Song Of The Day Archive

  • 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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  • I first heard Kongos a few months back at a show where they were less than happy with their sound. At first, I must admit, I wasn’t sure of what to make of them, yet, sound flaws and all I couldn’t shake the song “It’s A Good Life” out of my head for a few days. I had picked up a copy of their 2007 disc at the show and I was thrilled to discover you could download what was then their three new singles. One of them was “It’s A Good Life” which I played relentlessly, another was this...

    Song Of The Day: “I’m Only Joking” by Kongos

    I first heard Kongos a few months back at a show where they were less than happy with their sound. At first, I must admit, I wasn’t sure of what to make of them, yet, sound flaws and all I couldn’t shake the song “It’s A Good Life” out of my head for a few days. I had picked up a copy of their 2007 disc at the show and I was thrilled to discover you could download what was then their three new singles. One of them was “It’s A Good Life” which I played relentlessly, another was this...

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  • One of the things that strikes me when I listen to this song over and over again is the overwhelming optimism that just explodes from the headphones or speakers that pours this music into my mind. There’s simply not enough music out there that is drenched in this kind of enthusiastic happiness. It also strikes me that it is one of David Jackman’s greatest moments on the EP, which is something that shouldn’t be overlooked (seriously, he makes this song what it is). It’s a solid dance hit, a high energy number and it’s the kind of song that can turn your...

    Song Of The Day: “You Matter” by Peachcake

    One of the things that strikes me when I listen to this song over and over again is the overwhelming optimism that just explodes from the headphones or speakers that pours this music into my mind. There’s simply not enough music out there that is drenched in this kind of enthusiastic happiness. It also strikes me that it is one of David Jackman’s greatest moments on the EP, which is something that shouldn’t be overlooked (seriously, he makes this song what it is). It’s a solid dance hit, a high energy number and it’s the kind of song that can turn your...

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  • What can I say, I’m in a shoegazing mood today and the first thing I had to listen to today was KNESSET’s Coming Of Age. Then I remembered they had a video floating about for “Bitter Hearts” that I never checked out. Here it is in all it’s glory, one of my favorite songs from their amazing album. In the May 2011 issue of JAVA  I wrote: “The bands choice for the first single is “Bitter Hearts” and it turns out it is also the first time Evan Fox tried singing—this is a great curious case of beginners luck, because the...

    Song Of The Day: “Bitter Hearts” by KNESSET

    What can I say, I’m in a shoegazing mood today and the first thing I had to listen to today was KNESSET’s Coming Of Age. Then I remembered they had a video floating about for “Bitter Hearts” that I never checked out. Here it is in all it’s glory, one of my favorite songs from their amazing album. In the May 2011 issue of JAVA  I wrote: “The bands choice for the first single is “Bitter Hearts” and it turns out it is also the first time Evan Fox tried singing—this is a great curious case of beginners luck, because the...

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  • This is, unapologetically, one of my favorite songs of all time. Seriously, this makes me smile: anytime of day or night it will turn my mood around. Whether it’s spinning on the stereo, blowing my mind live or as I watch the video for the 1000th time, I love this song and the guys making it. Add to it that the video is absolutely hilarious and as fun as the song itself is and you have a win/win situation. Combining the talents of Billy and Dale Goodman from The Necronauts with Mike Upsahl from Stereotyperider, the results are an amazing...

    Song Of The Day: “Shitty Things” by High Horse

    This is, unapologetically, one of my favorite songs of all time. Seriously, this makes me smile: anytime of day or night it will turn my mood around. Whether it’s spinning on the stereo, blowing my mind live or as I watch the video for the 1000th time, I love this song and the guys making it. Add to it that the video is absolutely hilarious and as fun as the song itself is and you have a win/win situation. Combining the talents of Billy and Dale Goodman from The Necronauts with Mike Upsahl from Stereotyperider, the results are an amazing...

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  • If last weekend had a vibe demanding you to rock out, I get the sense this weekend is all about chilling out and taking it easy. There is no better song for that purpose than “Oh, My Neighbor” from the brand new TALK ep by What Laura Says. This dreamy little number is probably the most beautiful thing they’ve ever released. The video shows them in the recording studio while the music of the song hypnotizes you into a smile. I had this to say in the May issue of JAVA Magazine: “Oh, My Neighbor” closes the EP with breathy...

    Song Of The Day: “Oh, My Neighbor” by What Laura Says

    If last weekend had a vibe demanding you to rock out, I get the sense this weekend is all about chilling out and taking it easy. There is no better song for that purpose than “Oh, My Neighbor” from the brand new TALK ep by What Laura Says. This dreamy little number is probably the most beautiful thing they’ve ever released. The video shows them in the recording studio while the music of the song hypnotizes you into a smile. I had this to say in the May issue of JAVA Magazine: “Oh, My Neighbor” closes the EP with breathy...

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  • I think this might be the perfect anthem for Independence Day. A great song by what is, in fact a great American band–yes Mergence has provided the soundtrack for my weekend, because it’s that kind of album–Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead is just pure and simply great rock’n'roll from “Dynamite & Kerosene” to “At The Salt” all of it is essential and amazing. “Me & My Family Vs. The Robots” is something of a centrally located masterpiece within the first half of the album, brilliantly contoured, composed, and in truth it stands out, in the long run, as one...

    Song Of The Day: “Me & My Family Vs. The Robots” by Mergence

    I think this might be the perfect anthem for Independence Day. A great song by what is, in fact a great American band–yes Mergence has provided the soundtrack for my weekend, because it’s that kind of album–Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead is just pure and simply great rock’n'roll from “Dynamite & Kerosene” to “At The Salt” all of it is essential and amazing. “Me & My Family Vs. The Robots” is something of a centrally located masterpiece within the first half of the album, brilliantly contoured, composed, and in truth it stands out, in the long run, as one...

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  • It seems to me the best way to kick of a four day Holiday weekend is with a little “Dynamite & Kerosene” by Mergence to get things rocking. It strikes me, that no matter how many times I hear this song it still sounds fresh and new, it still get’s my heart racing and my mind spinning. The lead off track from one of the best albums of the year Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead, still gets many spins a week from this fan, because so far it just it doesn’t get old. So I’m starting off the second...

    Song Of The Day: “Dynamite & Kerosene” by Mergence

    It seems to me the best way to kick of a four day Holiday weekend is with a little “Dynamite & Kerosene” by Mergence to get things rocking. It strikes me, that no matter how many times I hear this song it still sounds fresh and new, it still get’s my heart racing and my mind spinning. The lead off track from one of the best albums of the year Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead, still gets many spins a week from this fan, because so far it just it doesn’t get old. So I’m starting off the second...

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