Posts Tagged ‘punk’
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.
I present to you a beautiful collection of indie music that’s been remixed and remastered by RAC (The Remix Artist Collective) bringing you great music with an indie techno new wave twist that makes you start to wonder which version you like better. SCROLL DOWN INSIDE THE PLAYER to view more tracks. There are 109 songs in this list! That’s right THERE ARE ONE HUNDRED AND NINE SONGS IN THIS PLAYLIST!!!! Scroll down in the player and check them all out!
Which remix song is your favorite?
Ratatat is a Brooklyn based duo that produces some good tunes that are easily recognizable but diverse in their minimal synthesized melodies and progressions. Their music can replicate tonal landscapes that are reminiscent of bands like Radiohead, The Strokes, Crystal Castles but also vary into different musical themes that employ melodies riffs and sounds from all sorts of musical genres from hip-hop, to R&B, to New Wave and Rock. It’s hard to find any bad songs by this band. Here’s a bunch of other great songs with music videos on YouTube that I found by them that are really worth listening to. You have to hear them to get a taste for what this band can do. Be careful not to play them all at once.
I never heard these guys before, they’re getting pretty popular I guess since they’ve got some big production and talent in their latest music videos, this animated music video is pretty unique, looks like Ren & Stimpy animators’ work. The song is energetic and releases a powerful rock sound that ebbs with the straight treble vocals. Good track I wanted to share.
This indie pop rock band from Bogota Columbia (the home of the .CO domain extension) has a spunk to their melody that I have to give them credit for. They aren’t your average punk band and push the vocals a bit harder and with more grit than Avril Lavigne. I give them a thumbs up and hope they get the exposure they deserve.
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This song Buttons off of the Weeks’ 2008 album Comeback Cadillac is their biggest song off the album in terms of exposure. The indie rock band from the South has a clean hard sound with an emotional thoughtfulness that makes them stand out to me much more than the biggest rock bands I can think of which seem to usually sing about lust and sex. The song reminds me of adolescent love and how fleeting love is in the spring of our time, but as I get older and as a youthful heart is only defined by how you see the world and not how many years of experience you have, I find the energy of the moving and believe I’ll find it so in the decades to come.
This band and song is extremely worthy of gracing my Song of the Day blog because of the quality and effectiveness of their sound as well as the seemingly small visibility they have on other websites.
Well here’s to them.
The music video is also entertaining and reminds me of all the time and energy and years of work it sometimes takes bands having to play just about anywhere, including the national record store circuit in order to build a fan base.
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For some reason I feel like I need to write an excuse for posting bands that I think a lot of people already know about, but then I realized that most people reading this are those looking for a description of the band and haven’t heard of them already. Well, everyone has to hear a song for the first time don’t they and there’s nothing special about hearing a song before someone else has. Although some people like to think that just because they’ve heard a song before someone else has that it makes them special in some way, but I strongly disagree with that. The only think special about them is that they know of something good that they should be sharing with others, that’s all.
About this band, well, to make things easy and to throw in a little bit of self-depricating unexplained irony, I’m just going to copy and paste some blurbs from other sources like Wikipedia and Last.fm. LOL Read below.
Crystal Castles were named after the lines “The fate of the world is safe in Crystal Castles” and “Crystal Castles, the source of all power”, both lines referring to fictional character She-Ra’s fortress in the sky. It is also a reference to the Atari arcade game Crystal Castles, as the band’s sound often echoes arcade game noise. Read the rest of this entry »
TV on the Radio is a band that has been around for a while and are fairly well known, I’ve been wanting to add a track of theirs here but hadn’t gotten around to it until now. This song of theirs is by far my favorite. The music video compliments the song quite well and the song plays almost as a direct narrative to the story in the music video. But this song has its own energy that is much bigger than the story itself and speaks of an inner force and energy that can come out in all of us. I suggest listening to this song and imagining letting the strength of your own inner beast come out and inspire you to follow your dreams and pursue your goals with a renewed vigor.
This is my favorite Kid Cudi song and Steve Aoki’s remix of the song kicks it up a notch with a fat chorus beat so thick you can beat a horse with it. I love the way the song lulls down just long enough to slow you down and then slams you with the big house sound. I recommend trying to do something that you normally do during your day that’s boring and suddenly the task will appear enjoyable and you’ll wonder if you ever had it so good. The best part of wake’n up is fat beats in your cup.
This song doesn’t pull any punches, nor does it care what its hair looks like, nor does it care if you like it, I like this song because it doesn’t snuggle up with you at night next to your cheek while you count sheep, instead it invites all its punk friends over to your place at random times of the night drinks all your booze, passes out in your hallway and wakes up momentarily when your door hits its head as you open it. Ah,…. the good ‘ol days.