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Party’s Over, I’ll Cry If I Want To

By | Oct 23, 2011

I don’t want any readers to have the misconception that this is an electro-music blog. It’s not. That genre just happens to be where all the action is right now. I also don’t want anyone to think this is a blog that is dedicated to mourning band break-ups. Sometimes it is, but that’s not its…


Song of the Week: “Forget It”

By | Oct 23, 2011

This week I discovered Blood Orange courtesy of Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill’s Spotify playlist. Thank you, Jared, for not only creating good music, but sharing it as well.   This week’s Song of the Week is “Forget It.” Just because summer’s over, doesn’t mean we have to completely forget it. Blood Orange’s track…


The Black Keys Want to Sell You a Van

By | Oct 22, 2011

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Foo Fighters were going head to head with the Westboro Baptist Church and using a song from their racy tour announcement video as fodder. Well, blues-rock’s funniest duo, The Black Keys, is here to step up the album announcement video category.   The Akron, Ohio boys were…


Song of the Week: “Miss America”

By | Oct 20, 2011

Back in 2009, you could not escape Carolina Liar. These guys were everywhere: Target commercials, summer mixtapes and of course various reality shows. Don’t tell me you weren’t hearing “Coming to Terms” when someone was eliminated. Or maybe it was during a season of “The Real World.” You know, crazy bro gets kicked out of…


Grave Wave 201

By | Oct 16, 2011

If you read my Zola Jesus review in this week’s print edition, you may have come across a music genre you’ve never heard of before: grave wave. It’s basically dark techno that still remains danceable. While Zola Jesus is a touch more ambient, there are groups that focus on making some demonic beats to get…


Occupy This: A Playlist for Revolution

By | Oct 14, 2011

With the Occupy Wall Street movement branching out to other municipalities, people are jumping up to get their voices heard. I tend to express myself through the music I listen to so I decided to put together the Top 10 Tracks for Occupation (according to my iTunes). Let me know if I missed any that…


Song of the Week: “The Devil Takes Care of His Own”

By | Oct 9, 2011

The garage rock scene was reeling back in the spring. The White Stripes had just broken up and The Strokes had yet to make their return to music. But now, The Strokes have put out their album and have already started working on a new one. The White Stripes are still gone, but there’s hope…


Split Peas

By | Oct 8, 2011

Rumor has it the once reputable rap megastars the Black Eyed Peas may be opting for a permanent split instead of the “indefinite hiatus.” That collective gasp you just heard was thousands of middle school dance DJs realizing half of their playlist is suddenly an antique.   The group was slated to perform at a…


Joy-less Division

By | Oct 7, 2011

I am obsessed with dark music. I’m a very happy person, but there’s something about a mood-inducing melody that really gets me. I think I may use this music as a type of emotional therapy. Sometimes you just need to be ticked off or upset in order to keep yourself in check.   So I…


Song of the Week: “Re-Wired”

By | Oct 3, 2011

Kasabian, one of the UK’s most prominent modern rock bands, released their fourth full-length LP last week. “Velociraptor!” is pumped full of bass-driven tracks that are ready to launch arena crowds into a frenzy. My favorite so far is “Re-Wired.” The song’s ferocious nature creates a feeling of pent up angst and intensity that’s just…


Make Way for Passion Pit

By | Oct 2, 2011

Just doing a quick post because I’m really excited. I hope you guys have dancing shoes. If you don’t, I urge you to pick some up. Why? Because electro-masterminds Passion Pit are coming to town! On November 5th, the awesomely shrill vocals of Michael Angelakos will reverberate through Cornell’s Barton Hall.   I last saw…


Song of the Week: “Colours”

By | Sep 28, 2011

With a name like Grouplove, one can assume that anything traditional will be thrown out the window. The band originally formed on the island of Crete while the would-be members were at an artist residency. Their album, “Never Trust a Happy Song,” just came out last Tuesday and it’s infectiously fun and free-spirited. “Colours” is…