Okay, so I forgot to update yesterday, and won't be able to again for a while (I'll be out of town for work if you must know...)
So, I'm going to upload some in the words of a friend, "metric fuckloads of ear porn".
First off, I rave about TV On The Radio constantly, but so far a lot of my friends don't seem to have actually HEARD anything by the band, so i'm tossing you two of their best.
Staring At The Sun
is off of their debut Young Liars
EP, released last year, and is easily the best song these guys have yet recorded. The beats are stellar, the guitar work from Nick Zinner is great, and Tunde Adebimpe (whose name I think I've misspelled)'s vocals are transcendent. This is the way all music should be.
is a track I first heard when I saw these guys live last summer. It recalls a more Doo-wop sound than the 'electro barbershop' tag that I usually use to tag these guys, mostly because it's almost entierly a capella and has a great vocal bassline. Oh, and it's off of their upcoming Debut Full Legnth, "Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
", due out in march.
Here at TTIKTDA, We believe in equality for all forms of Dancing in which the Indie Kids might seek to engage. And so, in the interest of diversity, we bring you a sample of Dance Music that is not dancepunk/electronicish/hiphop influenced.
Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy
Dresden Dolls - Bank of Boston Beauty Queen
- These tracks are taken from the Dresden Dolls live release, A is for Accident
, and as promised, promote an entirely different kind of dancing - the Dolls are known for having fans that show up at their shows to do waltzes. The sound has been called 'Cabaret-punk', and for lack of a better term, that'll do. It's the best of a nearly-dead (in terms of pop) vaudeville tradition, and some good old fashioned punk rock drumming and lyricism. Oh, and that girl playing the Pianos got a decent set of pipes besides.
I'm hesitant to make a Tori Amos comparison mainly because I'm not a very big Tori Amos fan, but I really like the Dresden Dolls. Still, such a comparison has been made. Make of it what you will.
El Gran Silencio - Ingratos Corazones
This is a Mexican band that plays a fantastic mix of rap, funk, punk, and traditional Mexican dance music. Yea, It's in Spanish. If that scares you away, you have no right to be reading this website. Go someplace else or something. This is from their Grammy Nominated ¡Super Riddim Internacional! Vol. 1
Maxeen - Shuffle My Feet
In keeping with the New Wave revivalism thats everywhere of late, the ernest young guys in Maxeen really
want to be the Police. Especially the lead singer. And to be fair, he's got that distinctive vocal cadence DOWN. Unfortunately, he sounds alot more like Steven Tyler trying to be Sting than he sounds like Sting. That said, this is a great song by a band that has real potential.
But, at the beginning of this entry, I promised you Ear Porn didn't I?
Well, in the interests of that, A lesser known classic from Black Flag, Slip it In
- to my knowledge only released on a 7 inch, this song has a bassline that belongs in just about any porn flick ever made, and plenty of moaning and bad dialogue to make sure you realize that.
I'll be back next week. And don't be shy to email me and let me know what works for ya. Gotta be responsive to the listeners if I'm gonna be good at this thing, no?