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Staff Recommendations: January 22nd, 2012 What a helluva week, eh? That's my best Eda-canadian-impersonation. It's Sunday morning, I've got my coffee in hand, and it's time to put together the staff recommendations for this week. Check out what the staff are listening to, and then hit up the replies and let us know what you are currently spinning. It's a great time to discover new music.
Jason TateThis week finally saw me attempt a de-tox on A Wilhelm Scream. I ended up getting my hands on the new ' album, which took two or three listens to really sink my teeth into (enjoy my puns, I have a million of them) - but once it clicked, I've fallen in love with it. It's Sharks so good. Check out their new song " Arcane Effigies" ( Spotify) if you're curious about how the album sounds, and their latest compilation release ( Spotify) if you want to get in early on these guys. I also spent some time with 's ( No Trigger Spotify) new album "Tycoon" - and it picks up where the last left off. Fast paced punk music. And, to complete my week, it was 's ( Social Distortion Spotify) latest album - which I think went under the radar. I also highly recommend ( Frank Turner Spotify) for anyone that has yet to check out his album -- you're missing out.
Most of the links are for the rdio streams, and I did my best to include spotify ones as well. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to follow me on twitter or facebook if you want more daily recs - and general randomness.
Ryan GardnerI've been listening to The Devil and God, The Upsides, and Son I Loved You At Your Darkest non-stop lately - with the latter of those really hitting hard. Also, 's new record, Anthony Green Beautiful Things, has been getting a lot of spins, as has the latest EP - his vocals are at their pinnacle on it. Oh and I highly recommend seeing Ace Enders The Artist - it is absolutely stunning
Dre Okorley100% on board with 's latest, No Trigger Tycoon. So much energy and unexpected surprises in that album, and I'm sure you'll all fall in love with it. Hardcore punk is still going strong.
Jack ApplebyIt's simple, really: Archer, the Clippers, and stole my attention all week. Getting back into that old Silver Snakes record as well. Lady Radiator
Kyle HuntingtonThis week I've been finally listening to albums other than ' The Maccabees Given To The Wild and falling in love with 's beautiful new album Sharon Van Etten Tramp. have also been getting a lot of plays with their new album, First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar, truly stunning vocals. Check out a YouTube clip of their song "To A Poet" from the album here.
Deborah RemusI listened to lots of Detox and Wide Awake Bored this week to celebrate the return of . I also recommend Treble Charger 's John K. Samson Provincial as any good Winnipegger should.
Christian WagnerWrite me a late pass, but I cannot stop listening to 's last album. And I've joined The Church of Rock N Roll. You need to read the bible written Touche Amore . Foxy Shazam
Joe DeAndreaSo there's this (new?) website I've been using a lot lately called 8tracks. It's basically a social networking site based around making playlists. You can search for new bands, follow people, embed mixes, listen to as much as you want, etc. Pretty much a music nerd's dream. Here's one I made of the songs/artists I've been listening to lately (it's not pop-punk, I swear!). And here's my friend's profile - she's the reason I know about this site. She also likes better music than I do.
Jason GardnerHearing about a new record has me delving into their back catalog a bit, especially Our Lady Peace Gravity and Spiritual Machines. Been spending a lot of time with as well, jamming a mix I made of them just after we were blessed with Protest the Hero Scurrilous. If you haven't had a chance to check out some of the bands I've had a chance to review recently, I would strongly suggest . Tharsis They
Adam PfleiderThe new tracks off their Caravels Well Worn split with are sick. Also got to see the guys in Gifts From Enola and Xerxes kill it Thursday. So listen to those bands. Prepare yourself for my Drive-Thru editorial coming at you later this week. Code Orange Kids
Sean RizzoI finally realized that a good chunk of the reason why I love so much is because they're heavily influenced by shoegaze, so I've been giving Mew and Blonde Redhead more serious consideration. My Bloody Valentine 's cover of Hammock 's "Black Metallic" is also incredible, you can get it on Catherine Wheel Never Lose That Feeling: Vol. 2
Jake DenningAlso a major late pass, but i've been digging , St. Vincent , and Washed Out 's most recent albums. James Blake #staff recommendations
01:08 PM on 01/22/12
. Just checked it out yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. For fans of Winterpills, or Indie singer-songwriters such as Rosie Thomas. Or The Narrative and Michelle DaRosa's voice if that helps.
01:14 PM on 01/22/12
Keep running, keep shining on
I'm digging that Sharks song. Never listened to them before.
01:14 PM on 01/22/12
I have unpopular opinions
Gonna check out Ace Enders' new EP and No Trigger as well, No Trigger is on No Sleep, right?
01:19 PM on 01/22/12
This album shows more of a vocal range from the singer and reminds me of a pop-punk Rise Against.
Just discovered this cd on Rdio. Reminds me of Mayday Parade from when Jason Lancaster was still in the band.
01:21 PM on 01/22/12
easy come and easy go, whatever
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
No Joy - Ghost Blonde
Pure X - Pleasure
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
01:22 PM on 01/22/12
Absolutely can't wait to listen to new No Trigger.
01:35 PM on 01/22/12
easy come and easy go, whatever
01:44 PM on 01/22/12
This album is gorgeous!
01:48 PM on 01/22/12
resuscitation of the year
I just cringed when I read "his vocals are at their pinnacle"
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