End of September Mix

•September 26, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I made another compilation for you to listen to. It doesn’t have a specific theme, it’s just a mix of songs I’ve been loving. Both old and new, so don’t be surprised to find some 90s and early 00s stuff in there. Both independent and kinda mainstream, so don’t be surprised to find stuff you already know. Okay, so, without further ado, here’s the tracklist! The download link is at the bottom of the post, by the way. If you were wondering or anything. Actually, it seems there’s been some ado. And I apologize for that. NO I DON’T!

01 – Lions – Girl from the North Country
02 – Les Savy Fav – Let’s Get Out of Here
03 – Tijuana Panthers – Creature
04 – Pile – Don’t Touch Anything
05 – The Vaccines – Wetsuit
06 – Pull Tiger Tail – It’s About Destruction…
07 – Red Knife Lottery – Holy Skirts
08 – Charlotte Hatherley – Kim Wilde
09 – Le Butcherettes – Henry Don’t Got Love
10 – Morning Runner – Gone Up In Flames
11 – She Keeps Bees – Gimmie
12 – Built To Spill – Good Ol’ Boredom
13 – The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
14 – Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise
15 – Desaparecidos – Greater Omaha
16 – Local H – Bound For The Floor
17 – Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
18 – Jamie T – Sticks ‘N’ Stones
19 – Veil Veil Vanish – Anthem for a Doomed Youth
20 – The Joy Formidable – The Last Drop
21 – Lukestar – Flying Canoes
22 – Slowride – Panther 1
23 – Silversun Pickups – Surrounded
24 – Feeder – Seven Days in the Sun
25 – Grouplove – Gold Coast

Yay! That’s a lot of copypasting! Oh well, post is written, archive is uploaded on Mediafire, all that remains is posting the link. Hope you guys will enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed sharing it.

The End of September Mix [download]

Ouranophobia

•September 21, 2011 • 5 Comments

Stumbled across Trophywife this morning and I’ve been listening to them all day. Heavy and catchy, just awesome stuff! They make me think of  a more aggressive Eleventh he Reaches London, while the vocals are clearly reminiscent of La Dispute . I really enjoy both of those bands so Throphywife receives twice the love.

Their debut album can be found and downloaded for free HERE (how fucking sweet is that?)

Countdown to breakdown

•September 19, 2011 • 2 Comments

Hey there lads!

Say hello to my current obsession, Lions!  The album I am going to share with you today is No Generation, released in 2007.

The album kicks off in style, knocking you back with a dark dose of string-fueled dissonance.  As it unfolds, Lions seem to branch out a lot and experiment with plenty of different sounds but still manage to secure the distinguished composure and appeal of every damn song. Each of them is loaded with raw emotion and awesome hooks.

While I do not think anyone can claim that their sound is unique or revolutionary in any way, I believe that they mix their influences remarkably well.

Download here : Lions – 2007 – No Generation

P.S. I would like to officially thank Sharebear for keeping this blog alive!

P.P.S. Hopefully, this year, I will find more time to post. Until now, I’ve been pretty much caught between college and raging at my teammates in League of Legends.

 

 

 

Good Ol’ Boredom

•September 17, 2011 • 2 Comments

Hey guys, today I’m gonna share an album by a well-known band called Built to Spill. I love these guys so much, they’re one of the bands who introduced me to indie rock back when I started searching for something different than punk rock and grunge and skater music in general.

I don’t think they need any introduction, so I’ll just go through the motions quickly for anyone who hasn’t heard about them yet. Based in Boise, Idaho, fronted by Doug Martsch (who has a unique voice, mind you, a voice you can always recognize), formed in 1992, they play catchy indie rock, sometimes happy, sometimes sad and melancholic, but always full of feeling. They have a bunch of songs you can easily fall in love with. And this has been the case with their latest album, There Is No Enemy, at least for me. I feel I can really identify with what Doug is singing about.

So anyway, here’s a preview of the 2009 album There Is No Enemy and the download link is below. They have 6 more studio albums out, if you’re interested. And I can’t stress this enough, each of these 7 albums deserves at least one good listen. Trust me on this.

Okay, hope you first-time listeners enjoyed it! Cause I just know older fans love it. And here’s the Mediafire download link:

Built to Spill – 2009 – There Is No Enemy [download]

Enjoy, guys!

Relax and stay young, the water feels nice.

•September 5, 2011 • Leave a Comment

So, yesterday, my buddy Bogdan showed me this video:

I had never listened to Grouplove before, but I instantly fell in love with the band. They’re currently opening gigs for Florence and the Machine, but they might actually be better. Their story is this: Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi met and became friends, then they went to Greece and randomly met the other 3 guys that are now part of their band. And then they went back to the U.S. of A., namely Los Angeles, California. And they recorded their EP which I am totally going to share with you.

Think of a combination between Colour Revolt and Modest Mouse mixed with a bit of summer and a bit of fun in the sun and a bit of surfing that perfect wave and you’ll get Grouplove. And here you go, a mediafire download link for their 2010 self-titled, self-released EP. Highly recommended!

Grouplove – 2010 – Grouplove EP [download]

Enjoy, kids!

P.S.: Pay attention to the first 3 songs.
P.P.S.: Cheers Bogdan, this post wouldn’t exist without you.

Solitude is bliss

•September 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hey guys, today I’m only posting a short one, with a video preview and the Mediafire download link. The band is called Tame Impala, they play psychedelic Australian indie rock which sounds rather awesome. The album is called Innerspeaker and it was released in 2010. Highly recommended!

Here’s a preview of the album, by way of their song ‘Solitude is Bliss’.

Download here: Tame Impala – 2010 – Innerspeaker [download]

Enjoy!

Holes and Clouds

•August 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hey hey hey! About time I posted something new. Well, not new, old. Like 2002 old. But still new!.. New-ish? God dammit, I was born in the previous millennium, records put out after the year 2000 are new! Anyhow.

The Suffocation Keep! Brett Nelson’s side project. In case you didn’t know, Brett Nelson plays bass in the awesome Boise, Idaho based indie rock band Built to Spill! So if you’re familiar with Built to Spill’s music, The Suffocation Keep will sound a bit similar. But different! I’m really tired and I can’t be arsed to write a proper description, but the album I’m going to share is worth at least one listen. Think fun, danceable, no-bullshit music. And, as last.fm puts it, “speckled with hooks […] and wholly unpretentious”. S’all good, man. You must give it a shot, now.

Okay, so the album is called John Hughes Was Never So Wrong, it was released in 2002 and since then the band released another album which was (and still is) available on the interwebs for free. So don’t feel bad for downloading that one, feel bad for downloading this one. And I’ll feel bad for sharing it, but hey. This band deserves a lot more exposure. Onwards to the Mediafire download link!

The Suffocation Keep – 2002 – John Hughes Was Never So Wrong [download]

Enjoy, bros.