May 9, 2011

Media Monday – 05/09/2011

I hope you’re having a great 2011 so far. Enjoy this week’s selections, because there’s a bunch of really good stuff here!

  1. Music:
    a. Binarium Podcast #4 – Damon Smith and Sandy EwenBinarium Productions
    b. Binarium Podcast #5 – Robert PearsonBinarium Productions
    c. “Fingers” (radio edit)Roxy Rawson
    d. “Philanthropy”Roxy Rawson
    e. “Hey Love”Max Burgundy
    f. “Majoring In The Arts”“Ambre”Nils Frahm
    h. “Said And Done”Nils Frahm
    i. “Longitude”Sam Roberts Band
    j. “Sing”Sounds Under Radio
    k. “Broken Bone”Iceage
    l. “My Skateboard Will Go On”Anamanguchi
    m. “Heartling”John LaMonica
    n. “Rapper Turned Singer”Andy Petr
    o. “Drinking Milk From His Hands”Andy Petr
    p. “Get It (I Know You’re Going To)”Pat Jordache
    q. “Reprise”Hospital Ships
    r. “Honey, Please”Hospital Ships
    s. “Love Or Death”Hospital Ships
    t. “Blanket”Bachelorette
    u. “Pirata”Ocote Soul Sounds
    v. “Work”1,2,3
    w. “Morning Son”Country Mice
    x. “Cog”Eternal Summers
    y. “Tamer Animals”Other Lives
    z. “Cuando Pasa”Soema Montenegro
    aa. “Left Side Rock”Brian Olive
  2. Video:
    a. “Wait So Long”Trampled By Turtles
    b. “Majoring In The Arts”“Sitting On The Edge”“Embracing The Modern Age”“Dirty Night Clowns”Chris Garneau
    f. “Fireflies”Chris Garneau
    g. “Colour Of Fire”Mechanical Bride
    h. “When I Was A Mocking Bird”Matt Bauer
    i. “Dig Down Deep”Vandaveer
    j. “Chrome Cavities”Fredrik
    k. “Reprise”Hospital Ships
    l. “Her Rotating Head”Bachelorette
    m. “New Brigade”Iceage

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May 9, 2011

Monument – Goes Canoeing

Monument
Goes Canoeing
Tiny Engines; 2011

I’ve admittedly waxed nostalgic on a regular basis for the last eighteen or so months when discussing the resurgence of second-wave emo. I almost can’t help myself – this genre was rather important to the forming of my aesthetic preferences in my late teens and twenties. Both then and now, these sounds struck a chord in me because the music so deftly complemented the lyrical content: for every heartrending ode belted out by a angst-filled post-adolescent, there was an, angular snaking guitar line pared with a syncopated drum rhythm. The herky-jerky (yet somehow smooth) tempo changes and dynamic shifts of emo (and the resultant strains of post-core, post-rock, and math-rock that followed) remain an effective mirror for trouble souls in troubling times.

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