Monday, September 17, 2007

Knock Knock......Who's There?.......Not RadioKGB

So, we've been a little sluggish here at KGB for some time now. Its not that we've haven't been listening to music, but we sure have been less likely to distribute our tastes to the masses. Well, its time for us to wake the eff up here, myself, most definitely included. I'm going to get this shiz started by introducing a couple new bands to the KGB community (can I call is that?). Oddly enough (its actually not that odd, but still) most, if not all, of these bands albums can be found on eMusic. I love that website and a big shout out to Kendall for introducing it back in the day. Let's get started.

A caribou.....which lends itself a healthy segway to our first band.

Caribou - Eli
Caribou - Melody Day

Here's an argument for Gerdon that people today can write Beatles songs just as good as anything the Beatles could have written *dodges bolt of lightning*. Whereas that might not be exactly true, the new album Andorra by Caribou (mainly one dude named
Dan Snaith) sounds extremely Beatles-esque. And if you disagree with the Beatles comparison it definitely has a 60's ring to it. There's not too much else out there like this. I've really enjoyed it so far.

Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
Blitzen Trapper - Sci-Fi Kid

Hmm, coincidence that a band named after a reindeer comes immediately after a band named after the North American equivalent of a reindeer????? I think not. Actually, Kendall might have already mentioned this band a while back. Typical modern day indie album, its got a little bit of everything in it. Both of these are off their album of the same name of the first song I posted. Some sound a little country-ish. The second one here sounds like Wilco to me. Overall, I guess I'd catagorize this a good new old-fashioned country-indie-rock. Pretty much sums it up I think.

Okkervil River - Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
Okkervil River - A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene

So, remember that band Bishop Allen I told yall about. Well, close your eyes, forget about them, and listen to Okkervil River.....they're good aren't they? Yeah, I think they sound similar. That's not a bad thing...just a thing, ya know? The second one actually makes me want to go to a damn sock hop......kinda.

Hmm, time for another semi-related picture....

Its an all animal themed day here at KGB.

Panda Bear - Bros

This one's long, so get ready. Panda Bear is one of the dudes from the band Animal Collective. Apparently, he's the one that likes electronic musics.......actually scratch that. Let's not say electronic.....we'll manufactured sounds. He sounds like Brian Wilson. You know...the Beach Boys guy? Actually, he sounds like what Brian Wilson would sound like had he taken acid. Wait, what's that? You think Brian Wilson took acid, but still didn't sound like this?? Hmm, you make a good point.

Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today
Port O'Brien - My Eyes Won't Shut

Garr, steve. So, apparently this, at times Modest Mouse-like, dude is an Alaskan fisherman by day.....or something like that. If its anything like that show The Deadliest Catch, then I'd quit, like today. I guess he's always got his band to fall back on.

Oh, let's about one more:

White Light Riot - In a Shotgun Whirlwind
White Light Riot - Atomism

Oh, if only The O.C. were still around. I guess I would've found out about this band like two weeks earlier if it had still be on the air, due to their sly attempt to highlight every band in the world you had never heard of. Some were winners, some were clearly not. I think White Light Riot would've been a winner.

Whew. Are you tired? That was a lot, i realize. But we've got some making up to do, so i figured I might as well get it started. Enjoy. Oh, you can buy every album here at eMusic. You should.

1 comment:

Kendall said...

Thanks for the tunes, Rutledge. I've been meaning to check out some Caribou and I've been spinning the Okkervil River CD a lot lately.