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As well as if there's something you want reviewed or made available.
May the force be with you.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Puerto Rico has always had it's share of shitty bands. In fact, I'd be more than inclined to say that 80% of them are. There's this custom of rehashing the same old formula, and never venturing forward.
Or... Even backwards?
That being said, this is not the case with The Blue Runes, because what they bring to the table is the sounds of the 60's and 70's, kicked out with some modern rock in a nice little package.
The guys put out their new EP by themselves. (DIY is how it should be nowadays, In my opinion) Recorded at guitarist and vocalist Gabriel Albelo's own home, with help from family and friends, this guys have managed to pull off a very fucking nice release.
Obvious influences are Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Beatles and the like, and it shows. The record sounds like it time travelled all the way from 1974. A very solid Blues rock release from some really nice guys. Check it out, and if you can buy the EP and go see them live soon.
Hit em up at their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Blue-Runes/301050469911289
And check out the EP here: http://thebluerunes.bandcamp.com/
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The National is one of my favorite bands, ever.
Of all time.
For those of you unfamiliar with them, The National's sound is kind of like a sexy post punk.
Baritone vocals, guitars that intertwine in their riffage, a very creative rhythm section.
It's melancholic, relaxing and at the same time a little unnerving(in the best way possible)
Not to mention some amazing lyrics. It's got high energy points, it's got some very slow songs... it's got everything you need. Just check out the difference between tracks like "Secret Meeting" and "Daughters of the Soho riots"
Here's a little sample of one of my favorite tracks off of the album, "Looking for Astronauts"
Check it out, and listen to it on a rainy day.
Or any day, really.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Just... a fun band.
Like, drunk party with smoke machines and naked people fun.
Heavily distorted guitars with some low-budget beats, and shouted vocals. You can tell they're not going for polished... and they shouldn't. Cause this works.
Mix equal parts punk energy, party rock mentality, hip hop delivery and... Cocaine, I'm guessing.
Check out the video for "Negative thinking" and you'll get an idea:
And once you actually listen to them, you'll get it.
What they do so well is create lush musical landscapes that are totally covered by waves of fuzz guitars, full on cavernous reverb and shoegaze-y vocals.
They're just one of those bands that make you feel better, just by listening to 'em. Or at least make you feel like you're on drugs. (And not the bad drugs. I'm talking super fun time happy drugs)
Check out Innerspeaker, if you don't like it, we'll give you your money back!