Music

Electric President – Ten Thousand Lines

Ben Cooper has been making music under many names, but when Alex Kane joins in to form Electric President, things are taken to a whole new level. A perfect mix of electronic and indie, the two Floridians can span the entire range of human emotion in the limits of one song. At times beautiful, at times creepy, and at time both, Electric President and subsequent albums contain very thoughtful, well-structured songs that can have a profound effect on the music experience. If you’re digging this, be sure to look up some of Ben Cooper’s other projects Radical Face, Iron Orchestra, Helicopter Project, and Mother’s Basement.

Listen to “Ten Thousand Lines” off their 2006 self-titled, debut album below. Read More…

Alice and Michi – Fighters

New York-based Alice and Michi really have no formula for making music. When they sat down to write music, it was unclear who would be playing what instrument, who would be singing, and what they would even be writing about. Six months later, Strange Bloom was finished. In a genre known as “chamber pop,” there really aren’t any rules, but Alice and Michi seemed to still be able to break them. A mixture of electronic and jazz, Alice and Michi make minimalist dream pop slathered in effervescent harmonies. Check out their song “Fighters” off their 2012 album Strange Bloom below. Read More…

Jeff Pianki’s “Paper Window” Revisited

Now make no mistake, as a junior in college, I have the hometown visit down to a science. I have my personal rituals when I return to my home in Sterling Heights; I see particular people, I eat at particular restaurants, I drive down particular roads to particular places.

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My Latest Novel – Sneaker Sister Sneaker Soul

From the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland come My Latest Novel, a four-piece hell-bent on tearing down the walls of folk and indie rock. With a melange of instruments in every song including violins, xylophones, and the use of samples, their music is constantly shifting from theme to theme. The band name seems incredibly fitting, as each song changes within itself, establishing a story line and vascillating moods as a good story does. Each album seems to be a new novel of sorts. With only two albums under their belt, My Lates Novel has tons of room to grow and can be expected to do so. Check out their song “Sneaker Sister Sneaker Soul” off their 2006 release Wolves below Read More…

Little Comets – One Night In October

British rockers Little Comets provide the energy of pop-punk with the warm, fuzzy feeling of indie rock, allowing for an attitude of relaxing excitement throughout both their albums. Recently signed to Columbia Records, they’ve been able to tour in support of Hockey among others and appearing in a British television advertisement. A band still in its infancy, be sure to keep your eye out for Little Comets. We think they’ll be hitting it big pretty soon. Check out their song “One Night In October” off their 2011 release In Search of Elusive Comets below. Read More…

The Basement – 3/14/13

Special thanks to Ryan Anderson for coming in and hanging out tonight. Be sure to tune in next week when we have Mason’s Case in studio!

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

The Sights – Don’t Want You Back

Rick Beerhorst – Little Piece of the Pie

Squeezebox – I Want You Bad

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