Thursday, December 31, 2009
I discovered this Australian band on Gimmesound.com and have been listening to this album nonstop since. Arrows makes great use of Mineral's slow tempo, intertwined guitar lines to make a gorgeous sound. The vocalist sings with some Springsteen-gruff which definitely separates them from the herd in a good way. Great album all the way through, you won't be disappointed.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I've gotten a ton of great noodles recently plus I have a week left of holiday vacation (w00t) so hopefully I will be pretty active this week. I'm feeling a bit lazy so here's the wiki article on them:
Sometimes referred to as slowcore, C-Clamp placed emphasis on mood, texture and rhythm. Known for their dense layering and simple, yet beautiful vocal harmonies, C-Clamp released only two full length albums in their career. Although they performed live infrequently, they managed to share the stage with many noteworthy bands of that era, including Braid, Castor, Dianogah, Karate and Hum.
Nick Macri went on to perform in the bands Heroic Doses, Euphone, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Lonesome Organist, The Analog Reception, and The Zincs, as well as with the artists Bobby Conn and Jeremy Enigk.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Shapes Like Dinosaurs is a mathy twinkly band based in Birmingham, Alabama. I have been meaning to post their stuff for a while and considering my last post was ALREADY posted I figured now is as good a time as ever. Their tunes are mostly instrumental with occasional songs with vocals. Personally, I think they should stick to being an instrumental band because their vocals can get a bit too much sometimes. Either way, their noodles are tight and twinkly, just the way I like em! They have two EPs, which I simply loaded up together. If you like one, you'll like the other as well.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
It seems like more and more twinkly bands are coming from the UK these days. Bands like This Town Needs Guns and Cats Cats and Cats have gotten pretty big (at least in the blogosphere). Pennines is less mathy than those bands mentions and more melodic, similar to recent post Know Think. I found these guys last night and was hoping I would be able to find something downloadable to post. Luckily, the band has decided to give their music away for free. At first I thought this was their ep "Fair Do's" but that apparently only has 3 tracks and the download link they gave has 6. Maybe someone in the know could clear that up...? Anyway, enjoy the tunes!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Atmospheric, mostly instrumental twinkles. Definitely has an American Football vibe going on. They have 5 full lengths but this is the only one I am familiar with. Maybe I'll post more when I hear them. This is definitely a good album for this time of year. Enjoy.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Touch Committee is another band I found out about through VLV. They play a really fun, catchy, and upbeat version of "indie rock" that would definitely be found in the 90's, but also reminds me of early Meneguar. Despite that, they still know how to riff it up and get noodly (see the whole beginning of "Gold Coast" for examples of this). They also have, what I think, is the best song title ever; "Shitty Avengers". Someone should really make that a comic book. It would be another Marvel universe where The Avengers are just really awful at being super-heroes, thus the Shitty Avengers. Anyways, "Spitting Speed" is probably my favorite jam on this is and is super ridiculous catchy. It also took me a while to realize that there are two different singers and it's not just one guy multi-tracking his vocals, which is pretty cool. Unfortunately, they don't have this album out on any physical releases (yet), but if you're feeling inclined, you can buy the mp3s from any place that would do that sort of thing (itunes, amazon, etc). When I first got this, I could not stop listening to it and every time I go back and remember how good this album is, I listen to it constantly, so listen to it suckas!