This Week’s Noteworthy Releases: The Killers

Posted: November 23rd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

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The KillersDay & Age

The Killers have decided to jump the gun, but releasing their third studio album tomorrow instead of sticking with the traditional Tuesday release.  Maybe they are just as excited for us to hear the album as we are to get to listen to it.  Expect nothing but pure yet slightly ridiculous 80′s influenced synth-pop fun from these guys.  Flowers has yet to write a song I didn’t enjoy.   But don’t look to these guys to be inspired, rather just let them help you throw a killer dance party.  No pun intended.

The Killers – Human (removed 2/13/09)

Death Cab For CutieSomthing About Airplanes Deluxe Edition

Also coming out this week is the deluxe reissue of Death Cab For Cutie’s debut studio album, Something About Airplanes.  This double-disc is being released by Barsuk to celebreat the 10th anniversary of the original album’s release.  The first disc will contain the original album in its entirety.  And then the second disc has seven songs from the bands first ever seattle show.  It is a great buy for any Death Cab fan at only $12.  By the way if the only album you own by DCFC is Plans, you’re not considered a fan.

Death Cab For Cutie – Champagne From a Paper Cup (removed 2/13/09)


Win Free My Brightest Diamond Tickets

Posted: November 22nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: | Comments Off

Sorry I am so late on this guys. Maybe someday I’ll get caught up on my e.mail inbox and I’ll actually share something brand new with you all.  But I felt like this was better late than never.  For those of you that don’t know, My Brightest Diamond is in the middle of their Recession Blues tour, and simply because they are awesome, they are giving away 2 free tickets to two different winners every show day for the rest of the tour!  Now the tour started a couple of weeks ago, so for those of you whose town she already hit, my apologies.  I should have let you know sooner. But I figured since she still has like 15 shows left that I better get this info out for those who still have the chance to take advantage of it. Anyway, here is how it works. “Every show day at noon, Shara will make a Twitter (on the main page of the MBD website in the bottom left hand corner) with the city name and the quiz question. The first two people to respond with the correct answer to word@mybrightestdiamond.com will win a ticket (plus an extra ticket for a friend) for the show that night!”  This is just one of the many reasons that we love Shara Worden.  Here is a list of the remaining dates and one of my favorite tracks off the new album.

My Brightest Diamond – If I Were A Queen (removed 2/13/09)
11/22 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
11/24 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
11/25 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
11/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
11/29 – Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture
11/30 – Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage
12/03 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
12/04 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
12/05 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
12/06 – Knoxville, TN – Square Room
12/07 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
12/09 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/10 – Charlottesville, VA – Gravity Lounge
12/11 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
12/12 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
12/13 – New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge


Song of the Day – Greg Laswell

Posted: November 21st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: , | Comments Off

It’s been a while since I posted a cover song on here and boy do I have a great one for you today.  My good friend Justin first introduced you all to Greg Laswell a little over a month ago with his most recent video starring none other than Elijah Wood, the hobbit himself.  If you haven’t seen that yet you gotta check it out.  This cover is exactly what a cover song should be.  Taking the basics of another artists song and then molding it to fit your style of music.  Now this only works if at its core the song was already solid.  Some of you may disagree, but I think that Cyndi Lauper definitely deserves some credit.  Laswell didn’t create something out of nothing here.  Now I would choose to listen to his version a thousand times or more before I ever go back to the original, but that diamond was there to begin with.  Laswell just did some of the dirty work and polished it out so that it actually can be heard. I don’t if any of that made any sense.  But what I do know is that this is a fantastic cover song, which I am sure you will enjoy.

I hope you head for the hills.

Greg Laswell – Girls Just Want to Have Fun (removed 2/13/09)


RW: Johnny Cash – Port of Lonely Hearts

Posted: November 19th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Remix of the Week | Tags: | 1 Comment »

One of my favorite musicians of all time is The Man in Black himself. One day when I was stumbling around the music blogosphere, I found a remix that just grabbed me.

When I start to listen to this song I find that the echoey choir sound in the background reminds me of the pure emotion that the song drives initially. So the added sounds are merely nothing more than an audible representation of one persons emotional evaluation of the song.

Too technical? It sounds like it feels.

This remix is one of those… untraditional remixes, and because of that it becomes something much deeper and more important.

Johnny Cash – Port of Lonely Hearsts (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) (removed 2/13/09)

This song is sure to evoke some kind of emotion in you, and when it does I hope you embrace it.

I hope your ears really enjoy this one :)