Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gogol Bordello

I discovered Gogol Bordello today. This is a unique and wonderful group. Their music can be best described as Gypsy Punk. They are known for electric and energetic concerts and a gypsy-like lifestyle as they nearly constantly travel and tour. Have a listen to these guys!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mates of State - Get Better

I've been watching this video quite a bit lately. I really enjoy the song itself, but this is one of those rare music videos which really add something to the song. Of course the most interesting scene for me is the lead up to the vest detonating. The expressive looks on the animals face (especially the owl and rabbit) really sell the story line to me. Check out this video from Mates of State.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Acquire A Cappella

Saw this today. It is pretty cool.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Camera Obscura

A friend introduced me to Camera Obscura last year. They are a great band, and they are coming to Iowa City this spring for all you Iowans. Check out the video and the last.fm link.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Antlers - Hospice

I came across a great new band, The Antlers.  Their new album, Hospice is a concept album. The story teller meets a cancer patient while working in a hospital cancer ward. He falls in love, but the woman becomes abusive and difficult to care for. As the album progresses she dies with our story teller by her side.

This album wields a surprisingly powerful ability to stir the listener's emotions. It is one of the best albums I have listened to in quiet awhile.

Below is a tracks from lala.com. It is available at the moment for a legal free download. I encourage the reader to purchase this album as it is really meant to be listened to from start to finish.