Song Of The Day Archive

  • I’ve been waiting for this for a while. Well, actually to be precise, when St. Ranger played their final show at Parliament on November 22nd and I bought a cassette and Andrew Phipps gave me a free t-shirt and I told him to go fuck himself. So, it’s been three months.  I loved St. Ranger and I always wanted either a second EP from them or an entire full length album, partly because I watched them from the beginning and saw them grow far beyond what I imagined, but alas, all things must pass. That same night that I told...

    Tuesday’s Tune: “Teen Feels” by Pro Teens

    I’ve been waiting for this for a while. Well, actually to be precise, when St. Ranger played their final show at Parliament on November 22nd and I bought a cassette and Andrew Phipps gave me a free t-shirt and I told him to go fuck himself. So, it’s been three months.  I loved St. Ranger and I always wanted either a second EP from them or an entire full length album, partly because I watched them from the beginning and saw them grow far beyond what I imagined, but alas, all things must pass. That same night that I told...

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  •     Though I had been writing about the local music scene for nearly a year and a half, at a time when truly great things seemed to be few and far between, it was Dry River Yacht Club that finally sealed the deal for me. They were my fifth full length feature on a local band in JAVA Magazine, but they were the first in which I invested my complete energy, my time and my effort to see them live before writing the article that changed everything. Dry River Yacht Club and writing about them was a turning point...

    DRYC’s All Souls Procession Video for “The Legend of El Tigre”

        Though I had been writing about the local music scene for nearly a year and a half, at a time when truly great things seemed to be few and far between, it was Dry River Yacht Club that finally sealed the deal for me. They were my fifth full length feature on a local band in JAVA Magazine, but they were the first in which I invested my complete energy, my time and my effort to see them live before writing the article that changed everything. Dry River Yacht Club and writing about them was a turning point...

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  • I’ve never had a chance to write about Darkness Dear Boy before, I’ve mentioned them in articles and on the  radio, but I’ve never gotten to really write about my love for this rock’n’roll band. And its Autumn and that’s where my head is at. They somehow completely flew under my radar when they released Brand New Carrot On A String in April of 2010—but at that time I was slightly overwhelmed at just how great the local music scene had become in the first two years I had been writing about it. This was totally my bad, that album...

    “Knob” by Darkness Dear Boy—Tuesday’s Tune

    I’ve never had a chance to write about Darkness Dear Boy before, I’ve mentioned them in articles and on the  radio, but I’ve never gotten to really write about my love for this rock’n’roll band. And its Autumn and that’s where my head is at. They somehow completely flew under my radar when they released Brand New Carrot On A String in April of 2010—but at that time I was slightly overwhelmed at just how great the local music scene had become in the first two years I had been writing about it. This was totally my bad, that album...

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  • Somewhere last Summer I was bitching about the lack of authentic rock’n’roll amidst our amazing music collective, this is something I do from time to time—mainly, so people can call me out on it and then I find a bunch of rock bands that make music to soothe my soul and damage my ears. That particular night, Austin Owen (Ladylike, Wooden Indian, Gospel Claws at times and ten other bands) called me out on it and said, “Just wait until you hear my new project Petty Things.” Within two weeks I had and it was beyond great. Now, when I...

    “Chasing The Sun” by Petty Things – Tuesday’s Tune

    Somewhere last Summer I was bitching about the lack of authentic rock’n’roll amidst our amazing music collective, this is something I do from time to time—mainly, so people can call me out on it and then I find a bunch of rock bands that make music to soothe my soul and damage my ears. That particular night, Austin Owen (Ladylike, Wooden Indian, Gospel Claws at times and ten other bands) called me out on it and said, “Just wait until you hear my new project Petty Things.” Within two weeks I had and it was beyond great. Now, when I...

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  •   Perhaps this seems like I’m beating a dead horse and though I’ve got some beats on my mind, the horse is very much alive. Yesterday, I wrote about today and the release of the long awaited album Unbelievable Souls by Peachcake, but what I didn’t know is at the exact moment  the album would be released, the new video for their recent single “The World Is Our Platform To Mean Something” would also be released. Today I thought this was worthy of further mention, not only because I love Peachcake’s music, I  love Unbelievable Souls, I totally dig this...

    Peachcake Debuts New Video!

      Perhaps this seems like I’m beating a dead horse and though I’ve got some beats on my mind, the horse is very much alive. Yesterday, I wrote about today and the release of the long awaited album Unbelievable Souls by Peachcake, but what I didn’t know is at the exact moment  the album would be released, the new video for their recent single “The World Is Our Platform To Mean Something” would also be released. Today I thought this was worthy of further mention, not only because I love Peachcake’s music, I  love Unbelievable Souls, I totally dig this...

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  • While most of my choices when I put the spotlight on a single song are based around bands with upcoming performances, this week’s musing is for a song I heard three weekends ago that has been playing on my mental sound system ever since. There were many, many great things going on across the two days of Los Dias De La Crescent—Future Loves past kicking off things, ROAR brilliantly showcasing the talents of Mark Erickson, Mergence with guest James Cameron allowing Adam Bruce to concentrate solely on vocal during the keyboard numbers (and with great effect), Source Victoria blowing the roof off...

    Reflections on The Whisperlights “Ulna Habenaha”

    While most of my choices when I put the spotlight on a single song are based around bands with upcoming performances, this week’s musing is for a song I heard three weekends ago that has been playing on my mental sound system ever since. There were many, many great things going on across the two days of Los Dias De La Crescent—Future Loves past kicking off things, ROAR brilliantly showcasing the talents of Mark Erickson, Mergence with guest James Cameron allowing Adam Bruce to concentrate solely on vocal during the keyboard numbers (and with great effect), Source Victoria blowing the roof off...

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  • I’ve been writing a lot about Zero Zero lately, but honestly, I can’t help myself. I’m not sure if it is because they combine everything I love about electro-pop, while maintaining a subliminal garage rock vibe or if it’s because two members of The Love Me Nots and one member of The Dead Eyes Of London (both true rock’n’roll outfits if there ever were) have sparked off into completely different directions. Last week for EchoCloud.TV  I chose their demo of “Drug” as the song of the week and before that I featured them, based on that demo alone in the...

    Zero Zero Literally “Tear It Up”

    I’ve been writing a lot about Zero Zero lately, but honestly, I can’t help myself. I’m not sure if it is because they combine everything I love about electro-pop, while maintaining a subliminal garage rock vibe or if it’s because two members of The Love Me Nots and one member of The Dead Eyes Of London (both true rock’n’roll outfits if there ever were) have sparked off into completely different directions. Last week for EchoCloud.TV  I chose their demo of “Drug” as the song of the week and before that I featured them, based on that demo alone in the...

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  • I know, I know, this song is two years old (really?), but it’s so great that it wraps me in a phenomenal rapture each fall, when I hear it again. I tend to associate songs with the first season I heard them in and once more it’s autumn and this song is much on my mind. Not to mention that there is something amazing about this type of mindblowing desert singed dream pop that you can feel the warm winds blow through your sould while the long shadowed autumn afternoon surrounds your mind. This also may be one of the best...

    Song Of The Day: “White Dress” by Sister Cities

    I know, I know, this song is two years old (really?), but it’s so great that it wraps me in a phenomenal rapture each fall, when I hear it again. I tend to associate songs with the first season I heard them in and once more it’s autumn and this song is much on my mind. Not to mention that there is something amazing about this type of mindblowing desert singed dream pop that you can feel the warm winds blow through your sould while the long shadowed autumn afternoon surrounds your mind. This also may be one of the best...

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  • If ever there was a song about such innocence and insouicance about being naked, this is it. I think this covers the glory and the shame all of us have felt physically in the instances, as the oh, so clever songwriter points out. This is life, this is how we’ve been, this is how we are and this is where we end up. We are naked in front of the ones that love of us so, the ones that end up seeing us so and in the end we present a proud child to the glory of the world we...

    Song Of The Day- “Naked” by The Wiley One

    If ever there was a song about such innocence and insouicance about being naked, this is it. I think this covers the glory and the shame all of us have felt physically in the instances, as the oh, so clever songwriter points out. This is life, this is how we’ve been, this is how we are and this is where we end up. We are naked in front of the ones that love of us so, the ones that end up seeing us so and in the end we present a proud child to the glory of the world we...

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  • It has never been a secret that Dry River Yacht Club is one of my favorite local bands, not only on record, but live on the stage–I have tried on countless occasions to defy the urgency to dance and it has never once worked, by the end of every set I’ve witnessed I am a sweaty mess and well worn thin from moving non stop for an hour or so. It only makes sense that their new video, brought to us by the fine folks at Music Venue Menu, for “Dead Mother Dearest” captures them live at the Sail Inn...

    Song Of The Day: “Dead Mother Dearest” by Dry River Yacht Club

    It has never been a secret that Dry River Yacht Club is one of my favorite local bands, not only on record, but live on the stage–I have tried on countless occasions to defy the urgency to dance and it has never once worked, by the end of every set I’ve witnessed I am a sweaty mess and well worn thin from moving non stop for an hour or so. It only makes sense that their new video, brought to us by the fine folks at Music Venue Menu, for “Dead Mother Dearest” captures them live at the Sail Inn...

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