So thanks to Jamie's post today I found a pretty awesome band. Kinch is an alternative/indie pop band from Arizona. They have a sound that could be compared to Dear and The Headlights meets blur meets Coldplay. Kind of tough to pin down their sound, but it's great. They have a new EP out thats for free and their last record is available for free as well. You should really check these guys out. It's free music, how can you go wrong?
During my long drive to my cousin's wake this morning I decided to put on Kanye's latest effort "808's and Heartbreak." I had already fell in love with album when it came out months ago but now it seems even better then before and so much deeper. Heres new video for "Welcome To Heartbreak."
Also if you haven't checked out Kid Cudi yet you probably should. The guy is going to blow up soon. It's only a matter of time before he becomes a household name. Here's his new video for "Day 'n' Night.
Seemed like it was going to be a great day. My mom invited me on a trip out to a decent size city that is about an hour away from where we live. End up re-realizing that Circuit City is going out of business and I might be able to steal a deal. While in the store I picked up Animal Collective's new cd and Underoath's live cd/dvd for a total of 16 bucks. But while we were out we got a call saying my cousin probably going to make it past tonight (He was diagnosed with skin cancer a little over 2 years ago and has been fighting it ever since.) So we rush up to see him and it was overwhelming. Although I saw him last week he had life in him and was able to do some limited things. Tonight he was laying there motionless, gasping for breaths when he had the chance. It really hits you when all you can do is sit there and watch him. The poor guy is only 30 :/ I guess all I really have to say is don't take things for granted because they might be gone seconds later.
Tl;DR : My cousin will probably die tonight thanks to cancer and I'm upset.
What's better then free music? Awesome free music. This is one of the years best so far and its completely free. I would recommend this to anyone who likes laid back chill tunes from bands like Augustana and The New Frontiers.
I just found out about this girl named Tanya who is doing this project. She is going to make a 3 story high collage of a million peoples faces. It seems like a pretty cool thing to be a part of. All you have to do is just upload a picture to the site.
I still can't believe that this could possibly be true. I have a feeling if we don't get any news soon we will find something out on Sunday at the Grammy's. These feelings I have can't even be explained.
Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
Record Label: Capitol
Release Date: February 10th, 2009.
In today’s pop music scene there is so much glitz and glamour that it can become sickening if you are exposed to it long enough. “Artists” like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga dominate the female spectrum of the genre with their electro garbage trash pop. While people like Lily Allen take the back seat to these jokes. Hopefully this trend will end with the release of It’s Not Me, It’s You.
Lily took the music world by storm in 2006 when she released Alright, Still. Her upbeat pop songs with witty lyrics and a refreshing voice gave lots of people someone to watch in the limelight. Although this time around she wanted to change things up from what she had done in the past. As much as I hate to use the term “maturing” this album is perfect for it. What so many people admired about Lily was her way to speak whatever rude and crude comments came to mind and make it likable by anyone. But after probably the toughest time in her life she has created some of the best pop music of the past couple years.
Everything that you would expect is there lyrically. “Everyone’s At It” starts the album off the right way with drug references that are nothing out of the ordinary. “The Fear” follows could possibly be the strongest single Lily has released yet. For a different pace of things “Not Fair” mixes up the album with some twangy country guitar that takes the album down a new road. “22” draws you back into the fun and poppy side of Lily but still takes a shot at the Hollywood girls that continue to abuse their fame and fortune to new degrees. If you thought the outspoken blunt lyrics were gone “Fuck You” serves as reminder that everything is still there as well as a major goodbye to the ex-commander in chief. She show’s no fear whatsoever to write about anything as she closes the album with “Him” and “He Wasn’t There.” Covering why God could be upset about the human race and her father and his involvement in her life. The best part about It’s Not Me, It’s You is that the songs are more relate able but become even more enjoyable with every listen. If you were a fan of the ska aspect of Alright, Still you will be upset to find out that it’s not there on this album. Instead it’s been replaced by top of the line electronic beats and a wider range of musical styles. Lily has shown that she isn’t afraid to dabble into anything, whether it be her writing about some of the most debatable things of this era or trying out a different sound. I only see bigger and better things coming from It’s Not Me, It’s you.
It’s not everyday that a character like Lily Allen comes along. So while you may not care for her music she demands respect from the public with her strong will and determination. Snotty British girl or not, Lily Allen has constructed an album that has the credentials to stay around for a long time in the pop game. If that isn’t enough for you then I’m not sure what is.
So The Cambiata have a new record out now. I still haven't been able to pick it up yet but everything I have heard has been fantastic. This video came out a few weeks ago before the album dropped but its a decent view of the band talking about what they are all about.