Archive for May, 2011

Death Cab For Cutie’s new album Codes and Keys is out today. While it may be different for some people who preferred the sounds of the bands debut album Transatlanticism, it is still a pretty good album. I’ll admit that i don’t like every dong on this album and Death Cab has put put better ones, songs like “Monday Morning”, “Portable Television”, and the title track “Codes and Keys” are real standouts on this album. Another thing that is interesting to note is that recently Death Cab For Cutie paid a recent visit to Vh1 Storytellers. If you weren’t able to check the episode out, here is Death Cab performing “The New Year” from their album TransatlanticismVh1 Storytellers


So the new album from the Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See is going to hit stores in the U.S. on June 7th. If you want to hear the album before that though the band is streaming the album in its entirety on their website. From what it sounds like the album is more like their first album Whatever People Say I am That’s What I’m Not and less like their recent album Humbug. For some that’s good and for others it’s not but for me if you like the Arctic Monkeys then you’ll probably be there next Tuesday to get the album, or possibly before then. Stream Arctic Monkeys

So Weezer has decided to cover the Radiohead song “Paranoid Android” and my mind has just been blown. I did not think that I would ever hear Rivers Cuomo sing a Thom Yorke song. This is the most amazing and yet simultaneously puzzling thing that I have ever heard in my life. The only way Radiohead can keep up now is if they do a cover of “The Sweater Song”… and let the waiting begin.

So Manchester Orchestra Released their new album Simple Math recently and again it just shows what a great band these guys are. Lead singer Andy Hull uses his unique voice to perfection again and the lyrics have more meaning than many of the vapid pop songs that seem to be getting ridiculous amounts of air time today. Their first single “Simple Math” explores the relationship between accepting things the way they are and being able to question things when they don’t seem right. “Virgin” is a song that has a haunting melody that deals with the reality of how hard work can sometimes be for nothing. If you haven’t heard of Manchester Orchestra you should really check this album out and if you have heard of Manchester Orchestra this album will not disappoint you. Their album Simple Math is out now and below are the singles “Simple Math”, “Virgin”, and “Pale Black Eye”   

So this year’s past SXSW featured the band Foster the People This indie band uses keyboards and synthesizers not just for a dance/techno beat but for a funky and cool/relaxed sound as well. Their first single “Pumped Up Kicks” gives a very laid back vibe and but at the same time will probably have you blasting the song in your car. Their other single “Helena Beat” is a more of an up tempo song that will definitely have people getting out of their seat and dancing. Their debut album Torches is out right now and I would highly recommend you checking it out. Here are the singles “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Helena Beat”.