Friday, May 20, 2011

In Your Ear-5.24.11

The xx, XX

After coming across a couple of songs from this group, I checked out the full album. Not sure how to describe the music. At times dreamy, at times pulsing, at time electro-pop. I didn't really pick up any new tracks, which was disappointing. The album wasn't horrible but it's the sort of thing that is great background music but nothing that's gonna get you four or five stars on your iTunes.

Fav tracks:



Night Time

Black Keys, Brothers

I finally listened to the latest album from the Black Keys. I picked up the Live at the Crystal Ballroom DVD over the holidays and loved it.

This album starts strong (especially Everlasting Light and Howlin’ for You) but fades towards the end (in the fine tradition of modern music). Some of the tracks really grab you and have an energy that can't be ignored, but for the most part it seems muted somehow. It’s worth a listen and great for chillin out on the back porch with a beverage.

KEXP podcasts

Wow. What can I say about the latest ones I’ve listened to? I can't bring myself to delete them from my ipod because I just to listen to them over and over again. The hit all types of music and make me wish I had time to track down these bands and really search out music. Alas I don't have that sort of time, so I'll take whatever they give me while trying to break free from my ingrained playlists.

Here are some amazing tracks to find:

Episode 235

The Hundred in the Hands—Pigeons

PS I Love You—Facelove

Episode 236

Steve Wynn & The Miracle—Resolution

Episode 249


1. Charles Leo Gebhardt IV - Teach My Heart

2. The Cute Lepers - Noisy Song

3. Beach Fossils - What A Pleasure

4. Craft Spells - Party Talk

5. Crystal Stilts - Shake the Shackles

6. Moon Duo - Mazes

7. My Goodness - Blackout Baby

8. The Kills - DNA

9. Yarn Owl - Seashell Wind Chime

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