Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are inÂ bold.
I have got to start writing less in these descriptions. You guys come here for the music. Get to it.
For more jams by any of these artists use the â€˜tagsâ€™ links at the bottom of the post!
NEW RELEVENT JAMS
â™«Â Wavves – I Wanna Meet Dave GrohlÂ / Our man Wavves does beach-punk right with this love letter to everyones favorite drummer turned frontman (sorry Travis Barker). Wavves’ Life Sux EP is out now.
It’s Christmas time. I’m in a cabin in the woods. My stolen internet connection is worthless. My family is going through some stuff. I love you all but I’m just not able to give this post all the detailing that it deserves. I hope that you are too busy with your own holiday festivities to care and can just kick back and enjoy this collection of jams for the interesting mix that they are. Dive in and enjoy. I know I’ve been.
For more jams or by any of these artists use the â€˜tagsâ€™ links at the bottom of the post!
Because sometimes Monday is a good day for a fresh batch of remixes. And because sometimes you know Joel and Scott are right around the corner with their set of bangers and you gotta act fast. And because sometimes I just love you all and want to spread the sonic goodness.
For more jams or by any of these artists use the â€˜tagsâ€™ links at the bottom of the post!Â Â FollowÂ @JoelAlbersÂ on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.
Ahhh, summer… If mine wasn’t currently operating as the antithesis of all this relaxing andÂ peacefulÂ I would definitely have had this mix up sooner, but alas, it wasn’t to be. However, seeing as tomorrow I head out on an 18 day family vacation (never too old!) it’s time to get these summer jams pumping! Today is Volume 1 and the next two Fridays will bring Volumes 2 & 3 respectively. I’ve never understood the concept of an all-encompassingÂ summer mix because like all things amazing, summer has many facets and is home to many moods. So I’ve gone and put together 3 full mixes of summer-themed goodness, each with it’s own sun-soaked vibe.Â Seeing as how this year’s summer was perhaps the most highly anticipated (and deserved) clump of warm days in Polish history I decided to kick off this summer mix series with a big rousing 54-minute high-five to the summer sun. Summer In Hi-Fi is a mix that celebrates summer with all the energy and eagerness of that first day at the beach or pool. Take a gander at the track list after the jump and download the whole mix right below!
zip file —> TBE’s Summer In Hi-Fi(Tracks 9 & 15 are switched in the filenames. Wont be able to fix that for a while. They are correct in the post, though!)
As I’ve been compiling this best songs list I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a great track. Last year I went by play counts to determine what songs I “loved” the most but this year I noticed that the list that came out didn’t really match my perception of my favorites. A lot of my top played songs this year are indeed great songs, but they also happen to be on a great album so they get played by themselves as well as in the course of the album. So I got to thinking about which are the tracks that I seek out, that I crave, that I have to hear every night before bed or every morning to wake up. Those are the songs that make up this list. Songs that for whatever reason hooked me to the point where I need(ed) them in my life this year. Those great albums (and their highlight jams) will get their moment but for now we celebrate the song, or as Read more
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2010/07/TBE-best-of-2010-so-far.png459435Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2010-07-14 20:21:122011-12-13 21:22:20The 25 Best Songs of 2010â€¦ So Far (Jan-June)
I don’t even know where to start with this one.Â One of my favorite bands is releasing a new album after dropping an epic first single? (above) Yeah, expectations were high. After getting the album I didn’t even listen to it right away, had to wait for the perfect moment. Days or even a week later I finally turned it on and listenedÂ pensivelyÂ as the 11 tracks churned through my ears. Well, the verdict is in and this is one of the years best albums, for sure. Yeah, their firecracker energy of their early EPs is gone but in it’s place is a diamond hard band delivering an announcement that they are older, wiser, and can craft the shit out of some spiky indie rock. I should also probably mention that Dave Monks lyrics are awesome as usual and worth paying a bit of extra attention to.Â Nearly every track has been starred in my iTunes as my album “fave” (most albums get 1, 2 at best). “Favorite Food” warms us up for the album with it’s lyrical balance of youth and maturity and musical balance of slow and fast. “End of A Spark” trots out thumping drums and twangy guitars for a medium paced foot-stomping fest. “Gone” is sharp guitars and breezy oohs for a beach trip. “Big Difference” kicks out out of the gate and doesn’t stop as it hurtles throughÂ signatureÂ TPC guitars. “Not Sick” is a big burst of a late album anthem that is impossible not to groove to. And then, there is “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” which is the latest single as deservedly so. Love those Ooh oohs!
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2010/06/Tokyo-Police-Club-Champ.jpeg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2010-07-09 15:12:102010-07-09 15:12:10TOKYO POLICE CLUB don't WAIT or give UP, their BOOTS are made for rocking jams OF DANGERous proportions
Tokyo Police Club burst onto the scene in 2006 with the A Lesson In Crime EP. The seven song collection kicked the door open with “Cheer It On,” a jam that starts with the lyric “Operator, get me The President of The World/ This is an emergency” and goes on to name check themselves. Now that is how you start your career in rock music, people. A Lesson In Crime was such raw and powerful rock that a lot of people started a downer-parade over theirÂ admittedlyÂ less shredding but pretty damn great 2008 debut LP, Elephant Shell. I never like parades and to me, Tokyo Police Club have rarely slowed or released anything that I don’t still get an ear-boner listening to now. This is prime time rock n’ roll and from Canada no less. Eat it 48! Anyway, now that I have got that out of my system, it’s time to talk about how excited I am for Tokyo Police Club’s second LP, Champ, which comes out June 1 on Saddle Creek and features that beautiful new jam up top, “Breakneck Speed.” It;s got their characteristically sparse use of synths, rolling drums, and guitars, guitars, guitars! Catch up on some of my favorite TPC jams below! And see them live if they are anywhere near you! A great show! Read more
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2010/04/TOKYO-POLICE-CLUB-collage.jpeg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2010-04-08 00:49:582010-04-09 00:27:06TOKYO POLICE CLUB infect my ears with typical BREAKNECK SPEED
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