Hey guys,sorry for the sporadicness (is that a word?) of my posts for "What Am I listening To". It's been crazy lately,and I plan to get back on track and post a new one every other Tuesday from this point forward. Thanks for all the support on the blog! Seriously! Over 3100 blog views and counting, thats more than I ever expected from this.
First on the chopping block, the new single from Neon Trees "Everybody Talks". I love this band, since i first heard their hit single "Animal". Their debut album "Habits" was great,and if this first single is any sign of what the new album will sound like,then I am stoked! This track has a great vocal delivery and interesting lyrics, with sharpened instrumentation and an even better quality sound than their previous work. Listen here
Next up is "Burn A Miracle", the brand new single from Max Bemis fronted band Say Anything. This is their first single (and album upcoming) for Equal Vision records since dropping off of their major label. This song reminds me of what made the band so great and different, their quirkiness and frustration that you can actually hear in Bemis' voice. "Is a Real boy" is my favorite album by the band, and this song reminds me of that album. Listen now!!
Sleigh Bells is a band I just recently discovered. Their weird. The music isn't for everyone, I know that already. Its a genre called 'noise pop'. I love it. My picks from them for you guys to check out are "Infinity Guitars" and "Crown on the Ground". The focus is on the instruments and sound,not the vocals or lyrics. Check it out HERE
Getting into the Christmas spirit,this brings us to "Merry Christmas,Kiss My Ass" by All Time Low. Its a bonus track from their newest album "Dirty Work" (which I wasn't a fan of). One of the best tracks on the album in my opinion, I think this song is catchy and honest, and humorous at the same time. Check out the song NOW
"The Killing Moon" is an 80's rock song by Echo & The Bunnymen that I've really been digging lately.It has a weird and kind of eerie feel to it,which makes it all that much greater. I saw it in the related videos on something I was watching and clicked it. I realized I had heard this somewhere before, but I had no idea where! Then I realized it was in the soundtrack to the movie "Donnie Darko" and also in the game Rock Band 3. Listen to the song
Next on my list is "Rumor Mill" by We Are The In Crowd. I saw these guys live last year and I admit, I didn't give them enough of a chance. They have a female singer that has a great voice, with a guy that does some great back vocals. This song has brutally honest lyrics and I like that. Its got a catchy guitar part and hook. Listen to the song right here
I'm sorry for this next one. But it's so good I can't resist. Kesha is autotuned to hell, but her "Sleazy Remix 2.0" that features the rappers Wiz Khalifa, Andre 3000, TI, and Lil Wayne. It's some of the best raps i've heard in awhile. Listen here
"Cameras" by Matt and Kim is such a unique track and definetly one of my favorites right now. What a creative and fun band. (Saw them live,great show) The music video is just wonderful, Enjoy it NOWWW
Ok guys, last one for this week is "Call It What You Want" by Foster the People. This song is incredibly catchy (just like the rest of the album) Its fun and irresistable, listen NOW
Thanks for reading and checking out my recommendations! See you guys soon, 2012 is gonna be great for music! New albums from The All American Rejects,The Fray,Neon Trees,Say Anything,Enter Shikari,Fun,Adam Lambert,and maybe Muse,Queens of the Stone Age,and Green Day! Peace guys- Jon
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