I think if you need the best proof that Punk and Metal are related then look no further than A Sight For Sewn Eyes' song Poor Souls. I have not listened to their first album but their new self-titled album blew me away. Sometimes it is best going in to a new artists with zero expectations. I know in saying that I usually talk a little about a band and their music in these little blips but I guess I should say it here, is that maybe you should press play and than start reading this while the music is playing. I just assume people read this than press play or press play and don't even read this. Anyways if you like Poor Souls I recommend listening to the whole album, each song is a new experience.
Phinehas - Till The End
Phinehas is a metalcore band that has been around since the early 2000's. Metalcore like many genres has gradually swung from one end of the spectrum (hardcore punk) to the other (Metal). A perfect example would be to listen to Hogan's Heroes and then come back to Phinehas. Hogan's Heroes is considered a pioneering band for metalcore. Looking back they might seem like more of a hardcore punk but that is where metalcore tended to lean back then and now where metalcore bands today get a lot of influence from. Phinehas is probably my favourite metalcore bands, they do lean more towards the metal side and todays song is a good example of that deep metal scream, unlike the more punk like sound you would get from Hogan's Heroes.
Lamb of God - Still Echoes
Even though I had a week hiatus I think I will still do a week of metal songs for song of the day, and what better way to start than with a pretty recent release (album wise, not single). Lamb of God's Still Echoes I believe is a nice way to start off with something a think at least a little more widely recognized. I look forward to what the next week of song of the days will bring. While Still Echoes is not my favourite piece of work I can see why it is the first single off their now released "VII" album and maybe you guys will see something more in it.
David Guetta - Clap Your Hands
First off I am sorry for the little over a week unannounced hiatus, I will try to announce these next time. Todays song of the day is David Guetta's "Clap Your Hands" because it seems like a lot of people (who are not into EDM) have taken this opportunity and Steve Akoi's "My Heart Will Go On" thing at the Tomorrowland festival to "prove to the world that EDM in crap. No I will not get into this argument and just pick the clip from "Clap Your Hands" played at Tomorrowland. Any type of EDM music can usually be a guilty pleasure for me and I think if any type of music can get away with goofy samples it would be EDM.
Here is a link to a one minute video of David Guetta playing the song at Tomorrowland:
Radioactivity - Silent
So I may have been in a bit of a punkish mood lately. I think I am going to have to force myself into another genre for you guys. I think I will be doing a metal week. Silent is probably my favorite track by Radioactivity, but not by much. I just think Silent is very well crafted, keeping the song minimalist but just enough to keep you fully engaged.
Lowr - At The Endless Party
Lower is a post-punk band from Copenhagen who have released a few EPs and their music has definitely had a different feel that I don't think is for everyone. If At The Endless Party doesn't do it for you I would say give Lethargy or Pictures of Passion a try and then see how you feel because it is a little more traditional while still being true to the bands self.
Ultimate Painting - Sanctioned Blues
This Saturday I think everyone needs to whatever weather they are given and groove out to the sound of Ultimate Painting
The Galleria - Calling Card
I'm not really in the mood for this type of music today but when I started listening to it I couldn't help but listen from start to finish. Maybe that is all it needed. It has a very 80's pop feel that becomes blatantly obvious with the female vocals. Hope you guys enjoy this track.
Years & Years - Shine
Years & Years is probably the closest thing I have heard to what true modern pop music would be. I think these guys have nailed the electropop genre and I would gladly listen to any artists you guys think are doing better than this trio on their latest album Communion.
The Chemical Brothers - Go
My love for The Chemical Brothers has never changed. Their latest album "Born In The Echoes" is a great way for them to come back after five years since Further. I believe Go was their first single but it still is a great track to get you started on this album. I could only find a vevo version of the song, other versions on other websites have slightly altered audio so when you try to play the video it will give you a link to click and you can watch it on YouTube.
Little Boots - Working Girl
Just one look at Little Boot's album cover for Working Girl (knowledge of the 1988 movie Working Girl not needed) and you can get an idea of what you going to get yourself into. Victoria Hesketh (little Boots) brings us some more airy 70s and 80s disco/house like pop music and her title track is a great example of this. Get Things Done is another good track to take a look at but I feel like Taste It was a underwhelming but overall I'm pretty happy with her Album.
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
Tame Impala has got some great dance pop tracks on his latest album Currents. His music is unworldly and sounds like it comes from a different time. I think the best way to explain Kevin Parker's music is to use a quote from one of his interviews from Pitchfork "I've got a whole album waiting for Kylie Minogue. [laughs] That sound like a joke, but I actually do. I have, like, seven songs ready."
White Reaper - Make Me Wanna Die
While White Reaper's next LP doesn't come out till July 17th NPR and White Reaper are allowing you to stream the album on their webpage, and for your guys I have embedded the album below. It is nice when the first song on the album ends up being the song of the day, so that way I can make it more likely that you will listen to the whole album, or at least more than just one song. This punk pop band has a chewy rock centre that makes them charming, catchy, and aggressive. Take a listen and I hope you enjoy.
K-OS - Steel Sharpens Steel (Still In Love)
It has been a while since I have heard anything new from K-OS and his next album Can't Fly Without Gravity seems like it is going to be an amazing experience with K-OS's familiarity with Rap and Rock music, but it seem like we are also going to have that punk, EDM and even pop side of his music all on this album. With Steel Sharpens Steel we get some nice punk influence which is a great single, but I also recommend listening to his other singles Turn Me Loose, WiLD4TheNight (EgoLand), and Crucify. Can't Fly Without Gravity is out August 28th via Dine Alone Records.
Sublab & Azaleh - You Found Me
There are days that get so busy that you never really get time to listen to anything and then finally at the end of the day you want nothing more than to just listen to something to put you to sleep. After a little YouTube cruising through some of my regular channels I found Sublab & Azaleh. The second I found this song I started nodding off, but in a very happy and pleasant way where I'm sure it will make me have some great dreams. Hope this track speaks to you in some way too. Now I'm off to bed.
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.