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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Submarine OSTSince 2002, Alex Turner has been the frontman of the band, Arctic Monkeys. He recently released a solo album that was also the soundtrack to the film, Submarine, directed by his friend. He's long been an ace at the narrative lyric, unspooling yarns into tangled, cutting slices-of-life. But with the film providing the storyline, Turner's lyrics tend toward impressionistic details and wallflower observations, filling in the picture rather than trying to retell the script in song. My favorite track, "Piledriver Waltz" tells an odd tale of breakfast at the Heartbreak Hotel and reminding someone, "If you're gonna try to walk on water, make sure to wear your comfortable shoes." Submarine's rich, reminiscent tone finds Turner sounding very much at ease with himself and his talents, offering a swift but satisfying glimpse at that same charming, circumspect young man we knew back when.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Website launch!

So the last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy for me. I took the SAT a week ago, but something that's more important is that i finally finished my website project for class. It was a pretty big project, but I made everything in a weekend.

You can visit it here. I hope everybody visits because traffic will be apart of my grade. :P


Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Break

I so happy to finally have a week off from school, but this also means that i'll be taking the SAT and AP tests in a  couple of weeks.

I've recently been playing a lot of Minecraft and I must say that it's the most addicting game that I've ever played.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Favorites and some news

I feel like making a post today, but can't find any new music to share for you guys. So instead, I thought i would make a playlist for you guys. I'd also like to inform you guys that I should have a website going online later this week. It's not really impressive, but it was just a project for school and the extra visits will help for my grade. (:

Also, If anyone can suggest music that I might like, please post artists in the comments and I may talk about them.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Love Remains

How to Dress Well is the moniker of R&B singer, Tom Krell. As a little boy, Krell loved late-‘80s and early-‘90s R&B artists including Keith Sweat and Ready for the World. In high school he played in various metal and hardcore bands, then switched to making drone-based music in his twenties. Krell made live experimental music as How to Dress Well by looping layers of his voice. He released the first How to Dress Well EP, The Eternal Love, in October 2009. Love Remains doesn’t sound calculated -- often, it sounds like it was recorded by accident. Krell reworks the R&B of his childhood just as deftly as he repurposes Love Remains’ conventionally bad recording techniques. The fluidity of the melodies and the spare beats are rooted in late-‘80s/early-‘90s R&B -- it’s no coincidence that one of How to Dress Well’s definitive songs, “Ready for the World,” shares its name with the ‘80s R&B group. Love Remains is a striking debut, one that speaks to how we listen to and remember music we love, and the impact it makes on everything else we hear.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nine Types of Light

TV on the Radio is an American art rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York, whose music spans numerous diverse genres, from post-punk to electro and free jazz to soul music. Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that tends to have "experimental or avant-garde influences" and emphasizes "novel sonic texture." Amongst TV on the Radio influences featured Brian Eno and The Pixies. The band also cited Prince's Purple Rain as a classic.They said that their eclectic music is due for their liking for very diverse bands from Bad Brains to Earth, Wind & Fire, and Nancy Sinatra to Serge Gainsbourg. On September 3, 2009, Tunde Adebimpe announced that TV on the Radio would be taking a year long hiatus. During the nearly three years between Dear Science and Nine Types of Light, the members of TV on the Radio worked on their own projects. The west coast vibe sets Nine Types of Light apart from their other work. The band has always written about love with the same urgency and eloquence with which they tackle politics and other subjects, and Nine Types of Light is no exception. Adebimpe delivers two of the album’s brightest moments with “You,” a poppy meditation on how deceptive the heat of the moment can be. In many ways, the album shows that the band can age gracefully and try new things at the same time.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bitte Ocra

Dirty Projectors - Bitta OrcaThe Dirty Projectors are a Brooklyn-based experimental rock band led by Dave Longstreth. Longstreth's first album, The Graceful Fallen Mango, was released in 2002 under his own name and introduced his distinctive use of song arrangements and his combination of lo-fi and hi-fi production. In April 2008, The Dirty Projectors signed with Domino Records. Bitte Orca is Dirty Projectors' first album for Domino Records. Bitte Orca is one of Dirty Projectors' most accessible efforts to date; the slinky "Stillness Is the Move" could almost pass for mainstream R&B with its potent groove, lush harmonies by Amber Coffman and Angel Deradoorian, and elegant string coda, though with Longstreth's wiry juju guitar leads floating over the top. Bitte Orca's nine tracks all seem to be bursting with ideas that they can barely contain, but despite the sometimes fractured synapses of this music, the songs are at once surefooted and agile. A genre-bending feat of studied musicianship, this really is one not to be missed.