Archive for the ‘Rock’ Category
for KING & COUNTRY is a Christian Rock band originally from Sydney, the two brothers moved with their family of 7 siblings to Nashville, TN. Growing up in a music centered family influenced them greatly and they saw the impact that music can have on people’s lives. Their music is strong and heart driven, bringing with it their message of the hope and salvation of Christ. Also check out their live performance of this song below along with another song of theirs “Proof of Your Love”.
Busted Heart Live
Proof of Your Love
After watching this video a couple times, before I saw that it was slamming up the charts and getting massive views on YouTube. Actually it wasn’t just this song that was going to hit big. It’s Gotye in general. The drums in this track were just too addicting and the music video kept me watching to find out what conclusion would come of the journey of the spider boats. And I found a friend in the environmentalist perspective that we can see our own destruction as a civilization creeping towards us with the knowledge that ‘all that it could have been avoided‘. Gotye’s vocal strengths remind me of emotive tracks from Snow Patrol and even One Republic, but their sound has a much more exciting tripping percussive use of sound. Their melodies and mixtures of percussion excite all my electronic taste buds and make anxious to hear all of Gotye’s songs. Also see the two great tracks below by Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra), and Save Me.
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
Gotye – Save Me
BAM! Swimclub! Feel those groovy indie pop rock tunes. Cleanse your mind and relationship with a casual honest poem showing your girl the reasons why the way she acts around you doesn’t match what she says she wants with your relationship. Sometimes you’ve got to let that girl go, because in this case, she’s a bit confused. There’s a peace in the presence of mind that the words of this song come from. Gently, honestly, tell her you want to be alone for these reasons. I’m so sorry girl but, I can’t believe it’s me, that you want now, that you want now, that you want now.
The Hold Steady’s new album Heaven is Whenever released last year is the next level up for the indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. The band is touring the US right now so check out their official The Hold Steady website for tour dates, videos and more.
The band has done a couple music videos, but if you do some YouTube searches you’ll find a ton of fan made ones which came from a video contest they held. Other great songs of their to check out are:
You Can Make Him Like You – Your audio isn’t broken, keep watching.
Also, listen to their playlist on The Hold Steady’s MySpace page.
Hello Vegas is actually from Los Angeles, under their own Treehouse Vibrations Group record label. The four man group consisting of Adam Reiter, Jason Pavilanis, Jesse Gurtis, and Zach Davis recently released their latest song “No One Knows” for free download.
Their music is a free living LA indie rock blend of clean rising guitar riffs and wind swept vocals. Their tracks sound like a live show on a grassy hill on a sunny west coast evening. The melodic sweeps and soft vocal interludes feels a bit like the Inspiration of Christian Rock mixed with the smooth easiness of classic soft rock, however, they are far from a Christian band (which makes me wonder what it would mean to be the farthest possible thing from a Christian band… imagination gears turning). The band keeps a fresh profile and I’m sure would love to connect with you on their Twitter on Facebook page which serves as their official site. For a kick you’ve gotta check out their concert posters and band images on their MySpace page. These guys have a great sense of humor. And just because they sent it to me, here’s their band photo, featuring several tenacious neck beards.
These guys have crazy energy, in your face everything, and eternally ready to rock. New Politics fist fight song about lies sold by the establishment to the people is guaranteed to either piss you off or make you cheer them on. Either way, kick as music and just the right energy mix for this week’s Song of the Day set. Personally I’m on the side of people, not the governments that convince people to bomb other people. The thing that makes it tough for many people to understand is that the media in the US is heavily filtered and restricted by the US government, we have freedom of speech but the spectrum of discussion is limited by the 4 people that own 99% of all of the media, newspapers, magazines, and TV shows we absorb.
Dead and Divine know how to knock things over with their sound, like your consciousness, your mom’s expensive china, and a bunch of other things designated to rhinos and 5.0 earthquakes. Their heavy jilted relentless hard hitting blows leave just enough room for your adrenaline to squeeze through your arteries as you [insert the most exhilarating experience you can imagine]. Your life only happens once, you only have this one moment, what are you waiting for, what’s stopping you? Nothing but you! What do you want to do, line em up and take ‘em one by one.
Broken down to its bloody bones, this song is about a guy who relentlessly keeps coming after a girl only to be shot down, or who had the girl for a brief time but has been bumped to the back of the long line of suitors again. They all want her, but he’s the only one killing for her chemical fix. Allow the metal to illustrate.
Maybe a lung, maybe a slew of tongues, maybe some old fashioned lonesome.
Really, its you who keeps dragging me back by my larynx and my lack of common sense.
Everyone has been dying to have you but I’ve been the only one killing for it.
Line ‘em up, one by one.
Hell hath no waste like us.
Ain’t being empty fun?
Dead and Divine appear to be from Burlington, ON, CANADA but recently spent a lot of time in Portland Oregon recording their first full length album The Fanciful in 2007, then entered the Toronto based label Distort and produced The Machines We Are and in August this year their soon to be released album Antimacy
Driving down a psychedelic road through time and space in that place where monks are while deep in meditation Himalaya releases you into their world of sound, passively enveloping you in with a warm welcome and understanding, guiding us through the realm of our minds where all things are known free and at peace.
Himalaya is the name of the musical group out of Brooklyn New York, self classified as psychedelic / rock / shoegaze, which hits the mark. Other bands share the moniker but thankfully this one has the full social media package. Here’s Himalaya on Facebook and Himalaya on Twitter. And the Himalaya MySpace page has a good playlist of their songs waiting.
Just by the look of it, The Kickback is just getting started as evidenced by their advanced songwriting, addictive rhythmic syncopation, and killer vocals. Because a band this good, has these types of humble beginnings for only so long. There’s a time limit on this thing folks, so get in there and get your autographs and front row live show spots while you still can.
These guys, out of South Dakota living in Chicago just released their 2nd EP last year “Great Self Love”, which was preceeded only by their 1st EP “Alliteration, Etc…”. You’ll find their new songs worth setting to repeat via their Official MySpace playlist. I wouldn’t so much classify them as an indie rock band because of their style, which has more of a lazy salsa bar kind ring, spicy and well timed. Although they do classify themselves as Indie, so I’m not that far off, but then they list “Showtunes”, which I’m a little confused about. Maybe the band can email me and expand my mind on that genre. Maybe it means, “The ease with which each song can be inserted into the soundtrack of most films.”, I do not know sir.
Maybe if you like The Kickback on Facebook and comment on their page they’ll tell you all about it.