Archive for August, 2007
Eisley is a family band from Texas consisting of 4 siblings and a cousin. I was first introduced randomly when talking about how much I enjoy female lead singers.
With Eisley their vocals are great and they are pretty hot if you look at that picture! Sherri of the band is married to a member of New Found Glory and had been dating Brand New’s Jesse Lacey when recording the Room Noises album.
Anyway, Combinations hit stores on August 14th. I was actually awaiting to hear some of their new stuff as I checked out Room Noises and various singles before hand. This album sounds older and more mature compared to their older stuff. It sounds much easier to listen to and I really dug this album easily (only 2 weeks since I downloaded it).
I plan to purchase this album and I give it a 5 out of 5. It has already received some good reviews and rightfully so. Check out their video for Invasion and stream Ten Cent Blues.
We are Scientists are going to be in Toronto on September 6th in Lee’s Palace and I have liked them for over a year after hearing “With Love and Squalor”. I usually don’t have friends and I can’t see any October shows with the evil mid-terms.
I think if I drag my friend he will probably enjoy “We Are Scientists” and for only 20 bucks it definitely is worth it…
If you have never have heard of or listened to We Are Scientists:
they have the alternative sound that is kind of catchy. I don’t really like labeling in genres but this band is pretty good though they don’t really crack the list on my one of favorite bands quite yet.
I am trying to decide which song by We Are Scientists to upload(tons of good ones).. so I’ll go random(with the shuffle function):
I have always liked City and Colour (note the extra “u” for you Americans) but for whatever reason, I have yet to blog about him. His popularity in Toronto is enormous.
He is part of the screaming Canadian indie band Alexisonfire where he plays guitar, piano and adds in melodic vocals mixed with the normal screaming. I have always liked his part of the song where he sings and seems to have a natural talent and people are really liking his work.
His release “Sometimes” was awesome and I really enjoyed the mature sounds especially “Hello, I’m in Delaware” (listen below).
Anyway City and Colour or Dallas (city) Green (colour) is on slate to play 4 sold out shows in Toronto in the Danforth Music Hall. I unfortunately made the mistake on waiting to see if anyone friends wanted to see any of these shows and only the crappy tickets were left. Now all there is left is to try to buy them from a scalper which I would rather just wait to check him out another time.
I bought the City and Colour live album and his live stuff is hypnotizing. Here is some stuff by City and Colour if you’ve never heard of him before:
Writer’s Block was originally released last year on August 14th, 2006 in the UK. It made way into North America in February. I decided to check out Peter, Bjorn and John after listening to the increasingly addictive “Young Folks”.
This album is a little bit like that. To me at first it sounds okay but nothing special but eventually it creeps up on you and you begin to like it.
This album isn’t what I would call absolutely amazing but it’s a solid album. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5. It’s decent but nothing spectacular or special in my opinion.
A song I really liked on the album is:
Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga was released on July 10 to great critical acclaim. I knew nothing about Spoon but due to the acclaim, I decided that I would try and listen to them. They are a band out of Austin, Texas.
This album is very easy to listen to right from the start with the song “Don’t Make Me A Target” and eventually all the way through. This album wasn’t one of those “addictive” albums where I will listen to hours and end and the band ends up becoming one of my favorites. However, this album due to it’s easy eventually becomes very catchy and ends up being very good in the end.
This album I can’t rate as a 5 out of 5 for me but due to being great it gets a 4.5 out of 5 from me.
Here is a song that I instantly liked from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga: