Friday, July 10, 2009

bunch of good stuff

Really really good folk-rock song, really like the singer's voice. He is a woman to man transgender, but his voice on this kinda sounds like a 13 year old boy, so maybe he'd jsut started hormone treatments. Either way, its an awesome song.
Come On Forest Fire Burn the Disco Down - Rae Spoon

Imogen Heap (dont know who that is, but i've heard the name before, whoever she is, she has a very good voice) and Jeff Beck team up for an awesome blues rock song. The guitar is awesome, love the bass line, and the vocals kick ass as well. All in all amazing.
Rolling and Tumbling - Imogen Heap (Feat. Jeff Beck)
Update: Rollin' and Tumblin' is an old blues standard, recorded many many times by various artists over the years. This is a version from the '50s
Rollin' and Tumblin' - Muddy Waters

The Dead Weather are composed of: Alison Mossheart (The Kills) on vocals, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar, Patrick Lawrence (The Raconteurs, best hair and glasses of any bassist ever) on bass, and Jack White (of badassness) on drums (wtf?). Judging from this one song, I'd say their sound is largely the heavy Queens of the Stone Age rock, but with some Kills style groove thrown in. And I can definatly hear some White Stripes type guitar sound in there. I like it a lot, but I'm kinda sad, I was really liking the direction The Raconteurs were starting to take. Oh well. The album is out now. Yeah, the rest of the album is pretty different from that song, very bluesy, but still very heavy. I absolutely love it. Right now I'd say its my favorite thing Jack White has done, and I am a big fan of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs. Who knows if that will still be the case when the novelty wears off though.
Treat Me Like Your Mother - The Dead Weather

I know literally nothing about these guys, but the Springsteen cover is awesome, and their other stuff is pretty good too.
The River (Springsteen Cover) - Crooked Fingers
New Drink For the Old Drunk - Crooked Fingers

The two songs I like by Wave Machines are fairly different. Punk Spirit is a kind of mellow, fairly pop song, very enjoyable. Dead Houses is repetitive, but not in a boring way, it creates a really cool synth atmosphere. Listen for yourself.
Punk Spirit - Wave Machines
Dead Houses - Wave Machines

And lastly, I don't really have anything to say about this one, other than its a great piece of Americana, good lyrics too.
Gunslinger - The Medders

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