We here at Cavaado love Mumford & Sons, so it we are pretty pumped to hear this new Mumford tune! It is a little different and obviously not the best recording, but it sounds pretty promising!
It was hard to pick a song to feature off J Roddy Walston and The Business’ self-titled release. Each song is pure rock and roll gold. While trying to decide, I found myself rocking out to the whole album by myself in the midst of a crowded public area and was able to ultimately decide on “Used to Did.”
“Used to Did” does an excellent job of showcasing the energy that is consistent throughout the entire record. Far too many albums start off with a band like this and dip in the middle and are never able to recapture the energy they started with. I truly respect the bands that can put together and record that is great in its entirety. J Roddy and his business were able to do so with this record and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for some good old fashioned soulful rock.
These guys are on their way to the big time and this record should be a staple of any music junkie’s current rotation–it is easily one of the best from 2010.
Has anybody seen them live? I cannot wait till I finally get to catch a show.
I’ve usually found Yeasayer to be a hit or miss. I LOVE the opening 3-4 tracks of “All Hour Cymbals” but couldn’t enjoy the rest of that record, or most of their “Odd Blood” record for some reason. I guess I just lost interest. This new track, however, has me at least excited about…well, just this track for now. I haven’t yet had the chance to dive into the whole record.
Yeasayer’s music always seems to be “organized chaos” and “Phoenix Wind” carries on that tradition. The bass line keeps the song moving while they still manage to keep some of their typical experiment/psychedelic flavor on top. This track is featured on a record they released last week for Record Store Day (“End Blood”) and is rumored to be available on their website now.
What do you think? Can they make an entirely captivating record? Have the already and you think I’m crazy?
Another indie group from New York gaining a whole lot of attention lately despite this album being released in 2009. You can also see their most notable tune “Generators ^ First Floor” on a recent Starbucks commercial. This video shows the intricacies of their somewhat simple, catchy sound. “Starring” is one of my favorite tracks off Weathervanes but others worth checking out are “Broken Horse,” “Hannah” and “The Great Estates”
Perfect song to bring in the spring weather. It’s ok, I know you want to shake your booty.
Bob Schneider – Your Head Holds Gold. Your Heart Holds Diamonds
Bob is easily one of my most favorite artists and has been for quite some time now. This release (“Lovely Creatures”) along with the rest of his discography is stocked full of catchy tunes like this. Most of his songs have americana/folk focus but they always seem to have an underlying funk groove that really gets me hooked.
If you’re a first time Bob listener, start with his 2001 release “Lonelyland” and work your way up to “I’m Good Now” and then cap it off with the CD this track is featured on, “Lovely Creatures.” If you like what your hear, keep your ears peeled for a new release scheduled to come out April 19. I know I’m pumped.
This record dropped this past Tuesday and I must say I am exceptionally excited about it. TVOTR not only released an amazing CD, but also compiled a “movie” to go along with it. Their music always seems to be extremely quirky and strange but they manage to maintain a catchy pop hook in each track. Here’s the official release video with each song featured.
If you’re short on time, watch/listen to the first 2 songs–Caffeinated Consciousness and Second Song–starting at 2:40.
Last night the two Mateos went and saw the movie Hanna and both walked away blown away by the soundtrack. The block rockin’ beats from psychedelic-electro-rockers The Chemical Brothers was magnificently woven into every scene of the movie. Steps on metal stairs, fists to the face, and even the creepy German folk tune whistled by one of the antagonists were matched perfectly with every song and became part of the soundtrack itself. I am normally not a big fan of soundtracks, but I am really digging these electronic soundtracks from the likes of Daft Punk and The Chemical Brothers.
The Chemical Brothers have been pretty hit and miss for me (MC) in the past; their stuff is way out there, but very creative. They have some kickin’ tunes like the aforementioned “Block Rockin’ Beats”, but also some very trippy stuff that is not for the timid listener.
The tune in the video above is “Container Park” by The Chemical Brothers from the Hanna Soundtrack. Enjoy!