Say Hi To Your Mom (now known as Say Hi) is a band I first heard about on the web back in the early 00's. Randomly flipping around Rdio I came across this song that I hadn't heard in a while and wanted to share.
Ghostbusters, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Lakers. It's got everything!
I have been playing this album for days now. It's a collection of covers done by Local H. I've never seen them live but apparently these are common covers for their live shows. I love when a band has a wealth of good covers and does them often enough to make the song feel like it came out of their heads.
The first track, TV On The Radio's "Wolf Like Me" is the one I've listened to the most, but I have to say they are all very good.
I've been listening to this one a bit lately. Mostly the title track "1977" as it turned up in my game of FIFA 11 while I got trounced by Chelsea and Drogba. Check it out here. The rest of the album is okay, but definitely a little more "hey I'm a dope rapper!" than it needs to be.
I don't know exactly why but I've been listening to Gold Panda's "Lucky Shiner" for about three days now. There aren't very many memorable hooks or songs I can point to and say, "Yep, that's so good!" It's not even that sort of pleasant electronic music you hear while shopping at a store that is way above your income level.
No, it's just all one jumble of good music that I can't seem to stop listening to. It's weird!
While (mistakenly) organizing my collection for Apple's new Ping service, thinking it would be used in my profile, I happened to rate all my music I've been enjoying so far this year. Here is a list of some of my favorites in no particular order:
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin — Let It Sway
Four Tet — There Is Love In You
Frightened Rabbit — Winter of Mixed Drinks
The National — High Violet
Sleigh Bells — Treats
Yeasayer — Odd Blood
Best Coast — Crazy for You
LCD Soundsystem — This is Happening
Major Lazer — Lazers Never Die EP
Minature Tigers — F O R T R E S S
Quasi — American Gong
Robyn — Body Talk Pt 1
She & Him — Volume Two
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists — The Brutalist Bricks
One thing about this project that is pretty difficult sometimes: I listen to a lot of shit in order to find good stuff.
It's not even the derivativeness of it that bugs me, it's that it is just plain bad. Achingly bad. While I am all for the crumbling of gatekeepers and removing barriers between us and artists, some barriers are a good thing.