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Remember how I was talking about The Red Hot Chili Peppers new project? Welp, Flea gives us updates. Link:

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Stereogum scores the win with a One on One interview with Flea. Together, they go over the new album, Flea going to school and other general rocking the fuck out. Swipe: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

This new Wilco is The Truth and The Future. Listen and Download "I Might" Here:

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You might actually rock is what this is

After making a somewhat decent album a few months back, Wilco immediately returns to the scene with this fresh, upbeat and kickass summer indie jam I just wasnt expecting out of them. I kinda needed this in my life; Music Nerdery need this kinda great indie shit from the established kids to remind me why I love rock in the first place. Supposedly to be released in 7in vinyl format… its like they know exactly what I’m into. With indie and Retro Influence and Wilco Awesome all over it… “I Might” is my indie rock jam until something different comes along. Thanks, Nicholas!

Download and enjoy.

Happy 4th and alladat.

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July 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

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Radiohead: Staircase – Under The Stairs. Amazing Live Footage.

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I’m mad this has been out for a minute, and I’m just now finding it. I’m even more mad that one of you didnt tell me all of this live musical awesome was going on. Taken from their “King Of Limbs” project and featuring several amazing musicians whose names escape me right now,  this live version of “Staircase” basically shows you why Radiohead is more talented than your current top 10 favorite artists put together, frankly. The older they get… the more musically powerful they become. AWESOME.

Welp, I’ll be watching this for the rest of the night. Hit the Like button or Retweet this awesomeness.
You Enjoy.

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June 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Is anyone else noticing the Red Hot Chili Peppers popping up all over the Internets? Yeah.

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Awesome.

In case you didn’t notice…. It looks like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are gearing up their Social Media game for their new album release, “I’m With You.” Starting a brand new twitter account a few days ago, then tweeting a picture of the boys at a photo shoot to make things official, the new RCHP Twitter seems like this will be the place to get updates on their newest project and other random awesomeness, like their very first trip to Hong Kong. Thought they woulda did that already.

More importantly… they’ve already listed the Tracklisting for their new album. So you know its serious.

Brothers and sisters! Here are the song titles of our new record ‘I’m With You’ Yeeeeah muthafuckas!

1. Monarchy of Roses
2. Factory of Faith
3. Brendan’s Death Song
4. Ethiopia
5. Annie Wants a Baby
6. Look Around
7. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
8. Did I Let You Know
9. Goodbye Hooray
10. Happiness Loves Company
11. Police Station
12. Even You Brutus?
13. Meet Me at the Corner
14. Dance, Dance, Dance

There you have it.

For those who are into the old school way of doing things (lolz), you can check out their main website for more. I’ll be staring at their twitter for now.

Enjoy.

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June 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

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.

Incubus: Adolescents – Official Music Video.

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Laid Back, but I’m still enjoying it.

Looks like theres more to come from the new album shortly. Ill keep an eye out for it.
-E

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April 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm

How did I not know My Morning Jacket dropped A New Single? "Circuital." Link:

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I love you, Potholes In My Blog. When I’m slippin, you’re right there with a musical cushion to catch me.

For the first single off their newest album (which also made Potholes Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 list), MMJ kinda leave behind their trademark Pedaled-Up technique and  take you on a 7 minute melody changing, bluegrass and country influenced, uptempo little journey that somehow leaves you wanting more even, though you just spent a good chunk of your time with it. Hard to pull off nowadays… but easy for these kids who are on their 99th album already (no not really. But you know what I mean).

You can right click-save as right here to download, or just click it to enjoy. (OOOOOh. I’m learnding MacBook. LOL).

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April 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

That new Incubus sounds pretty good tho. Link:

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Its like, 7 or 8 albums in for these guys, and they still sound wonderfully decent. Definitely do not suck. “Adolescents,” the newest single from their untitled (as I know it) album drifts between laid back melodic guitar riffs, syncopating to different sounds and rhythms throughout. Blatently showing off their growth as musicians. Loved and missed the energy and focus they brought on “Light Grenades;” Hope that same sound finds it way to the new album.  Sounds like it thus far.

Thanks Stephanie, for reminding and pointing it out for me.

I’ll be paying attention to this one. You Enjoy.

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April 9, 2011 at 3:16 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.

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Tryinta get better.
Tell me your thoughts.