Saturday, October 3, 2009

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Glad Hearts: "The Oak and the Acorn" (album review)

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 06:20 AM PDT

Quick Hits: The Pretty Faces

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Bombastic Music

Bombastic Music

Dear Agony [ENHANCED]

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 11:12 AM PDT

Dear Agony [ENHANCED]2009 release from the American Alt-Rock band. Features the single 'I WIll Not Bow'. Breaking Benjamin has toured with the cream of the Rock crop: Nickelback, Korn, Evanescence, Three Days Grace, Seether and Three Doors Down.Track Listings:1. Fade Away2. I Will Not Bow3. Crawl4. Give Me A Sign5. Hopeless6. What Lies Beneath7. Anthem Of The Angels8. Lights Out9. Dear Agony10.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK]

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 11:08 AM PDT

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack [SOUNDTRACK]Track Listings:1. Meet Me On the Equinox, Death Cab for Cutie2. Friends, Band of Skulls3. Hearing Damage, Thom Yorke4. Possibility, Lykke Li5. A White Demon Love Song, The Killers6. Satellite Heart, Anya Marina7. I Belong To You (New Moon Remix), Muse8. Rosyln, Bon Iver & St. Vincent9. Done All Wrong, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club10. Monsters,

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Andrew Bird @ Austin City Limits 2009

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 10:08 AM PDT

Multi-instrumentalist and music savant graced this year’s Austin City Limits with his prolific musical talent. I was shocked he didn’t play on a headlining stage, but when you’ve got the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Kings of Leon on the bill, too, it’s a tough call. Bird’s performance did rival those of the night’s closers, however.

: website | myspace | @ virgin mobile festival 2008 | Noble Beast review | @ orpheum theatre | @ the slowdown

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David Bazan – Curse Your Branches

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 08:04 AM PDT

The music of and, more specifically, his work with former band , has long been one of the culprits in my music library which causes my friends to teasingly accuse me of liking “sad bastard music.” While I like to believe that my musical tastes expand beyond such classifications, it is, however, true that some of the saddest and most depressing songs that I know come from directly from Mr. Bazan. bazan

His first full length album, Curse Your Branches, starts off with beautiful piano music that is reminiscent of and is quickly reinforced by some of the electronic elements that he explored under the moniker of Headphones. What Bazan starts eloquently crafting in the opening track “Hard to Be” continues throughout the rest of the album: painfully honest lyrics of betrayal and pain surrounded in the warmth of well crafted upbeat music.

I think the brilliance in Curse Your Branches lies is in the fact that he’s able to make an album that is easily listenable which also happens to be full of extremely painful subject matter. This approach is deliberate and you can definitely sense his humor while wading through such dense and dreary subjects, “When We Fell” ends with a hokey flourish that is immediately followed by a soundbite saying “do you want a stop for it like that?” and the contrast between subject matter and music is striking in “Please Baby Please,” a song imagining his daughter at age 23 killing a mother of three after a night of drunk driving.

This album is notably more matured than his 2006 solo EP Fewer Moving Parts. It’s textured and smooth sounding, full of his iconic grey pop, incorporating organic elements from and the electronic touch of Headphones.

Overall, I get a strong sense of betrayal in the songs on this album, it’s filled with not-so-subtle frustrations and confrontations on faith and God. It’s complicated and uneasy to pinpoint exactly, but Bazan grew up the son of a pastor in a highly indoctrinated religious environment and spent much of his musical career singing about faith and religion. Somewhere along the way, however, he began asking the tough questions and took a long hard look at things which ultimately led to this album. In “When We Fell” he sings, “If my mother cries when I tell her what I have uncovered / Then I hope she remembers she taught me to follow my heart.

There is also a strong sense of helplessness, in “Curse Your Branches” he sings, “All falling leaves should curse their branches/ For not letting them decide where they should fall / And not letting them refuse to fall at all.”

The chorus in “Hard To Be,” a song in which he exposes the folly in the creation myth, is particularly powerful, singing softly, “It’s hard to be / Hard to be / Hard to be a decent human being.

Full of wonderful tracks like “In Stiches,” “Hard To Be,” and “Lost My Shape,” Curse Your Branches is a brilliant album in which wrestles with his demons and still stays compelling without dragging itself down too far into the dark.

01. Hard To Be
02. Bless This Mess
03. Please, Baby, Please
04. Curse Your Branches
05. Harmless Sparks
06. When We Fell
07. Lost My Shape
08. Bearing Witness
09. Heavy Breath
10. In Stitches

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Blitzen Trapper @ Austin City Limits 2009

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 06:40 PM PDT

At this year’s Austin City Limits music festival, garnered a huge crowd as they played the Dell Stage. Check out a couple of their songs here:

Blizten Trapper: website | myspace | @ sub pop 20 | Furr review | @ wonder ballroom | @ jackpot saloon | @ crystal ballroom | Black River Killer EP review

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You Crazy Dreamers

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Song o’ Day – “You, Me & the Brewers” by Signe Tollefsen

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 11:51 AM PDT

There is something about European Folk – it is soo good.  This example by Signe Tollefsen provides the beauty of strings and Tollefsen’s almost classically trained voice with lazy banjo of a rocking chair on the prairies of Oklahoma.  Definitely a song of the day here folks – this “half American in Amsterdam” provides you a gorgeous bit of European Americana.  This could be the next big thing (as big as indie Americana singer songwriters can be…).  Highly Recommended.

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“You, Me & the Brewers” (mp3)
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(Corazong Records)

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Hit Song Lyrics

Hit Song Lyrics

The Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 05:50 AM PDT

Jay Sean - "Down" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 05:34 AM PDT

Miley Cyrus - "Party In The U.S.A." Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 05:20 AM PDT

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West - "Run This Town" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 05:08 AM PDT

Jason DeRulo - "Whatcha Say" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 04:51 AM PDT

Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 04:30 AM PDT

Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:48 AM PDT

Kings Of Leon - "Use Somebody" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:38 AM PDT

Mariah Carey - "Obsessed" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:27 AM PDT

Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - "Empire State Of Mind" Lyrics

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:19 AM PDT

Carrie Underwood - "Cowboy Casanova" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:56 PM PDT

Drake - "Forever" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:43 PM PDT

Shakira - "She Wolf" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:34 PM PDT

Pitbull - "Hotel Room Service" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:24 PM PDT

Drake - "Best I Ever Had" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:17 PM PDT

Cobra Starship - "Good Girls Go Bad" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:10 PM PDT

Keri Hilson - "Knock You Down" Lyrics

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 10:59 PM PDT