Building Our Archetecture

19 Jul

After making up the summer mix i came away craving some lyric heavy songs. Those ones that help hold the heart rather than moving the feet.  This week is a slow build but it still delivers

Stornoway- Fuel Up

I don’t know how i missed Stornoway last year but i did.  I’m on such a kick for this band right now. Every song i’ve listened to has been amazing. Fuel Up was my toe in the water and when i first heard it i found myself just repeating the song for a half hour. I’ve got a lot going on in my personal life that has me on my heels a bit which  could explain why this is my track 1 for this weeks collective.

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Arron Dean- To Mary, Love John Watson

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.“No man dies of love… I think that there’s some truth in that”

This is one of those songs that speaks for itself. Dean talks around the subject quite a bit in this one rather than being straightforward about what he’s truly saying and it works really well…REALLY well.

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Scattered Trees- A Conversation About Death on New Years Eve

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David Bazan- A Few Broken Pieces

Bazan did this song brilliantly. Pedro The Lion was incredible but inevitably there would always have came a point where david Bazan would have had to move on, i mean, how could he not? Rarely does “maturing” coincide with creating something great but Bazan has accomplished just that with his solo endeavors.   It’s also nice to hear someone deal with every aspect of criticism, equally from both vantage points of self and external. This song just oozes with sarcasm and pretension and truth in every line which is just another reason Bazan will always be alligned with Oberst and Kasher. I’m so glad he put this song out it just feels good listening to , like having a close friend explain why he has grown up and moved on.  “man we could have made it big sound but i love to let my good friends down”

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Oregon Bike Trails – High School Lover

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This weeks Oregon Bike Trails addiction is for High School Lover.  Oregon Bike Trails makes the best music out for listening to in the summer. I’ll never underappreciate a song that brings on a smile and makes life better.

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Shout Out Louds- Fall Hard

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If you haven’t realized by now how solid Shout Out Louds are then i’m afraid you may never get it.  I dig this song because you can take “if you fall hard i fall harder” either way depending on your mood and what sort of state your personal life is in. I know this from my own experience where two weeks ago i was putting this on a playlist for my girlfriend who is now my ex and in that expanse of time between there and now the song still seems fitting.

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King Charles- Love Lust

Love lust is as catchy as a slow clap in 1998 .

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Oh Land – Perfection

I caught a video a few weeks ago from Oh land (the first one i posted on the facebook wall from them) and immediately was attracted to what this band is doing. Like a chill Florence and the Machine or Coco Rosie with pop sensibility. Each song breathes exceptionally well “perfection” is a solid example of that.

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Gobble Gobble- Lawn Knives

I name dropped Gobble Gobble into one of the recent heycoolkid posts and as usual i’ve felt guilty for not having just thrown a song up from them so others can see what i’m talking about when i say that seeing Gobble Gobble live is on my bucket list. Sweat drenching intensity, GG sound like it’s no secret to themselves how damn good their art is (read: THEY HAVE CONFIDENCE). My neighbors are usually playing nelly so i’m sure they haven’t quite been appreciating my blaring this through my apartment every day when i wake up but when you sleep until two the general consensus when climbing out of bed is to get motivated in the shortest time possible…Lawn Knives is the best song i’ve found in a long while at doing that.

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Ivan and Alyosha- Beautiful Lie

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Any band referencing Dostoevsky in their name will always catch my attention. That’s how it all started with my giving Ivan and Alyosha a chance.

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Digits- Lost Dream

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Very similar to Love Lust in that the lyrical rhythm carries the song. More of the same good vibe from digits.

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Das Pop- Never Get Enough

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Spread Your Love

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The first track i’ve heard from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and enjoyed. After digging this one it might be necessary for me to go back and give the other songs I’ve heard in the past another chance.

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Motel Beds- Obey Your Lunch

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The Wooden Birds- Maneater(hall and oats cover)

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There are so many great cover songs going around that i wish i posted more. Unfortunately (or fortunately) there are enough people throwing it out online already. I’m not exactly sure why this one makes the playlist outside of the fact that it’s from The Wooden Birds (one of my favs) and it’s a hall and oats song (another one of my favs). This relaxed take on the classic feels good without the 80’s stamp that is the Achilles heal of the original.

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Atlas Genius- Trojans

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The chorus of Trojans come dangerously close to crossing the line between pop sensibility and genereric pop but the verses make it it legitimately worth playing with that proverbial fire.

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Husky- History’s Door

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As usual if you or a band you represent would like some content removed from the page I’ll be more than happy to do it. I’ll also never recommend the music again in a positive light. It still amazes me the amount of bands, and especially labels, who expect people to go out of there way to check a band out by paying for it first. It’s art! The money will most likely come wouldn’t you like to do it without being greedy? that’s my rant. If there’s any music i’m missing or missing the point on here’s the comments section let me know about it.

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  1. Heycoolkid!’s Best Songs Of 2011 « Heycoolkid! - December 21, 2011

    […] “I caught a video a few weeks ago from Oh land and immediately was attracted to what this band is doing. Like a chill Florence and the Machine or Coco Rosie with pop sensibility. Each song breathes exceptionally well ‘Perfection‘ is a solid example of that.” (Via) […]

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