Music

A Great Big Pile of Leaves – Pet Mouse

Brooklyn’s A Great Big Pile of Leaves are back with their second full-length album You’re Always On My Mind. Though not as catchy as their previous efforts, the new album continues to showcase the band’s creative guitar work, intricate drum lines, and nostalgic lyrics that we love so much. AGBPOL continue with the “one high, one low” style of vocals, but seem to have perfected the art of when and for how long. If you like upbeat, happy rock songs with a little bit of style and originality to them, then AGBPOL is just for you. Check out the single “Pet Mouse” off their new album You’re Always On My Mind below, and then go check out their back catalog. Read More…

Jamaican Queens – Kids Get Away

Michigan’s own Jamaican Queens could be one of the biggest things to come out of Detroit since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. With a unique mix of indie and electronic elements, JQ comes across as a blending of Hot Chip and dubstep. Their music is a pretty good representation of just how weird these fellas are, and if you’re really interested, check out the website (it’ll throw you for a loop). With their self-titled album being the first release in what will hopefully be a long career, the band has nowhere to go but up. Check out the video for the track “Kids Get Away” from their self-titled album below. Read More…

Hidden In Plain View – Garden Statement

The now defunct pop-punk/screamo band Hidden In Plain View were one of New Jersey’s biggest pride and joys. The instability of the band caused them to release three EPs and one full-length, all on different labels, and eventually led to their split in 2007. It was the clean and consistent harder edge to their pop-punk style that set them apart from most. With dual vocals and a great rhythm section, they had what it takes to make it big. Check out the track “Garden Statement” off their 2005 album Life In Dreaming below (sorry for the lame video). Read More…

Ludo – Love Me Dead

Oh sweet, sweet youth. Remember this song? St. Louis’ Ludo had our hearts rocking and angst raging with this track released in 2008. If you’re crossed or heart broken, just sit back and let Ludo do your thinking for you. Not to mention a very entertaining accompanying music video. Listen to the track below, and be sure to check out their latest 2010 release Prepare the Preparations. Read More…

The Basement – 7/4/13

Thanks all for tuning in and happy 4th of July! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Simien the Whale – Keep On Marching

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys – Tied Down to You

Patchwork – Boring Song

Wavvy Hands – Ceramics

Amateur Anthropologist – You Say That I’m Selfish (Yeah, I Know)

The Fencemen – Rented Rooms

The Crane Wives – New Colors Read More…

Gogol Bordello – Lost Innocent World

Manhattan’s Gogol Bordello are back with yet another album, this marking their sixth full-length. The gypsy-folk punk band maintain their sound while slowing things down a bit and taking another look at song structure. After the band’s recent successes in the music industry, the new album out July 23rd could be a very important step to solidify new listeners. Check out the track “Lost Innocent World” off the upcoming album Pura Vida Conspiracy below. Read More…

Kitten – G#

Despite the level of cute that their name suggests, Los Angeles’ Kitten doesn’t make sweet and bubbly indie pop, but some pretty gnarly electronic-infused rock. The soft female vocals mixed with over-fuzzed instrumentation sitting atop a bed of ethereal beats and nosies makes for an interesting listen. Plus, it’s pretty easy to rock out to. Check out their song “G#” off their 2012 release Cut It Out EP below.

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Bosnian Rainbows – Torn Maps

Ever since The Mars Volta broke up, I’ve been waiting to see what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is going to do with his life (besides his disappointing solo career). Well here it is: Bosnian Rainbows. Formed out of El Paso, Texas, Bosnian Rainbows do a perfect job of mixing Rodriguez-Lopez’s signature sound with electronic elements and female vocals to make quite an original sound (think The Dead Weather meet The Strokes). Check out the track “Torn Maps” off their 2013 debut album Bosnian Rainbows below. Read More…

Boards of Canada – Cold Earth

With their first album in eight years, Scotland’s electronic act Boards of Canada have had their listeners on quite the anticipation ride. After anonymously releasing a short clip of music and spread rumors that it might be theirs. With this clip came a six-digit code, though its purpose was unknown. Over the following few months, more codes were released through outlets such as BBC, Adult Swim, and NPR. Their website wouldn’t allow access to anyone without a password, which was also unavailable. Once the user entered all six codes, it revealed a video announcing their new album. So after all that work, is it really worth it? Short answer: yes. Check out the track “Cold Earth” off of Tomorrow’s Harvest below. Read More…

The Basement – 6/20/13

Thanks all for tuning and thanks to Academy4, Jory Stultz, and Kyle Pentecost for coming in and hanging out.

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Nathan Alan – For the Wolves

Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys – Could Be Me

Haunted Leather – Midnight Women

Academy4 – Poison Read More…

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