New Coldplay Live Album

Posted: May 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music | Tags: | Comments Off on New Coldplay Live Album

Coldplay - LeftRightLeftRightLeftFor the time being Coldplay is giving away a live album that they just recorded. The album is called LeftRightLeftRightLeft, and includes a very enjoyable track selection that ranges from A Rush of Blood to Prospekt’s March but mostly includes songs from Viva La Vida.  Honestly I didn’t really expect much from it when I downloaded it.  I’ve never been a big fan of live albums.  But this has been really enjoyable so far.  I especially love “Strawberry Swing”, a song that I hadn’t really gotten into yet.  It really opened up a lot of songs for me, a lot like my first experience seeing them play live did.  And other than the little chorus sing-a-long, I thought “Fix You” was fantastic.

Coldplay – Strawberry Swing (live)

Coldplay – Fix You (live)

Go here to download the entire album for free.

This Camera Is Lovely

Posted: May 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music, Music Video of the Week | Tags: , | Comments Off on This Camera Is Lovely

So this week’s selection isn’t technically a “music video.”  But it is a video that has music in it.  And it was createad by none other than our very own music video contributer Justin MetCalfe.  This short film entitled “This Camera Is Lovely,” stars Nathan Hollis and Suzanna Green and  features the music of Charles Mingus.  I did a quick iTunes search to see if I could figure out what song Justin used for this video.  Although I couldn’t figure out what it was, I did learn that I really enjoy this Mingus fellow.  It is funny how a genre can just slowly creep up on you.  I am finding more and more Jazz music slip into my music library these days.  Well I hope you enjoy the video, and I encourage you to take the time to explore the  Charles Mingus catalog.  It will be well worth the trip.

This Camera is Lovely from Justin Metcalfe on Vimeo.

Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Charles Mingus – Better Git Hit In Your Soul

RW: The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)

Posted: May 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music, Remix of the Week | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

I’m a big fan of the work of Calvin Harris. I’m also a follower of Passion Pit. Put them together, and I’m going to have something that definitely peaks my interests.

The remix retains a lot of the feel of the original, basically retaining the same overall structure and order. About thirty seconds in, a bass line that just screams Calvin Harris reminds me why I wanted to listen to this. The song runs at a much softer, more low-key, tone that the original.

All in all, this is a different view on the original, that if you like Passion Pit, or Calvin Harris is sure to brighten you wednesday a little more.

Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)

I hope your ears enjoy wedsnesdays. Ω

New Modest Mouse Song “Satellite Skin”

Posted: May 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Articles About Music, Music Video of the Week | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

So I know I’m a little late on sharing this song with you, but I thought today, Music Video Monday, would be a good day, since they just released a video for it over the weekend that you can watch right here.  While the Kevin Willis directed video is interesting and a bit creepy, the song itself is sort of blah.  It’s not horrible and has some amusing lyrics, but it’s uncharacteristically bland for a Modest Mouse song.  It is void of energy, as you can see from there performance on Letterman several weeks ago.  I feel like you can skip around to any point during the song and it will sound exactly the same.  It starts off fine, but then it goes nowhere.  There is no crescendo, no building on itself, just blah.  Hopefully the rest of the forthcoming EP will have a little more passion and zeal.

Modest Mouse – Satellite Skin (Live)