Geroni Listening

May 31, 2009

Brian Wilson-Smile

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 10:01 pm

smile
Pop-Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1GXdk_W4M0

http://www.brianwilson.com/

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?djzly0gucju

Legendary album made by a legendary procrastinator. The harmonies are to die for. Honestly, everyone should be familiar with the story of this album but if you aren’t read about it on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_(Brian_Wilson_album)

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May 30, 2009

Bows And Arrows-The Perils Of The Polkadotopotamus

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 9:59 pm

banda
Rock N Roll

http://www.myspace.com/bowsandarrows

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?ngowqrxzd3k

Band outta Nashville, TN. I have met almost all the members of the band and they are super nice. I hope they don’t mind me throwing this up. Head on over to their Myspace and check out their influences, cause they sound like all of those bands combined. They like to make everything catchy as hell though. Impressive is not a word that can describe how amazing this band is; what’s even more crazy is the fact they are all in college and already opening for bands like No Age, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and Deerhunter. Basically this band is the word rad thrown into an album, yeah. Now, if you like this album please buy the CD OR see them on their massive summer tour this…summer OR buy their soon to be released album OR buy a t-shirt. Just support the band, dammit.

May 27, 2009

Menomena – Friend and Foe

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 3:04 pm

menomena_friend_and_foe

Experimental Rock/Post Rock/Jazz Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jvMdFql18U

http://www.menomena.com/

Download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0ZE1SAY7

A great band that makes use of the piano and saxophone.  When I first heard of this band, I passed them off as another “Indie, but not really” pop-punk group.  BOY WAS I WRONG!  Not really much to say about them other than they’re worth a listen and are becoming one of my favorite groups.  No two of their songs sound the same and each track seems to take down another barrier seperating genres.  I really can’t say that “if you like these bands, you’ll like Menomena” because there really aren’t any bands that sound like them.  They are outrageously original.

May 26, 2009

Math The Band-Imaginary Everything

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 1:15 pm

math
Indie-Folk, explosion sound effects

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3b1b_SQIA8

http://www.myspace.com/acousticmath

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?mj5oz4ojn4m

No, this isn’t dance-a-thon a second Math The Band that we know and love. Nor is it shouting and screaming Math The Band that we know and love. This is math, Kevin’s original band which is his real band that has no members, as oppose to his new band which isn’t real but has members. Yeah, it’s messed up. math is acoustic music, utilizing banjos, acoustic guitars, and lots of handclaps. The songs have clever hooks and rarely relate to the title. Most discuss life, and how beautiful everything is, you know stuff like that. I highly recommend this album to everyone ever.

May 25, 2009

Toy-Toy

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 1:18 pm

toy
Electronic

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/c7603eac-22cc-4396-9f79-07769da664a6.html

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?n0dzwnnne4d

I must say that I am thoroughly impressed by this band. I really can’t find much about them besides they’ve played some party-shows in the UK. If someone knows anything about them please do tell. This album is like a mash-up of a toy factory, an I-Spy book, and synths. AKA, it’s super happy and fun. Check it out.

May 23, 2009

Peter Broderick-Home

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 8:37 pm

home
Ambient, Acoustic, Folk

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NsX4gEHBnk

http://www.myspace.com/peterbroderick

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?qtmmz0yynwm

Such a relaxing album. Gives off vibes of Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon” mixed with Brian Eno. Really refreshing, really minimalistic. Give it a listen and a buy if you enjoy it…

May 22, 2009

Daniel Johnston-Fun

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 12:29 pm

fun
Alternative, Outsider

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckqO2zjL5Wk

http://www.hihowareyou.com

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

Way more “listenable” than “Hi, How Are You?”. Extremely catchy with “happy but sad” songs. Watch his documentary here: http://strikegently.com/?s=daniel+johnston

May 21, 2009

Times New Viking-Stay Awake

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 9:00 am

tnv stay awake
Lo Fi, Noise-Pop

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g5g5Z1xzkg

http://www.myspace.com/timesnewviking

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?givuyzomkz2

Rambling about when I saw them, skip ahead to next paragraph for EP stuff:
Such a great band. I saw them back in December opening for Deerhunter. They played after Nite Jewel who was really boring and not very good. But goddamn, did Times New Viking warm up the crowd. Adam (the drummer) beat the piss out of the drums, so much so he broke his cymbal and the other little cymbal thing about three-fourths of the way through their set. They just played on. Since I was up front I grabbed the cymbal (it sits in my room to this day!). After the show I found Jared (the guitarist) and asked him to sign it. Jared had been hanging out in the smoking room and had a “special smell” to him. He then told me that only Adam could sign the cymbal since it was his. And then he lectured my friend on the tiny cymbal and why it’s bad. I asked him why he didn’t like it, to which he responded, “Uh, I mean, I dunno, it’s just the sound it makes y’know?” So after our memorable encounter with Jared we walked over to the merch table and found Adam, I asked him to sign the cymbal. “Dude, is that the cymbal?” “Yeah, I grabbed it when it broke off.” “That’s awesome!” Ah yes, Times New Viking= ❤

The EP:
I've been meaning to download this for a long time, and I'm so glad I finally did. Probably my favorite EP of last year. For those who have never heard TNV, think noise-rock like No Age, but with indie pop hooks mixed over layers of static. I also find them much better and more interesting than No Age. The EP only clocks in at 11:22 but it feels much longer. The songs sound a lot better than "Rip It Off", their previous album The tracks still have that gritty, noise to them which we have all come to love. And then the twee qualities are still here. Check this EP and band out.

May 20, 2009

The Music Tapes-1st Imaginary Symphony For Nomad

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 12:56 am

julian koster music tapes
Experimental, Indie Pop, Lo Fi

Preview/site: http://www.myspace.com/themusictapes

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

Elephant Six stuff, so you know it’s going to be weird as shit. Read the great Pitchfork review (they do control you). http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/5524-1st-imaginary-symphony-for-nomad/ 2.7, oh boy! Seriously though, this album is really great.

May 19, 2009

Maritime – We, the Vehicles

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 4:08 pm

5591-we-the-vehicles

Indie Rock/Mellow Pop

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8veoIE4URI

http://www.maritimesongs.com/maritime.html

Download: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CLTC2RWR

Yet another band that I found through http://www.gnoosic.com after entering “The Envy Corps” and “Incubus”.  The others being Midlake, Keane, and Fionn Regan (Who I will be uploading within the next few days).  The band gives off an aura of hard rock, while all of their songs are mellow pop-rock.  The singer is especially good at this, and I’d reccomend it to anyone who liked the previous albums by The Envy Corps and Midlake.

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