Ok, it was only a matter of time before I put a song like this up. This is probably the saddest song I have picked as song of the day but it is too amazing not to pick it even with they have other equally as amazing songs. If you need a little cheering up I suggest listening to their song "Barton Hollow" after this. I am extremely sad that This Duo is no longer creating music together, but I still suggest everyone take the opportunity to listen to a few of their songs.
Metric - Black Sheep
Now even if you have heard of Metric I think the amount of people having heard Black Sheep is low. This song was sung on the tours, and released on the "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" soundtrack and not currently on any of Metric's released albums. Maybe not my favorite song by them but definitely up there. If you want to hear more Metric I recommend listening to their "Fantasies" album. it contains many of their more well known songs and many of my favorites.
Dan Mangan - Basket
Not sure where I first heard Dan Mangan's music but I do remember the first song I heard was
"The Indie Queens Are Waiting". I don't think you can go wrong with listening to any one album first, but I do recommend "Nice, Nice, Very Nice". mainly because it is the first one I listened to and it is my personal favorite. I picked Basket as song of the day because I love how his voice goes "over" the lyrics in this song and I have a weakness for this kind of song structure as I feel like it helps tell a good story. If you want more songs by Dan Mangan I suggest you listen to: Road Regrets, Rows Of Houses, The Indie Queens Are Waiting, and Sold.
Bush - The Chemicals Between Us
The Chemicals Between US is my favorite Bush song. I will say that SixteenStone is the better album with great songs like Glycerine, Machine Head, and Comedown but the Guitar in The Chemicals Between Us is something that will always stick in my head. Bush has been labeled as a Grunge and Alternative Rock band, but I feel like they fit much better into the Psychedelic Rock category. The way they use their electric Guitars can put you into a trance you don't want to wake up from.
Eminem - Won't Back Down (Feat. Pink)
Now Eminem has completed a pretty solid album with Recovery. P!nk is also an amazing female vocalist, and I couldn't imagine another person better to be featured in this song then Her. This might not be the best song on the album but it is the first song I think of when I look at the album. It has some highs and lows but I think it is something Marshall needed to create to reset his footing as an artist. I have not listened to The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album , but after posting this I will have to make an effort to listening to it and see where he has gone from here.
Imagine Dragons - Warriors
I was shown this promotional Video for the League Of Legends' 2014 championship a few days ago and enjoyed the Imagine Dragons song "Warriors" which was made in collaboration with Riot Games. Imagine Dragons is an alternative rock band from Las Vegas. I enjoy the diversity in their album Night Vision. It is a very "safe" album. Lots of work went into making it, almost to the point of it being over processed. Everything has been done to make it get it's hooks into you but I feel like it lost out on some of the extra soul it could have had. They are definitely a good Coldplay alternative if you are looking for one. I am looking forward to listening to their next album, whenever it comes out.
Lazerhawk - Redline
Lazerhawk's music reminds me of dirty 80's T.V. show music with synthy and electronica thrown in the mix. Makes me want to go back and watch some so bad it's good movies and T.V. Shows between the 70's and 90's. So many Movies and shows come to mind just from listening to this one song. Lets see what it reminds you of.
Cake - The Distance
Time to sit back and listen to this guy going the distance. Cake is an alternative rock band from the 90's to present but are most known for their album Fashion Nugget, and Comfort Eagle. ShortSkirt/Long Jacket is another well known song by them but I figured I would pick The Distance because their is a better chance you guys haven't heard this one.
Calvin Harris - The Girls
Scotland born, Calvin Harris is another personal favorite of mine. Listen to this and then listen to Summer just to see what his first album sounded like and what his current stuff sounds like. I might put summer up here as song of the day in the future. I think I have enjoyed everything this guy has put out and even if you guys don't like The Girls, I suggest listening to summer as it is more "modern" dance song.
Nightwish - Over The Hills And Far Away
This is a Finish "metal" band that likes to pride itself on it's folk influence. The band changed vocalists in 2005 due to conflicting interests in where to take the band, both musically and commercially. It is also worth noting that this song is an old English song from the 17th century and not written by the band. I picked it because it is a good balanced song that isn't heavy but gives you an idea of what to expect from them. I also enjoy "End Of All Hope", "Dark Chest Of Wonders", and "Sleeping Sun".
John Barry - James Bond Theme
I almost feel like I am cheating you guys out with the Bond Theme but it has been stuck in my head for a while and if you want to "really" listen to this, I suggest just think about how all the different types of instruments play off each other. The Brass, Piano, then Cymbals, drums, and probably most known the Guitar. For me it is the Brass instruments that are the glue to this song. They tell you the time period of which the song was made, but don't make it sound old.
Queens of The Stone Age - Someone's in the Wolf
Now after posting Them Crooked Vultures, I started thinking about Queens of The Stone Age again. Someone's in the Wolf might be a good start for someone who has heard some of their songs on the radio as I don't remember this one ever being on the radio...do people even listen to the radio anymore? This is one of their songs I really enjoy. Other songs that you should listen to are 3's and 7's, Sick, Sick, Sick, and Little Sister.
Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang
Them Crooked Vultures consists of Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone age, and Alain Johannes also from Queens of the Stone Age during tours. This combination of artist should give a good idea of what these guys will sound like. I would say they lean more on the Queens of the Stone Age side of things but overall a new sound from a group of great musicians. This album came out in 2009 and Dave Grohl says they are planning on getting back to making more music but they don't have an idea of when.
Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Now here is a song that can get you dancing and give you that bump in energy to help you get to the weekend. Now where ever you are you should get up and dance like the guy in the video. I know I will.
System Of A Down - Aerials
Very much a band I was introduced to in High School that I will go back to every once in a while. Aerials is one of there more mellow songs and Probably my favorite. It really shows that they can do more then play loud instruments and yell into a microphone (not saying they don't do that well). To get a good taste of the rest of their music I would recommend listening to Chop Suey, BYOB, and Hypnotize. I think Wikipedia says it best in that these guys are like a mix between 80's Thrash Metal and early 90's Alternative Rock.
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.