Yes straight from Perturbator to Garth Brooks. I grew up to my Father playing him in the house. He was also the first televised concert I saw. It blew me away with how much he energized the crowd and moved them regardless of the song he played. This might have altered my perspective on concerts, probably for the better. If I hear an artist live performance and think its worse then their studio released music, chances are I would no longer pursue that artist. I think an artists presence on stage is very important and if they don't deliver they are doing a dis-service to their audience. Now Garth has been off my musical radar for years but he is back with an album that came out earlier this month (which I have not listened to), and a tour in America as well. Well here is a fun little live video for Friends in Low Places.
Perturbator - Future Club
Well I needed something to break me away from St. Vincent, so I went heavy synth.If you liked LazerHawk when I posted them as song of the day back on September 25th you will probably like these guys. They make me want to watch some amazingly bad 80's sci-fi movies or come up with my own in my head. Dangerous Days was my first album I listened to by the band so picking Future Club seemed fitting.
St. Vincent - Digital Witness
St. Vincent is probably best described as Art Pop. She not only makes a complex arrangement sound so simple but makes it easy to listen to. Up till recently I only listened to her 4th/latest album. Now this album is self-titled which I can only be lead me to believe that this album is her destination of self discovery as an artist. Now we can't be sure of that till her next album but from her evolution over the three previous albums. I do like her Pop sound, and love her voice, but I think some of the bass in her songs could be turned down a little and in some songs it seems to be forced in just to make her music sound heavier. All and all I will probably still listening to her but I find her live performances ill-inspired and would much rather listen to her album then her live. Sadly that doesn't say much for her as a Musician.
Austin Wintory - Apotheosis
Austin Wintory created the Soundtrack for a game called Journey. Now I have a great love for instrumental music or any kind. It just gives you a different kind of immersion. Good instrumental music should make you feel like the lack of vocals only adds to it. I have not had the pleasure of playing Journey but have been told of the amazing emotional "Journey" you go on. When it comes out on Playstation 4 I will grab it day one. I recommend people who enjoy music to look into music created for Movies, T.V. Shows, and Video Games more often. You'll be surprised at the gems you will find.
Simon And Garfunkel - Cecilia
A friend of mine was talking about this song and in turn has reminded me of some music I have not put up as songs of the day yet. I remember hearing Simon & Garfunkel growing up and it was "Cecilia", "The Boxer" and "Mrs. Robinson" that I will always remember. I also remember learning about them continually "getting back together". It made me feel like they would never stop playing, even if they were done making music. Now into their early seventies Garfunkel still talks about the possibility of another tour and I say "Go for it!"
Rabbit Junk - Bubble
This band is probably some kind of Digital Hardcore with a mix of Metal and/or Punk Rock. I picked it because it is very different, some of their songs might be a bit much for some people but I think Rabbit Junk has managed to have a more diverse sound then I was expecting at first. This song is a nice middle ground that I feel most can enjoy. Now I am going to go and spend the rest of my night rocking out to these guys.
Coldplay - Fix You
Now Coldplay is an amazing band. Not my favorite but I think they deserve more credit and more of a following then U2 (whole other story, which I might share when U2 is song of the day). I picked Fix You because it is extremely personal song for me and possibly missed by some. The album this song appeared on (X & Y) wasn't a great album but "Fix You" and "Speed of Sound" are two diamonds in the rough of that album. Coldplay is a band that I think has a song for everyone, and "Fix You" is mine, what's yours?
Blur - Coffee & TV
Now I had Blur on the brain and I refuse to put "Song 2" up. This could be from the Gorillaz song of the day as Damon Albarn is also part of Blur. I don't think this band ever really hit it of in North America. I know "Song 2" was really big hit and "Crazy Beat" from their latest album was a bit of a hit. So after some digging I came up with one blur song I completely forgot about "Coffee & TV". The distortion in the second half of the song is also a lot less enjoyable then I remember it being but I still think it is a good Blur song to put up as song of the day.
Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
Now here is a Man who loves doing what he does! It is guy's like Buddy Guy and this video that remind me how much artists love what they do. I love watching live performances where the Artist and/or Band let loose and give you that extra special performance. Lets all take a seat and listen to Buddy enjoy the hell out of his guitar.
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
While almost everyone knows this song by the Gorillaz. It and "Clint Eastwood" are great examples of what the band is. They are Electronica Hip Hop and I have not been able to find another band that could replace them. Their latest album "The Fall" wasn't that great at all which makes the name feel all to ironic. I think the Gorillaz are done unless this possible 2016 album that co-founder Damon Albarn is talking about is a true reawakening.
Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights
Now I attached the live version because I have to say if you like this blues rock artist's video that I've posted then buy his live album. I listened to his studio album and some of the songs don't have the same soul in them. I think it is the post editing they have done on his vocals, and some of the songs feel like they are cheaply cut down versions. Gary Clark Jr. has an amazing voice and brings along some amazing guitar playing to go along with it. I can't wait to see what else this artist brings to the table in the future.
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Yes, I will admit that it was a Sony commercial that introduced me to Franz Ferdinand. I have since listened to everything they have put out and I believe I have enjoyed every second of it. Their funky upbeat sound if very entrancing. Now if you don't know who Franz Ferdinand is then sit down and take a listen to "Take Me Out".
El Chombo - Chacarron Macarron
I don't expect anyone to listen to this all the way through but since I apparently didn't have a song planned for today and never made one up in advance you guys get this. Why because it is what popped into my head as I was franticly scrolling through my music. El Chombo released this song in 2006 and for a short time it appeared in many viral videos. The lyrics in this song are complete gibberish which I can only assume was done to get the point across of how nonsensical this song is. If you make it through to the end give yourself some brownie points because you deserve them
Mystery Skulls - Ghost
Now I had a friend introduce me to these guys and I have been enjoying them as my background music as of late. This electronica band gives off a Daft Punk vibe that I like but still has their own feel to it. I did not pick their official video because I did end up enjoying this animated video a group of people made more. I also recommend listening to Hellbent and Money.
Kongos - Come With Me Now
Here is a song that I seem to always groove to when I hear it on the radio or a friend plays it, but I never seem to bite the bullet and invest into listening the their whole album. The catchy chorus pulls me into the song. The inclusion of an accordion fits their sound very well. I think after this I will actually look into them now. I think I am posting this as song of the day to actually force me to look into bands I don't know much of. Kind of like I didn't know they were all brothers until just now. From just this one song they give off a modern country rock vibe which they pull off pretty nicely. The only complaint is the "soft" vocals used at parts of the song that I think if they played with that part of the song a little differently it would have worked well but it doesn't synergies well with the rest of the song. OK, I'll leave you with this video and then I'll listen to their album "Lunatic".
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.