song of the day

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To pump up your Thursday, here’s a gem I happened across recently. It’s got a funky synth pop/k-pop feel which I really dig. Check it out and enjoy your day!

-Collins

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song of the day

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ppTurner and I have been digging this song, and when the video was released, we were not disappointed! It’s got a really cool vibe, concept, and cinematography. Just in time for Halloween, check it out!

-Collins

New album review – Nothing But Thieves (indie/alternative)

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nothing-but-thieves-album-cover-1437136361So Nothing But Thieves just dropped their album this morning, and I have to say, I’m impressed.

They had released a single, “Graveyard Whistling” some time ago, and every since then, I’ve been waiting to see what else this band had to offer.

The first thing that I noticed after a listen through was the attention that appeared to be paid to each track. Each song was wholly different than the other. That, to me, is a reassuring sign. Next, I liked the interspersing of emotional raw tracks between the hard-hitting ones. You get used to heavy guitar and drum loops and suddenly you’re floating on a steady current of soft acoustic bars and painful lyrics.

I love this band’s ability to create resonating emotion in the listener. Each track makes you feel something different. You feel energized and pumped up and suddenly you feel broken and uneasy. The album in it’s entirety has a very independent, haunting feel.

Because the album cover itself is just as much a part of the album, let’s talk about that. The image of this shadowy horse galloping forward, through what looks like fog, conjures a feeling of mystery and intrigue. It’s simple, but doesn’t give too much away.

Personally, my favourite tracks are:

If I get High

Hostage

Lover, Please Stay

Drawing Pins

Tempt You (Evocatio)

All in all, this album deserves 5 bright stars. I can’t say enough, so I’ll just leave my praise at that. Here’s a little sample for you….

-Collins

song of the day

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In the spirit of “the year that Marty Mcfly visited” I want to share with you a single by the 1975 that Turner showed me. It’s such an ’80s inspired pop song that it fits the mood perfectly. It reminds me of BTTF part 2.

Here is the preview of the song, but you can hear the whole song on ITunes.

-Collins

spotlight sunday

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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, I know I did!…. kidding. Any who, this spotlight Sunday falls on Mating Ritual’s “Hum Hum.” Though I admit, their name and title of their song are strange, I like strange, so that’s just fine. The song sports a barrage of intense instrumentation and smooth lyrics. Also it’s always a plus when music gives you a physical reaction, for me, it was when the song hits the hook where it just rocks out, and I found myself going “Yes!” haha.

Go on and give this jingle a listen!

– Collins

spotlight sunday

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I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend, enjoying the warmth and sunshine and perhaps the occasional thunderstorm. This Sunday I wanted to turn your attention towards a group calling themselves Model Aeroplanes. This specific song is titled “Deep in The Pool” and it’s extremely catchy. The upbeat guitar riffs and simple, yet perfect hook make this song another great summer tune to listen to while cruising down the highway with the top down.

Crank it and enjoy!

-Collins

New Music Alert

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Greetings and salutations, Collins here!

Now is probably a good time to share the fact that Turner and I share an unhealthy obsession with Indie rock music, specifically from British bands. Today I would like to turn the spotlight to a group I recently discovered. “Glass Caves” is a group that just doesn’t disappoint.

Not only are they lyrically strong, but the instrumentation is out of this world. Their songs boast strong and intriguing arrangements that take you for a zig when you thought you were going to zag. Among the songs that I would recommend are “Why Stay?,” “Out of Control,” “Go,” and “Breaking Out.”

I hope to highlight groups and songs that I believe deserve a few more listens. In saying that, stay tuned if you, like me, are on the look out for fresh tunes.

I have attached the video to “Why Stay?” for your listening pleasure. Have a pleasant day all!

-Collins