Monday, March 10, 2008

Single of the Day, What?

what is a single?

the single is the song put out by an artist to be played on the radio or something.  

i've always wondered why independent bands put out singles at all.  i don't know if i would.  maybe i would.  probably.  but why?  it's too late for all this thinking.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Eargasm: Bon Iver - Skinny Love

It happens very rarely, but when it does its probably a huge reason why people are interested in listening to new music. It is what I call an eargasm. An eargasm is when you hear a song so good you get goosebumbs even though you are sitting in your bed wrapped in 3 blankets. After the first listen you click the repeat one setting on your music player and just drift away. I almost forgot the feeling, maybe because I have not been actively searching for new music because I simply have been listening to old albums I did not fully appreciate when I was younger. But, recently I had an eargasm while listening to Bon Iver's song Skinny Love off the album For Emma, Forever Ago. I looked up the band after noticing they were the headliner for Phosphorescent at a March 19th show at Che Café. I went on to Amie Street(once again a great site that I will not be hacking anymore and you all should actually buy music from) and downloaded their album. Justin Vernon 's voice on the track is just perfection he brings so many raw emotions into the song without making it overwhelming. I'm sure he had a lot of time to figure out exactly how to do this while spending 4 months in a Wisconsin cabin writing and recording the album. So anyways I think Ill just let the song speak for itself...

Bon Iver Skinny Love

Monday, March 3, 2008


Amie is not a girl. Its a street, but its not really that either. Amie Street is a website that sells music, and almost excusivley indie music. They charge prices based on the popularity of the music. Now I would not go proclaiming love for buying music. Instead my love is for the promo offer they currently have running. It is that they give newly registered customers 5 dolllars to spend on anything. The hack is that you can create as many accounts as you want as long as you have different email addresses. Because of the low price of music, 5 dollars goes for like 2 cds of less popular bands. The promo is for the National, who's 2007 release the Boxer is definitely in the top 5 albums of 2007 for me. My recomendations for your 5 dollars would have to be Boxer, Doolittle by the Pixes, some Mates of States, Modest Mouse's early cd's, and Pavement.
Now the link!