Music Whenever: MeLo-X, Cardiknox, Slug & More...

MeLo-X

First track, we have MeLo-X, an artist (one of those people who just tries out various types of media like you or I change our socks) based out of New York City. He has an EP, Curate, coming out later this year. The track "Baby Eye" combines an excellent and initially sparse array of beats with vocals that provide some actually serious reflection on the screwed up race situation we have with armed authorities and then...starts reflecting on reflecting on it. It goes meta quickly and it's damn excellent.

You can find him on Soundcloud here and his official site is here.

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By |August 19th, 2015|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Widge's Favorite Music of 2012, Part 3A: The Songs

Regina Spektor

So, not too bad then. Here we are with Part 3 of my ongoing experiment in listening to more music than any one individual should. But what can I say? I said I was addicted; I never said it was a problem. To clarify: these aren't songs so much as individual songs that were not released as singles. They were either on a single or an album and stood out to me over the rest of the album. I'm sure you might have a differing opinion of some of these, but it's a big Internet. These are mine. As before, we have worthy contenders in alphabetical order followed by, in the next post, my personal Top 10. Enjoy.

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By |April 7th, 2015|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Widge's Favorite Music of 2012, Part 2: The EPs

Seven Lions

Yes, I know, this is even more insane to post this now considering I posted Part 1 back in July. However, two things: one, 2014 was...problematic at times to say the least. Some days, music is all that kept me from jumping out of my office window. Considering I work in a basement office, that would have simply been confusing and messy. Second thing: I am still finding music from all eras that I've never heard before. The other day I discovered a fantastic track only to discover it was from 2005. Or there's the compilation Those Shocking, Shaking Days which consists of badass Indonesian music from the 1970s. So I figure there's gotta be something in this mix of stuff you haven't heard. And, if nothing else, hey, it's an experiment. Read all about it in the first post.

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By |January 27th, 2015|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Whenever: 65daysofstatic, Hotel California, Sir Sly & More...

65daysofstatic

We're back. With music. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

First up, there's a fine line between experimental rock, math rock and just lots of noise. 65daysofstatic fit snugly in the good portion of that particular Venn diagram. And I was wondering what this track might look like live: "Safe Passage" from last year's Wild Light. Sort of insane and majestic all at once. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl. Official site.)
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By |March 17th, 2014|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Whenever: Little Comets, Boston Boys, The 1975 & More...

Little Comets

More music picks for your whenever-you-damn-well-need-them. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

First up: Little Comets, out of the UK, have their album Life is Elsewhere, which was released last month. The track in question is "Woman Woman," with an acoustic video. First thought: the lead singer looks so pained. They're on tour in October in the States--someone buy that man a drink. Please. Second thought: the jogger who runs past at over a minute in: he's an MVP. For more info, their official site. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl / Spotify.)

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By |September 9th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Whenever: Maison du Malheur, Low, The Rockshow at Last & More...

Maison du Malheur

More music picks for your whenever-you-damn-well-need-them. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

No one should be surprised that I dig Maison du Malheur ("House of Misfortune" if Google Translate is to be believed)--out of The Netherlands they bring horns to the table, as well as a sound their press kit says is "Dust Bowl Depression Era Jump Jive Blues." So very accurate. And this guy's voice is fantastic. Seriously, this is something I could see Tom Waits happily listening to while drinking. The song in question is "Blue" from their album Wicked Transmission. Very recommended. Your best bet for snagging it is their Bandcamp page.

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By |August 11th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Whenever: Heaven, Candle Thieves, Redwood Plan & More...

Heaven

More music picks for your week. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

The trio from Brooklyn is known as Heaven and the track in question is "Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes." (Official video after the break.) To me, it's like a psychedelic track that's coming back down from a decent trip and really could just use a cup of coffee and a bagel. It's from their album Telepathic Love, due out July 30th. Their official site is here, where you can snag a free Covers EP. Lovely. (Song: Spotify; Album: CD, MP3, Vinyl.)

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By |June 29th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Whenever: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Alkaline Trio, Abigail Washburn & More...

Roadkill Ghost Choir

More music picks for your week. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

First up, Florida's Roadkill Ghost Choir, recorded live at Grooveshark performing "Bird in My Window." Their EP, Quiet Light, re-hits on July 9th via WolfBomb. The original version is here via Amazon and the new improved version will have a new sixth song on it.
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By |June 5th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Whenever: Sigur Ros, Movits!, The Uncluded & More...

Sigur Ros

More music picks for your...well, it's been a week. So we're just posting this now because the week needs music. We hope you agree. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

One thing that always bugs me is when you have umpteen people on stage and you don't have umpteen people's worth of sound happening. A band that does not have that problem, apparently, is Sigur Ros. Here they are providing a veritable wall of sonic goodness from The Tonight Show...it's the title track from their album Kveikur, due out June 18th. Check out their official site here. (Amazon: CD; Vinyl.)

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By |May 29th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

Music Monday: Alice in Chains, Quadron, Big Black Delta & More...

Alice in Chains 2013

More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

Alice in Chains was a band that I enjoyed after picking up Dirt in the wake of digging the absolute shit out of "Would?" from the Singles soundtrack. And then I enjoyed the hell out of it...and to a certain extent everything that came after...especially their "Let's try something slightly different" EPs like Jar of Flies and Sap. And then as they fell apart during and after the loss of vocalist Layne Staley, I sort of lost touch. Seemed like whenever I caught them, there was something about it that just wasn't...them. But now, having heard the new single "Stone" from the upcoming The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, I feel like I'm getting a suitable successor to Staley and yet the band just isn't Alice in Chains Again. And while trying to find a live performance of "Stone," I stumbled across this: and thus, witness William DuVall nailing the shit out of "Kashmir," back by the rest of AIC and a freaking orchestra, recorded in 2009 (I think).

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By |May 20th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments