Saturday, May 30, 2009

Song of the Day


Carolina Liar - I'm Not Over

-------------The need for closure is something sensitive artists can articulate to nearly every broken-hearted, troubled soul. Carolina Liar's lead singer Chad Wolf takes the complications of post-breakup problems through "I'm Not Over" with aggrivated southern rock combinations and an anthemic chorus. The L.A. band has made success as background music for hit shows such as One Tree Hill and The Hills. Carolina Liar's "I'm Not Over" can be found on the band's 2008 debut album, Coming to Terms.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Song of the Day


Say Anything - Most Beautiful Plague

-----------This Los Angeles band is mostly known for it's rambunctious, honest lyrics and knock around melodies. And when your singer-songwriter has bipolar disorder, you can only imagine that Say Anything will be a dynamic and eclectic mix of sounds. In "Most Beautiful Plague" Max Bemis takes a turn for the blues with groaning and moaning laments of complicated lust. Get "Most Beautiful Plague" off Say Anything's album, "...Is A Real Boy."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Song of the Day


Juanes - A Dios Me Pido

-----------Listas para la musica hispanica? Well, if you can translate what twelve years of spanish class amounted to (that sentence, right there), then clearly you're ready for some hispanic music. Juanes is not your typical Enrique "Una Noche" kind of musician. While he has his boyish good looks swooning voice, "A Dios Me Pido," translated "I Ask God" is one man's prayer that the world will live in harmony, friends and family will stay happy, and - of course - the one he loves will stay with him forever.
Juanes hails from Colombia, South America where he is noted as a rock musician and cites Metallica as a major influence for his early days as a metalhead (listening to "A Dios," you'd never guess). With guitar licks like Santana and a Latin pop star voice, one cannot miss out on "A Dios Me Pido" from Juanes' sophomore platinum album, Un Dia Normal.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Song of the Day


The Scenic - Not

---------While perusing the crowded bulletin of fliers anxiously begging for keyboardists and bassists in my local Guitar Center (The GC Lounge), My hands were lucky enough to acquire Victory Summer Sampler, a no-charge-all-rock compilation to welcome the season of Ray Bans and sweat-drenched outdoor concerts. The Scenic dominate most of the tracks along with label buddies Hawthorne Heights, The Audition, and Farewell to Freeway.

"Not" has to be on the top 5 in that summer '09 playlist I know you're piecing together on your ipod. Angsty why-can't-we-be-together lyrics and moaning you're-so-fine-it's-crazy vocals are the divine recipie of summer love goodness. Get "Not" from their debut album Find Yourself Here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Song of the Day


INXS - Afterglow

-----------------Slow down and breathe in a moment so sure and so right, you can barely believe it's real. Drink it like water, hold on. "Afterglow" exhales every ounce of gloriously living in the second, the hour, and the night. Taking flight in past memories, "Afterglow" is the perfect song when you miss someone or had the right one - and got away. Get it from INXS's album, Switch.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Song of the Day


Trapt - Enigma

-------------We all get sick. When it's physical, we go to doctors, medicines in the form of pills, and rest to heal wounds. But when an emotional sickness seems to take its toll on even the most stoic of personalities, there will always be a muscian, some lyrics, and a rythem to remedy those invisible scars. The lyrics of "Enigma" cry out for a hand to keep the light on and begs for an emotional revelation. Get "Enigma" from Trapt's self titled debut album.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Song of the Day


Goodbye Elliott - Don't Call Me Baby

----------Goodbye Elliott's page caught my attention with their subslogan "Rock & Roll From Hawaii," and I had to say aloha to their tracks. Goodbye Elliott has the pop rock appeal of even the most popular bands on the mainland U.S., carrying songs such as the heartache and heartbreak "Don't Call Me Baby" with euphonic energy. The band effortlessly flows with their music as though The Academy Is and The Format collaborated on an excellently performed album. Get "Don't Call Me Baby" can be found on Goodbye Elliott's Myspace as an unreleased track.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Song of the Day


Taking Back Sunday - Sink Into Me

--------Nothing like a ryhthmic round of applause to open up one of rock's most renowned bands. Why the clapping in their video for "Sink Into Me?" TBS is stoked and ready to go in anticipation of the release of New Again, which will hit stores June 2nd. Setting aside his often frantic and jumping vocals, Adam Lazzara takes a hold of the "hey! ho! let's go!" intros and pleasantly sharp melody in "Sink Into Me." The video is dripping with amps, guitars, a pumped up crowd, and the guys of TBS taking hold of the passion they've given fans for ten years since their birth in 1999. Celebrate a decade of american rock domination with New Again.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Song of the Day


Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake - Love Sex Magic

---------No stress, maybe undress, but you need to press play on "Love Sex Magic." There's no doubt that our favorite Mouseketeer all grown up makes for a great collaboration, especially when he's sweetly swooning Ciara. Their crazysexycool beat evokes innocent lust, blaming nothing but the dance club trinity that titles the song. It has spirit that rivals Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" and Miss Janet Jackson's "All For You," making it one of Ciara's top hits of her career. Get "Love Sex Magic" from her 2009 album, Fantasy Ride.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Song of the Day


Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs - Stay

----------The song is only a minute and a half, but it doesn't take many words to get the point across. "Stay"sways like a slow samba and pleads with baby-don't-go lyrics. The song is featured in the original Dirty Dancing in the scene where Baby enters the staff lounge, and the grinding and the swaying is more than she bargained for (fan much? don't judge). To this day "Stay" is the shortest song ever recorded to hit Number One on the Billboard charts. Get "Stay" from Dirty Dancing's original soundtrack.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Song of the Day


Kate Voegele - Manhattan From the Sky

-----------Now as One Tree Hill tells it, Kate Voegele writes this "Thousand Miles"-type love song as inspiration from her new fictional flame (Stephen from Laguna Beach, like ZOMG!). Sure her Myspace page may be coated in glamour shots, and you may not be into chick singers, but Kate Voegele's performance in "Manhattan From the Sky" is worth the listen. With tumbling piano and a relaxed sense of adventure, "Manhattan" is a homage to Voegele's talents, nailing the dismount with vocal gymnastics congruous to the music. Get "Manhattan From the Sky" from her 2009 album A Fine Mess.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Song of the Day


Sublime - Rivers of Babylon

-------------Though Bradley Nowell left this world in the mid-90's, Sublime lives on through their timeless ska-punk and reggae ryhtems, tribute bands, and over 17 million albums sold. "Rivers of Babylon" hails from the reggae rock steady 40 Oz. to Freedom, Sublime's 1992 release. The feel-good Jesus shout out was originally written by the Melodians, and though the folk acoustic holy resonance may seem odd lined up next to "Date Rape" and "Smoke Two Joints," its just Nowell's way of saying the guy upstairs loves everyone, no matter what we write. Get the holy shakes in you from 40 Oz. to Freedom.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Song of the Day


Duffy - Hanging On Too Long

------------If singers were as pretty as the sound of their voices, Duffy would be the first example. The blonde, critically deemed "anti-Amy Winehouse" Welsh singer wails her way into the hearts of listeners with her small town, big-hearted ballads in Rockferry. The songstress takes the blame of past flames in beautiful stride with vocals full of hurt and regret in "Hanging On Too Long." Though not the most obvious showcase of her range, the need-to-move-on ballad broadcasts her songwriting wonderfully. Get "Hanging On Too Long" from Duffy's phenomenal breakout album, Rockferry.