Thursday, June 30, 2011

Song of the Day #159 - i could show you what you wanna see and take you where you wanna be

If you like oracular spectacular-era MGMT, you'll like this...

Capital Cities - Safe and Sound

ps - tree of life has dinosaurs!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Song of the Day #158 - somebody told me i'm over thinking it all

Another of my favorite Austin bands.  Sadly, I don't think they're around anymore. 

Zykos - Understanding Fire

ps - last day before 1.5 weeks of unemployment!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Song of the Day #157 - first we live, but then we die

Not quite sure who Low is, nor why he/she is fighting Diamond, but that doesn't mean they can't make a kickass rock song...

Low vs. Diamond - Heart Attack

ps - one more day...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Song of the Day #156 - it doesn’t matter where you come from

He sounds a lot like the Gaslight Anthem dude.  And that's perfectly ok.

Frank Turner - Peggy Sang the Blues

ps - 2 days left...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Song of the Day #155 - not an urban legend now

Their "other" song...

Harvey Danger - Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo

ps - can't say i was particularly impressed with green lantern...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Song of the Day #154 - i’ve got that rock and that roll

Such emotion!

Manchester Orchestra - April Fool

ps - bad teacher had some funny moments, and lucy punch was great, but overall was just kind of sloppy

Friday, June 24, 2011

Song of the Day #153 - in your dreams you've seen it all

An all-time favorite...  and there's no non-live version on youtube...for shame!

Secret Machines - Lightning Blue Eyes

ps - wilfred looks like it's gonna be pretty good.  louie was solid as always.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Song of the Day #152 - be mad, rash, squander cash

This isn't on youtube, but I will upload it soon.  For now...use this...

Koufax - Let Us Know

ps - lost to a team that included ben savage (yes, THAT ben savage) in trivia tonight.  we got 2nd...dammit!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Song of the Day #151 - and it was we who were the cliché

Everyone needs a little Ben Folds in their lives.

Ben Folds - You Don't Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor)

ps - the laptop is back up and running...except had to revert it back to its out-of-box state.  blah.  stupid windows.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Song of the Day #150 - i hope this song starts a craze

I love when these guys come up on my playlist...

Brand New - Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't

ps - game of thrones season 1 was awesome.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Song of the Day #149 - you got nothing but carried away

It just works....

This Is Me Smiling - Goodbye to Each New Day

ps - my laptop crashed. super mega sad face

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Song of the Day #148 - don't let it drag you down now


The Enemy - We'll Live and Die In These Towns

ps - i want a $10 million malibu mansion

Friday, June 17, 2011

Song of the Day #147 - there's no point in asking, it wasn't enough

I could so easily do several weeks worth of mid-to-late 00's British rock...

British Sea Power - Please Stand Up

ps - i have floor tickets to both la foo fighters shows....oops.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Song of the Day #146 - and in our native language we are chanting ancient songs

Excuse the 105 second long intro...

Freelance Whales - Generator First Floor

ps - matt & kim seriously killed it tonight. what a fun show.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Song of the Day #145 - now this is all me

Yes, they were song of the day less than 20 days ago, but I'm seeing them tonight, so they get to grace this blog yet again.  Should be a fun show...I hope they kick the crap out of each other.

Matt and Kim - Block After Block

ps - yeah-yuh.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Song of the Day #144 - sometimes i want to diasappear

I can't stand Pumped Up Kicks...and I'm still rather shocked at how quickly it took off and became such a hit.  (Marcy Playground, anyone?)  Well, I think this is far superior....though I'm sure I'll get sick of it soon.

Foster the People - Houdini

ps - one of these days i'll finally finish the girl who kicked the hornets nest.  it's not bad...i'm actually liking's just that i only get through 4 pages before i pass out from the day's exhaustion...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Song of the Day #143 - no, I don’t have a penny, but I’ll show you a real good time

Heard this at Yogurtland last night for the time in a while.  And it's a kickass dance tune.  So here it is.

Little Boots - New in Town

ps - big things are happening

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Song of the Day #142 - ::instrumental::

I just want to walk around with this playing in the background as my theme music.

RJD2 - Ghostwriter

ps - super 8 was pretty damn sweet.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Song of the Day #141 - take this moment to decide

The Weakerthans...keeping it introspective since....  whenever it is they started as a band.

The Weakerthans - Sun in an Empty Room

ps - my mind is a total blank right now

Friday, June 10, 2011

Song of the Day #140 - all rise with me

No relation to the Twilight books/movies...

The Twilight Singers - On the Corner

ps - can't wait to see super 8

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Song of the Day #139 - uh oh


Sufjan Stevens - The Perpetual Self, or "What Would Saul Alinsky Do?"

ps - uh oh, heat

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Song of the Day #138 - but I hope for a new breath, a new life to take me away

Live, this dude sounds just like Ben Gibbard.  On a's not as immediately apparent.  Anyway, these dudes opened for Death Cab tonight and I only caught the latter part of their set, but this song definitely left an impression.  Good stuff.

The Lonely Forest - We Sing In Time

ps - got me a nice concert run going. maybe matt & kim next week.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Song of the Day #137 - we are not perfect but we sure try

Ben Gibbard's ode to Los Angeles...well, more like his hatred of it.  I'll agree to disagree...but I still love the tune.

Death Cab for Cutie - Why'd You Want to Live Here?

ps - death cab tonight at the el rey!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Song of the Day #136 - je mange avec les mains et j'suis comme ça

Keepin it global!  Brush up your high school French.

Zaz - Je Veux

ps - had myself a justified season 2 marathon yesterday.  loved it.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Song of the Day #135 - just take the fall

Apparently this song was on one of the Twilight soundtracks, but don't hold that against it...

Mutemath - Spotlight

ps - january jones is a horrible actress

Friday, June 3, 2011

Song of the Day #134 - sing whatever you have to sing

Hoping to get tickets tomorrow to their show at the Troub.

The Kooks - Sway

ps - midnight in paris was quite clever....really enjoyed it

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Song of the Day #133 - you're too much sugar for my sweet tooth

Glee pretty much butchered "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You", but what can you do?  Let's hope that's their last foray into the Black Kids catalog.

Black Kids - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again)

ps - the wombats killed usual.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Song of the Day #132 - it's just that life tastes sweeter when it's wrapped in debauchery

It's taken a lot to not repeat The Wombats as a song of the day...trying to keep the variety as much as possible...but considering I'm seeing them tonight for the first time in 3 years, I just had to.  Love them so greatest SxSW discovery to date.  Just wandered into Friends bar at 1AM either Thurs or Fri of SxSW 07, and the rest is history...

The Wombats - Jump Into the Fog

ps -i'm selling my arctic monkeys tickets for friday...sorta sad