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Portugal. The Man recently came out with their seventh studio album, Evil Friends. Despite my love of a couple of their albums, I haven't yet fully listened to Evil Friends. I plan to soon though, and you should also do the same because of the half listen I gave it was classic Portugal. The Man.
"Evil Friends", the album titled has a pretty great video that is shot all in night vision. The snowy-ness, clothes, and hatchets remind me of my days living in the U.P. of Michigan (also some weekends I spent in northern Wisconsin). So if you are from there, you might enjoy it even more. Song is decent and picks up a bit into it. Give it a listen, WOULD YA ALREADY?!
Portugal. The Man - "Evil Friends"
Liked this? Check out another Portugal. The Man song, "So American".
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It sucks that the word 'emo' gets thrown around so loosely these days. I can't describe the majestic brilliance of bands like The Appleseed Cast without using the aforementioned word as misnomer to what it means today. 'Emo' was a sort-of-backwards cultural movement that produced, among tight pants and averted gazes, some of the best underappreciated music today.
What 'emo' bands/songs did you like as a teenager that still hold up today?
The Appleseed Cast - "Mile Marker"
A friend had been pushing me to listen to this band for some time but based on the name I assumed it was some shitty scream-metal-rock band he's into. After finally giving this track a shot, I was sold. The guys voice is awesome, the lyrics are quality and this song in particular is quite moving. It tells the story of young love and all it's innocence. It makes me jealous I was so shy and socially disabled that I never had these feelings and experiences. On the EP, Never Born, Never Dead, "Angels" is followed by "Never Dead" which tells end of relationship story which is not as happy but is just as touching.
B-b-b-b-b-bonus: Any LOST fans will surely enjoy the last 30 seconds or so of this track with a emotional moment from that show. You get me, brother?
This song needs no introduction. If you think it does that means you probably haven't listened to it so just stop reading this nonsense and listen to the song. "Debaser" comes off Doolittle, a little late 80's alternative rock album that could. As you can see on its Wikipedia page, it is HIGHLY regarded.
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The new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, was officially released last week. It's a different and fun listen. Other than one or two songs I am enjoying it. One of my favorites so far has to be "Giorgio By Moroder". It's very spacey and electronic, but makes a lot of sense. The speaking from Giorgio Moroder (but people call him Giorgio) is a neat touch that actually adds a lot to the enjoyment of the song. If you have an open mind and have 9 minutes to spare, give it a listen.