Detective are bloody tight for a band sparkly new on the music scene. A dichotomous wave pulled on my eardrums and created a thin layer of an intimate cloud set in a giant stadium. They have definitive textures of heartbreak and partial hope. Stronger Than That is a laid back chilling track that minds me of Ben Harper. The only one we could actually get into was a Saturday show at 1pm in a rather small venue name escapes us right now. The buzz proved to be legit because they sounded excellent live.
Just watch the video for Heart is a Drum 10. These are brave statements in a still sadly backwards society, and Barnett is perfectly suited to challenge norms. While the video is like an interpretative dance version of Game of Thrones. Ages and Ages are eight beautiful people. Rancid have been running down the backstreets for more than twenty years and have mad love for The Clash.
Half Moon Run - 'Inner Circle' Canadian band Half Moon Run have their harmonies down. Trudging drumbeats elevate his mockery and commentary. Obviously not just Xiu Xiu, but at some point bands that have been around for five years or more years will change and sometimes lose some of their earliest and most loyal fans. Young Rising Sons come bouncing out of Red Bank, New Jersey. Then steal a march on the oppo and get some of Down and Out, Mississippi and Heart Of A Lion. This track is only here to have fun.
Cloud Nothings have expressed an affinity for Black Sabbath, Nina Hagen, Thin Lizzy and lots of other obscure shit too. This tense satirical stance offers glimpses of how easy it is to be negative about anything. The singer reminds me of Morrissey for no good reason. While the band bring the fury the singer is letting slip a heartfelt, proper, love song. While the titans like Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend were plying their trade across the world, a more musically diverse group of new artists were able to break out onto the scene while some old pros turned in their most accomplished work yet. Other bands and artists that we were previously less familiar with, like Water Liars and Juan Wauters, definitely made a lasting impression this time around with their new album singles.
Archived from on March 6, 2014. The twisting disco sounds seem designed for the not so hidden whiplash of self-assured lines. This song is just perfect. Vincent, real name Annie Clark, said something along the lines of this being the album where, for the first time, she truly sounds like herself. This echoes summer music festivals, and even in the winter, it keeps warm and ready for June. The lopsided rhythms and anxiously minimal digital sounds that command most of her songs are instead replaced with a standard pop song form and radio-friendly instrumental work.
. The song is less about profound lyrics and more about parading rock music in a grand fashion. The irony of this track is that she reveals she was responsible for the breakup. Cherry Lips is a Stonesy-lite ecstatic little rocker, turn up the volume and avert your eyes from the screen, worse videos have been made but they usually involve donkeys in Tijuana. The band has demonstrated about as well as any band can their desire, and capability, to expand their musical horizons since the release of their jangle-heavy indie pop debut, which was followed up by the all-acoustic 2010 sophomore release, Flaws, an album that took their popularity, and press adoration, to new heights. The song was the first single from the band's long-awaited sixth studio album 'Ghost Stories', which was released earlier this week May 19 and quickly hit the iTunes Number One spot in 72 countries.
It's become ubiquitous due to its use on the posh-folks-say-the-most-annoying-things 'reality show' Made In Chelsea, but let's not hold that against M83's sublime 'Midnight City'. From Eden by Hozier Andrew Hozier-Byrne is monomously known as Hozier. For a band to become very large and stay independent can be hard. This track is a bit slower and more methodic. It was the band's fourth single and the lead single to promote the incredibly successful number one album 'Royal Blood'. Beck proves that Pharrell Williams is not the only who likes cool hats.
Archived from on February 23, 2014. Alt-J - 'Hunger Of The Pine' You'd think Joe Newman's distinctive vocals would've made the band behind 'Hunger Of The Pine' obvious to a listener, but perhaps thousands of people loved it so much they wanted to know the track name. This dramatically contrasts the lyrical content, which uses an almost hilarious amount of profanity to get its message across. Lazarettos are often used to quarantine sickly people from the public. Why don't they just go fucking back there the potato loving sons of bitches and see how much they like it? Jack shatters any shackles and jumps right through the negativity.
Diversionary comes from Ages and Ages second book of gospels Diversionary 2014. Feeling it deep down in your soul? When the machines take over, it better be as fun and sexy as this. This track in particular is a sincere, self-inflicted tale. Its placement just before a louder, Thriller-meets-The-Knife groove is excellent thinking too. They function in a genre different from most, but still manage to polish songs that are sellable and commercial. Archived from on September 6, 2012.
July 1 , Dwight A. Rancid rock harder than a prison rapist's erection and have delivered their best song since Out Come The Wolves. The heavier the instrumental gets, the more open Lykke becomes. A lot of the songs deal with love, some are just fun, and all are the best songs looking back at 2014. The name Vampire Weekend came from a short film that Ezra Koenig worked on in the summer before sophomore year in college. After a lengthy hiatus, the band reformed in 2013 with their modestly-named 'Save Rock And Roll' album following shortly after, and they recently collaborated with Courtney Love on the track 'Rat A Tat'. Just about four years ago, in March of 2010, James Mercer, Danger Mouse, and their new band, Broken Bells, were one of the big buzz bands at South By Southwestin Austin.