Song of the Day 8/30/2013 “The Warning”

Woah, Nine Inch Nails doesnt get much better then this. Well…it might but this is a sleeper hit and this particular video is fucking amazing. I’m sorry for swearing but it’s just a simple that it is. The Warning is from Year Zero, and it’s a dreary climatic song that Trent Reznor finds himself really attacking in a lot of ways.
Trent Reznor is a genius, it’s pretty simple and true. He can score movies, make aggressive industrial metal and synth heavy alternative rock that crosses the lines of experimental. Plus his side project took him in a whole new direction.
The Warning is an example that Trent still has got it, he really does. This song is brilliant and so is this performance. I’m lucky enough to be going to see NIN in New York City at the Barclays Center. I’m spending over four hundred dollars on two tickets, i spent less money to see Keane (My Favorite band). This is going to be one of the greatest days of my life. Nine Inch Nails have brilliant Live performances that surpass expectations. In Fact i could sit here and watch them on Youtube all day (Trust me I’ve done it.) I know i dont have a life…
Back to the Warning, the live version is ten times better then the version on Year Zero so watch and enjoy a genius at work!

Song of the Day 8/27/2013

Enjoy the Folk Punk vibes of Frank Turner, Solo artist who used to be in Hardcore Band Million Dead. Frank Turner hails from England but you probably would figure that out if you listened to even one of his songs. He is expressive about his emotions, his country and love without losing the alternative rock/punk vibe that makes him so likeable. I had the chance to go see him with my friend Nick but sadly i decided to go and see Nine Inch Nails instead (Tickets run at $180 Each. NEW YORK NEW YORK BABY!)
Something tells me that both shows will be brilliant, as Frank Turner has created song that the audience can sing along to as if they are in the pub sipping on a brew and shouting along to an old classic. The songs have a classic vibe to them, even his new album features some gems that feel like they have been sung for the last 100 years. Frank Turner is a true artist, and to share his magic with others is truly a gift.

Song of the Day 8/24/2013 “Pace is the Trick”

Song of the Day 8/24/2013 “Pace is the Trick”

Edgy Ice Cold Post Punk that catches a nerve in all the right places. Dreary Lyrics and Paul Bank’s prized voice carries this song to absolute gothic melancholia. Great Song from a great album, Interpol blasted off onto the scene in the 2000s and led the American side of the Post Punk Revival movement. They made black suits and thin ties cool again, in fact they became very cool. A rivalry with the fans of Editors was created but to be honest i’d like nothing more then for Paul Banks and Tom Smith to come together and perform a depressed lovelorn ballad. Enjoy Pace is the Trick from the album Our Love to Admire

Song of the Day- Wednesday 8/21/2013

“Charlie Brown”

By: Coldplay

From Mylo Xyloto

 

            Mylo Xyloto was probably the worst Coldplay album, but it was still brilliant. Featuring just some excellent alternative music, I don’t call it alternative rock because it dabbles in pop and I have to say that I absolutely hate the track with Rihanna. “Every TearDrop is a Waterfall” was my jam when it first came out, I can remember my mom and I dancing in the car with that song at full volume…wait who the hell was driving?

            No but Mylo Xyloto definitely had it’s highlights, and the reason Charlie Brown is the Song of the Day is because it’s just a beautiful song that makes you smile. It’s one of those songs to play when you are so depressed that you can’t stand up, because I promise you this you’ll be dancing with your hands in the air. This song makes you feel like you want to beat the negativity to death and it will definitely go down as one of Coldplay’s best.

            I absolutely love this song and in the rare chance that you haven’t heard this song and are a fan of alternative rock, alternative music or pop, do yourself a favor and listen to this song. I picked this song because it is the greatest yet most obscure Coldplay gem. Some may disagree but I think that among the many amazing Coldplay songs this doesn’t get enough attention.

Song of the Day- Thursday 8/15/2013

 

“There Goes our Love Again”

By: White Lies

From Album: Big TV

 

                London natives, White Lies are known for icy hot jams that bring you back to the heyday of Post Punk. Their first album, To Lose My Life, was a big hit across the globe. White Lies released their debut at a time when Post Punk and alternative rock was at its turning point. The explosion of Alternative rock since the 80s had reached its peak, and newer bands like The Killers, Muse, Coldplay and Keane were finding profound success for the last time. Fast forward to 2013 and the “Alternative” genre now primarily consists of Alternative pop and Electronica. Guitars have been put away and replaced with synth, Alternative Rock heroes like Bloc Party, Editors and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are experimenting with different sounds and everyone just sounds a little bit confused.

                Then came “There Goes Our Love Again”, which I can liken to “Just like Heaven” or “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. It’s an extremely danceable post punk lullaby with a brilliant music video, a catchy hook and great lyrics. Harry McVeigh, vocalist for White Lies, is even sporting brown hair and has on some brighter clothing. As a White Lies fan, I’m used to seeing complete black outfits and hair, dark lovelorn imagery and controlled rage. There Goes Our Love Again feels like something you’d sing and dance to drunkenly after a bitter fight with your partner.

                The music video is one of the cutest things you’ll ever see. It pays homage to a classic Bollywood thriller, sounds weird right? Wrong, the music video consists of a well-choreographed dance off featuring a tiny wonder who leads the men in routine that perfectly compliments everything the song works to achieve. I must admit after watching the video for the fiftieth time, I realized that one of my life goals will be to pull off that dance. Weird, right? Wrong!