Lyrics, good lyrics (meaning: quirky, funny, thought-provoking, etc.), can make me fall in love with a song almost instantly. It’s one of the reasons The Front Bottoms are one of my favorite bands. If you’re into that sort of thing, ERICA WESTERN TELEPORT by EMPEROR X should be right up your alley. The lyrics are so catchy, they’re practically guaranteed to bore into your brain and make a permanent home there.
Basically this song is about a guy who finds some girl’s agenda and becomes obsessed. He then starts imagining her doing various things, such as swimming sideways, yelling at commuters, and studying for the LSATs. It’s pretty great. Check it out:
If you have a listen and find yourself slightly addicted, follow the link above for a free download. Who doesn’t love free music? Yay!
Diarrhea Planet have a great name.
They have four guitarists.
Ghost With a Boner is a fun song, with wonderful lyrics, and a great surf rock riff from their EP Aloha.
I can’t stop wanting to sing it.
Here’s a pretty great video of them playing with a crowd.
Diarrhea Planet is playing here in Gainesville, at the High Dive on September 9th and I for one cannot wait.
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 are one of my favorite bands.
Their sole LP YOU’RE A WOMAN, I’M A MACHINE is in my top 10 favorite albums.
They got back together in 2011 for a festival tour and I missed them.
They made a new album. It comes out September 9th.
It’s called THE PHYSICAL WORLD.
I am beyond stoked.
Here’s the first new song.
St. Vincent got crazy hair this year.
St. Vincent put out her best album this year.
Now I don’t want to be the guy who gets his causation and correlation all mixed up, but hey maybe there’s a connection?
Alright, probably not, but the self titled St. Vincent is a really good album. Every song is a winner. There are more hooks than any of her previous records and it’s easily her most rocking and accessible.
I’m here to talk about the opening song Rattlesnake. It’s the best opening song on any of her records, its got a funky synth line throughout and is more uptempo than Chloe in the Afternoon off of Strange Mercy or The Strangers off of Actor.
I played the song for my dad and he said “This is weird music.”
So that’s a pretty good ringing endorsement in my book.
I’d like to imagine, that at some point in history one of the members of FARTBARF was like six years old and tried to think of the best word combination of all time.
He nailed it.
Fartbarf are a synthpop dance music trio who dress in NASA jump suits and wear caveman masks and remind me of a more dance-able Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Cause like BMSR all their lyrics are sung through a vocoder.
Fartbarf uses a live drummer, and two dudes on synth and make some pretty badass jams.
They just released their debut album DIRTY POWER, which is quite good.
The second song, Panopticon is awesome. Listen to it below.
I’ve listened to Dirty Power like four times in the last week.
Also here’s a video of theirs.
This is a new rap song by some group called BUCKWHEAT GROATS.
The song is called TOM HANKS and could very likely take the internet by storm.
At the very least it’s kinda hilarious and has a pretty wonderful video (Favorite detail: Their TV in the video is Versace brand (Other favorite detail: Tom Hanks’ face on other people’s face (The part about TWOOOOO HANKS, which is a subtle nod to one of my best friends))).
This song is going to get filed into my collection of novelty internet rap songs.
(here’s another good one. I GOT IT AT ROSS.)
The place where Thrift Shop should have stayed, before it became a plague upon our ears.