Sunday, May 17, 2009

Everything Must Go

Taking Back Sunday have released another song of their new album, "New Again," out June 2. 

The song brings some great passion and emotion out of lead singer Adam Lazzara as he sings, "You quote the good book when it's convenient."

One of the most clever and relatable lines I've heard in a long while.

Head over to their Myspace to stream the last song off their upcoming album, "Everything Must Go."

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"Left Right Left Right Left"

As if the band couldn't be more fan-friendly.

Coldplay have released a free live album that they recorded to show their appreciation to us, the fans.

Head over here to download "Left Right Left Right Left" and enjoy.

CD Shopping

Just bought:

Vampire Weekend-"Vampire Weekend" (been streaming this for ages, finally got around to purchasing)

Cursive-"Mama, I'm Swollen"

The Devil Wears Prada-"With Roots Above and Branches Below"

Manchester Orchestra-"Mean Everything to Nothing"

Green Day-"21st Century Breakdown"

Blink 182-Live "B" side from 2002 show in Chicago

Here We Go Magic-"Here We Go Magic"

Coldplay-"Left Right Left Right Left"

Once CDs are fully digested I'll blog about them. 


Friday, May 15, 2009

First Show Back!

Blink 182 made a surprise appearance at Paramount studios last night to perform together for the first time since thier hiatus.

The band rolled through a 3-song setlist playing, "Rock Show","Feeling This" and finally ending with "Dammit."

The jokes, the fun and the overall "fell good" vibe the band used to bring was all present Thursday night.

For anyone who knows me or has read the blog before knows how monumental this is to me. I've loved this band since middle school and can't wait to see them on tour this summer. 

"Rock Show"

"Feeling This"


Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Favorite Highway-How To Call A Bluff

With the re-issue of My Favorite Highway's debut album "How To Call A Bluff" last week, I thought it was only appropriate to blog about them.

The quartet have been stirring up some commotion in the record industry for some while as they recently signed to Virgin records.

Although I'm usually not for major record labels, I am in My Favorite Highway's case. Virgin records has given the band a chance to re-release their debut album that flew under the radar due to distribution difficulties.

The CD's 11 songs pave the way for one hell of a ride. Lead singer David Cook acts as the backbone of the band as his crystal-clear voice brings every song to the forefront as "How To Call A Bluff" proves to be a great first effort from these Virgina natives.

Songs like "Bittersweet Life" and "Steel City" bring out the emotional side of everyone. Lyrics that produce witty, yet sappy punches are plentiful on these two, and every song for that matter.

My Favorite Highway are heading out on tour all summer long with bands such as: Ace Enders, The Cab, Person L(new band from Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line), The Secret Handshake and much more. Make sure to keep an eye on their dates as they surely will be stopping near your hometown.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Passion Pit

Passion Pit have produced one of the most refreshing indie-esque sounds I've heard in a very long time.

The band blends the uplifting sound of electronica music with the smooth flow of the indie scene. Passion Pit, who hail from Cambridge, Mass. are surely on the rise with their debut album dropping Tuesday, May 19 on Frenchkiss records.

If you're into bands like Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot, or others in this sub genre of indie music, make sure to head over to their myspace and stream "Moth's Wings," my favorite track of their upcoming album.