Jimmy Eat World â€“ â€œBig Casinoâ€ / 2007 Interscope / 1 Track / http://www.jimmyeatworld.com /
Jimmy Eat World has been a band that has impressed me (â€œLucky Denver Mintâ€) and disappointed me in the past (changing â€œBleed Americanâ€â€™s title). However, it has been a number of years since either of those events happened, so it seems like good policy to give the band another chance. There hopeful vocals that are present during the opening of â€œBig Casinoâ€ link themselves to a track that is not as rooted in the emo style as Jimmy Eat World once was. There seems to be a New Romantic type of synthesizer that drives the track the most; while the band does not go into a dance-punk style (like a Franz Ferdinand), one cannot deny that it sounds like Jimmy Eat World has boned up on their New Order albums since they last put out music for the masses. The track has energy, but it is muted to the degree that I believe that it will take a few listeners before individuals are truly behind the band again. I would really like to hear more tracks from â€œChase This Lightâ€ before I can feel right about giving encompassing statements about Jimmy Eat Worldâ€™s new approach to music. Give this track a few spins and see if â€œChase This Lightâ€ may be worth a purchase.
After spending the summer in their new hometown of Austin the boys of Frank Smith pack the van and hit the road!
On Tour with The Handsome Family and Hayes Carll
Daytrotter Session Airing Soon! Continue reading “Frank Smith Tour Next Month, Get Praise”
David Bowie â€“ Serious Moonlight / 2006 Virgin / 166 Minutes / http://www.davidbowie.com / http://www.virgin.com / Reviewed 23 April 2006
This may just be the period of David Bowieâ€™s career where the least amount of individuals can say that they are familiar with the act. This is beyond the time of Ziggy Stardust but before the era in which Marilyn Manson and The Wallflowers made â€œGolden Yearsâ€ and â€œHeroesâ€ make into hits (both tracks are present here in their original form). Aside from those tracks, the number of big hits on the DVD is few; â€œChina Girlâ€, â€œYoung Americansâ€, â€œSpace Oddityâ€ and â€œFameâ€ are perhaps the next biggest song to hit listeners during â€œSerious Moonlightâ€. Continue reading “David Bowie â€“ Serious Moonlight”
â€œCollarboneâ€ Featured Mash Up With Dr. Dre on The Hood Internet http://www.thehoodinternet.com/2007/09/dr-dre-vs-fujiya-and-miyagi.html
â€œAnkle Injuriesâ€ Video Link : http://deafdumbandblind.imeem.com/video/Vk4B_6sv/fujiya_miyagi_ankle_injuries/ Continue reading “Fujiya & Miyagi Headline US Fall Tour with Dirty on Purpose & Project Jenny/Project Jan”
Mon Sep 03 â€” Bumbershoot Festival â€” Seattle, WA
Thu Sep 06 â€” MusicFest NW â€” Portland, OR
Sun Oct 28 â€” El Rey â€” Los Angeles, CA
Tue Oct 30 â€” The Great American Music Hall â€” San Francisco, CA
Wed Oct 31 â€” The Great American Music Hall â€” San Francisco, CA
Donâ€™t miss your chance to see this fascinating legend first-hand!! Continue reading “Roky Erickson Plays Bumbershoot, LA, SF, and Soundtrack To DVD Out 09/18”
The GoStation â€“ Passion Before Function / 2007 Self / 10 Tracks / http://www.thegostation.com /
The GoStation sure love their Oasis, donâ€™t they? Whether it is the opening strains of â€All Together Nowâ€ or the ending riffs of â€œWhen Iâ€™m Goneâ€, the band has a lot of debts to pay the Gallagher brothers. I can understand why the band would want to do that; Oasis was a band that pushed Beatles-like numbers. When it comes to trying to create something new and vibrant, however, â€œPassion Before Functionâ€ is an album that is a little lacking. During â€œAll Together Nowâ€, The GoStation suffers in that they rely on strung-out sound that is present during the track that seems much more fitting for something coming out of 1995 rather than 2007.
However, the driving guitar and drum dynamic saves the track from being a complete wash, and allows listeners to move easily to â€œTwin Sixâ€. â€œTwin Sixâ€ is a track that continues with the lighter sound first put forth by â€œHour 1â€, and while it has a high amount of cohesion with tracks that immediately follow and precede it, it does not provide listeners with anything substantially new. The bandâ€™s biggest problem during â€œPassion Before Functionâ€ has to be that each of the discâ€™s 10 tracks show a band that cannot put forth a song that will garner them popular attention. Continue reading “The GoStation â€“ Passion Before Function”
Bear Hands â€“ Golden EP / 2007 Freedom in Exile / 4 Tracks / http://www.bearhandsband.com /
Bear Hands start out their â€œGolden EPâ€ with their own interpretation of indie rock. This means that there are hints of the energetic alt-country punk of a Lucero, the prim and proper alt-rock of Weezer, and even a little hit of the fuzz and meandering arrangements that brought Janeâ€™s Addiction to prominence all those years ago. â€œâ€Long Lean Queenâ€ thus comes forth with styles and sounds that will get individuals interested, but what distinguishes Bear Hands from other similar-sounding acts is the fact that they are able to put their own stamp on every second of the â€œGolden EPâ€. Continue reading “Bear Hands â€“ Golden EP”
Independent rock label Equal Vision Records has signed Fred Mascherino of Taking Back Sunday’s side project, The Color Fred, and will release his first studio album, Bend To Break, on October 30th. Continue reading “Equal Vision signs Taking Back Sunday side project The Color Fred”
James Blunt â€“ Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions / 2006 Atlantic / 70 Minutes / http://www.jamesblunt.com / http://www.atlanticrecords.com / Reviewed 17 August 2006
Everyone knows who James Blunt is. This is due to the fact that eir song â€œYouâ€™re Beautifulâ€ has been used in a number of commercials and been shown countless time on VH1 and other stations of that ilk. There are a number of reasons why individuals should pick up this DVD if they are fans of Blunt. Obviously, Iâ€™m not suggesting that they pick up this DVD if they are not already a fan, but for those people that picked up eir latest album, there are a few things that can only be found here. Continue reading “James Blunt â€“ Chasing Time: The Bedlam Sessions”