15 May 2011

Songs for Moms - I Used to Believe in the West

edit: yes, i did forget the link for a week. i suck

So i was like 'what? songs for moms? what is this?"

Songs for Moms is an all-female punk trio from the Bay Area. I didnt know what the Bay Area was, i had to look it up. Turns out its San Francisco. Ive never been there so i didnt know that name.
Songs for Moms helped to found the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, which is pretty much what it sounds like.

Anyway they have an almost This Bike-ish sound, or like Abe Froman.
Kill Coyotes is a really awesome song, gotta hear that one.

I was kinda all over the place here, but its a really good album. Trust Me.


06 May 2011

BARR - Summary

Brendan Fowler plays under the name of BARR. It is a very interesting spoken-word type music, with piano. Some of it is almost Astronautalis-y but also totally different. "The Song is the Single" is super catchy and fan, "Summary" and "Context Ender" are a totally different type of song but still definitely worth listening to.
I would especially recommend you to check out "Context Ender". It's one of those songs you can listen to back-to-back 5 or 6 times in a row.

"but come on what about the other things the criticism of context
like maybe be aware to the fear that that stuff matters like
but you only liked it cause you heard it with him
and the speakers sounded perfect
and you were over the other stuff
and liked the idea of that kind of thing is your new thing
and you heard it and it sounded perfect
and rules that you got it all ever
but maybe the week before would have been even better
maybe not maybe its truly so epic that it is not the context
context would be powerless to something and that is fair
but you know the songs sound better at night in the fall and october
you were fucking listening to massive attack or the peechees in a dorm
in college in 1998 and it wasnt even your room
and it sounded like the best thing youve ever heard
you dont need to change or do anything different "


The Fucking Cops - You Have the Right to Shut The Fuck Up (2010)

The Fucking Cops is a pretty great pop-punk band. It has a couple members shared with Vietnam Werewolf, and so has some sound in common with them.
Honestly, i downloaded it on the strength of the band and album name. I was not at all disappointed, it is awesome. Check it out.


Flatsound - Songs From A Few Years Back

flatsound is Mitchell Welling, from California.

This is very nice lo-fi-y folk music. Great sound, great lyrics. "I exist I exist I exist" in particular.