Oh Hi… I suck. I completely got lost in the insanity that is the week before spring break while trying to teach students to do a science fair in 2 days. Fucking death. I will not forget again… I think : )
For today as a fix… I give you four stellar bands! Mostly because if I don’t catch up I will be doing this project until the sun blows up and we all die and no one cares about SxSW or bands with various animals in their names…
Annnnyway… Let’s do this! Because I need to get back to the autistic student who is trying to stab another with a glue stick.
Cloud Control are weird. This video will serve as proof. Like Yeasayer, they manage to be amazeballs and it then makes up for the fact that their brains are a little mushy from an acid trip of a video.
Ok, Cloud Nothings… if you haven’t heard of them yet, this won’t be the first and last time… they are blog fodder and have been for months. I like em’ lots. They sound rough and have that slight high school pop-punk vocal quality that makes me wish I didn’t have responsibilities (like that whole glue stick kid problem). UNFORTUNATELY their video is gross. I hate it. The guy looks gross in a wig with a braid and they eat it and I don’t get it and it ACTUALLY MADE ME GAG at the thought of that girl eating wig hair. GROSS. Lucky they sound like fun in my ear box.
Cold War Kids should go without mentioning as they have lived on mine (and should already live on everyone’s) iPods. They are amazeballs and have a distinct sound that creates that moment when you hear them and go, “This is definitely Cold War Kids”. I find comfort in bands that I can identify in the background of a movie or in a coffeeshop. Much like say… Modest Mouse… the vocals jump into your face and scream, “you will remember me, I am AWESOMESAUCE!”
Listen to my old favorite, and if it doesn’t become one of your own favorites, you are lame.
And now for a little electronic end to your day with, “Computer Magic”… the most honest name for an electronic act I have ever seen. It IS computer magic. Or something… like talent. The girl (Danz… yep, one name… admit it, you feel uncool now) can make some serious computer magic that makes you want to walk outside and be all happy about nature and leaves and shit. Who knows… maybe that’s just me.
Either way, love it.
Pray I make it to Friday kids…