Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shuffle Up and Deal

I like to pretend there is a magical musical goblin in the heart of my iPod that is in charge of making decisions like playing Gangstarr, preceded by The Velvet Underground, when on the 'shuffle' option. Just to remind me about the opposite ends of spectrums.

Well, the following two songs came about the other day, and now, I cannot have one without the other. The first song is from the Oscar winning soundtrack score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the highly emotionally stirring, musical salutation to "The Social Network". Check out "Hand Covers Bruise" below, to be immediately followed by...

"The Passenger Seat" by Death Cab For Cutie. Written approximately seven years prior to the release of "The Social Network", this Gibbard & Company track exists on a very similar musical plane.

To me, these two tracks are the musical equivalent of the party game where everyone writes down story fragments onto a piece of paper, and they are later put together to form one coincidental, and cohesive story.

It is important to note, you must listen to these tracks in reverse chronological order, to prove my theory. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, immediately followed by Mr. Zooey Deschanel.

"Hand Covers Bruise" by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
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"The Passenger Seat" by Death Cab For Cutie

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

A Happy Ash Wednesday to those applicable. See Bright Eyes song (and tour dates below).

"Drunk Kid Catholic" by Bright Eyes

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The People’s Key is out now on Saddle Creek Records.

Bright Eyes 2011 Tour Dates:
03/09 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *
03/10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
03/11 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
03/13 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy ^
03/14 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
03/15 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre ^
03/16 – Champaign, IL @ Foellinger Auditorium ^
03/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores (SXSW) (FREE SHOW)
04/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater
04/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
04/09 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/12 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
04/13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
06/23 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Dø

"Both Ways Open Jaws" is the new record from the terribly creative and wonderful duo, The Dø. Check out "The Calendar" below. I can't get enough. It's like a mad scientist took a Joni Mitchell record, and fed it into the computer with a DJ Shadow record, à la the Weird Science production of Kelly Lebrock's famous "Lisa" role.

Do visit The Dø's website. Buy their album at iTunes.

"The Calendar" by The Dø

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