So, there are mucho bands out there that are grabbing my attention. While Glasto floods and Bono yelps in Croker, this is what I'm listening to:
My Chemical Romance
Mainly just 'I'm Not OK' just because it's a brilliant, brilliant song. 'Helena' is good too, you can download the album here:
Maybe because his new album has just come out ('Be'), or maybe because I'm still listening to 'Resurrection', or maybe because he's playing Spirit soon, and I'm trying to snag an interview. Whatever it is, Common is MAYBE (now that JayZ has 'retired') the best rapper out there.
Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah
Some other blog turned me on to these guys (can't remember which one - possibly http://youaintnopicasso.blogspot.com/) But they sure are fun.
Have had some tracks by these guys for a while (This Could Be Loved being the best), but it was their new video for Time To Waste. This is their fifth album. And they are ALL good. Trust me.
Funeral For A Friend
Their new track Streetcar is riding high in my personal chart.
Be Your Own Pet
Things are looking up for these Yanky teenagers I posted about previously. Great pop songs, and their lead chick is only 16! Yikes.
More Indie hopefulls that are excellent. Better than The Departure anyway - who I am kind of sick of. The Ordinary Boys and Hard Fi and The Editors are better.
It took me a while to come around to Bright Eyes, because I am kind of done with the 'troubadour' thing. But he's as sweet as hell, and it's impossible not to be cutesily partial too. Here is the 'hit' The First Day OF My Life:
Ok Cowboy, probably the best dance record this year (so far?)
OLD BAND PHASE
There is no NEW without OLD of course, so, the old bands I have been listening to are
System Of A Down
Why: Because Download @ Donnington has refreshed my memory and the new single BYOB is a work of pop chorus genius
Essential Track: Paranoid
Why: Backstage before their gig @ Vicar Street interviewing the support band (The Subways) brought them back to memory, and watching Island In The Sun on MTV2 yesterday.
Essential Track: The Sweater Song http://idoggeus.servebeer.com:4444/music/Everyday/New/Weezer/Weezer/Undone%20(The%20Sweater%20Song).m4p
Why: Because society has pressured me beyond any recognition
Essential Track: City Of Blinding Lights
Why: realising their new album is so shit draws you back to the old records
Essential track: Digital Love
download technologic: http://idoggeus.servebeer.com:4444/music/Everyday/New/Daft%20Punk%20-%20technologic.mp3
that is all, come back later
listening to: Interpol - Say Hello To The Angels