So I don't really enjoy much from the Barenaked Ladies since their Maroon album way back in 2000 and the post Steven Page BNL feels almost like it has had a harder time staying current. I have posted a post Steven Page BNL song, of off their Grinning Streak album which is probably my favourite post maroon album. Sadly this left me with high hopes for their latest album Silverball. While keeping with the same sound they always have had, does have a little more mature lyrics/meaning behind some of them but I didn't hear anything on that album worth posting as song of the day. Hopefully you enjoy Odds Are and if not go go listen to some of their older stuff from albums Maroon, Stunt, Etc. Happy Canada Day.
Failure - The Focus
I always wonder how a bands album will be when they have not release anything in a long time but Failure has not released an album in 19 years. The world was a completely different place in 1996 when they released "Fantastic Planet". While their latest album "The Heart Is a Monster" isn't them reinventing themselves they stepped back almost right where they left off. There are a few lack luster tracks on the album but Failure took a solid swing and brought some nice solid grungy alt. rock to their latest album. My favourite track off the album was actually a single released just over a year again but is still just as amazing as when I first heard it and while this is a beautifully put together piece from start to finish, my favourite part is the last third of the track. Give it a listen and if you enjoyed it what was your favourite part?
Lady Bones - Botch
In a nutshell Lady Bones is a Punk Rock Grunge band. Their single Botch which is off their upcoming album "Dying" completely blew me away. I think I was preparing myself for for a modern punk like band but this band really has their own great sound that when picked apart you can see all the underlying genres they cover and it actually sounds very well produced. Not too dirty or blurred of a sound but also stayed away from sounding too clean or having too much of that "recorded in a studio" feel. You can stream their album "Dying" on soundcloud right now but they don't physically release the album until the 30th.
Fraser A. Gorman - Shiny Girl
So a little while back I played a Song by Courtney Barnett. She has a label in Australia called Milk Records and Fraser A. Gorman is a part of that nice little label and Courtney Also takes part in this song and others on his record "Slow Gum" which comes out July 7th. Fraser pulls of a very nice and heartwarming Americana sound that I think I have been missing in my life for a little while, and I don't know what his thing is which the chicken but it is a fun addition to his videos. Also just a heads up that the song doesn't really start till about 45 seconds in.
Refused - Dawkins Christ
Don't let the first few seconds of this track fool you for what this Hardcore Punk band from Sweden is about to give you. I was looking into some music that was a little more aggressive, and while this is not exactly what I was looking for it caught my attention enough to put it as song of the day today and expose you Guys and Gals to Refused. Freedom is also the bands first album since 1998 when the band brokeup until the end of 2014 when they they announced they would be doing some shows and shortly after rumors started comingaround about their new album "Freedom" which is out now.
Thundercat - Them Changes
Thundercat ia an amazing Bass Player that's music dips into a fast amount of genres. R&B, Jazz Fusion, Funk, Electronic, and all of this is wrapped in psychedelic feel. Them Changes is the single off his latest album "The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam" and his performance at the end of last year in New Orleans is a perfect example of what Thundercat brings to the table.
No Joy - Everything New
I have just listened to Everything New, and a few other songs off No Joy's new album More Faithful and I am an instant fan. Sadly don't have the time to really read up on the band other then they are from Montreal Canada, and that their music can be very Shoegazing (yes it's a genre) or dream poppy.
C418 - Subwoofer Lullaby
On days where I just need to zone out and music just isn't going to cut it on it's own I play minecraft the simplicity of the game along with the very mellow music mix together perfectly for a very zen like experience. The one Minecraft track that probably best reminds me of that experience is Subwoofer Lullaby. Also while the Artist C418 is probably best known for his relaxing minecraft tracks he has some other albums not minecraft related but still just as amazing in their tranquility.
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse (Pepe Bradock Remix)
I needed something different this morning and Todd Terje's It's Remix Time EP delivered the experience. This EP starts off with Inspector Norse which is probably my favorite song on the EP both the remixed version and it's original version on the album "It's Album Time". also if you have not heard anything by Pepe Bradock I think you should give him a listen. The first two hits on Youtube after typing his name in are both solid choices.
Ausmuteants - Kicked In The Head By A Horse
Ausmuteants is and Australian punk rock band that is more or less one of those punk bands that just writes songs that don't have any crazy meaning and are not politically charged. From their album Amusements you can't find song names like "No Motivation", "Pissed Myself Twice", and today's song of the day "Kicked In The Head By A Horse"
Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
Why do Sundays have to be boring, why can't you party just as hard as if it was a Friday or Saturday? Galantis' new album Pharmacy have arrived just in time for your summer and and your Sunday. Also how can't you go wrong with a song called Peanut Butter Jelly.
Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis - Ten Sails
Two nice classical artists, Luke Howard (Pianist/Composer) from Australia and Nadje Noordhuis (Trumpeter) from Brooklyn met up and recorded an album in a Berlin apartment last summer. The album is called Ten Sails to represent the ten tracks on the album that will sweep you off your feet. It was hard for me to pick a favorite out of them. I ended up going with the title track over the others for no more of a reason that I just feel a larger scenery being painted with Luke's Piano playing and a deeper story unfolding with Nadje's Trumpet then the other songs on the albums.
Worriers - They/Them/Theirs
Worriers is Brooklyn based Punk-Rock band that musically dots all the "i"s and crosses all the "t"s of a punk rock band but what makes them stand out more then every other generic punk-rock band is their message. I believe that when it comes down to any type of punk or R&B band that their message alone can make them stand above the rest. Sure musical different or exceptional is one way to stand out but these genres thrive on the message they want to get out and Worriers' They/Them/Theirs talks about societies failure to keep up with they wide spread knowledge and acceptance of gender identity. I would also just like to add
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
In a nut shell Abel Tesfaye has brought us a love song through the eyes of a drug addict. This song definitely has a MIchael Jackson feel to it. This is also not his first time pulling it off either, his cover of Dirty Diana also has this MJ impressionism in it. Now I should also say in no way is The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) like Michael Jackson, and a good example of this is his track "Often" which you should probably take a listen to after adsorbing this track.
Nightmares on Wax - You Wish
Now this is probably my last downtempo song for now. I believe Pitchfork.com said it best in a review of the album today's song is on, and that is that the average person does not need more than one or two downtempo albums. I look at it like coffee, it all tastes like coffee until you really get into it and have drank your far share of it. Now that is why I tried to give you three pretty different downtempo songs, and the great thing about music in general that you can't sum people up into one genre. These last three songs share a common thread of downtempo but they all have their distinct flavors (back to coffee metaphor). You Wish has an amazing phsycadelic funk structure that uses a very well known sample from Judy Clay and William bell.
Song of The Day
Some semi random song I enjoy will be posted here once a day with a small description of the song and or band.