Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I've been very high on this album for months and if I redid my top albums from '07 this would be in the top 5. If you haven't already check out The Besnard Lakes. The album is called The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse which is both clever and pretentious. Anyways, they are another band on the label jagjaguwar which has been putting out gold lately. They are definitely worth a listen.
Posted by The Koze at 4/12/2008 03:01:00 PM
The first quarter of this year has spawned one masterpiece, one near masterpiece and a few other very good records. I will start with by top 2 and then the rest are in no particular order:
1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
2. Throw Me The Statue - Moonbeams
Black Mountain - In The Future
Ladyhawk - Shots
Colin Meloy - Colin Meloy Sings Live!
This Will Destroy You - S/T
Nine Inch Nails - Ghost I-IV
Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
Nada Surf - Lucky
Chris Walla - Field Manual
Posted by The Koze at 4/12/2008 02:57:00 PM
Friday, April 04, 2008
Fresh off of a Grammy win for last years The Distant Future EP, New Zealands pride, Flight of the Conchords are set to release their first LP through Sub Pop. We've been patiently waiting for more info, and we finally have it. April 22nd we will be able to fully enjoy all of our favourite songs from Season 1 of the show. I'm also happy to report that the album will be available for consumption on delicious vinyl for a mere $12 on Sub Pop's website.
Foux du Fafa
Inner City Pressure
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
Think About It
Ladies of the World
The Prince of Parties
A Kiss Is Not a Contract
The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)
I cant mother'uckin wait!
Posted by The Dave at 4/04/2008 09:12:00 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Throw Me The Statue
Secretly Canadian / SC Dist.
What is an inspired album?
There are those rare times when you listen to an album for the first time and realize that you are experiencing something special. An inspired album usually isn't one that has to grow on you with repeat listening. It's true that sometimes you just don't realize it. Most often however, it occurs to you that the people who recorded these works had so much more in mind. The see the future of music. The choose the other paths. Change all our directs. Especially your ears. It brings about the moment that you say to yourself "this is exactly what I want to hear, at this exact moment in time".
Thus brings us to Moonbeams, the debut album by Throw Me The Statue. The album is a sweeping effort by Scott Reitherman, a virtually unknown until this point in time. Moonbeams presents a montage of sound. Driving guitar hooks, raw drum beats, synth, horns, bells, full background vocals, and almost everyother sound you can imagine. When broken down track by track, each song almost falls into a different genre. From raw and simple punk sounds, to island vibes, to acoustic guitars and synthesizers. Somehow it all comes together without being overwhelming or confusing. Reitherman's vocals are soft spoken and flow smoothly through each track, never missing a lo-fi beat.
The songs offer mostly a positive feeling of young love. The lyrics are clear and uncomplicated. In some ways, the album offers a perfect experience for the listener in the fact that it takes you on a complete journey. Its a rare gem in a mostly sloppy indie scene. Where most artist are trying too hard to be different, many don't take the time to simply just make something special.
Download it from eMusic.
Review by | Dave Payne | 02.19.08
Posted by The Dave at 2/19/2008 11:21:00 PM
Saturday, February 09, 2008
So this was by far my favorite Super Bowl commercial. I love Will Ferrell. I can't wait to see Semi-Pro and I can't wait to see Step Brothers. My favorite line in this is "it refreshes the palate and the loins". I feel the same way about Blue Moon.
Posted by The Koze at 2/09/2008 10:15:00 AM