This is the first week MySpace was helpful on my research. My irritation with MySpace will have to wait for another blog entry, but thanks to the website I was able to share music links with you that are actually updated (no one touches their MySpace site anymore it seems)....
More blogs to come. ENJOY
Infected from 12 Stars 4th album Beneath the Stars
12 Stars are a post grunge band from Louisiana, getting off the ground in the year 2000 (the year two-thooousannd). I am normally not a fan of this type of music, but I love the message in this song. And this.
Virginia Wolfe from Dala's album Best Day
Dala, the female duo from Canada. Folk rockin since 2002, met at Catholic school these girls decided to start a band. They stopped me in my tracks the other night, for I heard a female voice singing Neil Youngs 'Man needs a Maid' on OPB Music Radio. What the hell? I wanted to slap her through the speakers. It wasn't until I researched Dala did I find out the offenders. They are beautiful songstresses and I recommend checking them out.
Love theme From Spartacus from David Reinhardt Trio's album
Django Reinhardt's grandson. That's all I got but that's all I need. Go check this band out. Amazing.
One love to another from Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros 2nd album Here Community
The indie psychi band from LA was Starbucks free download recently (Man on Fire - a brilliant and incrediblly musical genius of a song). Thank you guys! Their website has the most personality over any I've seen in a long time. They created a musical called Salvo!, which I haven't seen but find it curious that a band would so such a magnificent act. Yes! You can see them band live at the Schnitzer Sept 11. And now I leave this artist review with this quote:
"After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house with his lifelong friend Nicholas Raymond Kellen, and joining a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a book about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe 'was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind...but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.'"
Ballad of a Politician from Regina Spektor's 6th album What we say from the cheap seats
I would love to see Regina at the Schnitz August 8th. She was born in Russia and has been recording music since 1999. I am pretty sure I own all of her albums so this one wont be too far behind on my to get list.
"It doesn't feel natural for me to write some diary type song. I want to write a classic like Yesterday but weird songs about meatballs in refrigerators come into my head - I can't help it." - Regina
I must be dreaming from Public Image Ltd's album This is PiL.
This 'post rock' band has a history spanning from '78-92 and '09 to present. This song made me laugh and I wanted to dress up in red and black and wear a big top hat and strut. This may still happen. Very late 70's Bowie. I actually think I am going to download this. Hopefully I wont get in a car accident listening to it and laughing til I pee my pants.
Baby Come Home from Scissor Sisters 4th album Magic Hour
I own all of the Scissor Sisters albums. That said, I love this one too and in my mind they can't do wrong. Haven't since they formed in NY in 2001 and I'm sure they will never disappoint me. I will never forget listening to "I can't decide" for the first time in the car with my mom... Ha!!!
Justine from Julia Stones album By the Horns
This lil lady backed a band that also has a release this week (Edward blah blah blah).. She's a folkster bluesy gal from Australia who's kicking ass and taking names. Watch this one evolve. You'll love her.