Posts Tagged ‘screaming’
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
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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So this is bittersweet. Just when I discover a cool experimental band and start to really dig their stuff, I learn in the same breath that they’ve since disbanded and joined new bands. So the sweet that, “Hey, here’s some cool new songs!”, the bad news is “Hey, what you like this band, well guess what my child, you’ll never get to see them in concert again!”. Ok, well maybe it’s more like bittersweet/sweet, which is like two parts sweet and one part bitter because you COULD still technically see the individual artists through the sounds of other bands, like the Minnaars which the lead singer joined as their producer and Duels which the guitarist joined. Minnaars has a feeling of desperate lyrics and experimental roughness akin to ¡Forward, Russia! but with a slightly more emo/electro/pop vibe.
I think I found ¡Forward, Russia! on Last.fm yesterday. I can’t remember though. Either way, they stuck out to me. Their songs are definitely a bit chaotic in structure but return to very well composed chorus or interlude homebase that gives me the impressions of something really musically successful. Maybe you’ll find your own diamonds in the rough. Here’s another music video of theirs that I think you’d appreciate for their song Nineteen. Although, I recognize the amateur characteristics of the content of the video for the song Nineteen, the song is still effective and the video enjoyable.
¡Forward, Russia!’s first album Give me a Wall has the track Nine on it, and their second and last album Life Processes has a more refined and smoother feel. Take a listen to some of the songs off that album, it’s easy to know which songs are from their 2nd ablum because they all have real names and aren’t just numbers. Here’s one of the called Breaking Standing.
Regarding this song, Nine by ¡Forward, Russia!, if you like the guitar riffs I’d recommend checking out the song Banquet by Bloc Party as I can hear a lot of similarities there. I don’t normally listen to music with raspy screaming vocals but I know there are tons of bands out there with similar sounds. Maybe you could help me out and identify some of those other bands for me since my head’s not recalling any.
Well, if for some reason you don’t like this song you should at least check out the other song of theirs, Nineteen, that I mentioned earlier. For some reason they named their tracks by the numbered order they were written in.
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