Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales
(Left to Right: Kevin Read (Electric Guitar/ Synthesizer/ Glockenspiel) Judah Dadone (Vocals/ Banjo/ Synthesizer/Bass Guitar), Doris Celler (Bass/ Glockenspiel)Jake Hyman (Drums /Vocals), Chuck Criss (Banjo /Glockenspiel)

*For those of you like me who don't know what a glockenspiel is... it's basically a toy xylophone. haha CLICK HERE TO SEE

-Originated in New York
-Touring with Tokyo Police Club
-Toured for the Shout Out Louds
-Played in the subway platforms of New York
-folk inspired pop

We'll see about that!

Free Downloadable MP3 Of The Great Estates, CLICK HERE!

Weathervanes (2010)
Generator 1st Floor
Broken Horse
Danse Fiat
We Could Be Friends
Generator 2nd Floor
Great Estates

Conclusion:They're pretty amazing! They remind me a lot of broken social scene before they followed the typical mainstream path. Although Broken Social Scene will always have a space in my heart, Freelance Whales is definitely sitting right there with them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers
[Left to Right: Algernon Quashie (guitar/keyboard/drums) Alex Gerber (bass/rainstick?) Charlie Brand (vocals/guitar) Rick Schaier (drums/vocals/keyboard)]

Charlie Brand's Twitter: http://twitter.com/charliebrand
Algernon Quashie's Twitter: http://twitter.com/algernonregla
Rick Schaier's Twitter: http://twitter.com/rickschaier
*Alex doesn't use twitter.
(all very updated)

-From Phoenix
-Rolling Stones said that they were one of the 26th best bands off Myspace in 2006
-Have done covers of ABBA (Mamma Mia to be specific.
.. lol)
-Charlie is really into the Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projector Albums... both of which will also be making an appearance at LOLLLAAA
-Algernon is listening to the new 50cent mix tape... sorry Algernon, he's not going to be at Lolla with you. :(
-Alex is listening to Paul Simon and T-REX
-Rick like MIA, but who doesn't now a days
-oh and one more... Charlie wears an Alladin watch!

Free Downloadable MP3 of Tell it to the Volcano, CLICK HERE!

Songs to Listen to: Cannibal Queen, Tchaikovsky and Solitude (listen to this off their myspace), Viking Hearts (you have to hear this one if you like cute/sweet acoustic songs :) )

Tell It to the Volcano 2008
Cannibal Queen
Like or Like Like
Dino Damage
Tell it to the Volcano
Hot Venom
Tchaikovsky & Solitude
The Wolf
Annie Oakley
Haunted Pyramid
Last Night's Fake Blood

Conclusion: Their first CD Tell it to the Volcanoes is a great fun Summer CD. If you haven't listened to it then it is definitely worth your time! I can't wait to see them at Lollapalooza and I realllllly hope they come to Toronto.

Sorry, but i thought this was really random of them and i have to post it... lolol

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Big Pink

The Big Pink
[Robbie Furzer (vocals/guitar), and Milo Cordell (programming/keyboards/synthesizer/vocals)]

http://twitter.com/thebigpinkin (they're too cool to follow anyone... lol)

-Electro-Rock duo
-From London
-Milo is the founder and co-owner of Merock Records (Responsible for Crystal Castles, The Teenagers, and The Klaxons!)
-Robbie likes to fish
-Milo talks about the album A Brief History of Love to BBC 6 Music,
"Every song is a love song to some degree, about every different aspect of love... The good, the bad, the boring, the exciting, the dreams, the nightmares, the whole thing, and I g
uess that's what encompasses the whole album..."
-Milo Cordell

Songs to Listen to: Tonight, Velvet, Love in Vain

A Breif History to Love 2009
Too Younge to Love
Love in Vain
At War with the Sun
Golden Pendulum
A Brief History of Love
Count Backwards from Ten

This song is pretty cool.

Conclusion: They're ok. haha.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim

-http://twitter.com/mattandkim (it's actually really fun)

- Power Pop Duo : Matt Johnson (Vocals/Keyboard) + Kim Schifino (Drums/Vocals)
-Came together in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY
-Their most recent album "Grand," was recorded at Matt's parents house in Vermont
-They write their own music and lyrics

Matt's voice in this song is kind of abrasive but you sorta learn to love it with each song lol

Grand 2009
Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare
Spare Change
I Wanna
Lesson Learned
Don't Slow Down
Turn This Boat Around
I'll Take Us Home
Daylight Outro Remix

Conclusion: Worth listening to more than once :D

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The National

Forget the bio, let's start off with what I'm listening to right now! :)

The National

[Left to Right: Bryce Dessner (Guitar), Brian Devendorf (Drums), Matt Berninger (Lead Vocals), Scott Devendorf (Guitar), and Aaron Dessner (Bass)]

-Formed in 1991
-They started off in Ohio, but all members came together in Brooklyn, NY.
-I think the lead singer sounds like Mikel Jollett from Airborne Toxic Event (thats just my opinion lol)
-Lead singer + two sets of brothers (if you didn't notice the similarities in the last names haha)

The National - Fake Empire

They have shows coming up at Massey Hall, Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, and Wednesday, June 9th, 2010.

They are also making an appearance at Lollapalooza 2010! :D