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Ryan Gardner 05/05/12 11:23 PM

Staff Recommendations: May 6th, 2012
 
Almost a week into May already? What's everyone been listening to, watching, or reading this week?
Ryan GardnerI've been spinning Mayday Parade's timeless A Lesson In Romantics all week, as well as the latest from The Menzingers, fun., and Daytrader. Starting up the new Stephen King Dark Tower book tomorrow (finally).
Andy BiddulphBeen listening to an awful lot of the latest Japandroids, Straight Lines and Daytrader records. Also, a huge pat on the back to everybody who donated to help The Menzingers make their money back after they were robbed in Manchester last week; especially the guys at Banquet Records who raised 1,600 (including 250 of their own money) for the cause. Also, the UK's The Skints had their van, gear and merch stolen on Saturday. Unfortunately, you know the drill by now - please buy merch and CDs if you possibly can to help this ridiculously hardworking band.
Alex DiVincenzoI Can See Mountains, The Tower & The Fool, Freshman 15, Daytrader, Beastie Boys

abusedcat 05/05/12 11:27 PM

Been jamming a lot of Garbage a lot lately - to be specific Beautiful Garbage and Bleed Like Me, in anticipation for Not Your Kind Of People.
Band rules, and those two records get overlooked a lot.
Rewatching season one of Suits as well.

tacosforcharles 05/05/12 11:55 PM

mewithoutYou.

Also I STILL can't stop listening to the new Lovedrug. Can't believe how much I'm enjoying it.

gameguru990 05/06/12 12:08 AM

Vacationer
Daughter
Sufjan Stevens
Twenty One Pilots
All Get Out (I just got back from seeing them in Detroit with La Dispute and Balance and Composure and they completely stole the show. They were definitely the best there.)
The Oh Hello's

InfiniteArms 05/06/12 02:10 AM

Don't know if people are familiar with Casey Abrams, who was on American Idol last year. Recently, he posted an original song on YouTube.


Daytrader - Twelve Years

anamericangod 05/06/12 02:23 AM

I still listen to A Lesson In Romantics all the time. Great pop-punk record.

The Forecast
Charlie Simpson
Third Eye Blind
This Day & Age
Tiger Tank

Shanejoseph 05/06/12 04:12 AM

Rotating through all of these at work this week:

Allen Stone
Brighter Brightest
Parachute
Brighten

Michael1002 05/06/12 04:13 AM

Listening a lot to Driver Friendly, Veils, Of Monsters and Men and guilty pleasure Hoodie Allen

Forgot the Mickey Factz mixtape Mickey Mau5

DividingByZero 05/06/12 04:57 AM

Dan Bull
The Hush Sound
Motion City Soundtrack
Tiger! Tiger!

uglystar03 05/06/12 06:06 AM

Polar Bear Club - Chasing Hamburg
The Forecast - Everybody Left
Placeholder - Nothing is Pure
Pedro the Lion - Control
The Tower and the Fool - How Long

Brett9 05/06/12 06:16 AM

The Tower and the Fool - How Long has dominated my week, and may end up pretty high on my EOTY list.

jordalsh 05/06/12 06:24 AM

The '59 Sound by the Gaslight Anthem (on vinyl especially)
Elise by The Horrible Crowes
Ups and Downsizing by The Swellers

incognitojones 05/06/12 06:27 AM

Debello, can't rec enough.

musicfan9795 05/06/12 06:36 AM

Daytrader's Twelve Years

A Loss For Words' No Sanctuary

August Burns Red's Leveler

Chiodos' All's Well That Ends Well and Bone Palace Ballet

_veges_ 05/06/12 07:20 AM


yellowhouse 05/06/12 07:57 AM

Beats Antique- Collide
Gayngs- Relayted
Field Music-Tones of Town

cubsml34 05/06/12 08:02 AM

Silversun Pickups and Menzingers are going head to head for best album of the year at this point

Also, every band on the Wildlife tour I've been spinning lately, can't wait to see it tonight.

iden22 05/06/12 08:14 AM

Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
Fall Out Boy - Take This to Your Grave for its 9th Anniversary.

Jake Jenkins 05/06/12 09:00 AM

Silversun Pickups
ASAP rocky


Trailer Park Boys

StepsInADance 05/06/12 09:29 AM





tiny vessels 05/06/12 09:41 AM






KidASquared 05/06/12 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _veges_ (Post 107561202)

is this any good? I'm a big fan of Carnavas and Swoon was alright.

_veges_ 05/06/12 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamali821 (Post 107564232)
is this any good? I'm a big fan of Carnavas and Swoon was alright.

I personally love it. It's darker than their past albums, but it definitely is less uptempo than swoon.

KidASquared 05/06/12 09:51 AM


RIP MCA

KidASquared 05/06/12 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _veges_ (Post 107564282)
I personally love it. It's darker than their past albums, but it definitely is less uptempo than swoon.

whoa, darker... how so? what I really enjoyed about them was their shoegaze/noisy/dreamy sound and when Brian's vocals were abrasive

_veges_ 05/06/12 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamali821 (Post 107564392)
whoa, darker... how so? what I really enjoyed about them was their shoegaze/noisy/dreamy sound and when Brian's vocals were abrasive

His vocals do get grittier at a few parts but darkness wise it's more of the haunting variety mostly except for the opener and Mean Spirits. I think if you enjoyed the first record it's definitely worth a try

KidASquared 05/06/12 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _veges_ (Post 107564432)
His vocals do get grittier at a few parts but darkness wise it's more of the haunting variety mostly except for the opener and Mean Spirits. I think if you enjoyed the first record it's definitely worth a try

that's pretty exciting. I just downloaded it and am currently listening now. thanks for the recommendation!

The Gryphonator 05/06/12 10:01 AM

Glad to see some Silversun Pickups discussion. Not nearly enough happens on this site. The new album is fantastic.

Also, Dark Tower FTW.

_veges_ 05/06/12 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamali821 (Post 107564492)
that's pretty exciting. I just downloaded it and am currently listening now. thanks for the recommendation!

No problem, hope you like it!

AlexJLow 05/06/12 10:15 AM



Also still spinning the new Forecast record constantly.

Brian vs Shark 05/06/12 10:18 AM

Alkaline Trio- S/T, Goddamnit, Good Mourning, Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Appleseed Cast- Mare Vitalis
Thrice- Identity Crisis


Watching so much of the Stanley Cup playoffs too. Although, my team in the playoffs are just about eliminated.

nashiscash1324 05/06/12 10:38 AM

Brand New - Deja Entendu
Senses Fail - Still Searching
Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us

I haven't been too big on finding new music at the moment so I've been revisiting albums I feel in love with years ago.

nowFace 05/06/12 10:47 AM

A Lot Like Birds-Plan B
Northstar-Pollyanna
Raekwon-Only Built for Cuban Lynx two

daftpunker45 05/06/12 10:49 AM

John Mayer - Room for Squares
Cartel - S/T, Cycles
The Airborne Toxic Event - All At Once

Some stuff I've overlooked before I've grown to enjoy. Also, check out Suburgatory and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 on ABC Wednesday's.

hotsoftlight 05/06/12 11:04 AM

japandroids- celebration rock
kickball- abcdefghijkickball
sun araw and m. geddes gengras meet the congos
sonic youth- evol
pygmy lush/turboslut split

in repair 05/06/12 11:18 AM

a lesson in romantics never gets old.... tales told by dead friends also is my favorite ep...every song is killer

hisandherpes 05/06/12 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by incognitojones (Post 107560692)
Debello, can't rec enough.


I went to church with one of these guys and played in junior high band with another one. I'll have to check them out.

Jeff_Ryan 05/06/12 12:43 PM


Rysker6 05/06/12 12:58 PM

He Is We (yeah)
The Story So Far - Under Soil & Dirt
Trivium - Shogun
Also going to check out Daytrader seeing as everyone has been talking about them.

DemBitties 05/06/12 12:58 PM





claw38 05/06/12 02:17 PM

The new Carridale EP is good stuff.

Also:





Chemical Love 05/06/12 02:48 PM

Vacationer
Jack White
The Mars Volta

jayromofo 05/06/12 02:53 PM




jayromofo 05/06/12 03:08 PM

Ooo and since I got my old harddrive back, going to be ripping some

handlikesecret 05/06/12 03:32 PM



Old Gray. always.

COREhorizon 05/06/12 03:35 PM

Take my advice and check these out:





lotusmilano 05/06/12 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anamericangod (Post 107558672)
I still listen to A Lesson In Romantics all the time. Great pop-punk record.

The Forecast
Charlie Simpson
Third Eye Blind
This Day & Age
Tiger Tank


I purchased the vinyl of Always Leave the Ground... And was wondering.. Are you pressing The Bell and the Hammer/ the Kindo records as well? And if so, any idea when?

lotusmilano 05/06/12 04:01 PM

New mewithoutYou
Sucre
Jack White
Eight and a Half
Michael Kiwanuka
Poor Moon

cmccloskey 05/06/12 04:04 PM








cwhit412 05/06/12 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by COREhorizon (Post 107575202)
Take my advice and check these out:





Have you listened to their first record? I think I like it more than the second (which you have listed up there)