SONG OF THE DAY – “AGAIN”

Layne Staley is probably one of the coolest frontmen ever. A sensitive yet tortured figure of the 90s. His band Alice in Chains, created murky Grunge/Alternative Metal that touched the hearts of millions not only in the United States but to places like Brasil. I watched Alice in Chains perform in Brasil and it was crazy!
Would? is one of Alice in Chains most successful songs. The video became instant classic with the level of coolness in that room and of course that shirt! Enjoy “Would?” and experience the deep lyricism of one of Alternative Rock’s Gods.
RIP LAYNE

SONG OF THE DAY- “Bizarre Love Triangle”

I don’t know about y’all but i can groove to this classic! One of the best songs to ever come out by alternative legends New Order.

“I feel fine and I feel good
I’m feeling like I never should
Whenever I get this way
I just don’t know what to say
Why can’t we be ourselves like we were yesterday
I’m not sure what this could mean
I don’t think you’re what you seem
I do admit to myself
That if I hurt someone else
Then I’ll never see just what we’re meant to be”

I just love everything about this song. Dancing to this song is cool, i hope to write a scene in a movie or in a book where this song is playing and some cool stuff goes down. “Bizarre Love Triangle” is taking from 1986 album Brotherhood, a album equally divided between post punk and electronic style.
As a whole i’m becoming a bigger fan of New Order each 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 8/28/2013 “The Bottle”

Gil Scott Heron’s Soulful Disco/Ballad that tells the story of those in the black community trapped by the clutches of alcoholism. Gil Scott Heron easily weaves together a very soulful and danceable track that blew up when my mother was dancing in clubs.
Gil Scott Heron, or otherwise known as the Godfather of Rap, is a man with a Ph.D in the Blues and in Soul. One of the greatest in his position and one of the very bet ever. Gil Scott Heron himself was riddled “In the Bottle” as well as in a crack pipe. It was devestating to see the abuse that he inflicted on himself with drug use. But the genius that was Gil Scott Heron, wasn’t absolutely defeated by the drugs and liquor. Before he died he did release one last brilliant album, but check out Jamie xx’s remix that became a classic instantly. Gil Scott Heron had been making people think and dance for years, and his charm and brilliance was infused into modern era dance music. Nothing compares to his last album, it was funky and perfect for a dance in some posh club in the meatpacking district. It crossedover and gained recognition from a large audience.
The Bottle is a fine example of Gil Scott Heron’s genius, listen if you are a fan of RnB, Blues, Soul, or even rock and hip hop. Youll find a danceable yet sad song that highlights the social issues that are faced in the ghetto. Great song and highly deserving of the song of the day!)

Song of the Day 8/27/2013

Kanye West’s dream soaked hip hop ballad from his widely popular and award winning masterpiece Graduation, gives us a glimpse of West’s undeniable genius. Not only is he a superior producer, but he also never fails as a artist. And this was when Kanye West was focusing less on shocking audiences and more on the more technical side of hip hop. While this is by no means his best song it highlights the reaosn why such a large audience loves him. This song is about dreaming and the sweet feeling of success, something that West has felt in excess.
I can remember listening to this song when i was younger and when things were far more difficult in life. During “I Wonder” Wesst does a superb job in bringing in the audience and not allowing them to leave, not by force but just by the sheer depth of this wonderful song. The Synth and the lyrics mak you feel like if you tried hard enough, then your dreams might just be within grasp. Now we find Kanye West making songs with less and less emotional connection which has gained some fans and lost others. This song is for fans of good music (Not the Label XD) but music that is good, you dont have to be a fan of rap music to purely enjoy this gem

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- 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!