Thursday, July 19, 2007

Too Much Music!

In the last week or so, I have received so much music it's quite frankly really funny. So instead of taking months to ramble out posts about each album I have received, why not knock them all out with one post? Sure.

Over the last few weeks I have been ridiculously overplaying Expatriate's debut album, In The Midst Of This. I have to say, this is one fine release, the boys have really outdone themselves here. I'm normally not really a fan of the sort of rock they do, but by golly is this contagious. The 6 minute epic song Are You Awake? is possibly the best song I've heard all year.

Expatriate Crazy
Expatriate Get Out, Give In
Expatriate Are You Awake?

My dad gave me a copy of Joanna Newsom's Ys last week. Before listening to it I was only aware of a couple of songs on the album, which is pretty much half the album. It amazes me that Joanna has the capability to remember all the words for the songs that exceed way pass the 15 minute mark. She's definitely a little genius indeed and if anyone's aware of her work beforehand they should straight away jump on board with this.

Joanna Newsom Monkey And Bear

This band freaks me out, but in a really good way. Their music is completely over the shop and the band just can't stick with the one sort of style, they always have to broaden their look at electronic music. In some cases, rip off 80's rock riffs, do a metal song, and just have some creepy vocals. It works, believes me, it works.

Bonde Do Role Dança Do Zumbi
Bonde Do Role Bondallica

Is it just me, or do these guys have The Cure written all over them? Their debut release a couple of years back I let slide, I thought their only just beginning they'll eventually grow into something. But no, they sound more and more like The Cure with every release and their soon-to-be released Our Ill Wills will further prove that. But in all honesty, their new records pretty damn good.

Shout Out Louds Tonight I Have To Leave It
Shout Out Louds You Are Dreaming

Ah, Tilly And The Wall how you will always keep me entertained. Bottoms of Barrels recently (finally) got a release down here in Australia, just in time for their tour in a fortnight and I would really like to see this release push the band that extra step forward. They really deserve it, their probably one of the hardest working bands around, literally; I mean tap shoes instead of drums, thats crazy.

Tilly And The Wall Patience Babe
Tilly And The Wall The Freest Man

I'm glad rock isn't suppose to be pretty, because let's face it, these guys aren't exactly pretty on the eye. But all looks aside, their music is the latest craze and I can see why. Their whole new look on rock and roll is what this world needed and I'm glad it's these guys doing it. Their singles are being lapped up like crazy and to make things better, their heading our way in September.

1990s See You At The Lights
1990s Switch

I recently made a post about these guys, so I don't need to further explain my love for them, but I did just pick up their single Dr Love, which was officially released the other week. There's a few b-sides worth mentioning, such as Architecture In Helsinki's try at covering the song (which turns out to be 7 minutes long, and the Soft Tigers splendid remix.

Bumblebeez Dr Love (Soft Tigers Remix)
Bumblebeez Dr Love (Architecture In Helsinki Remix)

Am I the only one that thinks Editors sounds too much like Interpol? Surely I can't be the only one. I like them, but these guys can get a little boring after a while. Their new album An End Has A Start isn't too bad, probably worth a listen if Interpol's your cup of tea. It's hard to believe these guys have sold more records than Bloc Party

Editors Smokers Outside The Hospital Door

Next weekend I will be making my way into the city to hopefully witness the beautiful act that is Architecture In Helsinki. This will be my first time seeing them in the flesh and after giving their new album, Places Like This, a bit of a spin last week, I'm looking forward to this.

Architecture In Helsinki Hold Music
Architecture In Helsinki Debbie


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