Artist Feature: MEW!

As I’ve said before I will at times feature certain artist that I feel are truely unique, original and unheard of. Today’s artist feature is all about a Danish group called Mew. First of all, you will never hear them on the radio. Im not sure how it’s possible that fantastic artists like this get zero radio play, but it’s the way it is. Often considered indie alternative, they have a very original sound. Jonas Bjerre has a voice like none other, reaching some notes most men can’t. His melodies are sweet sounding to the ear, sometimes unusual and always creative. From the mello heart melting “She Came Home For Christmas“, to the driving “Am I Wry? No“, to the dynamic “Introducing Palace Players“, they never cease to keep me fully engaged and captivated. They always have something different around the corner and listening never becomes boring or fatiguing. Their songs take you on a ride that will surprise you at the most unexpected moments. You might also check out “The Zookeeper’s Boy” and “Comforting Sounds“. While these tracks I’ve mentioned might be 5 of my favorite, there are so many more that I could list. Go find their albums on iTunes and get em! You will not be disappointed. Stay tuned for more on home recording, guitar and music production. Cheers!

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Massive AttackMassive Attack are a British DJ and trip hop duo from Bristol, England. (Wikipedia). This group has been around for quite a while guys. I cant say I have been a long time fan, as I just recently discovered them. However in a short amount of time I have become quite fond of many of their songs. From synth driven techno sounds, to pure rock, they have a very unique sound. One thing they consistently do is keep you involved in their songs. Rarely does a song become boring. New sounds are waiting around every corner that keep you engaged and eagar to listen. “Teardrop“, one of my favorite tracks is used as the theme song for the television series  “House”. It’s truly a beautiful song and features the vocals of Elizabeth Fraser of the band The Cocteau Twins. Another track that I am fond of is “Angel“. It has an ethereal rock feel to it that gets your blood pumping. I recommend you check out this group and the many other fantastic tracks they have put out. There are simply too many to list here. I hope you like them. Stay tuned for more music, tips, and helpful posts to get you closer to you musical goals. Cheers!

DYEBMNRV7664
www.Hypersmash.com

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Artist Of The Week

Hi friends! I hope you are all having a great week as I am. This week’s artist of the week is an indie rock group from Chicago. They released their debut album “Ordinary Riches” in 2009 and their second, “Running From A Gamble” in March of 2011. I randomly discovered them on Youtube and fell in love with their music. Genevieve Shatz has a voice all her own and the overall feel of their songs is unlike any other band I know of. Very unique stuff with beautiful melodies and catchy grooves. They are Company of Thieves

and I hope you guys will check them out and support them. One thing I love most about them is how the guitarist can carry many of the songs without multiple guitar tracks. His playing is simple and well executed and of course his guitar tone is just brilliant. The song writing is original and it’s just easy listening. Here’s a couple of their songs I dig. Let me know what you think. Have a great week friends and stay tuned. Cheers!

Oscar Wilde

Tallulah

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Artist Of The Week

I decided that each week I would feature a different artist that I really enjoy listening to. Hopefully it will turn you on to some great music and in turn you will recommend some good stuff to me, as I am always looking for new good music. Anyone who knows me well has heard me talk about this week’s featured group. I saw them at Scout Bar in Clear Lake in August of 2010 and it was the best rock show Ive ever been to. Flat out, balls out stuff that is extremely unique. Trust me you wont hear stuff like this on your local radio stations. They use a lot of different time signatures, even in the same song occasionally. Very interesting stuff that was refreshing at the very least to my ears. The drummer is one of my favorites. And pay close attention to the bass on any song off Sound Awake. It’s a bass/drums driven album with less guitar power chords and more chimey melodies to fill in space.  Based out of Australia, they have two albums out as of now (Themata, Sound Awake) with a third in the making. Check them out on Youtube then go buy their albums. They are called Karnivool(www.karnivool.com). Let me know what you all think. Ill be back with my next post this week talking about my gear situation and how it has evolved over the years. Stay tuned.

 

All I Know  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18SUFbABxNQ

Themata  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t59vYoP6LkY&feature=related

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