Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1995

Throwback Thursday time folks! I decided to share some of my favorite albums from 1995.

01. Leftfield: Leftism


02. Garbage: Garbage


03. Bjork: Post


04. Elastica: Elastica


05. KMFDM: NIHIL


06. The Corrs: Forgiven, Not Forgotten


07. Annie Lennox: Medusa


08. Poe: Hello


09. Moby: Everything is Wrong


10. BT: IMA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Old and New Favorite Songs of the Week

Old Favorite Songs:

Tears For Fears: Head Over Heels

Ever since I checked out a Tears For Fears cd from the library last weekend, I have been listening to "Head Over Heels" constantly. I have completely forgotten how good this song it is.

Cyndi Lauper: All Through The Night
Another blast from the past for me. "All Through the Night" is by far my favorite Cyndi Lauper song.

Katrina and The Waves: Going Down to Liverpool

I didn't realize until a couple of months ago that "Going Down to Liverpool" (a song The Bangles covered on All Over the Place was originally written by Katrina of Katrina and the Waves). This week I gave the original song a listen. I have to admit I do prefer The Bangles' version but I do like the original version.

New Favorite Songs:

Torul: The Balance




It has been awhile since Zhala released a new song but I found out a couple of days ago. The song is from her upcoming debut full length album Zhala. I really like her sound. I am definitely going to download her album when it comes out.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Upcoming Kilted Farmer Koncerts shows

With this week's Seabound concert coming up in three days, I thought I would do a last second push for the show as well as with the upcoming KCK shows by featuring music by many of the bands who will be performing in the coming days/weeks.

1) Seabound with Architect (Daniel Myer of Haujobb) in Saint Paul







I personally am not a fan of the latest Seabound album which is why I opted with one of their older albums but you can find it here on Spotify.

02. Covenant in Saint Paul


The new Covenant album is slowly growing on me. Not as good as their older stuff but it still has some really solid tunes.




03. Aurelio Voltaire/Ego Likeness/Bad September in Saint Paul


This was my first Voltaire album I bought and remains my personal favorite album. Many, many, many moons ago I had seen this album at Cheapo Discs and bought it on whim. The album cover intrigued me so I decided to buy it at the time.



Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Playlist For the Week of 3/23-3/29

For this week's playlist, it is all about Covenant in honor of next month's Covenant show at Amsterdam Bar and Hall. At one point I did create a Covenant mix but apparently I deleted it by mistake hence a new playlist. I like this mix more than the original.


I am also including some music by The Labrynth who is touring with Covenant. The band recently released an EP called Eternal this month.


You can find out more about the Covenant show by going to kiltedfarmer.com.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Album of the Week: Monument by Angels & Agony


After a near decade long absence from the music scene (try eight years), one of my personal favorite futurepop bands Angels and Agony finally returned with a new album earlier this year titled Monument. As a long time fan, I have been waiting for new music by this band for way too long so for me Monument was worth the long wait. When I first listened to the new album I couldn't help but compare them to another favorite band of mine Solitary Experiments. Both bands have a knack for creating really catchy futurepop songs that gets easily stuck in my head.

Monument is a great album but it isn't without its flaws. The instrumental "The Story So Far" for me was tedious to listen to as was "Journey". I suppose I could call "The Story So Far" an intermission in between songs. The album did start off with some super catchy, club-friendly EBM tracks but following "The Story So Far", the pace of the songs started to slow down. Of course I took to the first six tracks on the album like white on race but from 7-11, I needed to spend time listening to the songs. Eventually I grew to love songs like "Omen","Sinner", and "The Road Not Taken" after listening to them a dozen more times. I really wanted to like "Journey" but the lyrics came off cliched for me, not to mention gave me the impression they were trying to be the next VNV Nation.

Flaws aside, I love Monument enough to make it my album of the week. I have been a fan of the band for a decade now and to see them return with new music makes me happy. I definitely recommend to listen to this album especially the title track which is a killer opening track. I hate using the word "epic" but it definitely fits perfectly with the song. The first six tracks are absolutely fantastic in my book and worth hearing. I just wished that the band kept that momentum going through out the album instead of turning down the notch. That said, Monument is one of the few 2015 releases that I have heard this year so far that I enjoy listening to, so check it out.