I have been digging on this track by The Silent Years for a while now but the title and creepo album art always gave me pause. Well I finally got over that shit and checked out their MySpaceÂ Their other tunes don’t have as many exciting “da da da da da da”s but they are pretty darn good, with a bit of that magical Freelance Whales twinkle in them. “Taking Drugs At The Amusement Park” came on shuffle today while I was in the shower and it instantly boosted my mood 2 notches. Belting out that “Heeeeeeeyyyyyy!” at 2:42 will do that to ya. It’s that perfect kind of upbeat song that regular TBE readers will know I’m all about. They have a couple LPs under their belts but their most recent, the 6-track Let Go EP, is out now.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/10/silent-years.jpg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-10-22 18:55:532009-10-25 12:09:06THE SILENT YEARS may or may not be TAKING DRUGS but their music is as fun as being AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK
I figure that after that Remix Roundup you guys could use a moment to catch your breath. Karl Blau’s “Dark Sedan” is perfect for that. It’s bouncy rhythm and sparse trumpets pack just enough pep to keep me interested, while Karl’s voice lulls any dancing urge right out of me. It’s a great song for driving alone on a foggy morning. Karl Blau has been making music from his home base in Washington state for a bit now but this is the first track I have heard. The album art scares the shit out of me and seems totally incongruous to the music but oh well. I definitely wouldn’t get into any color sedan with that hooded Zebra freak.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/10/karl-blau-zebra.jpg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-10-21 22:47:582009-10-21 22:47:58KARL BLAU makes music for a drive in the DARK of morning. A SEDAN will do.
As the Remix Roundups enter double digits I decided to drop the incremental titles and go for a more archive-friendly date format. You will thank me someday. About this collection of hot remixes? You can thank me now.
â™« The Very Best – Julia (Javelin Re-do) / This is one of the best remixes I’ve heard in a while. Javelin takes one of the weaker tracks off of TVB’s fantastic album and completly rips it up, turning “Julia” in to a full throttle fist-pumper. [more The Very Best]
My Cousin I Bid You Farewell aren’t making things easy for me. Their name is one thing, and that blown-out gloom-face over there is the closest thing I could find to album art. It’s misleading to, because that looks like it belongs on the MySpace of some Korn-covering goth-tween whose skin pigment is nearly as white. MCIBYF are anything but, leaning towards a deeper-voiced Arcade Fire or music that Max, from Where The Wild Things Are, would make when he grows up.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/10/300300Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-10-19 21:34:312009-10-19 21:34:31MY COUSIN I BID YOU FAREWELL. WHAT? WE ARE EATING TONIGHT! Don't go!
As if it wasn’t enough that I was eating a delicious breakfast this morning, this jam came on the TV-radio and it was just sublime. Yes, sublime, that’s what I said now. Doing a little wikipeding (wikipediaing?) on the Spin Doctors I discovered that John Popper, of Blues Traveler fame, was in an early incarnation of the band. I guess that makes sense. Also turns out that the Spin Doctors are still active. That makes less sense.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/10/ceu.jpg576576Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-10-15 03:59:262009-10-14 10:41:49CÃ‰U wants you to grab her BUBUIA
Yes, you have seen that album art before. It was attached to my ramblings on the title track. Since getting the full album it has basically been on all the time which is really weird because it’s instrumental. Definitely not my usual steez. I figure it was fitting to quickly revisit it (and bait you into getting it with one more track) since the album is inspired by Jason Drake’s move to Los Angeles, a city I will be departing today. Yup, back to Warsaw to continue the adventure. Good thing I have this collection of jams to keep me company on the plane and there are no lyrics to tempt me to sing along! The dude sitting next to me won’t even know how lucky he is. Seriously though, this album is great. I had a really hard time picking the song for this post. So many good ones. And that cover!
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/10/IntoTheHillside.jpg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-10-14 10:21:472009-10-25 12:16:33CASSETTES WON'T LISTEN is QUICKLY APPROACHING my top albums of the year list
This is the lead single off the upcoming album from The Strokes’ frontman. That right there is enough to be curious, and the fact that I am putting it up here is enough to know that I like it. There isn’t much more to say on it really. It’s more synthy and glittery then your typical Strokes fare but not such a departure that I wouldn’t believe it was the same band, just updated to current trends. It’s nice to see Julian take his solo stuff down Fun St. cause so many solo side-acts head to Downertown or Mellowville. Those places don’t even have a decent discotheque. Yawn. I’m definitely curious to hear new Strokes but Casablancas’ album (akwardly titled Phrazes For The Young) looks like it might tie me over just fine.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/10/julian-11th.jpg500500Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-10-13 10:09:342009-10-13 10:32:07JULIAN CASABLANCAS is pissed he got 11TH in the dance-off, blaming the DIMENSION of the dacefloor
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