Archive for July, 2012

Kids & Explosion (and genius).

July 20, 2012

Some of you are probably already familiar with Josh Raskin and his project Kids and Explosions.

I, on the other hand, was not.. and his new album ‘Shit Computer’ has been laying on my desk for about 2 weeks now.

I was intrigued by the cover, both front and back.  I finally opened the sucker yesterday… I had been cheating myself for weeks….. 😦

This album is so f*cking sweet!!!

These songs are not ‘mash-ups’, they’re better.  Raskin’s brain works in a way that I, for one, cannot fathom.

This is art…

If you are in any of the following areas, go out and have a great night… if you’re not, stay home and buy this record:

 

07.18 WASHINGTON, DC. DC 9.
07.19 NEW YORK, NY. Mercury Lounge.
07.21 ANTIGONISH, NS. Evolve Festival.
07.31 MADISON, WI. The Frequency.
08.01 MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 400 Bar.
08.02 KANSAS CITY, MO. The Record Bar.
08.03 DES MOINES, IA. Vaudeville Mews.
08.04 CINCINNATI, OH. MOTR Pub.
08.05 CLEVELAND, OH. Beachland Ballroom.

08.07 PITTSBURGH, PA. Brillobox.

*NOMINEE FOR LOVESOUND ALBUM OF THE YEAR

LoveSound Rating – 9/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘Babies Are The Future’ & ‘You’re Good’

Kids & Explosions – http://www.KidsAndExplosions.com

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Loving it, to Bon Death

July 19, 2012

There is a new song streaming through my head once every hour or so, and this has been going on for about 4 or 5 days.  If it was some sort of tradition to post a ‘Song Of The Week’ here at LoveSound, this would be it…

They’re new to me, so they might be new to you..  Sweden-based rock band Bon Death just released a new single called ‘Dream Girl’.  Catchy, energetic, ya know, all of those adjectives that make for a successful pop/rock song!  This one is extra special though.

Check out the band here – bondeath.se

Buy the song here – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dream-girl-single/id544790604

Cinema Cinema ‘Manic Children & The Slow Aggression’

July 10, 2012

Notice there’s no catchy title to this post…
Because there’s absolutely nothing catchy about this album.

If catchy is what you’re after, you’re in the wrong place…
If one of the best albums of the year is what you’re looking for, then, lucky for you, it was released today.

Cinema Cinema is a Brooklyn-based duo (cousins, at that) consisting of Ev Gold and Paul Claro.  ‘Manic Children and The Slow Aggression was also produced by Don Zientara (Fugazi, Bikini Kill, Bad Brains, to name a few).

It can’t be said any better than this:

“Throughout Manic Children & The Slow Aggression, shattered & heavily-treated guitars pound into focus by a primal assault of beats and shifted tempos. A vocal delivery, honest to its bloody, shredded core, forces the attention of listeners. Not a moment of pause prevails; but a feverish journey from one song structure to the next weaves incessantly
throughout the performance.”

Wow…. Oh, and you can (should) go check out the album in its entirety here – http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/12
And for the love of god… buy the damn thing if you love it (you’ll love it).

*NOMINEE FOR LOVESOUND ALBUM OF THE YEAR

LoveSound Rating – 9/10

Favorite Tracks – ‘UFO’ & ‘Levitation’

Cinema Cinema – http://www.CinemaCinemaBand.com