The cover songs I posted last
week garnered a lot of downloads but very few comments, which, is a shame as
I was hoping to understand why people love or loathe
certain cover songs. Since I didn't get what I was looking for I am
going to just have to over think it myself while you listen to this weeks
roundup of buzz bands. Enjoy your weekend and don't try any sort of
crazy sex in the woods today or some crazy guy will probably try to hack you
up into small pieces.
Friday EP Vol. 6
:Albert Hammond Jr - Cartoon Music For Superheroes:
Man was I wrong to doubt Albert. For whatever reason I was pretty
convinced that his solo effort wasn't going to be very good but this song
makes me realize that I should of had more faith. I really like how
Albert has put together a very accessible sound that is a mixture of
melancholy and indie pop, definitely give this a shot.
:Saturna - Springboard:
This Portland, Oregon band has me all worked up and I think it is because
of their style of fuzzed out indie rock that blends in different elements of
art-rock, space-rock, and shoe-gazing. To top it off a lot of people
are favorably comparing them to The Jesus and Mary Chain, which, is totally
accurate and should merit a listen all on it's own.
:The Bird And The Bee - Fcking Boyfriend:
Inara George. I am telling you now that this is a name that you need
to memorize. I am not sure that this song would be that cool if she
wasn't singing it, her voice is amazing. I should also note that it
doesn't hurt having some awesome electronic pop music to accompany all of
her witty lyrics. My favorite thing about this song is how it manages
to be sweet and in your face at the same time, give it a listen to see
exactly what I mean.
:The Blow - Pile Of Gold:
This song is amazingly good. At first I thought it was all of the
finely crafted electronic goodness pounding throughout the song that made me
want to listen to it on repeat but after about the fifth listen I realized
that it was Khaela Maricich and her vocals that were making me re-visit the
song. Pile Of Gold is very much a guilty pleasure type track
and it is my favorite song in the EP this week so if you pick one, pick this
:The Mary Onettes - Lost:
This song feels ripped right
out of the mid-80s and I love every second of it. There are so many
bands that try to capture an era in their sound but most of them screw it up
and end up coming off as a poor rip-off. The Mary Onettes do not have
that problem as they nail their inspirations right on the head. Give
this a listen as soon as possible.
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