Sunday, September 30, 2007

Goldspot - Friday (Acoustic - on the see-saw!)

One of the greatest indie bands from LA that I've been following for quite a while...
+ Friday
+ Myspace Website

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Orson - Ain't No Party (New Single)

Originally from Hollywood, Orson are named after cinematic icon Orson Welles. Orson's debut album, Bright Idea, was recorded in Hollywood on a budget of just $5000, which the band financed themselves. They went on to find chart success in the UK with their first single, "No Tomorrow", and album reaching the number 1 slot in their respective categories. Culture Vultures is their upcoming album and "Ain't No Party" is their new single
+ Orson - Ain't No Party
+ Myspace Website

Monday, September 24, 2007

Kurt Cobain - About a Son (Oct/07)

This one should be an interesting to see, especially because you will hear directly from the source (i.e: Kurt Cobain, himself). In selected theaters, this coming October.07

Official Trailer:

+ Official Movie Website

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Keane - Latin America Tour (Argentina and Chile Concerts)

+ Live from Buenos Aires, Argentina (River Plate Stadium) - April 13th 2007

+ Live from Santiago, Chile - April 14th 2007 with 4 exclusive acoustic bonus tracks from the radio Rock & Pop (Link corrected!)

01.- Intro
02.- Put it behind
03.- Everybody's changing
04.- Nothing in my way
05.- We might as well be strangers
06.- Bend & break
07.- Try again
08.- Your eyes open
09.- Leaving so soon?
10.- This is the last time
11.- Poetry of William Butler Yeats
12.- A bad dream
13.- Somewhere only we know
14.- Is it any wonder?
15.- Atlantic
16.- Crystal ball
17.- Bedshaped
18.- Outro (The Beatles - Good night)

Bonus tracks:
1.- Is it any wonder? (acoustic)
2.- Nothing in my way (acoustic)
3.- Somewhere only we know (acoustic)
4.- Everybody's changing (acoustic)

Coming up next... The BRAZILIAN gigs!!
And here just a snippet to tell you how they did go...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice (2007)

Planet Of Ice marks the Seattle quintet Minus the Bear at the top of their game. Each song has a sense of growth throughout it. Yes, Minus the Bear used to rock us harder. But don’t make the mistake of bemoaning their more mature sound on Planet of Ice, just because the band’s optimal listening environment has moved from the car stereo to the living room floor. There is no need for further comments, just get the CD and listen to it during this great weekend!
Rate: A+

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Radiohead - Down is the New Up (Promo - 2007)

This is a compilation of 17 live recordings for the new songs of the upcoming album - yet untitled - to be released sometime this fall of 2007. I hope you enjoy!
+ Check it out (link fixed!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Foo Figthers - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2007)

The first time I heard "The Pretender" on the radio, I thought that Dave Grohl was expressing again his great mixed musical influences of the pop-modern rock with The Beatles (subtle chord progressions...). A beautiful masterpiece and certainly a powerful first single for this new release.
The whole album has a "60's rock" influence written over it, some tunes sound like they could have been written by The Beatles, or Paul McCartney, more specifically as one can clearly hear on "Statues". "Long Road to Ruin" flies jubilantly with a hook so gigantic you could land a hammerhead with it.
The rest of the album... well, the fact is that the songs are all good, even if they do sound similar to one another. When you don't try to push the envelope and go places where no one has gone before, you give up the chance of creating something that exists on an entirely different level.
Rate: B+
+ Statues
+ Long Rong to Ruin
+ Come Alive (any similarity with the melodic line of "She Runs Away" by Duncan Sheik? Shhhh... don't tell him that!)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rocco DeLuca and the Burden - I Trust You to Kill Me

ROCCO DeLuca lives and breathes rock ‘n’ roll given that he was born the son of Bo Diddley’s touring guitarist and spent his youth on the road. His music aspires to the classic songwriting structure of rock ‘n’ roll stalwarts such as Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam. It's DeLuca's guitar playing that really stands out though (yet it is also distinctive for being built around the beautiful Dobro steel guitar which serves to give his songs a grittier and more notable edge). The result is a very fine debut album, worth listening.
Rate: A-
+ Gift
+ Colorful
+ Soul

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Honorary Title - Scream and Light Up the Sky (2007)

So the members of Brooklyn, New York, pseudo indie-rockers the Honorary Title really, really like Elvis Costello and Jeff Buckley. Or at least both their official web site and MySpace pages like to think so. Where they push it is where they claim to actually sound like both of those legendary artists. That’s a bit of a stretch.
Untouched and Intact”, their first single from Scream and Light Up the Sky, is the best thing the 1980s didn’t produce. There seems to be a driving force behind many of the tunes that will have you tapping your feet (not good when you’re driving your car). A great surprise for this month of september!
Rate: A-
+ Untouched and Intact
+ The City's Summer