Monday, September 13, 2010

Song of the Day: Cold December by Matt Costa

Road trips, to me, are just an excuse to listen to music for four hours straight. Perhaps it's a little antisocial but I usually spend the whole time absorbed in whatever musical obsession I'm hooked on at the moment. Of course such dependence would allow the world to test me a bit. Halfway through my most recent road trip, my beloved ipod died on me. Luckily a good friend of mine, Richard, let me listen to the musical contents of his iphone. This song, Cold December, was one that made an appearance on the shuffle. I vaguely remember it being on a commercial several years back. It's one of those that when you hear it, you just love it but you may not always know that much about the artist. But I definitely hope to remedy that ;)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Song of the Day: Let Loose the Horses by The Rescues

I love the Rescues :D When I first heard them at a songwriting workshop at Berklee I was blown away by their mutual creativity and efficiency on their individual instruments. I've already featured "Can't Stand the Rain" as a song of the day several months back, but this is the kind of band that you really need to check out their entire album. There are so many musical gems there just waiting to be discovered.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Song of the Day: She's Got You High by Mumm-ra

I don't know what it is about British music that always seem to ooze melodic, catchy, yet simple rock...but I love it! This song starts off serene, adding parts gradually that excite the listener. Their vocals weave together in a way that all parts seem to exist with and without each other at the same time. Steady guitars and an excellent bass line are like candy for my ears. The video is very innovative, as well. Perhaps the gigantic shoe tapping to the beat was showing off some kind of psychic ability...because my feet are definitely tapping.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Song of the Day: Right Hand On My Heart by The Whigs

I am a sucker for good indie rock, especially leaning towards the garage or British end. It's most definitely my comfort zone. I love the strong drum patterns, vocals with attitude and presence, killer guitar solos, and lyrics that stick out. "Right Hand On My Heart" has ALL of that and they only need 3 band members to do it! Thanks to I have the opportunity to see them play live in a couple of weeks. There is no power on this earth that'll make me miss it!!! Well, except for that pesky thing called work...even then...I HAVE to go!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Song of the Day: Dying Breed by Marissa Nadler

There is the feeling I get when a song resonates with my soul. It can feel like an out of body experience. In some ways it's as though my mind is trying to relay some subconscious message, long forgotten. Perhaps it's an experience of a past life or perhaps it's just an intensely personal song...but "Dying Breed" feels like home to me. I especially love the tone of Marissa's voice mixed with the roundabout feel of the guitar in the background. It is obvious that Marissa cares to write songs that mean something.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Song of the Day: The Ground Rules by Geri X

One of the most frustrating things to me is missing all the great shows in my hometown due to silly necessary evils called "work". ;) But thanks to an excellent site, I can now view all the shows I missed online and even catch a few acoustic extras. Whereas it can never replace the experience of a live show, it's a good way to get excited about the shows you can make it to. So take a listen to this catchy song by Geri X. Check her out:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Song of the Day: Honeymoon by Bombadil

"Throw the body in the lake, and take the chance that no one will find out..." Umm...Who wouldn't want to listen to a song that starts off with that line!? The refrain "what lies behind that honeymoon" coupled with the verses that'll have you in hysterics, whether it be laughing or crying, sets a comedic and possibly harsh take on the aftermath of a honeymoon. With a voice that exudes sincerity, beautiful guitar tones, and a steady beat, where can you go wrong? And if all of that doesn't get you, then maybe the piano solos will.