So this band from Australia came barging into my head space recently, their name is Karnivool and they fucking rule. (See what I did there?) Metalsucks blogged about them a few weeks ago, and man… They are freakin’ good I’ll tell ya what. Apparently they have 3 releases and I hadn’t heard a peep about them on my desert island known as Canada. All the while Edge102 continues to play worn-out, crappy, mediocore, pop-based, Slushy music disguised as “Alternative” Rock. People really need to listen to this band, seriously. Their latest album ‘Sound Awake’ has just been released in North America and they are hitting T.O. in April at the Annex Wreckroom with Fair to Midland. I know I have my ticket, do you? Check out this video after the jump.
These guys kinda sounds like Phoenix, but they’re different and just as catchy. They’re Danish so I can’t read any of their Myspace comments.. I assume they have a Self Titled album coming out soon judging by their banner ad. Ginger Ninja, clever name.
Another band I’ve stumbled across today, this song is nice and catchy. I present to you, The Mess Hall (What’s with all the awesome two-man bands?)
Today is one of those strange days where I randomly discover new music without even trying. Usually happens after an extended dry spell where I’m like “Fuck I don’t feel like listening to any of this crap again!”. Here’s the latest music video by …And they will know us by the Trail of Dead
Here’s the newest track off their upcoming album “Backspacer”. Sounds pretty cool to me, a bit more rockabilly leaning than anything else they’ve done. Catchy as shit though. Check it out here
Here’s an inspired interview from January 2009 with John Frusciante discussing his latest album “The Empyrean” and his recording technique and philosophies on music in general. He really dives deep into the mental processes he has when making music and how he thinks music should really be made. I’ve always dug his work and this was a good source of info and inspiration about where he’s coming from and where he’s going. Check it out at Musicradar.com.
Devin Townsend posted some wank-fests on the D’Addario website to… uh… promote strings? Yeah. Anyways Devin’s good.
Here is some quality fan-filmed footage of Alice in Chains performing a new song “Acid Bubble” from their upcoming record “Black Gives Way to Blue”. I think it sounds awesome, can’t wait for this album.
A legend in music died today. Les Paul died at the age of 94 due to complications from pneumonia in White Plains, NY. He is credited with making huge innovations in multi-track recordings, and invented the first solid body electric guitar. RIP Les. Here is Les with his late wife Mary Ford playing their hit song “How High the Moon”.