Sunday, November 30, 2008

He is Legend - I Am Hollywood

he is legend
album: i am hollywood
genre: rock, metal
country: us
year: 2004

I Am Hollywood is the first full length release from rock/metal/post-hardcore band He is Legend. It's a really really fun, hard-rocking record that doesn't take itself too seriously (check out the video for "the Seduction" for proof) and deserves to be enjoyed by more of us than just Nick and I.

here is sendspace

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Artist: Glenny417
Album: Find out what you've been missing
Genre: Electronic

Now, i know i say this alot,  But this is one of my all time favorite albums.  I have listened to this release at least 1000 times over the past couple of years, every song is so good.  If you want to hear some of the best electronic music that side of the atlantic check this shit out.  He was also a fan of the first vorarephilia release, if that means anything.

3rd Degree Entertainment - Grills, Skills, and Purple Spills

Artist: 3rd Degree entertainment
Album: Grills, skills, and purple spills
Genre: Rap
Year: 2002
Location: Texas, USA

3rd degree mix tape. Real trill shit mang.

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

band: Midlake
album: The Trials of Van Occupanther
genre: folk rock
country: usa (not that anyone here would really know them)
year: 2006
"It is a suite of lush, heavily melodic songs laden with multi-part harmonies, given evocative lyrical imagery set in woodlands, boats and log cabins, telling oblique but moving tales of pioneering, travel and isolation." -wiki
it's also rumored to be based on the video game, the oregon trail.

you've got dysentery!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kieth Tippet Group - Dedicated to you, but you weren't Listening.

Band: The Kieth Tippet Group
Album: Dedicated to you, but you weren't listening
Genre: Jazz
Country: England
Year: 1971

Sunday, November 23, 2008

hella - there's no 666 in outer space

album: there's no 666 in outer space
genre: math rock
country: us
year: 2007

Hella are guitarist Spencer Seim and drummer Zach Hill. They play frenetic, improvisational math rock. For There's No 666... they recruited another guitarist, a bassist, and a vocalist and put together some super unusual and interesting songs. I wasn't sold on this album the first time i heard it, mostly for having been caught off guard by the vocals, but songs like "the Ungrateful Dead" and "the Hand That Rocks the Cradle" are hard not to listen to on repeat for half-hours at a time.

check it out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Murder By Death - Those Who Survive...

band: Murder By Death
album: who will survive, and what will be left of them?
genre: folk, alternative
country: usa
year: 2003

instrumental, punk rock, folk, alt-country. murder by death is the perfect mix of it all and it only goes down better with a cold sarsaparilla and cigarette.
"I guess the first thing I should say is that this album is not trying to be artsy, or profound or anything more than the story it is. It's meant to entertain, bring the feeling of sitting around telling ghost stories or something. Also, I'm a religious studies major, so I tied in a lot of weird religious stuff. This is just a story, there's no religious affiliation on our parts. So there's my disclaimer."
-adam turla, guitarist/lead singer

Monday, November 17, 2008

the murder of rosa luxemburg - everyone's in love and the flowers pick themselves

band: the murder of rosa luxemburg
album: everyone's in love and the flowers pick themselves
genre: post-hardcore, math rock
country: uk
year: 2003

"So what makes The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg, different from your average post-hardcore band? Well, let's see first off there are the numerous experimentations with electronica, seen in the tracks Jack and Oscar Have A Fight and Ex Post Facto. These electronic tracks are very similar to the interludes found on Minus the Bear's first LP Highly Refined Pirates. Another aspect that The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg's music has is the sense of humor and spazziness found in a group like The Blood Brothers. The thing that makes The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg's music more interesting then The Blood Brothers is that instead of concentrating on having ridiculous vulgar lyrics screamed by two crazy singers with very simple music backing it, the actual music seems to be the center point of The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg experience, and what wonderful music it is. The group's main tools of destruction are the fantastic bass and guitar interplay. The bass lines on this album are one of the key reasons I love it, they are so jumpy and random very similar to the bass lines of another favorite band of mine, Off Minor. The guitars have that jazzy hardcore sound that The Plot to Blow up the Eiffel Tower has, for those that have heard them. The drumming is simple yet suits most of the songs and the lead singer's scream/talk is nasally but not to the extent where it is bothersome. The lyrics aren't anything special just nonsense that is trying to tell a crazy *** story about a man and the fight inside his conscious which is represented by a cat and a dog. All of the songs that are not electronic experiments are constantly progressing into new parts which really keep this album from getting old. While most of the songs are heavy, the band is able to jump between various styles of heavy music whether it is straight up hardcore, grind, and even some alternative rock type stuff."

you probably haven't heard much music like this before, so give it a shot. it's fun.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brenna Sahitjian - Crude but Lucid

Brenna Sahitjian

Album: Crude but Lucid
Genre: Folk
Country: USA
Year: 2005

Brenna is a member of the Riot Folk collective, a non-profit (more aptly described as anti-profit) group of folkers and punkers. As such, all of their music is completely free.

Brenna plays slow (for the most part) acoustic folk music, with biting lyrics and a wonderful voice (I'm a sucker for female vocalists). Plus it took me FOREVER to track down any of the Riot Folk albums, so hopefully its appreciated. So here it is for you all. Hope you enjoy it.

Brenna Sahitjian - Crude But Lucid (MEGAUPLOOOOOAD)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Prophet's Greatest Hits

Band: Triple Six Mafia
Album: Prophets greatest hits
Genre: rap
Location: Memphis TN, US
Year: 2oo7

Only the second disc, dragged and chopped.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Tom Lehrer - Frost Report Songs

Tom Lehrer:

Frost Report cast:

Band: Tom Lehrer
Album: Frost Report Songs
Genre: Satirical Pop/Piano
Country of Origin: USA
Year: 1966

Track Listing:
  1. Decimal
  2. Pollution
  3. So Long Mom (A Song For World War III)
  4. That Is the End of the News
  5. Who's Next
Tom Lehrer is Harvard professor and in the past was also a musician slash satirist. While this isn't actually an official album, it is a cohesive collection of songs he did live for the Frost Report, an old British comedy TV show. Tom Lehrer's sharp wit and sense of humor accompany his catchy tunes as he goes on about everything from nuclear proliferation to jingoism to pollution. He's also done a lot of songs on science and math, and made risque songs like "Masochism Tango", about BDSM. Given the time period, you can see how ahead of his time he was. Anyway, this short (just over 12 minutes) collection of tunes is hilarious, catchy and classic.