven’t had time to do a proper send off to one of my favorite bands until now. They announced earlier this year that it will stop making any new music, you can read my previous blog post about it here. Post any requests you might have for the show. I’d love some input!
I love covers. The ability for a band to take a song that you have already heard a million times, a song you have probably already fallen in love with and and bring it back to life in a new light, is one of the pinnacles of a good band. Good news though! One of my favorite bands Franz Ferdinand is going to be a subject of an EP of some of their best known songs covered by such greats as LCD Sound System and the Magnetic Fields. The EP is set to be released on Record Store day, which is April 16th. I love hearing songs that I already love changed and rearranged by a band I already like, such as LCD Sound System and The Magnetic Fields. It brings a new perspective to a song that has, frankly, gotten stale.
I just bought and downloaded my copy of the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs! This is what they posted on their website today.
“It’s Friday… It’s almost the weekend…It’s a full moon….
You can download ‘The King of Limbs’ now if you so wish!
Thank you good people for waiting … Have a great weekend wherever you are….”
Lets start off with the big news: Radiohead has a new album, King of Limbs dropping soon – very soon – Saturday soon! You can digital download King of Limbs for $9 on Saturday. There will not be a name your own price deal going on, like with Radiohead‘s previous album, On Rainbows, the price is $9. There will be a collectors vinyl addition coming out in May for $50. The pre-order for that starts Saturday as well. The physical release of the album is scheduled for sometime in May. I love how this album release came out of no where. Normally for major releases like this I sit for months in a state of high anticipation.
I was at my local record store, Cactus Records, where a debate started taking place on what was the first band that started emo. This debate probably started because I walked into the record store sporting an emo swoop. Needless to say, the fulcrum of the debate was over whether or not The Smiths were the first emo band. I stood in one place for quite a while pondering any other bands before The Smiths that could possibly be genesis to emo.
Last Friday I was DJing on KGLT and the DJ before my shift, who happens to be an Italian beauty who specializes in indie electropop, gave me a surprise recommendation. At the conclusion of her show she chucked a CD at me, as she knew I like to dabble in the electropop genre, and told me that the album might fit in on my show. Who am I to reject a musical recommendation from an olive-skinned siren? The band in question, that I somehow missed, is Fujiya & Miyagi. The name is misleading, as they are not a duo nor are they as Japanese as you would think. Instead, they are an English band from Brighton who formed back in 2000. They have a brand new album out entitled Ventriloquizzing. It is fantastic, I played “Sixteen Shades of Black and Blue” and it was the highlight of the show.