Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cave In- Planets of Old

It is nice to see Cave In pulling it together and putting out a new record. Planets of Old is due out at the end of the month in a limited edition 12" EP and will contain four songs, one of which is available at iTunes now ("Retina Sees Rewind"). Too bad the band is only scheduled to play Boston right now, it would be quite excellent to see them play again.

In any case, make sure to check out Planets of Old.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

El Scorcho...

So as I am licking my mental wounds during a rare slow week for Grad School, I am listening to Weezer's "El Scorcho" on repeat. The lead single off of the band's sophomore effort Pinkerton, "El Scorcho" is easily my favorite song by them. Quite frankly, the subtle humor and smooth harmonies of their debut album never quite grabbed me at the time; I quite literally remember calling the band a bunch of dorks (ironic isn't it).

The first time that I watched the video for "El Scorcho", there was an immediate connection to the weird melodies and off kilter sounds from the guitars. To this day, I still think it is Weezer's best song, even though I have come to enjoy a bunch of their other tracks.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


OK...being from Jersey, I love Rorschach. Always have since the day I first heard them. Their musical progeny are legend as well, but these guys always held a soft spot in my heart.

So I am psyched I get to see them soon:

September 23 - Richmond, VA (Probably ALLEY KATZ) with FORENSICS and PULLING TEETH.
September 24 - Asbury Park, NJ ASBURY LANES with BLACK KITES +1
September 25 - New York City SANTOS PARTY HOUSE with CELEBRITY MURDERS(Last Show) +1
September 26 - Boston, MA
September 27 - Philadelphia, PA Unitarian Church with 1.6 BAND + 1

I wish I could hit every show of these.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Long time...

So just as I was getting in the writing mood, Grad School kicked in immediately thereafter; it kind of snuck up on me really. I did get quite a bit of writing done for Scene Point Blank right before it started, which is good because this class is crushing me under the weight of all the "written" work that is due (mostly because I am not in the mode for school work, even now two weeks down into in the class). Ah well, I am not completely insane yet and there is less than four weeks to go.

Thankfully, I have been finding a huge amount of new music and rediscovered some older records that I guess that I just never gave its just due. Some of the newer records (some chronologically new some not so much) that are easing through the headphones right now include: Donnacha Costello's Together Is the New Alone, Clint Mansell's Moon soundtrack (the movie is awesome and well worth seeing), and a bunch of House of Low Culture rarities (I am still trying to figure out what everything is). Some of the rediscovering going on includes last years collaboration between Black Boned Angel and Nadja called Christ Send Light as well as some of Aidan Bakers solo material (Green and Cold specifically).

I am still anxiously awaiting the GREYMACHINE full length as well as the new records coming soon from Jesu and the Nadja Under a Jaguar Sun album.

I am hoping to finish up my mid year music write ups that I promised last within the next couple of days, but we'll see what Grad School says...