Song of the Day “Remember” by IceAge

They called it Punky Joy Division From a band that has exploded on the scene with a real Jakobinarina vibe. I think they are from Denmark, and they produced arguably the Album of the Year in the Alternative world. All the influences come together so beautiful on this jam, called “Remember” from 2011’s New Brigade
Today’s SONG OF THE DAY!

Song of the Day 9/11/2013 “Terrible Things” by Mayday Parade

What comes into your head when someone says Emo, Screamo or Punk? Loud, abrasive and screamed songs. MayDay parade aren’t exactly screamo, but they are as Emo as it comes. Emo music has never been as elegant as “Terrible Things”
“Terrible Things” is about a love story, between two people who grow old. Its about true love just as much as Michael Heneke’s “Amour” was. Terrible Things is a beautiful ballad which is sad enough to bring you to tears.
Even if you aren’t a fan of emo, punk, or even alternative rock, you’ll be surprised at the majestic, vintage feel to Terrible Things. It sounds like something Elton John would write, and its truly impressive.

Song of the Day 9/5/2013 “Tonight Matthew” by Million Dead

Many know who Frank Turner is, the Folk-Punk phenomenon has taken the world by storm. Before he was Frank Turner of Punk/Metal Giants Epitaph Records, he was Frank Turner of Million Dead.
Million Dead were a very short lived Post-Hardcore/ Art Punk/ Hardcore Punk band that released some quality songs that still aren’t available on American Itunes! But check out their discography especially if you like Frank Turner, and don’t let the “Hardcore” scare you off. The music is very very lyrical and the vocals at times sound like he is singing poetry. It’s a great band and “Tonight Matthew” is song of the day because quite frankly its my favorite song from the quartet.
“Tonight Matthew” sounds like artsy hardcore poetry, if there is such a thing. It’s brilliant, tasteful and catchy. Million Dead had poor relatioships within the band and Frank Turner can be quoted as saying that while touring they pretty much hated each other. To bad, because Million Dead made some quality tracks. The band only lasted a couple years and Frank Turner moved on to his far more prolific career as a alternative singer songwriting god. LONG LIVE FRANK TURNER!

Song of the Day 9/3/2013 “Digital” by Joy Divison

Woah, check out this song right here. It doesn’t get much darker then this, Joy Division has always been the godfathers of controlled rage in music. I think one can argue that when it comes to depressing, emotionally charged and dark albums, Unknown Pleasures might be the top. Ian Curtis’s charged lyrics captivate the listener, as the icy guitars in the background build up to the euphoric “Day In! Day Out!”
Digital isn’t Joy Divisions best song, but its a song that is POST PUNK. It’s a song that defines the genre along with the various other songs that Joy Division released. Overshadowed by the brilliant Transmission and the all time classic Love Will Tear us Apart, Digital gets play from hardcore Joy Division, Post Punk and Alternative Rock 80s Children.
It’s a song that details depression, a battle that Ian Curtis lost. I’ve always tried to describe what depression is in creative ways. But when you hear Ian Curtis howling “Day In! Day Out!” you know that you can never out do it. In four words, depression is laid out on a plate for everyone to see and hear. Each day is the same, the same bullshit. You feel like the same stain on existence, you feel embarassment, confusion and anger every day.
It’s devastating when depression takes a turn for the worse, in Ian Curtis’s case he took his own life. I’ve been greatly affected by SUicide in my immediate family. Nearly destroyed me, and it’s so sad when someone with so much talent, that so many people love and look up to decides to take their own life. Ian Curtis was the epitome of talented, and he had a young daughter and such an amazing career ahead of him. But none of that matters when every day, Day in Day out you feel the he did and how i have felt at times
Now my mood is controlled by prescription drugs, which have saved my life but i fear and wonder about those days and what would have happened if i didn’t get help. The tragic end of Ian Curtis’s life makes the music so much more intense as well. Listening to Joy Division tells a tragic story and “Digital” is a very important chapter, and thats why its Tuesdays song of the day!

Song of the Day 9/3/2013 “No Class” by REAGAN YOUTH

You won’t find a good song here, just early 80s Hardcore that had a lot to say politically. Controversial Hardcore Punk band Reagan Youth who drew criticism…well it’s kind of obvious because of the name! But also, they were on the same level as Dead Kennedy’s with what they were saying.
Most of their songs aren’t anything amazingly special. If you want the best Hardcore punk i’d still recommend Black Flag or Bad Brains, but Reagan Youth have their moments and this is one.
If you are a real punk you’ve heard of Reagan Youth, and if you are a 21st Century Punk who wears a hundred dollar skinny jeans, you probably think that Sleeping with Sirens is punk because they say so! Well young man or young lady, stop right there. You’ve got no class!

Song of the Day 8/31/2013

I’m sorry, its the song of the day for the second time! “I’m holding onto the joy of desire” as Harry McVeigh sings in the lead single to the White Lies highly anticipated new album Big TV.
I think that more people have to hear this song and please comment below what you think, because this song is bloody brilliant. It’s really that good, its Goth Disco, Post Punk Dance, Alternative Rock Heaven.
Check it out, and it’s amazing video inspired by a Bollywood Film! WOOT

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- 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!