Geroni Listening

April 30, 2009

Jeremy Soule-Oblivion Original Soundtrack

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 8:47 am

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Soundtrack

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcaxz8TVHCU

http://www.jeremysoule.com/

Download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6JKJWA2H

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April 29, 2009

Shugo Tokumaru-Rum Hee

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 12:44 pm

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Experimental Pop

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FJ99ju9rfw

http://shugotokumaru.com/

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?4jdmzzyndde

Shugo Tokumaru shits gold. That’s really the best way to describe his god-like consistency in his albums. The man just shits gold. Every album he makes is good, and last year provided with the masterful pop album “Exit”. Now Shugo is back with “Rum Hee” still in the same vein of “Exit”. The title track makes me feel like I’m in a warm house while it’s raining outside. I suspect most people had strange feelings like this listening to “Exit”, and “Rum Hee” is no different. My only complaint is that it’s short, too short. And the last few songs are remixes. Maybe this is an EP and I just didn’t pick up on it? Whatever, still really great.

April 25, 2009

Black Lips-Good Bad Not Evil

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 2:37 pm

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Punk, Psychedelic, Alternative Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1thWd8Ymbo

http://www.black-lips.com/

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?rmyzzwnmtty

You don’t need to read my shitty review, just download this awesome album. Sorry for the lack of updates I’ve been super busy.

April 17, 2009

Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 10:50 am

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Indie Folk, Progressive Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDL9bXlwbM4

http://www.midlake.net/

Download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZA7K2RK2

What happens when a bunch of guys who were in the same Jazz college course in college get together and form a band?  Midlake does.  “The Trials of Van Occupanther” is Midlake’s second album.   The album has been compared to 70’s bands such as “Fleetwood Mac” and “Crosby, Stills, and Nash” by many music critics.  It opens with the single “Roscoe”, a lament of a simpler time, held together by a background piano and guitar.  Overall, it’s difficult to tell that they specialized in jazz, seeing as how none of the traditional jazz elements are included in this cd.  But overall, I’d really reccomend this to anyone interested in music in general.  There’s not much to dislike about it.

April 16, 2009

DJ Danger Mouse-The Grey Album

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 11:42 am

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Mash-Up, Hip Hop

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T-I5KPXPaA

http://www.dangermousesite.com/ (I think that’s the site?)

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?jmcc24emtj0

This album is perfect. Let me explain, Jay-Z and The Beatles mixed together sounds like a terrible idea, but god is this executed so well. Mixing Jay-Z’s “Black Album” and The Beatles’s “White Album” DJ Danger Mouse makes an unforgettable mash-up album. Of course the vocals are from The Black Album and instrumentation from The White Album. I’m not really sure how much more detail I can go into, besides the owner of The Beatles’s songs got this pulled from the shelves, so now downloads are encouraged. Download ahoy.

April 15, 2009

Lemon Demon-View Monster

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 12:53 pm

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Geek Rock, Synth-Pop

Preview: Entire Album Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwNoTKJ5KVo (check it out)

http://www.lemondemon.com/

Download: Pt. 1-http://www.mediafire.com/?tyjy1iq4j2y
Pt. 2-http://www.mediafire.com/?mqzgktmvz1z

Lemon Demon is Neil Cicirega (http://www.youtube.com/NeilCicirega), a man who should need no introduction. Besides doing fun things like playing with puppets, wacking his cats with bananas, and winning Youtube video awards Neil makes music. In the past Lemon Demon has been known for humor writing and cheesy synths (see: The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate), but this album differs from the past. Neil takes on a more serious sound, still utilizing the synths. His voice sounds a load better, far less pre-mature and nasally. Nearly every song has perplexing lyrics that can be interpreted in each person’s own way. This is far from the silly lyrics that have not necessarily plagued Neil, but taken away credibility as a serious musician. He even references this in the song “The Only House That’s Not On Fire (Yet)” quoting, “Punchline, is that there is no punchline”. Lemon Demon still has the perfect nerd sound, keeping the synths to the lead while still relying on guitar, drums, etc. This is the best thing out right now in Geek Rock and in one of the best synth-pop albums of last year. A definite download.

Jim Noir – Tower of Love

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 10:37 am

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Indie, Electronic Pop

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ScnxAkpbnc

http://www.myspace.com/jimnoir

Download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SUN3BWEI

An amazing debut album by an amazing solo artist.  All of his songs are recorded in his own home and are completely performed by him.  The CD opens with the song “My Patch”, Noir’s single that was recently used in Media Molecule’s video game “LittleBigPlanet”.  My personal favorite song on the CD is “In the Key of C”.  A very cheery song with a great beat.  And not only that song is happy.  Most of his songs are pure nonsensical joy in every meaning of the word.

The New Geroni Listening

Filed under: Misc. — Teddy @ 9:51 am

Let me apologize. I really haven’t taken this blog seriously. I’ve had it since February and have only posted 23 albums. That’s quite pathetic. Mainly what’s been holding me back is the lack of time. Which is why I’ve invited my friend Zissou to contribute. I feel with two people Geroni Listening can live up to the potential I would like it to. So Zissou will be helping me out. Check back often for better updates. And thanks to those who have already checked this place out. Expect better things.

Michael Leviton-My Favorite Place To Drown

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 6:10 am

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Pop, Surf-Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPDbc_FsuVI

http://www.myspace.com/michaelleviton

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?noyvalmljmy

Michael Leviton is a ukulele player that makes lovely music. That’s really the only way to describe his music, as lovely. The songs are simple and sweet. Imagine being at the beach during the summer as a little kid, and you go to your favorite ice cream store. Leviton would be playing in the background. But there is always a catch. The lyrics are depressing as hell, most tackling subjects like love and relationships. It’s not necessarily told in an ironic Magnetic Fields way, but a more direct, straight to the point message with loads of hooks and smart metaphors. Just really great music here.

P.S. Does anyone know what Leviton is up to? He hasn’t really done anything new since 2007.

April 12, 2009

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band-Outer South

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 7:36 am

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Folk Rock, Indie Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO46dnz3I4E

http://www.conoroberst.com/

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?mmfymnzdz3t

A leak, a leak! Here is the second album by Bright Eyes lead man Conor Oberst and backed by the Mystic Valley Band. For those not in the know Oberst is the leader of indie group Bright Eyes; I’ve heard Bright Eyes described from everything as “My Chemical Romance but acoustic” to “Modern day hippie music”. I have always seen Bright Eyes as an artistic outlet for Oberst to release his feelings in very emotionally driven music. Now with the Mystic Valley Band, Oberst has taken a more folky approach (going so far as to being compared to Bob Dylan) as evident by last year’s self-titled release. This album is no different, though the lyrics do express a more Bright Eyes tone with the Dylan feel. One of the more interesting things about this album is the fact Conor let some of his band mates sing their songs. This allows a good amount of variety while staying in a certain spectrum. When all is said and done though this album is not ground-breaking, or album of the year. It’s going to be enjoyable for the next couple of months and a great summer record.

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