I’m pretty sure that Ed Sheeran had been fairly unknown going back to August/September of this year, but he’s going to blow up like crazy after touring with Tay-Tay (that’s Taylor Swift BTDubbs). His album didn’t come out in the states until June 2012, after it had been selling/gaining critical acclaim across the pond since September of last year. I feel the album is solid as a whole while showing room for growth, but you cannot doubt his vocal prowess.
Found this on DC101. Over the past ~2 years they’ve been steadily changing their music selection, and I’m certainly happy that they finally shifted from playing 90% 90’s alt rock.
This song reminds me of some old school Jimmy Eat World. They’re currently touring with the pumpkins, so maybe they’ll get enough traction to do a headlining tour afterward. Note to self: check out full album to see if it contains any solid tracks like this gem.
I’m a couple months behind, but this is sounding mighty nice. Now I just need a sunny day so I can drive with the sunroof down, blasting some jams.
And just like that, I ignore this page for an entire week. That was easy. One thing is for certain, I’m going to ignore it ever more so next week (The reason can be seen here) At least for this entry I have some music related-ish news! After living in the greater northern va area for 29 years, I’m finally making it out to a DC101 Chilli Cook Off. DC101 normally throws together a pretty solid set list, mixing old favorites (Yay!) with new blood. A band that I was introduced to over the past year will be playing there, and I’m pretty psyched to see them perform live. They of course get bonus points for having a hot violinist (Also see Ra Ra Riot)
The Airborne Toxic Event - All I Ever Wanted off of the album, All at Once
If you know me, then you know that a majority of the time I’m laid back, mellow and relaxed, so this music really conforms to that. Most of the time (i.e. at work, in the morning when I don’t want anyone talking to me, before I go to sleep, etc.) I just need something relaxing in background. I’ve grown to love a verity of different instrumental groups, and here’s one that I picked up on more recently. Enjoy.
The Album Leaf - The Outer Banks, off of the album, In a Safe Place
Back when I believed that Rap and Hip-Hop were the same thing, I pretty much only judged this type of music by how catchy the beat was or how many times it was played at parties. My musical taste buds have since evolved, and I have a solid grip on what I loathe (Little Wayne’s whiny ass voice, Solja Boy, etc.), and what I appreciate. My Hip-Hop preferences center around artists that are more lyrically inclined. Some examples would be Eminem, J.Cole, Nas, Mos Def, and Wale. I’m also a sucker for brass and vocalists laying down a sick hook, so this one has the whole package for me.
Wale - Sabotage, off of the album, Ambition
With the weather warming up, you look for some up beat music to blast. Windows down. Shades on. Road trip engage. I found this one when a friend of mine randomly posted it online, and I’ve been hooked ever since (it’s actually my default ring tone).
The Radio Dept. - Heaven’s On Fire from the album, Clinging to a Scheme
You know what? May seems like a good month for music, so lets do that. For this whole month I’ll post at least one song a day, and perhaps this will turn into a sweet trend I keep up with. I feel that my taste in music is quite varied, so you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy eventually. I figure if I can turn you onto one new band, I’ve done some good in this world.
This first tune comes from The Bad Veins, who just released their 2nd album about a week ago. I discovered them when I was at a Thrice concert up in Towson a couple of years ago, and they put on a damn good live show.
Bad Veins - Don’t Run from the album, The Mess We’ve Made
It has been far too long since I’ve gotten a new CD. This will do quite nicely.
If you haven’t, go check these guys out. They’re mighty sweet.