That’s all I meant by “relationship.” You want me to grab a dictionary?

21 Jun

let’s get into this thing

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Ringo Deathstarr- So High

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I’ve been ecstatically kicking Colour Trip around since Ringo Deathstarr put it out (Finally!) in february. Shoegaze with energy and they’re from Austin…enough said.

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Miniature Tigers- Cannibal Queen

Summer always makes me reshuffle through songs that encapsulated summers of the past (last year it was Foals Total Life Forever, The Head and the heart (self-titled), and The Love Language’s Libraries), about all i can remember from 2008 is Bishop Allen and Miniature tigers. I take that back that’s what good i can remember from 2008. I also remember M.I.A. being played at every damn party i went to and hating my life evertime fly like papers came on and everyone feeling the need to tell me how “talented” she is. whatever between M.I.A. and kanye west you are wasting your breath. I see the for sale sign and i’m not buying.

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Winter Gloves- Dancing My Heart Out

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My last two posts had Beverlay and honheehonhee on them, it just wouldn’t be right if i left out the third part of this holy Montreal trinity. This is where the pop aspect of Beverly comes from and i”m not talking britney spears pop, i’m talking the good pop. The best way i can describe the difference is that when someone tells me they like Death Cab For Cutie i tell them they will probably love Winter Gloves …that kind of pop.

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Courtesy Tier- Rescue

Everyday i’m thankful for taking the time to add bands i dig on facebook. Courtesy Tier’s yet to be released The Resolution is a perfect example of why. Today they posted it before it’s actually release, For Free,  and sent the link out on FB. The album is a little less energetic than what i’d already picked up from them (my favorite so far has been “Buddy Casey”) but that’s not a bad thing. The instrumentation is not only solid but well placed. Each song has it’s own touch so the album never feels monotonous. The strongest song is probably the closing track “Home” but “Rescue” mixes much better along with the other tracks i’ve picked out for this playlist. here’s a link to there FB page so next time you don’t have to take second hand gifts when you can get them for yourself  : Courtesy Tier’s facebook page .

Here’s a solid video of Buddy Casey

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Young Buffalo- Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl (broken social scene cover)

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Broken Social Scene are another band (like wilco) that i never have been able to fully  get into, and believe my i have tried(hard) but i just can’t. There’s something that immediately turns me off about the majority of their songs (although lovers spit makes my top 50 of all time). It may be brilliant and leagues above everyone else, it might even be ground breaking and have opened doors for so many other (better) bands, but they just don’t connect with me the way  i feel  they are hyped up to. This is why Young Buffalo impress me. Not only do they have a sound that’s SO DAMN ADDICTING they somehow have found a way to take a song i don’t already  like and make me LOVE IT. And how often do we get to hear a cover that’s better than the original?  This version will be getting played on my headphones for a long time to come. It even makes me appreciate BSS for once, who knows it may, by some miracle, make me end up being a fan of them someday.

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Harlan Pepper- Great Lakes

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I’m not sure what makes this my favorite song on this weeks post but it is.  Catchy bluegrass folk. I can’t describe many songs that way. I think what i like so much about this song is that i’ve seen so many unsigned bands try to write songs like this and not even realize they’d failed at creating something other than an annoying background song to what would have been a decent conversation at the bar. The lyrics may not be perfect but they work…really really well.

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Hey Hey Melodica- Birds In Cages

This is one my favorite songs ever to be created in Indy.  It’s also from a band that’s relatively inactive in the local scene.Hopefully they’ll start playing shows frequently around town because they’ve got as good, if not a better, chance of being able to accomplish something with their music as similar bands in the local genre like Jascha and The Accordians who play shows every week in Indy. There’s a couple of free songs posted up on musical family tree from them and if you want to hear some strong solo stuff check in onAnthoney Scroggins myspace page. Before hey hey melodica I was already a fan of his and am really impressed with what the bands been able to do with what he brings to the table.

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Secret Knives- Wicker Park

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New Animal- When They Come

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Atlanta newcomers are already making an impression and it seems like they came out of nowhere.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they swell into one of this falls hype bands and since they actually deliver the goods i’m alright with that.

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Holy Ghost!- Do It Again

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Even though parts are a throwback to the eighties,something i rarely get into, holy ghost! pull it off successfully and have created a perfect addition to any party playlist be it club, house, or basement.

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A lull- Weapons For War

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Hopefully they won’t skip over us on their next tour as has been there usual m.o. on recent tours, i’d really like to see them work their magic live.

The field and woods shots in the video were done in Chesterton,IN.

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Arron Dean- The Extraordinary Things We Fear

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Moneybrother- Born Under A Bad Sign

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I’ve read mixed reviews on Real Control and anyone who says this album is anything short of solid has no idea what they are talking about, especially the guy who wanted to hound on Anders Wendin for having been influenced by the clash…it’s hard to find a band out there without some influence from the clash. That’s like all the critics who hated Brand New for there similarities to the smiths. Good music is good  music let’s leave it at that.

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The Speed Of Sound In Seawater- The Huge Wheel

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In Tall Buildings- The Way To A Monster’s Lair

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American Babies- Dance All Night

This songs great to put on late night when you’re not yet tired and not yet ready for the night to be over.  Great lyrics. This is my first taste of American Babies (not literally), i’m looking forward to seeing what else they have to offer.

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David Wax Museum- Born With A Broken Heart

I’d read a few articles and album reviews on David Wax Museum, i even went as far as downloading a couple songs but for some reason nothing sank in, then I heard them on npr last week and decided to give  them another chance. I’m glad i did. I’m not sure what kept me from committing before but i’m definitely into them now.

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King Of Spain- Animals (part one)

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Another great band in the tampa based New Granada family(Sleepy Vikings, New Times Roman, sunbears). I’m having trouble finding anything out about them yet and googling “king of spain” is an obvious waste of time. I’ll let you know more as soon as i do.

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Rah Rah- Salty Cities

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Another Canadian band rubbing it in our face about how much better they are at creating music than their neighbors to the south.

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Wild Flag- Future Crimes

Nice little combination of talent and energy, i can’t wait to sweat with these girls in some stuffy indy venue (the smaller the better!!)

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Suckers- Save Your Love For Me

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This is the opening track off of wild smiles and for how good “save your love for me” is the album just keeps getting better which doesn’t seem possible.  I’m seeing that stupid baboon in my dreams, that’s how often i’ve been pulling the album up on my ipod.

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Black Light Dinner Party- Older Together

This song is crafted flawlessly all the way down to the closed high hat they use coming out of the chorus and back into the main piano track…perfection. Even better Alexander Jorgensen has created a video for Older Together that is just as great as the song itself. I’m equally in love with both

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Darren Hanlon- I wish that i was beautiful for you

I hadn’t heard anything about Hanlon before seeing him open for David Dondero. Darren took the stage and completely stole the show with his amazing songs and magnetic stage presence. Seriously, people were laughing before one song, crying during another, and then he sold out of hard copies of his cd’s afterwards. Take all that and reverse it and that’s what watching David Dondero play was like. I saw DD  open for bright eyes years earlier for a crowd that couldn’t have cared less about the opening act, i  always thought that it was the crowds fault and not dondero’s that i wasn’t impressed…  now that i’ve seen him as a headliner my main opinion is that for one of the great songwriters of all-time David Dondero is a dick. He stumbled onstage half-drunk and fumbled through half his songs then went into a four minute rant about daytrotter and how they’re stealing money from him and then went back into a lackluster set of his worst songs. I’ll never pay to see dondero again or buy another album but i’ll be more than happy to drive an hour to see Hanlon play and you can believe that i try to promote his songs as often as possible.

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League- Golden Maps

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Shenandoah and the night- These Arms

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Right now in Austin my girlfriend is interviewing for jobs . I was going through songs to send her while she’s gone and of all the ones i put together this one stood out more than any other. Ableman sells the sentiment and, like hallmark, says things better than i ever could.

So that’s it. If you represent an artist whose songs are on this page and would like it removed i’ll be more than happy to both oblige and never recommend their music in a positive light again, that’s the agreement. I completely understand the need for bands to make money so they continue creating art but spreading some free love from time to time is really the most humble and appreciated thing i can find in music right now. If you need the money that bad you can have it, but i have no reason to promote you anymore.

Also if there’s any music i’m missing or missing the point on here’s the comments section… i’m listening:)

3 Responses to “That’s all I meant by “relationship.” You want me to grab a dictionary?”

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