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Cage The Elephant: Around My Head – Music Video. Link:

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I love this fucking photo.

Yay! So if you know me, you know I have a history of loving Cage The Elephant deeply. And you should already know my thoughts on their last album, “Thank You Happy Birthday.” So anytime they drop anything new, I’m probably going to make a short blog and feature it here for you to see. Behold… the newest, weirdest video for the new single, “Around My Head.” Still more laid back than that first album, but good quality nonetheless.

Never hurts to throw in amazing brand new (to me) live footage that reminds me why I fell in love with this intense, wild, musically kickass band to begin with.

That first album is still the soundtrack of my life and travels from ’09 to ’10. LoL.
Enjoy.

Dee-1 is great; Talks about ideals, frustrations and motivation behind newest Video, "Blue." Link:

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June 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Kid Daytona is pretty Ill, fams.

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Thats about it for now. Not a lot out there on dude yet, but hopefully he’ll give me a chance to find more.

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May 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

That new Mary J. Blige is sounding good. From the upcoming My Life II Album. Link:

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Not a whole lot to say here, other than Mary is awesome.
Even though its technically just Mary singing the hooks to Diddy and Weezy’s rapping, the beat and the attitude you pick up from this joint are a good indication that Mary is getting back to that old school stuff we love. Check out “Someone to Love Me” above and Enjoy.

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April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

My latest review for Potholes in My Blog: Warm Ghost | Uncut Diamond EP. Come Support Your Girl.

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Once again, so honored that someone thinks my writing is decent enough to front it on their site. And humbled.
This weeks review? Warm Ghost. A lo-fi shoegazing indie group I hadn’t really heard of previously. This one was kind of tough admittedly… this is honestly the first time in a very LONG time that I’ve had to do a review on something I really just wasnt feeling. And I tried. I always try. But this just isn’t up my alley. I tried to be nice about it and get exactly to WTF I didn’t like. I’m not that good at hating on people shit, essentially.

Read, leave a comment over at Potholes for me, and as always, critique the writings. Always trying to expand and grow, kids.

Warm Ghost – Uncut Diamond EP
Partisan Records: 2011

Paul Duncan has a brief, yet fairly impressive musical history that pre-dates the creation of his newest and latest side project Warm Ghost. Prior to recruiting members of Oliver Chapoy (Aarktica, Saxon Shore, Helado Negro) to team up in the name of shoegazing glory, Duncan built a diverse back catalogue and a successful career as a singer/songwriter for several amazing bands on the scene, from Tortoise to Grizzly Bear. So when time came for him to recruit top-tier musicians to help construct the concept behind his Uncut Diamond EP, it’s safe to assume it wasn’t that difficult to pull some strings. The end result, however? An experimental clusterfuck of synth pop, cold wave and electronic sounds that I’m still not too sure what to do with yet.

So while I’m not new to Paul Duncan as a musician, I am completely new to this sound and style he’s attempting to build for himself. Duncan and company call it an “intricately arranged shimmering sonic world of twisting words and melodies.” Some of my buddies called it “8-Bit NES Emo Music.” What I’m hearing is a lot of fuzz and feedback that layers intense and lush synth compositions, TONS of experimental pedal effects, and dark lo-fi distortion that occasionally lead into songs that sound like extended intros to Phil Collins’ records. Songs likeWithout A Dancer and the epically titled Let My Angst Unfold in the Water like a Hounds Tongue wander in between odes to Depeche Mode, ’70s disco and AFX pedal reverb sounds. But not even the fan-adored song and video for Open the Wormhole in Your Heart” could capture my attention. There’s still a certain something that is missing on this project. To directly reference the Uncut Diamond title, this album needs a bit more polish for me.

For some, the lo-fi synth-pop shoegaze experience is probably what draws you to Warm Ghost in the first place. While I hear the direction in which they are heading, recognize the talent behind the project and what they are trying to execute, it needs a cleaner, tighter, mastered sound before they completely capture my attention. Granted, this is an EP, so there’s tons of hope that their actual album (if it happens) will be much more focused, less moody, with some clean studio mastering on it. Maybe then I’ll check again.

If you’re into bands like White Moth, Echo Lake or Team Ghost, than this is going to be right up your alley, and you’ll probably rate it higher than I did. Not all art appeals to everyone, which is as it should be regardless of its quality. It might appeal to you, however.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

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Tell me your thoughts.

My latest review for Potholes in My Blog: Warm Ghost | Uncut Diamond EP. Come Support Your Girl.

leave a comment »

Once again, so honored that someone thinks my writing is decent enough to front it on their site. And humbled.
This weeks review? Warm Ghost. A lo-fi shoegazing indie group I hadn’t really heard of previously. This one was kind of tough admittedly… this is honestly the first time in a very LONG time that I’ve had to do a review on something I really just wasnt feeling. And I tried. I always try. But this just isn’t up my alley. I tried to be nice about it and get exactly to WTF I didn’t like. I’m not that good at hating on people shit, essentially.

Read, leave a comment over at Potholes for me, and as always, critique the writings. Always trying to expand and grow, kids.

Warm Ghost – Uncut Diamond EP
Partisan Records: 2011

Paul Duncan has a brief, yet fairly impressive musical history that pre-dates the creation of his newest and latest side project Warm Ghost. Prior to recruiting members of Oliver Chapoy (Aarktica, Saxon Shore, Helado Negro) to team up in the name of shoegazing glory, Duncan built a diverse back catalogue and a successful career as a singer/songwriter for several amazing bands on the scene, from Tortoise to Grizzly Bear. So when time came for him to recruit top-tier musicians to help construct the concept behind his Uncut Diamond EP, it’s safe to assume it wasn’t that difficult to pull some strings. The end result, however? An experimental clusterfuck of synth pop, cold wave and electronic sounds that I’m still not too sure what to do with yet.

So while I’m not new to Paul Duncan as a musician, I am completely new to this sound and style he’s attempting to build for himself. Duncan and company call it an “intricately arranged shimmering sonic world of twisting words and melodies.” Some of my buddies called it “8-Bit NES Emo Music.” What I’m hearing is a lot of fuzz and feedback that layers intense and lush synth compositions, TONS of experimental pedal effects, and dark lo-fi distortion that occasionally lead into songs that sound like extended intros to Phil Collins’ records. Songs likeWithout A Dancer and the epically titled Let My Angst Unfold in the Water like a Hounds Tongue wander in between odes to Depeche Mode, ’70s disco and AFX pedal reverb sounds. But not even the fan-adored song and video for Open the Wormhole in Your Heart” could capture my attention. There’s still a certain something that is missing on this project. To directly reference the Uncut Diamond title, this album needs a bit more polish for me.

For some, the lo-fi synth-pop shoegaze experience is probably what draws you to Warm Ghost in the first place. While I hear the direction in which they are heading, recognize the talent behind the project and what they are trying to execute, it needs a cleaner, tighter, mastered sound before they completely capture my attention. Granted, this is an EP, so there’s tons of hope that their actual album (if it happens) will be much more focused, less moody, with some clean studio mastering on it. Maybe then I’ll check again.

If you’re into bands like White Moth, Echo Lake or Team Ghost, than this is going to be right up your alley, and you’ll probably rate it higher than I did. Not all art appeals to everyone, which is as it should be regardless of its quality. It might appeal to you, however.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

_______

Tryinta get better.
Tell me your thoughts.

Katy Perry covers Jay-Z's Big Pimpin | Willow's "Whip My Hair" | Rihanna's "Only Girl in The World." Video:

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The legacy of us sneaking cameras into concerts lives on. 😀

This is a short post, but I wouldn’t post it if it wasn’t fairly awesome.
Katy does her versions of everyone pop favorites, including her best friend’s song for her birthday.
I blame Elle B.
Kinda adorable. Check it out.

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February 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm