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Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

I am sure if you’ve been listening to the radio lately you have heard Sweater Weather. It has a mellow beat that manages to be upbeat… think The Postal Service’s version of Such Great Heights. The video for this song is basically the visual for the lyrics, which i really enjoy once in a while. It is a date shot in black and white which compliments and highlights the fun lyrics of this breakout song from The Neighbourhood. I am really enjoying the album and thought you all would too.

Lyrics after the jump. Enjoy! Read More…

Rap God (Explicit) – Eminem

“I make elevating music, you make elevator music.”

Eminem is still at the top of my list for favorite lyricist. This track really accentuates his skill, I have the lyrics for you after the jump and I must admit when I read them it felt like I was reading a mini-epic poem. Well, length wise. Give it a shot. Read More…

New Music: Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

KL3Kings of Leon and I have a past, it started around their third album Because of the Times with their song True Love Way.  It started out simple, We’d be so free, – Happy alone, Sharing a smile, so far from home. And we would laugh, laugh ‘til we cried.

KL 4The next year it was even better, Only by the Night came out and the infatuation was in full bloom. They  sent out a message that resonated on every radio wave, they could Use Somebody. Someone like {me}. This album was on repeat in my car, not that I needed the album… you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing a song from this amazing album. Sex on Fire, Use Somebody, Revelry, Notion, Crawl, and Frontier City. So many singles that the next couple years passed by without the need for a new album.

KL 5You always expect the relationship to have a low, but Come Around Sundown was such a low that it felt like an end. Each of the singles felt like they were missing an integral part to the Kings of Leon sound. It felt like they dug down to their hillbilly roots at the bottom of their creative barrel. I said my goodbyes and revisited good times from their previous two albums.

Then in July serendipity struck and a song caught my attention while scanning random stations on the radio. A familiar feeling crept over me and I scrambled for my Shazam app to confirm what I thought I was hearing. My phone flashed, Supersoaker – Kings of Leon. That moment brought back that lovin’ feeling. Apparently the Kings of Leon … don’t mind sentimental girls at times “Miss, don’t walk away, walk away.”  Ok, I won’t.

I am currently on my second listen of this album and I am enjoying the smooth mix of lyrics and melody. The group has grown in their songwriting and it shows. The album has a good mix of contemplative mellow jams and upbeat rock hits. I like their distinct sound and the fact that it is consistent from album to album without becoming monotonous. Mechanical bull has some guitar solos that really set it apart from the band’s previous albums, check out Don’t Matter for an example. Beautiful War is a good example of their mellow-er tracks and of course you have your instant radio singles in Supersoaker and Wait for Me.

Pick up the new album and trust me you’ll be reunited and it’ll feel so good.

Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Eminem’s new album is coming.

FRANCE-MUSIC-EMINEMEminem finally confirmed the release date for his new album is November 5th 2013. He has been teasing fans with details for some time now (remember the hat?) So this fan is super excited with the news. Some of you may have already heard the first single (August 14th) featured in Call of Duty titled: Survivor.


UPDATE:
I am feeling a bit of a beastie boys vibe. (Ye-yah) hmm… What do you think? Eminem’s newest single is Berzerk check ch ch ch check it out.

Enjoy!

That Voice: and the women it belongs to … a playlist.

Sing It, Girl!A distinct voice is hard to come by and lately I have been trying to put together a playlist that showcases the deeper side of a woman’s voice. I keep searching for that voice, the one that will just make me stop what I am doing and listen.

After searching the deep corners of my library and using my shazam app at every turn, I have created an amazing playlist. Ahem, if I do say so myself. (shines nails on shirtfront)

Amy Winehouse was such an amazing talent and her voice helped so many women showcase their sound. There will always be a place for the Whitney’s and the Mariah’s on the airwaves, but once in a while I am looking for something different and it is such a shame when you have to travel to the oldies section to get it. Read More…

August NEW MUSIC

Music BirdGood morning, wake up and smell the new music!

I have compiled a list of albums that are going to be released this month and may be right up your audible alley. I have included links throughout the description so please take advantage.

Bloc Party – The Nextwave Sessions [EP] (13th)

I was so blown away by their last album that I am going to buy this one the day it comes out. Bloc party has a great energy that bleeds through even the most mellow tracks. They have progressively become one of my favorite bands because of their lyrics and their ability to withstand  repeat listens. Read More…

Everybody Knows… That Danny Trejo is the man!

Danny Trejo has such an amazing look to him that it makes sense that he would have a voice just as amazing. Enjoy the new music video for Dustin Tavella’s everybody knows.

The song is not more than an anthem for scorned teen girls, but the elements are fun. Danny Trejo’s lipsyncing is great and there are a few cameos from Marielle Jaffe, Francia Raisa, Charity Baroni, Fingazz, Baby Bash, Sammy Droke, Kim Crossman and probably the most recognizable Selena Gomez.

New Music: May 2013 Edition

Music BirdAllergies getting you down at the height of spring? I have the perfect cure…. New Music! Fortunately this month is diverse and you can choose from Electro pop, Hip-Hop, Jazz, & Instrumental / Indie/ Alternative Rock.

I have compiled a list of some albums I am excited for and have listed genres and release dates for your browsing / shopping needs . Not music Savvy? No worries, I have made sure to list some singles and comparable artists to give you some reference points.

Click the jump for new music by: Little Boots, Joe Satriani, Vampire Weekend, 30 Seconds to Mars and of course a few words about The Great Gatsby Soundtrack!

Enjoy!

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Record Store Day!

Its time to support our local independently owned record store while also obtaining rare goodies for ourselves. Its Record Store Day!!

The music-community celebrates this day on the third Saturday of April each year since its inception in 2008. So that would make it April 20, 2013 coincidentally the other holiday the music community celebrates. Each year participating record stores have exclusive albums available from different artists.

This year the official ambassador is Jack White of the White Stripes and for some lucky shoppers a copy of Elephant is being released on a vinyl w/ black and red stripes on one side and white on the flip side. In the past other artists have released 7” vinyls usually capping out at 1000 copies.

It is a great way to create business for these places that bring fans together and help us discover new music. Visit the official website for more info and to find a participating store in your area.

“Damn the man! Save the Empire!”

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New Music – April 2013 Edition.

Music BirdApril is here and that means a new round of albums! I have these listed by date of release for your browsing and shopping ease. Spring is all about renewal and the bands this month are all embracing that sentiment.

Paramore has shed some layers and is back with a more mature sound. Fall Out Boy is back with a renewed vigor and some high notes. Kid Cudi is trying to find his own Chronic sound.

I have included some titles of their past hits for those of you unfamiliar with these bands. Spring into the season with some new musical discoveries.

Click the jump and lets begin! Read More…

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