Friday, October 16, 2009

The Silent Years- The Silent Years

The Silent Years are a quirky indie band from Detroit. This is their debut album and it's full of dynamic, creative indie-pop. Think the tempo changes of Arcade Fire and the instrumentation of Pavement. The singer's voice bothered me a lot when I first started to listen to them because he over does it sometimes but I got over it. I do prefer this band when they're loud and rockin ("This Town") because the slower songs tend to drag ("Devil Got My Woman"). They released an ep earlier this year called Let Go that is their best batch of songs yet (seriously, "Taking Drugs At An Amusement Park" is so catchy). This band definitely grows on you and is well worth checking out.

Track Listing:
1. No Secrets
2. Someone To Keep Us Warm
3. This Town
4. Aisleways
5. Someday
6. Lidocaine
7. No More Magic
8. Devil Got My Woman
9. Take The Money Out
10. Sharks
11. The Devil Wears Sunshine
12. Lost At Sea

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Best Flyer For A Show In Recent Memory:

Kudrow's (Jeff from Bomb the Music Industry!) debut ep:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Random Songs

Gonna keep this short because honestly I got nothing right now. SORRY. More (and hopefully better) posts to come. These are just a bunch of recent random songs that are either bonus tracks or demos.

Weatherbox- "Saving the World One Pizza At A Time"

Ted Leo- "Last Days"

Set Your Goals- "The Lost Boys (Featuring Jordan Pundik)"

Fake Problems- "Heartless"

Save the Vinyl: Video

Save The Vinyl Alert #1 from Vinyl Vlog on Vimeo.

Just reposting this to spread the word. I love listening to vinyl and you should too!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Shining Through- Man vs. Wild

I was searching a few months back for bands that sounded similar to Weatherbox (and weren't old school Say Anything) and was pleasantly surprised by San Diego's Shining Through. Their sound is along the lines of Weatherbox, Criteria, and Piebald but with more hooks and a lot more pot. Shining Through definitely shares it's main sound with Weatherbox: the stoner-rock with winding guitars and meaningful lyrics that are lost in metaphors. Where the two differ is that Shining Through is more straight forward about their sound, which gives them a catchier sound and Weatherbox experiments more and takes more chances with their sound. Shining Through's Man vs Wild ep is a little addicting, especially to a Weatherbox lover like myself. The band released another ep called Shapeshifter that is up for free on but I decided to post this one because it's my favorite out of the two.

Track Listing:
1. Man Vs. Wild
2. Axed
3. The Smoke and The Sounds
4. When it Wasn't Fun
5. So We Say
6. I'm Okay
7. Hanging On A