If you’ve never listened to Matt Mahaffey’s “Self”, I strongly encourage you to raid the entire f*cking catalog. It’s so outstanding and he’s the kind of talent that I, zero doubt, think they’ll make documentaries about someday. He’s just a great dude.
PropertyOfZack is happy to be debuting a new music video for YØUTH’s “Breathing Easy.” The artist is re-releasing the single, so this is a perfect time to come onboard. Watch the video below after the jump.
I’m completely in love with this song and I can’t wait to mix some music from Julian (YØUTH). It’s supposedly on the way, happening. I’m so stoked, you have no idea.
Love this kid.
"Remember September" featuring Andrew Jonathan
Here’s the first mix I printed with the new studio rig I’ve been posting pictures of… so far, me likey. Got some things to dial in, but I’m really stoked with the changes and updates.
Source: SoundCloud / danielholter
I’m buying whatever Bleachers is selling. Looking forward to this new album coming in July.
Presenting… Wisconsin pop ensemble Phox live for WAMU 88.5’s Bandwidth.
(Thanks to Mutiny DC for lending us the space!)
More great new music coming out of Wisconsin.
Love her voice. She’s the only reason Phox is getting any attention and got a record deal. I mean, c’mon.
And can we please be done with banjo now?
Part of the reason Coldplay has so little competition outside of singer-songwriter dudes like Ed Sheeran and John Mayer is because romantic love songs are rarely valued within rock culture. Sometimes they’re derided as a sellout move, like how in the ’80s, hair metal power ballads by the likes of Poison and Bon Jovi were mocked by fans of harder, more self-consciously macho metal bands like Metallica and Anthrax who distanced themselves from love and sex entirely. Punks and indie rockers typically approach the notion of writing love songs with irony and cynicism; new wavers in the ’80s dressed up their love songs in dark drama and grave seriousness; and the alt-rockers of the ’90s — R.E.M., Nirvana, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots — mostly hid straightforward lyrics about love in songs that were otherwise made of nonsense words. This dismissive attitude about love songs is baked into two of rock’s most defining binaries — The Rolling Stones are seen as cooler than The Beatles because they have fewer love songs, and within The Beatles, John Lennon’s often cynical view of love is held up as evidence of his genius while Paul McCartney’s lovey dovey lyrics are widely considered to be his greatest flaw as an artist.
My friends Chris and Sean (the duo known as Kiings) have been crafting their album in one of the rooms at my studio for the past five months or so, and they are today’s Artist Of The Day on Myspace. Pretty cool. Go check ‘em out.
Good work, lads!
EDIT: oh, yeah, they were on Daytrotter a couple of weeks ago, too… so, yeah.