Saturday, August 15, 2015

Song of the Day #692 - i gotta feeling we're gonna be alright

Sounds like Grace dropped The Nocturnals and went a bit more pop...  If this is the result, and there's more like it, I can live with it...

Grace Potter - Alive Tonight

ps - bummed to not have seen her at the fonda this past week.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Song of the Day #691 - visualize it

I'm always late to the EDM party...and I'm not really sure I even wanna be let in....  But sometimes it's fun to just stand outside the door and do a little dancing.

Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly

ps - this song is making me hungry.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Song of the Day #690 - first thing they teach us, not to give a f**k

Must admit...  I've never really known The Roots all that well beyond a few songs and their residency on The Tonight Show.  Regardless, I know this one...and it's a goodie.

The Roots - How I Got Over

ps - mr. robot is the best new show of the summer.  deutshland 83 is the 2nd best new show of the summer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Song of the Day #689 - make that sound, make you seize

Another one from producer/songwriter extraordinaire, Butch Walker.  This one's all about makin whoopie.

Butch Walker - Bed on Fire

ps - watching vince wilfork play basketball on hard knocks is pretty funny.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Song of the Day #688 - i remember when we swapped names and i thought maybe you’d stay and try to out-drink me

I've probably already put too many songs from this album on here, but man....it's good.  This one has been in frequent rotation recently.

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Cocoon

ps - very disappointed in the hollywood bowl last night (or fall out boy's sound guy...not sure who's to blame)....unacceptable.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Song of the Day #686 - you got me over thinking, new york city drinking

Best night-time-drive-time-with-the-windows-down track to pop up in a while.

Class Actress - More Than You

ps - spamalot tonight with craig robinson, jessie tyler ferguson, warwick davis and mr robot himself, christian slater....should be a trip

Friday, July 31, 2015

Song of the Day #685 - whole lotta love is coming on the radio

So happy these ladies have reunited....first time Veruca Salt has had their original lineup since Eight Arms to Hold You in the late 90s.  Just crushing it with this one.

Veruca Salt - Laughing in the Sugar Bowl

ps - the seether's louise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Song of the Day #684 - for so long, i guess the feeling wasn't right

The band formerly known as JJAMZ has still got it goin on.

PHASES - Cooler

ps - i'm cooler than you...i think.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Song of the Day #683 - i wanna taste love and pain, i wanna feel pride and shame

I knew I was gonna dig this hard within 20 seconds.  It's like a mid-aughts Britrock band crossed with Black-Parade-era My Chemical Romance.  I could listen to this all day.

The Struts - Could Have Been Me

ps - how much does anthony jeselnick hate being on last comic standing?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Song of the Day #682 - space invaders, arbitrators, instigators coming for your crown

Maybe the most hipster band I've ever seen live...at least looks and stage personality-wise...  but that don't mean they can't make some good tunes.  Peaches, anyone?

In the Valley Below - Neverminders


ps - i don't have a random thought at the moment other than the fact that i don't have a random thought

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Song of the Day #681 - everybody sing

Meant to post this last month when I saw Bob at The Largo (great show), but instead, I probably didn't post anything.

Bob Schneider - Honeypot

ps - still pissed off that spotify hasn't returned the ability to search for songs within playlists...it's seriously affecting my well-being.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Song of the Day #680 - why do you do all of the things you do?

I really wish more pop music was this good...

Powers - Loved By You

ps - sad wimbledon is over...really loving watching these majors.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Song of the Day #679 - don't give up on your dream now, buddy

I mean....5 seconds into this song and you already know I'm going to love it.

I'm From Barcelona - The Painter

ps - andy samberg is the winner of 7 days in hell. and michael sheen.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Song of the Day #678 - and i don't care at all, i'll drink some alcohol

Dig this song. LOVE this video.

FIDLAR - 40oz On Repeat

ps - if every video going forward was just an homage to a video from the 90s, i'd be pretty content.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Song of the Day #677 - suddenly, suddenly, it's a disaster

Just some good 'ol alternative rock that maybe should've come out in 2005.  I'm still ok with it coming out in 2015.

Edisun - Kill Me With Your Kiss

ps - deustchsland 83 is the best show on tv right now.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Song of the Day #676 - nothing gonna get me in my world

Cannot remember the last time I liked a Beck song this much.

Beck - Dreams

ps - maybe since e-pro?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Song of the Day #675 - scrap the blues if the blues don't work

Sometimes all I want is guitars and fuzz and a kickass chorus and for it be done in under 3 minutes.

Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile

ps - finally finished community season 6...not much in the way of classics any more...but still amazingly solid and dependable.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Song of the Day #674 - don't be a fool for the city nights

So not my scene....this dude has a song on spotify that has nearly 270M plays...and I've definitely never heard it before.  Anyway, this is not that song...this only has 61M plays...and it is also my current favorite song to go to sleep to.

Robin Schulz - Headlights (feat. Ilsey)

ps - starting to worry more and more that me and music just aren't moving in the same direction any more...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Song of the Day #673 - you're gonna be sore

They're just never gonna get tired to me.

Third Eye Blind - Everything Is Easy

ps - came back from vegas with more money than i entered with...hooray.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Song of the Day #672 - high praises

Apparently these guys are already the next big thing in the UK.

Years & Years - Worship

ps - off to the city of wind

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Song of the Day #671 - round and round and round i go

Fun little ditty.

Rubblebucket - Carousel Ride


ps - sometimes you just need to save that flower monster

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Song of the Day #670 - it's a shame, but it's ok

Right up my alley...

Fort Lean - Cut to the Chase

ps - fewer things recently have made me as proud as getting my dvr down to 20% full...  it's the little things...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Song of the Day #669 - let's fall in love, i will get overtime

From one of the best 2015 albums to date!

Kopecky - Talk To Me

ps - lyricsgenius says that if i like this song i'll probably like some nicki minaj's 'feeling myself'....hmmm, someone should work on that algorithm...

Monday, June 1, 2015

Song of the Day #668 - i want it all

Love her voice...and that infectious chorus.

Metric - The Shade

ps - happy june!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Song of the Day #667 - let go of the dreams that you had

What a delightful discovery.  I have no idea who these guys are, but they got this whole Hard-Fi vibe going on and I love it.

Swiss Lips - Books

ps - go see mad max already, man.  it's damn good.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Song of the Day #666 - nay, we are but men

I couldn't think of anything better for song 666, so here ya go...

Tenacious D - Tribute

ps - that first tenacious d album really was pretty awesome.  reminds me so much of college.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Song of the Day #665 - this could be the drug that doesn't bite

Realizing that I haven't given my boys from Liverpool the Frazier Approved spotlight in quite some time...

The Wombats - Give Me A Try

ps - new album is solid

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Song of the Day #664 - what's going on in your head now?

Only started listening to his new album today, but I'm really digging it.  An early stand out.

Brandon Flowers - Can't Deny My Love

ps - sam's town is the best killers album. end of story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Song of the Day #663 - it scares the hell outta me

Just a little Muse shout out since I got to see them last week.  I'm a bit Muse'd out these days, but the show definitely reinvigorated my love for some of the older stuff.
They didn't even play this song, but it's always been a favorite.

Muse - Thoughts of a Dying Atheist

ps - bye, mad men.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Song of the Day #662 - sometimes you feel it, sometimes you won't

The best Passion Pit song that isn't a Passion Pit song but still kinda is.

Madeon - Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit)

ps - these mad max reviews are out of control...cannot wait.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Song of the Day #661 - i'll be john and you'll be yoko

Well this is one damn catchy song...

Dylan Gardner - Let's Get Started

ps - per usual, the wombats killed it last night.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Song of the Day #660 - but my taste in music is your face

I think I usually prefer these guys when they shy away from their hip hop tendencies....unfortunately, they just don't do it enough.  But when they do...we get gems like this...

Twenty One Pilots - Tear In My Heart

ps - ive seen nearly every single episode and @midnight continues to entertain me

Monday, May 11, 2015

Song of the Day #659 - what do you want me to do?

Never really been a MMJ guy, but this song just works.

My Morning Jacket - Big Decisions

ps - finally a night of playoff basketball where the teams that are supposed to win, win

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Song of the Day #658 - i wanna go out, but i wanna stay home

The new indie darling on the scene and for good reason.  Not every song works for me, but I must admit I've fallen prey to her endearing 90's grungy slacker rock.

Courtney Barnett - Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party

ps - bummed about this whole mad men being almost done thing

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Song of the Day #657 - what did you think would happen?

I've always been pretty bored with MS MR...and then I heard 'Painted'...   Man, did they pick things up.  If they keep up with this intensity and urgency on their new album I may very well have to jump on the bandwagon.

MS MR - Painted

ps - how bout that rain!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Song of the Day #656 - get down, get back up again

I could see this guy opening up for Allen Stone.

Marc Scibilia - The Shape I'm In


ps - 2 in a row!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Song of the Day #655 - i've been dreaming just to feel

Maybe a little too similar to Grouplove, but maybe I don't care.

Waters - What's Real

ps - sometimes you just need a 6 week break

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Song of the Day #654 - i'm gonna kill you...

It's like The Killers...but not really.

Bad Veins - Kindness

ps - sleep..that's not where i'm a viking.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Song of the Day #653 - i'd swim the mississippi river

The next big thing is already here.  You've heard this sound before...but not since the 50s.

Leon Bridges - Better Man

ps - saw him tonight at the troub...he's just oozing with potential.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Song of the Day #652 - things won't ever be the same again

No points for originality.  But points for still being good.

Carl Barat and The Jackals - A Storm is Coming

ps - this new build of spotify is awful

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Song of the Day #651 - maybe get some food and take in a movie

I keep wanting to sing "get the cool shoeshine" whenever that beat gets going.

Self - Runaway

ps - cats are such dicks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Song of the Day #650 - movin fast, hit the gas and then pass

Is this a good song?  No, most likely not.  But just for its sheer level of lovable absurdity, I had to put it on here.  What a mix of dance pop, edm, people trying their best to sing in English and barely succeeding.....and SIR MIX-A-LOT.  YES!

Kiwi Time - If I Can (feat. Sir Mix-A-Lot)

ps - seriously, sir mix-a-lot!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Song of the Day #649 - you got me f**ked up, like you

Bouncy indie power pop garage rock...right in my wheelhouse.

Dreamers - Wolves

ps - it's almost tourney time!  diaper dandy!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Song of the Day #648 - cause i been looking for where i belong

No idea who these people are, but this song does it for me.

Ivan & Alyosha - All This Wandering Around

ps - despite there being no football, i'm not any more productive on sundays

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Song of the Day #647 - make me wanna put a knife in your eye

Grunge + Jethro Tull Flute-ing = Amazing

JEFF the Brotherhood - Black Cherry Pie

ps - man seeking woman continues to be pretty damn legit and britt lower is a fox.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Song of the Day #646 - lonely water, lonely water

Where was I for this one?

James Bay - Hold Back the River

ps - god bless the brits and all their musical talents

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Song of the Day #644 - nothing here to see

I kept not putting these guys on here because I thought I already head.  An idiot is me.  Best new legit rock band in a while.

Royal Blood - Figure It Out

ps - one week till cabo.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Song of the Day #643 - we shucking and jabbing and drinking and smoking and fussing and fighting

I hate linking crappy live recordings, but that's all I found here.  Check it out on spotify.

SomeKindaWonderful - Honeymoon

ps - bye bye ron and leslie and tom and andy and ben and jerry/larry/barry/terry and jamm and everyone else from pawnee

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Song of the Day #642 - was it here? was it there? was it swirling around us in the atmosphere?

Speaking of passion (see: yesterday's post)...there's been two new Passion Pit songs released in the last week...I don't even know what to do with myself I'm so excited.  I think I'm liking this one better so far.

Passion Pit - Where The Sky Hangs


ps - has it really already been two and a half years since goassmer came out?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Song of the Day #641 - don't cross them lines

You can just feel the passion.

Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight

ps - finally an exciting walking dead this week

Monday, February 23, 2015

Song of the Day #640 - i'll start falling if you start falling

Tribute to the synth-pop of the 80s with some 90s sensibilities.

Memoryy - Feels Like the First Time

ps - this is the first time in a while my favorite movie of the year actually won best pic

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Song of the Day #639 - there is no one in here but your body dear

I very much love when B&S get all sexy...

Belle & Sebastian - The Party Line

ps - summer's favorite band!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Song of the Day #638 - you do such damage, how do you manage?

Glad to have ya back, Flo.  We missed ya!

Florence and the Machine - What Kind of Man

ps - look like crab, talk like people

Friday, February 20, 2015

Song of the Day #637 - let me take a trip down to you

As Rob Thomas once said: "because you're so smooth".

Royal - Passenger

ps - trivia crack is pretty addicting.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Song of the Day #636 - it was bright, like a light, that you kept from your smile

Just another undeniably good folksy ballad that I probably would've hated 10 years ago, but now can't get enough of.

The Lone Bellow - Then Came the Morning

ps - sometimes i run, sometimes i hide

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Song of the Day #635 - won't sing to your melody

I think there's a bright future ahead here...

Misterwives - Hurricane

ps - more sleep please.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Song of the Day #634 - time is standing still

Geez has this one been sitting around for a bit.


 B├śRNS - 10,000 Emerald Pools

ps - 2 years in sm.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Song of the Day #632 - how am i the lucky one?

I know critics and snobs hate Cold War Kids, but damn them...I think they can write a pretty good, sometimes great, piano-driven rock song.  Yes, they can also write some garbage...but this one's not garbage.  Clap those hands!

Cold War Kids - First

ps - sundays are so much better when there's no work on monday

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Song of the Day #631 - what are you waiting for?

Ellie is my valentine.


Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

ps - unless emily blunt volunteers. then ellie, i'm sorry, you're out.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Song of the Day #630 - no family is safe

Just wait for the grunts.

Perfume Genius - Queen

ps - did i mention the pats won the super bowl?  still gloating.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Song of the Day #629 - you've got that soul, wise beyond your years

Love this track. Hate the commercial.

Ed Harcourt - The Way That I Live

ps - pats won the super bowl. didn't get to boast on here when it happened. yay.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Song of the Day #628 - no goodbyes, no goodbyes

Probably his most low-key track to date....but for me, Kanye and that damn auto-tune equal great success.  809's and Heartbreak, please?

Kanye West - Only One (feat. Paul McCartney)

ps - if i wasn't so lazy, this and the next several songs would've been up here weeks ago.  i'm getting back on this train...no more 3 week lulls.  maybe.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Song of the Day #627 - i'm a genius, i'm a prodigy

From the movie God Help the Girl (written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian fame), which I finally checked out last week.  Loved the soundtrack, found the movie a bit meh.  This one opens up the movie and is actually a reworking of Belle & Sebastian's 'Act of the Apostle Part 2'.

Emily Browning - Act of the Apostle (from God Help the Girl)

ps - i really, really wanted to like this movie more...but i'll be listening to the soundtrack for quite some time

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Song of the Day #626 - and i'll scatter them into the sea

If you've watched Peaky Blinders, you'll know...

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Bring it On

ps - seriously. watch peaky blinders.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Song of the Day #625 - drivin’ down a road, down a road that’s rollin’

Enough nostalgia...for a tiny bit...

Colony House - Silhouettes

ps - back in the warmth after the cold of nyc

Friday, January 16, 2015

Song of the Day #624 - if you wanna use my body, go for it

I am NOT a scientist.

We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

ps - so many good memories with all these songs this week!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Song of the Day #623 - come on mood shift, shift back to good again

I promised myself that I'd include this song in my "songs if forgot about" retrospective.....it's so lovably weird.

Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethian Curse

ps - not going to pretend like i ever know what's going with of montreal...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Song of the Day #622 - oh brother can you help me out?

Such a good jam.

Mando Diao - God Knows

ps - apparently i only forgot about the mid-2000s

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Song of the Day #620 - oh, my own voice cannot save me now

The one that started it all for TVotR. At least to the general public.

TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun

ps - what's coming next??!?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Song of the Day #619 - light up, light up, as if you have a choice

Happy 2015!  We're gonna start off the year with a series of songs that are on my Spotify playlist entitled "Songs I Forgot About".  Basically, it a list of songs I enjoy that I really don't listen to much (if at all) these days, but that I happened to come across in the recent past and thought, "man, i really like this song and I can't remember the last time I listened to it.  I guess I seem to have forgotten about it so I should put it on that playlist that I made in Spotify that is intended for songs that fit this same description of events and then I can listen to it more...", Enjoy.

First stop, Snow Patrol!  Really, the whole Final Straw album should be on this list. So good.

Run - Snow Patrol

ps - foo fighters just played for 3.5 hours.  dave grohl is the greatest.