As I was buying this album the cashier asked me “what kind of music are these guys… indie?” I said “no”, but I assured him they weren’t your average rock band. “Industrial rock?” he wondered. “No, not exactly” I said slowly. “They’re a little pop, a little rock, a little hip hop, and have two keyboards.” He smiled and...
Daniel Lanois with Trixie Whitley, Brian Blade and Daryl Johnson (aka: Black Dub) in the studio.
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Groove Armada Black Light
True to their progressive style Groove Armada returns with a serious dose of 80’s fueled electro-pop that blurs the lines between electro, pop, and dance. As a vocal-filled album you wont find any traditional Groove Armada tracks but plenty of fun, and often times emotional, 80’s vibes to go around. Groove Armada recently performed live in studio for KCRW’s Morning Becomes...
Mae - (a)fternoon
The second in a series of EP style albums from Mae is out today. (a)fternoon is the follow up record to the appropriately titled (m)orning album which I totally dig. Go buy it. I haven’t listened to the whole thing, but I know it’s good. Trust me. Plus this artwork is gorgeous. Buy Mae’s (a)fternoon from Amazon.com. Find Mae on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook.
Stream 'Go' by Jonsi
You can listen to the entire album Go by JÃ³nsi of Sigur Ros until April 6th. “JÃ³nsi is the nickname of Jon Thor Birgisson, the enigmatic Sigur Ros singer. In Sigur Ros, his music is ethereal, sprawling and mysterious â€” it’s even sung in a language of his own devising. But Jonsi also writes songs that can be upbeat, even celebratory, and often sung in English. His new solo...
LOST vs. Saul Bass
What if Saul Bass had designed the opening titles for LOST? “During his 40-year career he worked for some of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers, including most notably Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Amongst his most famous title sequences are the animated paper cut-out of a heroin addict’s arm for Preminger’s The Man with the Golden...
All Night Chemists - Meet Me Again
I got wind of All Night Chemists over the weekend and after one listen I’m enjoying it. It’s not anything mind-blowing, but for an album their giving away I think it’s worth a listen. They are definitely a more chill music then anything else, but their acoustic ballads are probably their strong point. Not every song is worth your time, but whenever I find music that seems to be...
Go Gary Go
Writer, composer, producer Gary Baker or “Gary Go” is making the rounds in the UK and of course we’re just getting word of him here in the States. He’s a got a pop sound, but I’m liking what I’m hearing. Check out his single “Wonderful” and tell your friends you heard about it first right here at evade the noise. You can find Gary Go on his...
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner â€“ with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worldâ€™s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls...
Window Seat for Eryka
Erykah Badu released her new single Window Seat in candid video footage format from her forth coming New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh set to release Tuesday March 30, 2010.
Gungor Made Beautiful Things
No really, they did. Beautiful Things is newest full-length record from Gungor, a new band to me, and probably to you as well. Described to me as “fresh, hip, down to earth”, Gungor has a bit of an identity crisis musically, but when you combine Southern gospel, Sufjan Stevens, and straight-ahead rock and roll, I think they may have just found a niche. Yes, Gungor is another worship...
Pop Music: An Art of Crap?
“For a pop songwriter, each new composition presents countless temptations and traps, moments when the song wants to become “stupid,” wants to go to the obvious chord or rhyme, wants to sound too close, as opposed to just close enough, to what we’ve heard before. The game is to thread your way through these traps without sounding as if you’re trying to be...
Waking Sleeping Beauty
“From 1984 to 1994, a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairytale. It is a story of clashing egos, out of control budgets, escalating tensions… and one of the most extraordinary creative periods in animation history.” More on Waking Sleeping Beauty.
10 Films About Music
“There’s something spot-on about a good film about music. When done right, the marriage of the two forms leads to an end result where the music has enriched the film, and the film has provided an expansion of the music. Films about music have had protagonists ranging from composers to critics; they encompass fiction, nonfiction, and metafiction. Here, for your consideration, are ten...
This post is long overdue, but it’s about time I shared about my newest craze: Jeremy Larson. I first heard of him through his long-time friends Sleeping At Last and ever since I’ve been hooked on the stuff this guy is writing. Honestly, I’m surprised his music hasn’t caught the attention of major record labels, but then again, maybe he likes it that way. As a producer...
Ode To St. Patrick
Looking for the sound of St. Patrick’s Day? Many Irish music fans have put together some great mixes over at 8tracks.com and I’m really digging this one with some great tunes from U2, Dropkick Murphys and even your friend and mine, Sinead O’Connor. Now do an Irish jig!
Top 10 Geek Anthems of All Time (CNN.com)
CNN’s tech department has put together a pretty sweet list of “geek anthems” that I think is a worthwhile read. Everything from Bare Naked Ladies’ “One Week” to Weezer’s “In the Garage,” I think this list is well written and pretty inclusive of some of the best that nerd rock has to offer. I’m a bit a surprised Weird Al’s...
Crash Kings are L.A. Rock
I got turned on to the Crash Kings a few weeks ago and just picked their self-titled debut album, and it’s fabulous. It’s only $5 on Amazon MP3 and you’re gonna need to get a copy for yourself. They’re a trio with bass, drums, and piano (no guitars!) and I just can’t get enough of these guys right now. Definitely not what I expected to hear from a band out of Los...