It's testament to Made in Heights' songcraft that their albums sound like 'best-of' compilations--do these people write anything aside from catchy singles? "Ghosts" keeps that torch burning bright with 80s hip hop-inspired beats, a minimal atmosphere, and female vocals soft as wedding gowns.
And me only at 25, too! Bandcamp lo-fi favorite Wakes is back with age-defying single "GONZO," which packs enough sunlight, fuzz, and righteous enthusiasm to turn back the clock, to a time when being stupid resulted in skinned knees instead of audits.
Bludgeon Your Horizons is a music-recommendation column where Eric and I challenge each others’ tastes with 'difficult' albums, so we might enjoy each others’ pain and, if we’re lucky, end up with our horizons broader than they were before. This week, Eric's throwing operatic chaos-metal outfit Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at me; for my riposte, I selected synth/drum noise duo Mindflayer. The gauntlet is thrown; come listen to the unlistenable with us!
U2 and Apple partnered together last week to sync “Songs of Innocence,” U2’s latest, mediocre album, to every single iTunes account on the planet. They seemed quite proud of their “largest album release of all time,” and didn’t stop to think that maybe there are a bunch of us out here in the wilds who don’t want a U2 album, even if it is free. There was some Twitter hub-ub, and today Apple finally gave people a chance to opt-out of their charity.
Morning music maniacs! Interested in sumthin' new? Great! You've rambled into the right rodeo - New Music Monday, the most "She Bop He Bop Uh We Bop" spot at 8CN. Each week all sorts of music stuff gets released to the masses and this is where if comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
Today we unveil a handful of songs that focus on infidelity in relationships, but in a relatively positive manner. While these are primarily from the cheater's point of view, we end up exploring some other rather unique perspectives as well.
Time to continue our search for the filthiest, the orneriest, the most tasteless and disgusting album covers ever produced by musician-kind. We've seen all sorts of messed up stuff from bearded ladies and saw crotches to over-filled toilets to - GASP - a Nicki Minaj! What's in store for this installment? Grab your eye washin' juice and let's find out! Keep in mind that this post contains potentially offensive images that should not be viewed by anyone under the age of 18. Really. This one is bad, in some ways worse than the others. Now how 'bout we get in the mood with a little late night fright from none other than VAMPIRA!
Psst! Hey kid! You like new music? Great, because you've stumbled into the perfect luau - New Music Monday, currently the most "Pull de String!" column on 8CN. Each week oodles of new music type things get unleashed by greedy record labels and this is where they all come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
Psst! Hey kid! You like new music? Great, because you've stumbled into the perfect luau - New Music Monday, currently the sickest column on 8CN. Each week oodles of new music type things get unleashed by greedy record labels and this is where they all come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones, also happens to be a pretty awesome DJ. Last week in Sydney, Australia, he put on the first show in his new tour, appropriately titled "Rave of Thrones," and it looked awesome.