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Aug. 28th, 2006

IT'S BEEn awhile since i a) checked my capslock before starting to type, and b) i asked you for this, so...

Give me some musical recommendations!!!

you all introduced me to some fabulous music before, like interpol and death cab, so pleeeeease tell me what i should be checking out!

note: i cannot stand r&b and rap, but anything else goes.

and in other news, i'm not nearly as sad about Nickel Creek breaking up as i should be. well other people are viewing it as a break up, but i'm viewing it as an 'indefinite haitus'... granted, it's pretty much the same thing, but still....


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Aug. 28th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
Anything off Tegan & Sara's "So Jealous"?
Aug. 29th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I figured the best thing I could do is share some of the songs that I featured on my MySpace profile to give you a flavour of what I have been into of late.

Featured Songs on Memo's Profile

5 weeks

Binary Me - Beyon-D-Lusion

Bloody Ballerina - Hate In The Box

Obsession 101 - Eye Butterfly

Old and Bitter - Letdown Process

Poussiere d'etoiles - Element

4 weeks

Fight II - Judgement Day

Phono Sapiens - Kontrust

3 Weeks

Frijolero - Molotov

I Am Vampire (Explicit) - Crankcaller

I'm So Sick - Flyleaf

Swamped - Lacuna Coil

With You - Mandora

2 Weeks

Coin Operated Boy - The Dresden Dolls

Hips Don't Lie - Shakira f/Wyclef Jean

La Tortura - Shakira f/Alejandro Sanz

Midnight - Adrina Thorpe

Playing with Pink Noise - Kaki King

Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck - Prong

Take Me High - Exceed

1 Week

Take the World Away - Reel Fiction

"demo" - Jamie Green

Current Featured Song Just added

Sister Twisted - Kinky


Aug. 29th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Joss Stone--God Only Knows
It's a cover but oh so pretty.

Jann Arden--Kitchen Window
Anything by this woman is wonderful.

Damien Rice--Cannonball
My favorite song of his.

Vienna Teng--Between
Again with the pretty.

Aug. 29th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
And because I am a tard and post comments before I'm finished:

Joan Armatrading--Something in the Air Tonight
She just has an amazing voice.

Conjure One--Sleep

box.net is love. you can just listen to the songs and see if you like them.
Aug. 29th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
2 recommendations - first Echo & the Bunnymen because they RULE and their newest CD Siberia is fabulous.

second, i will pimp my friend's band here. they are called Smash Palace. they are a powerpop kinda band. i think they sound like the beatles or tom petty but a little bluesier, and not retro at all. you can check out their myspace site here: http://www.myspace.com/smashpalace
if you like it, let 'em know! Steve (my friend, the singer) is always happy to get new listeners! :)
Aug. 29th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
Muse - Starlight
Orson - Happiness
Keane - Crystal Ball
The Killers - When We Were Young
Aug. 29th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Take a look around for some Corvus Corax. I guarantee you won't find it in the stores, but it's hidden online.

Do a Google Video search for "Dulcissima."

A little out of the ordinary (ok, a lot) but definitely good.
Aug. 29th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
If you e-mail me your address, I'll send you a surprise disc or two.

Aug. 30th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)


of the above posts, i would second MUSE, DAMIEN RICE, TEGAN & SARA, REGINA SPEKTOR, and the ARTIC MONKEYS.

MIDLAKE - Trials of Vanoccupanther is hands down the best of album of the year, and is in my top 10 of all time. brilliant vocal harmonies spouting out confounding lyrics and deep stories to whistful 70's rock. no one should not hear this album! seriously.

Adam Green - crude mock-crooner who usually excels at random is now on the road to becoming a true songwriting genius. try: friends of mine (2003), jacket full of danger (2006)

The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, CSN&Y, et al - ok... they're not new to anyone, but i just can't get enough of this stuff lately. if i could form a band, this would totally be my sound... but with mas cowbell.

Harry Nilsson - also not new, but not very well known. a dear friend of john lennon's, known for brilliant randy newman covers, and his unbelievable vocal range. try: nilsson schmilsson (1971)

Imogen Heap - pleasant pop with layered vocals and engaging backgrounds... a guilty pleasure all around. Speak For Yourself (2006)

DragonForce - ohhhhhhhhh good golly balls... it's like if steve perry sang for iron maiden and they all OD'ed on speed and jolt cola. a MUST! check out: Inhuman Rampage (hilarious that music like this can surface in 2006)

nickel creek broke up, but toad the wet sprocket is touring again!
and the gin blossoms have a new album!?

Sep. 7th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Toad is touring again?? holy crap, I gotta check this out.
Sep. 7th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
Celtic Woman
Sep. 7th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Music Suggestions
If you like Irish bands/music:

Gaelic Storm
Flogging Molly

Are teo of my personal Favorits
Sep. 7th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Music Suggestions
Great new rock: Angels and Airwaves (one of the guys from Blink 182)

Folk: The Samples, Rosie Thomas, Eva Cassidy

interesting trip-hop: Hooverphonic

new pop if you haven't heard of them yet: Gnarls Barkley

weird shit: Cocteau Twins

Repetitive dance music you'll hate: Armin Van Buuren, Pendulum

overall I'm not very unique with this.
Sep. 7th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
Band of Horses-The Funeral
this band is very hyped, but i have been digging them. they have drawn comparisons to my morning jacket (who i don't like) and the flaming lips (yum<2).
Andrew Bird-Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
one of the most overplayed artists in my house. i can not get enough of andrew bird...his gorgeous voice, his intellegent lyrics, his catchy songs..he's like ben gibbard..but BETTER.
Beirut-Postcards from Italy
My all-time favorite. The sound is orchestral, full, and lush. Surprising and fresh instruments like the accordian are used on his songs..which are so catchy and beautiful to hear.
Joanna Newsom- Peach, Plum, Pear
i love freak folk and joanna essentially displays everything the genre is about...with a voice that is unique and grows on you with each play and songs that are folky down to their core, newsom produces a sound that is something unexplicable and cannot be compared to anyone else out in indie music today.
Grizzly Bear- Knife
experimental freak-folk..the exact kind of music that consistantly finds it's way to my heart. Think Polyphonic Spree or something equally instrumental based post-pop with haunting vocals and meticulous arrangements.
Hot Chip- And I Was a Boy From Schoolt
catchy electronic. i don't like most electronic indie bands (zero 7 i'm talking to you)..but hot chip is good stuff.

hope this helps :) i love recommending new good music..oh! and i friended your other journal...so if you wouldn't mind adding me back that would be splendid.
Sep. 7th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure you should listen to "Summer's Gone" by Aberfeldy.
Sep. 7th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
I seem to be having a Coheed & Cambria evening so I'll start off with them.

Beyond that - wow there's tons I'd suggest as I'm a bit of a music freak!

If you can check any of the below out tell me what you think (best place for music does seem to be myspace ;p)

White Rose Movement - a new British band that I've been listening to a lot of recently. Very 80's influenced (as are a number of new British bands at present)

The Subways - Another great British band - but much rockier :)

Diary of Dreams - Can't remember if they are German or Dutch but certainly worth a listen.

Nouvelle Vague - A French band whom play their own renditions of classic New Wave songs (covering bands such as The Dead Kennedys, The Clash, The Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, etc) but using a Brazillian samba rythmn and French new wave/easy listening female vocals. When my French ex told me about it I was really dubious and then she sent me their first CD a couple of Christmas' ago and it really works very well.

Editors - Another British band. If you like Interpol you'll love The Editors too.

Metric - Canadian band and well worth a listen.

I'll stop there (apart from plugging both Conjure One and Delerium again which have been mentioned by other commentators :p)

As someone else mentioned if you want to mail me a land address I'll try and put together a compilation of bits and send a CD or two over to you as a sampler - my email is angus at cubicle7 dot freeserve dot co dot uk
Sep. 7th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Learned about Unheilig from theentwife and they sound great to me. Then again, I'm a sucker for just about anything sung in german be it them, Rammstein(way heavy), or even classical composers such as Beethoven's ninth symphony.

What tends to come up in heavy rotation for me are bands like VNV Nation, Switchblade Symphony(great for early morning twilight I found out) and on and on and on...
Sep. 7th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
I have not listened to new music in a long time. Right now I am living in the '20s and '30s, listening to original (to the time period, I mean) music by Cab Calloway and might-as-well-be-original music by the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

My most recent recommendation would be the Lucksmiths. I like their silly/clever lyrics.
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