What a wonderful mess we have here
Buy this record. Now.
I thought about giving up (many times). I thought about other jobs I could do. ...– Ace Enders - I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business This is why I’m in love with music.
Four Year Strong - One Step At A Time →
Obsessed with this track tonight. Enjoy. Enemy of the World is available now.
So go ahead and take your cheap shots
The Classic Crime will release their third full length record via Tooth and Nail Records on April 6. Keep your eyes and ears open, thus far the buzz has been promising
Fan-funded projects; the future? →
The use of various social media to reinvent the way artists create, distribute, and promote their projects should be of great interest to industry professionals; a great selection of other means can be found over at Mashable. If you ask me, the service Kickstarter is providing is a special one. Not only does it ensure artists rely solely on the means they have at their own disposal, but it...
thatcommonkid: Song (premiere!) of the day: Our...
The Seams – Spanish American [FREE DOWNLOAD] →
Solid indie pop-rock tunes to kick off the upcoming spring season - FOR FREE. Be sure not to pass this one up.
While The Seams aren’t reinventing the genre wheel, I can’t wait for the release of their debut record, Spanish American. Here’s just another taste of what’s to come along with a small track description from front-man Jonathan Lullo. “Stay” is the first song I wrote after DTEA broke up. I did a little writing with a friend in Los Angeles (Kevin Ridel) while writing for...
Coming to vinyl
In Motion - Copeland
Sleep Well →
Long-awaited first track off the forthcoming Evening EP by MAE. It was a tough couple of months for the band, but it’s great to see them bounce back strong
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Debut LP? Soon?
I have no doubt in my mind that Evaline’s debut record is going to own…if and when it ever sees the light of day.
The end is near
Setting up Sunday
So THAT'S what generic means!
When all else fails, you can always just settle for being boring? Then again, that’s better than being Fireworks.
If I'm happy, there's a good chance I'm lying... →
Fair - Disappearing World Label:Tooth & Nail Records Released:2/09/2010 Fair’s newly released record Disappearing World is easily one of the best records release thus far in 2010. Stream the entire album courtesy of LaLa using the link above. If you’re short for time, “It’s Doubtful” and “The Worst of Your Wear,” featuring ex-Copeland’s Aaron...
Brighten up your day →
Amidst growing concern that the band was seemingly finished, Brighten’s new six song EP will drop March 23. Judging by the available clips (which can be heard at Amazon) the record appears as though it will be a more somber affair than the band’s previous release. I think the album art definitely sets the overall mood for what fans should expect come the end of the next month; not to...
I'm not even sad anymore
Washington Square Park - The W… And for those of you who have yet to join LaLa: What is The Upsides? More than anything else, The Upsides is a record about fighting back. I felt like the past year left me and all of my friends defeated. Our early-twenties had beaten us down. We listened to sad songs and we watched sad movies and we talked about sad shit. It was like everyone looked...
Wear the dress you wore on that evening When the summer sun was breathing I...– I’ll Set You Free - The Forecast
Why the hell not?
There are times, more often than not in fact, where inspiration is hard to come by. Dare I say that this is not one of them? More on that soon.
Night_Day - MAE Easily one of my favorite songs,...
I got a plan, but the plan paid the rent With the money that I made and the...– Casey Immoor
Check out The Mess →
The Mess’s debut LP Songs For Healing is now available digitall through iTunes. Having just paid off a considerable amount of my ever-expanding credit card balance, I just recently had the pleasure of purchasing this long awaited effort. For fans of earnest rock mixed with subtle-yet-entirely-effective uses of non-neon band inspired synth effects, the band’s debut is a fantastic...
Sounds of Sorrow
Absolutely beautiful. Music that lives, breathes, and most importantly, speaks for itself. I don’t personally know Jeremy Larson, but I’d venture to say he’s a pretty sad dude. Isn’t it incredibly haunting and yet equally as wonderous how so much inspiration and creativity is born from our deepest sorrows? Clearly there is beauty to be had in everything even...
If love comes your way don’t be afraid Unlock the box you heart’s...– Maybe I’m Just Tired - As Tall As Lions
Sometimes at the end of a shitty day, week, year...
You’re not a machine, I’m sure of that. You’re every bit like...– A Space To Grow - The Dangerous Summer
Listen to Your Best Friend →
A nice raw blend of progressive indie and alt-rock hailing from Michigan. Unsigned and constantly on the road, YBF offers a great deal of sonic variety as well as thought-provoking lyrical content. The songs feature variant percussion, luring riffs, and some great vocal interplay between the three lead (yes! three) vocals. Honestly, it’s great to hear some uncompromised rock tunes low on...
The world can take control but don’t ever lose your heart, because I know you...– Surfaced- The Dangerous Summer
It becomes quite difficult commenting on...
This Providence - Who Are You Now? Stream →
For your listening pleasure. Not entirely sure how I feel about the band’s newest effort, but I should have some general remarks soon. On a first few listens it seems rather safe. Perhaps my expectations for the band have remained unfairly high after their fantastic debut This World’s Divorce - but should the fan be faulted for seeing a great deal of potential in a band? The record...
Here with another daily dose of nostalgia for...
It’s exceedingly rare that I’ll...
Quick Hits: Acceptance - Glory/Us (Acoustic) ...
Stream Mansions' Debut LP "New Best Friends" →
Doghouse Record’s Mansions is set to release his debut LP New Best Friends tomorrow (March 3). Despite the release of prior EPs, I’ll be entirely honest in saying that I hadn’t the faintest clue who or what Mansions was until about three weeks ago. Thankfully, my first introduction to Christopher Browder’s brutally honest songwriting and delicate yet entirely effective...
I wish I had something particularly clever or...
Quick Hits: Grapevine Fires - Death Cab for Cutie It’s hard to discern whether or not Death Cab’s Narrow Stairs faltered amidst immense expectation (expectations that were…well…to be expected at this point in the band’s career) or that it simply wasn’t the band’s finest effort. Surely they were admired for their choice of recording technique - mixing it...
Sleeping With Headphones Radio Show 2/28/09 →
Listen here (downloadable link). Let us know what you think.
The Blood Runs Thick
There is truly nothing more fulfilling than listening to a record and knowing without any doubt, without equivocation, that the final product is precisely what its creator intended it to be. That at the record’s core lie the heart of its producer, unfiltered and true. Circumstances such as these, as few and far in between as they may be in today’s musical environment, provide the...