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After figuring out that the Black Keys rock my face I’ve started listening to significantly more White Stripes because they’re like the same band but with worse drumming and a woman singer.

Atoms for Peace is a band that consists of Thom Yorke, Flea, the producer from Radiohead, some dude from REM, and another guy. They’ve released two songs, but they have an album on the way later this year, yay! Predictably it sounds like Yorke’s solo work, but better because other people helped write the music. The electronic beat/melody thing is absolutely infectious; you’ll find yourself humming it to yourself randomly for the next week.

Devin and I found this over the break, if you ever wondered why the Chili Peppers are considered a funk-rock band, here’s your proof:

 

Double Feature: It’s a Cover!

Hello again, I’m back and with more music to share. The other day my fine feathered friend and roommate Joey tuned our TV to Blues Brothers 2000, the spiritual successor to the original Blues Brothers except with Walter from Big Lebowski. It’s a musical, and one of the songs was this cover of Season of the Witch, originally by Donovan. This version is so completely better then the original it isn’t even funny.

Blues Brothers 2000 OST – Season of the Witch

Hey guys, it’s me, remember? The third guy who posts on here…. I’ve come back from my long hiatus with a bunch of new music. After a lot of soul searching I’ve come to the conclusion that techno and electronic-whatever is absolutely sick. Music have something to do with needing pump up music for studying how water moves through pipes. My big subwoofer probably plays a big part in it too. So, here’s a bunch of stuff!

PS: I am shall we say, slightly uncomfortable, with how close this is to dub step and shitty pop music.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: Don’t use your shitty ass iPod headphones or your laptop speakers, use some real speakers, and crank it as loud as it goes.

Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill

Crystal Castles – Empathy

Justice – Civilization

Daft Punk – Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls (Alive 2007)

KISS tried to kill me

KISS Tried To Kill Me – Black Spiders

Apparently this song was in The Hangover 2, but I don’t remember it at all, mostly because that movie was a steaming turd. Anyway, this song is awesome.

I really should get more in the habit of writing more blog posts instead of amassing songs for a couple weeks then posting them all in a mass. Also, Hardiman, your prose and explanations put my posts to shame.

Kitty – The Presidents of the United States

If for some reason you can’t understand ever single lyric in this song, make sure to look them up. I respect these guys for realizing that rock music as a whole takes itself too seriously.

Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men – The Strokes feat. Regina Spektor

Ever since I last was home I’ve been on a big Strokes kick and it led me to this little gem, the B-side from Reptilia. This song simply gets better every time I listen to it.

Humbug – Goldfish

My time with the mini baja team has exposed me to all sorts of new music, but this guy’s voice is definitely the coolest I’ve heard in a while. Check out the other two songs he sings in on this album, too!

High and Dry – Rhythms del Mundo

Well, this song is definitely the hardest song I’ve ever had to find on youtube. It’s a Spanish cover of the Radiohead classic, and it’s awesome, nuff said. Dawg.

Song of the Week Twofer

Well it’s 92 degrees out today with 70% humidity and my motorcycle has a flat tire, which means its time to listen to some music!

Crecendolls – Daft Punk

So, I may kinda like techno now…..a little bit…..

Carolina Drama – The Raconteurs

Granted, I haven’t listened to much Raconteurs at all, but this song sounds like The White Stripes to me and I like it that way. Plus, it tells a story and I’m absolutely a sucker for that.

Also! I’m putting together my first summer playlist of the year right now. Stay tuned!

So, while casually working in the shop last week the guys in charge got into a discussion on their favorite ye olde time spoken word acts, these are the highlights. I like to think that the “singer” from cake grew up listening to these songs.

Detachable Penis – King Missile

Make sure to keep an ear out for the haunting “detachable penis” vamp that goes on throughout this masterpiece

88 Lines About 44 Women – The Nails

I like the minimal instrumentation, also known as some talking, some humming, and a wonderfully 80s synth drum beat.

Take Stuff From Work – King Missile

I was a little bit saddened that I couldn’t find out about a third classic spoken word artist, but whatever, this song is weird as hell too.