Saturday, November 12, 2005

IMO, not Emo.

Repeat is by far the best feature on any kind of music playing device. I get to listen to something all the way through, and just when I'm sad that it's over, it starts again! I use MySpace.com to peruse local bands and listen to samples of their music. I tend to just stick to my local area and my favorite national acts simply because I don't want to get addicted to something I will never get to experience in person.

So, I wanted to highlight a couple of songs I have discovered through MySpace that I just cannot live without. Some of them you can actually download for free. I like free. Here they are:

  • Snowden has a song up right now that I have seen them perform a couple of times, and I'm having a hard time leaving their page because at the moment the song Anti Anti is streaming and I think its brilliant. The changes in the beats of their songs grab me and make me want to move around and jiggle my butt, which, if you know me you would know is an extremely hard thing to do. Go here to listen.
  • Kill Gordon's Pop Song is another one I immensely enjoy. They mixed this with Jordan Jeffares of Snowden, and it sounds so good. It's a very feel good song and just sticks you in a super mood. I can't wait to get my hands on the CD.
  • Sovus Radio's Darling Be My Guest makes me feel trippy in a good way. This song is perfect for some downtime. Ty Thompson's raspy, yet smooth voice has a way of settling me. The background vocals make me feel like I'm in a field of tall grass wearing some kind of hippie looking dress and a big hat. This is definitely one for anybody who appreciates a retro sound. Their MySpace page.
  • As much as I'm not into the super edgy rock sounds, Steadlur has this song that I just love. It starts out with a cowbell, which immediately brings me there. I listen to Guilty As Sin and I think I should be punked out running up and down North Avenue flicking people off.
  • Still Holding On is the song that first attracted me to Rantings of Eva. I have been to a couple of their shows and it's always a good time. I know they're working on a LP right now, which makes me happy, because that means I'll have more of their songs I can listen to. This is some mellowish-rockish stuff. Their MySpace profile.
  • A more punky sounding song I like comes from The Futurists' Last Stand. It's got a catchy chorus and somewhat reminds me of an updated beachy/surf rock song. Their MySpace profile.
  • Here's my exception to the local bands. Jared Scharff calls NYC his home, and I have had the luck to see him play Arlene's Grocery up there. He has four songs up on his MySpace profile that I love listening to either when home or riding around in the car. Stereo is the song that attracted me to him in the first place. At one point you can hear clapping in the background, and I really like it. A lot. The song makes me want to throw my hands in the air and sing at the top of my lungs. My other favorite is Confrontational and I think it's the lyrics and the chorus on this one that gets to me. Raw rock at its finest.
This list is just what I can come up with off the top of my head. It would behoove you to at least check them out. It's only my opinion, but I have been told I have good taste, which, of course, is a compliment I will run with.
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