Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Bands = Better Than One

Here is the video for the song I've named my blog after. I love this song. Why?
Against Me + Tegan Quin (from Tegan and Sara) = Excellent.
The song, Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart, is from Against Me!'s newest album, New Wave. Some people are talking smack about the newest album because they say the band went soft, but I say nay, nay my friends. This album is different than before, but the songs are very catchy and soon will have you singing (but not with as much angst as before).


If you like Tegan's voice, check out Tegan and Sara.
Tegan and Sara Pictures, Images and Photos

Songs - Call it Off, Nineteen, You Wouldn't Like Me, Walking with a Ghost

If you like the general style of the song, check out Against Me!
against me Pictures, Images and Photos

Songs - Rice and Bread, Cavalier Eternal, Sink Florida Sink, Thrash Unreal, The Ocean

Sunday, October 26, 2008

all the photographs

Today is going to be a little different. I've decided to post some pictures I've taken that go along with some sweet sweet music. Sometimes I'm not even sure why I associate a certain photograph with a particular song... so if they do not make sense, sorry :P

Neon Bible - The Arcade Fire

Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel

Have You Seen in Your Dreams - Miracle Fortress

Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens

Soft Revolution - Stars

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Relax and Write with Sigur Ros.

Today I am going to write an essay. Yes, pretty much the whole thing, because I am the ultimate procrastinator. When writing essays, i turn to Sigur Ros. Why? Because the music is soft enough that it doesn't distract me but not too soft that it puts me to sleep. If you have never listened to Sigur Ros you should really check them out. They are from Iceland and have a sound like no other. I saw them in concert at Massey Hall a couple weeks ago and it was the greatest show I've ever seen in my entire life. The lead singer plays an electric guitar with a violin bow, it's superb. The thing I love most about Sigur Ros is that I do not understand Icelandic at all, but I feel no need to. You can really feel what they are singing and playing about. Another really cool thing is that often they are not even singing in Icelandic, they are singing in a made up language that some people call 'hopelandic' or the Icelandic term, Vonlenska. Point is, everyone should give Sigur Ros a try.

I suggest...

Gobbledigook, Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur, Glósóli, Njosnavelin (Nothing Song, from the White Album), many unnamed White Album songs, and of course, my #1 favourite, Staralfur.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Amethyst Amulet!

* photo taken by Nicolas Côté

Today I'm going to talk about Adam and the Amethysts. Why? Because I'm going back to my roots. Yes, Adam is from Thunder Bay, and what I really love about his cd is that all of the songs have inspiration from tbay! I have been in Toronto now for almost 2 months, and whenever I'm missing home I frequent this disc. First off, you are probably wondering, who is Adam? Adam = Adam Waito, who besides being the frontman of Adam and the Amethysts, is also in Miracle Fortress (who, on a side note, are probably one of the greatest bands ever) and Telefauna.
So, point is, Adam Waito is rad AND from my hometown!

The cd, Amethyst Amulet is full of fun and nostalgic songs that feature an array of instruments (my personal favourite being the fun use of horn). Each song, like I said, has something in it that relates to Thunder Bay, whether it be a subtle mention of Lake Superior, or a much bigger Thunder Bay mention, in the song 'Waverly, Vickers, Trowbridge, Centennial', anyone from Thunder Bay will most likely love this album (except if they are totally opposed to lovely synth-pop!) As a whole, the cd is an awesome compilation of songs with a great variety in style.
Point is, give Adam and the Amethysts a try :)
Song Suggestions - Stupid Ocean, Amethyst Amulet, and Looks Just Like The Ocean

** on a side note, please check out Miracle Fortress and Telefauna as well! Support Canadian Music!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

music to my ears

Thursday i had quite an awesome day. after writing a midterm (the not so awesome part) me and eric walked up to watch the diggerydoo player on young street, cause it was his last busking day. then we picked up our feist tickets!! i get to see feist in about 2 weeks which is way awesome. then my auntie sue was in the tdot from florida so she took us out for dinner. finally, the bestest part of the night, we went to a sweet indie show. it was such a fun show. i bought a pin that the viola player of fall horsie made, which is a pink rose with a glow in the dark triceratops on it. i know, you’re jealous right?!

bands that played…


» they were really rad. the girl’s voices were gorgeous. they had a really fun sound that made me want to dance. two girls sang, one who was very talented and could play a multitude of instruments, and the other was on violin while she sang back up. then they had a drummer and another guitar/bass player. loves it.


» also loved these people. the singer busted on the piano, the drummer played sweet kinda off but on purpose beats, and then there was a violin and a viola player whom i loved. can’t go wrong?

eric’s friend lauren puts on these shows, at the tiger bar. i want to go more often. i think we may make a thursday night tradition by going every thursday.


http://www.myspace.com/noshameshow click it if you live in the general toronto area and want to check out more of lauren's shows