This song is like a demented carnival ride that is shaking with so much energy it could unhinge at any moment. At first you know it’s a little off but then that become the magic. Its dirty and fun and makes you want to yell along. Drink Up Buttercup are the second band on TBE in as many days and I’m stoked to see Philly stepping up it’s game. These guys have some earlier less-listenable jams, but it’s “Even Think” that sounds like a milestone is evolving awesomeness. My ears are perked!
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/Drink-Up1.jpg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-10 01:53:382009-11-10 01:53:38DRINK UP BUTTERCUP don't EVEN THINK about slowing down
A part of me feels like Boy Crisis might be my new favorite band. Why reserve hesitation on the subject? Because I can’t find their debut album any-fucking-where! I scoured the interwebs and dug up a few jams but I want more damn it, more! I want to review the album! (you listening guys?) Boy Crisis only made their way through my ears recently when “Dressed To Digress” was hyped as the dancey side project of one half of Das Racist. (I’m sold already.) Upon falling hard for that track, and then even harder for “Fountain Of Youth,” I now feel like a tween girl when I yell “I’m having a Boy Crisis!” on the walk to work in the morning. I guess I should phrase it differently but I am too busy busting fresh dance moves and kissing other people’s grandmas. Yeah, this music is that good. As are bothversions of the video.
Boy Crisis went to Wesleyan University MGMT and have been drawing unfair comparisons to the art-douche duo. Lest you think Boy Crisis are a similarly educated 3-hit wonder I have included the sex-fest “Strawberries” and can also vouch for the gritty magic of “L’homme.” Oh, and “Strawberries” Â includes the lyric “don’t you know I wanna smack that like it owes me money.” Epic. MGMT’s crowning lyric was “Shock me like an electric eel.” Ouch. I think “PWNED!” is what the kids are saying these days? Anyway, MGMT-boners can get bent because I don’t care about your tears, these guys make everyday a party and that’s where I want to be.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/Boy-Crisis-Fountain.jpg347350Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-09 23:17:542009-11-09 23:17:55BOY CRISIS are a FOUNTAIN OF epic jams for today's YOUTH (not 'kids'). They also taste like STRAWBERRIES.
This one might be kind of obscure for those of you not into the Christian Ska/Punk scene in the 90s, a category that would not normally include me but I got into this one off the Ska compilation, Cheap Ska. Five Iron Frenzy’s debut, Upbeats and Beatdowns, doesn’t have “’79 Blue Comb” on it, nor did anything else on the LP stick with me. If you are really interested in the band there here is their Wikipedia. I’ll be chilling here, content with this fantastic ska jam and the tale of a boy and his comb. Lost innocence has ever been so fun. I never had siblings close enough in age to fuck with my stuff so I can only imagine, but I’m sure some of you have similar memories.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/FIF-Upbeats.jpg300300Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-08 18:59:042009-11-08 18:59:04Â«FlashbackÂ« Five Iron Frenzy - '79 Blue Comb
Of the five members, Scott Wells and Paul Sprangers used to be in the band Hockey Night. A search through my iTunes dug up a few overlooked jams and since then I have been listening to “Rebel Fever” on repeat. There are so many great things happening here. The dual guitars just rip it up over the bouncy vocals and propulsive rhythm section. Throw this whole post on your next driving mix-tape and you wont regret it.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/free-energy.jpg475500Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-08 18:25:382009-11-08 18:25:38FREE ENERGY, oh FREE ENERGY, you are a DREAM to me in this gloomy CITY
it’s only been a week but i know that you are mine to keep
â™« Darwin Deez – Radar Detector Darwin Deez – Radar Detector (Radio Edit) by LuckyNumberMusic
I know absolutely nothing about this guy* and I am not going to do any research either because that shit would dilute the pure joy I experience when I hear this song. You know how much I like hand-claps!Â “Radar Detector” reminds me of Kyle Andrew’s “Sushi” but I’m not sure if that’s cause they are both similar or they are both epic. Anyway, that’s Darwin himself on the right and this is his fantastic love song to some foxy lady. I’ll figure out more about this guy when I stop hand-clapping so know I’ll keep you updated!
* Not true. I actually know he is on tour with Bishop Allen and Throw Me The Statue.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/darwin-deez.jpg544600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-06 01:55:172010-02-22 20:30:11DARWIN DEEZ has been caught in my RADAR DETECTOR
I dare you to tell me that the voice you hear in this song evokes the same face you see in this photo. But that’s exactly it! The track has merit, sure, but there is a gloss to it that I tend to slide off of. “Starry Eyed” has ben bouncing around my iTunes for months but was never posted because I never felt certain that Ellie was worth the notice. Then I heard her cover of Sam Sparro’s “Black & Gold” and knew there was something here. With a little research I think I might even like her new single “Under The Sheets” even more than “Starry Eyed.” It has a bit more gravitas. But whatever you think of her solo stuff, she is clearly working on some real shit here. Besides “Black 7 Gold” she has recorded an amazing cover of Bon Iver’s “The Wolves (Act I and II)” as well as Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead.” Get over your post-Sleepyhead self and check them bot out at PMA because they are serious business. Her fantastic producer Starsmith is due credit as well. I’m hoping for big things from Ellie because i’ve definitely got my eye on this one.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/starryeyed.jpg493500Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-06 01:37:372011-04-10 18:59:09ELLIE GOULDING has got me STARRY EYED over her cover of BLACK & GOLD
“Bam! What’s up now, dummies?” That’s basically what Yeasayer are saying with their new single. Some never fell in love with their 2007 debut (me), and some wondered if Chris Keating’s vocals would up their game after their tour de force on “Audacity Of Huge.” (Me again.) “Ambling Alp” speaks for the band again: “We don’t give a shit about your doubts and wonderings, we came to kickstart your day with a sonic roundhouse and leave you with an ego inflated enough to float you to the stars.” Amen, brothers. Their sophomore album, Odd Blood, drops in February but that’s like a million blog-years away so you know I’ll have them back up in your grill around then.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2009/11/Yeasayer-Ambling-Alp.jpg495652Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2009-11-05 02:29:062009-11-05 02:29:06YEASAYER have me rAMBLING with pALPable excitement!
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