Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Music you should check out

Since I am going to be out of town through Saturday because of Thanksgiving and will most likely not be online, I thought I would just share with my readers music they should amuse themselves with while I am gone.

Emmon: Nomme

La Roux: Trouble in Paradise

CHROM: Regret and Testify

Exitmusic: The Decline of the West

Emmon: Distance

I am still waiting for my copy of the new Junksista album that I pre-ordered from them. I want to hear it the first time not via online but rather from the actual album itself. I have no doubt that it will be good. The rest I can definitely recommend especially the Empyrean Asunder maxi-single and the Emmon album/single. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Events going on this week

Wondering what to do during this week especially after shoving your face full of turkey and an assortment of side dishes? There are some events going on in the twin cities for those who are not traveling for the holiday. 

Ground Zero Nightclub on Thursday night 

If I wasn't going out of town, I would so be at the Triple Rock for Grrrl Prty. They are so fun to see live. With me being out of town through Saturday, I will most likely not be online. So Happy Thanksgiving! Don't eat too much  or at least go dance it off at some show :P.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Albums I Am Currently Listening to

Emmon: Aon
I recently discovered Swedish electropop artist Emmon recently released a new album via Spotify. I listened to it and I quickly fell in love with the music. I ended up ordering a copy of the album from her label Wonderland Records. Another album to add to my large list of my best of 2014 list. Emmon's music reminds me a bit of local artists Aby Wolf and Tiny Death. This is one of the best electropop albums of 2014 if you ask me and I think people would be foolish to not listen to Emmon's music.

I have to admit I find myself liking their previous EP We Are Watching slightly more because the music had stronger melodies. Don't get me wrong I love Cosmic Armchair. I do like the original track as well as the other two tracks "Just One Look" (club mix) and "Marching of the Days" (synthpop mix). It might not be as catchy as their other songs but it still has a good pop hook. Of the two remixes, I only liked F.X.H Floating With the Clouds edit. Touch the Sky Dub. Just didn't appeal to me. I personally found it monotonous then again I am not a fan of dub mixes. Never have been since my trance days.

William Orbit: Pieces In A Modern Style Vol.2

William Orbit: Hello Waveforms

I recently picked up some William Orbit music from the library this past week. Great music to chill out to. I particularly like the Hello Waveforms album in particular.

I can't stop listening to the new Hanzel und Gretyl album. It is so in your face brutal and obnoxious. I love it! It is best listened to as loud as possible.

La Roux: Trouble in Paradise
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked the second album by La Roux when I check it out from my local library. I really wasn't crazy about the first album.

Of course I had to mention this album :). I won't say anything more about it since I wrote my thoughts about the album last night.

Heart: The Essential
I have been enjoying the shit out of this two disc compilation of songs by Heart lately, especially the second disc featuring their hits from the '80s and '90s which I grew up on. I think my favorite Heart album from my childhood has to be Brigade. Unfortunately I still that POS shit song "All I Wanna Do (is Make Love to You)" by Mutt Lange (need I say more?). lol

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Album of the Week: Shine and Burn by Avarice in Audio

After spending the last few months waiting with baited breath, one of my new favorite bands Avarice in Audio finally dropped their debut full length album Shine and Burn yesterday. I already have been listening to my copy since Monday when I got my pre-ordered copy in the mail. Since getting the album earlier this past week I have been listening to it constantly therefore I am making it my Album of the Week pick for my blog. Shine and Burn was one of the releases I have been eagerly anticipating to hear since this past summer. Was the music worth the long wait? I absolutely thought it was worth the wait. After hearing the excellent Frostbite EP, there was no doubt that I needed to hear the duo's full length album.

The song "Frostbite" itself is an outstanding track reminiscent of Delerium and Conjure One especially when remixed. A lot that credit goes to singer Jade Pegg whose voice is like ear candy to me through out the album. As a fan of bands like Blutengel and Ashbury Heights whose music adds a male/female dynamic which I find immensely appealing, I can add Avarice in Audio to that list. Gerry and Jade's vocals is what really made the album for me. Gerry's vocals is more on the harsh side while Jade's is more polished, ethereal, and often operatic. The results is pure bliss for me. On a whole the album has a lot of energy and very catchy.I certainly think there is always room for growth with the group's sound and I hope to hear it on future albums but overall Shine and Burn is a great way to begin one's career. I am glad Alfa Matrix Records signed this band. They are a nice addition to the roster of dark electro bands.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: My Top 10 Favorite Songs From 1983

01. Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

02. Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf

03. Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart

04. Michael Jackson: Beat It

05. Prince: Little Red Corvette

06. Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance

07. Laura Branigan: Solitare

08. Spandau Ballet: True

09. The Human League: (Keep Feeling) Fascination

10. The Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

10 Songs That Should Be On the Next Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack

A few minutes ago tonight I just found out through Facebook that I could download the soundtrack to my favorite film of the summer < href=https://play.google.com/music/listen#/album/Btmdbtfzel2mdiai5ewdjd5nqui/Various+Artists/Guardians+Of+The+Galaxy+(Awesome+Mix+Vol.+1)>Guardians of the Galaxy for free (as long as the individual has a google play account which I do personally). I should note this is for people in the US only. Sorry everyone else, you'll have to pay. Then earlier today I was listening to a compilation of Heart's music that I got from the library and it got me to thinking that their music from the '70s would be perfect for the next soundtrack to the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Both of these moments inspired tonight's blog which is songs that I think should be featured on the next GOTG soundtrack. Of course I am going to keep to the classic pop/rock sound.

01. Heart: Barracuda

02. Black Sabbath: Paranoid

03. Cat Stevens: Peace Train

04. Gladys Knight And The Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia

05. Blondie: One Way or Another

06. Fleetwood Mac: Go Your Own Way

07. Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

08. Wild Cherry: Play That Funky Music

09. Carly Simon: You're So Vain

10. The Clash: London Calling