Geroni Listening

August 30, 2009

of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 12:05 pm

OfMontreal-HissingFaunaAreYoutheDes
Synth-Pop, Experimental

http://www.myspace.com/ofmontreal

What if the theater kids in high school actually were cool and made good music as oppose to being annoying and Linkin Park fans? They would probably be of Montreal. This album is so much fun; if you love lead synth lines or just great vocals download this.

August 29, 2009

PFFR – Rock Rocker Rocketh

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 9:22 pm

wondershowzen
Avant-Garde, Electronic

I post the Wonder Showzen picture because this band did most of the music for the show. One of the guys in the band (John Lee) was also a creator of Wonder Showzen. This is the same John Lee whom TMBG wrote a song about. But PFFR sounds nothing like TMBG. In fact, I can’t put a sound to PFFR. It’s something the really fucked up art kid from your school would listen to when he finally decides to show people what’s on his mp3 player. You know what I mean.

Elliott Smith – Covers EP

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 9:14 pm

elliott_smith
Acoustic, Live

Four covers by Elliott Smith. Most live, some not. Done in “man with an acoustic guitar” vein. I don’t think it’s an official release but it’s too good to not pass on.

The Aquabats!

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 9:05 pm

Sorry, not a discography. Just their two best albums. For those not in the know, The Aquabats! are a goofy ska/alternative rock band. They sing songs about pizza, pools, and being rad. It’s the perfect fun-time band. Definitely download these two.

The Aquabats! – Myths, Legends, And Other Amazing Adventures Vol. 2
aquamyth
Alternative, Punk, Ska

The Aquabats! – The Fury Of The Aquabats
aquafury
Ska

What’s Up, Geroni?

Filed under: Misc. — Teddy @ 8:44 pm

I guess I should explain. I’ve started my junior year of high school. This is probably the most essential and important year of my life thus far. So, a music blog is not at the top of my priorities. This means I will not be posting on Geroni and for the most part ending it. This is also why there has been an abundant lack of albums from me. I’m assuming Zissou will still post, though he does not have to. I’m going to try to post during the weekends, but there may only be one update a month. I want to go out with a bang though, and that’s why you will be seeing a lot of albums coming soon; including discographies from two of my favorite bands (Hint: they both start with M and they’ve been posted before). It’s been a fun couple of months, but I think there’s no point in letting you guys hang on to nothing. Thank you to everyone who came here, commented (good or bad), and just downloaded an album or two. It’s been fun discovering new music and going to shows. Love,
Teddy

P.S. Do check back every so often. There is going to be a new music blog run by me when I do have free time.

August 28, 2009

King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 4:20 pm

court-crimson-king

Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKCc0UX9SyU

http://www.king-crimson.com/

I really enjoyed this album.  But, at first I was hesitant to try it out because I didn’t know what toexpect.  I’m kicking myself for not trying it earlier, though.  Definitely worth a listen if you like Prog Rock or enjoy older bands like Pink Floyd and The Who.

August 27, 2009

The Envy Corps – Kid Gloves

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 2:22 pm

theenvycorpses

Pop Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1qq9lBomBE

http://www.theenvycorps.com/

EP of the year, folks.  EP OF THE YEAR!  Just download it.  And I promise, I’ll be posting a hell of alot more from now on…

THIS ALBUM IS IN 320kbps. IT’S A CERTIFIED WINNER IN MY BOOK!

August 7, 2009

Busdriver – Temporary Forever

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 5:10 pm

busdriver
Rap, Hip-Hop

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

http://www.myspace.com/busdriver

I’ll let this dude from Amazon.com do all of the talking:
Busdriver is rapidly becoming one of the greatest mc’s of all time. I rank him up there with the members of Freestyle Fellowship. All of Busdriver’s albums — “This Machine Kills Fascists,” “Memoirs of the Elephant Man,” “Temporary Forever,” and “The Weather” — are classics. This album in particular is probably the best introduction to Busdriver for those that haven’t heard him before.

Check the opening track where he keeps pace with a hiphop version of the popular cellphone ring “Badinerie” by Johann Sebastian Bach. He doesn’t just rap, he creates melodies. As he said, “I have a trained ear, I’m a jazz man.”

Busdriver was influenced by jazz/scat singer Jon Hendricks (of Hendricks, Lambert and Ross — whose song “Everybody’s Boppin'” he rapped over in “Everybody’s Stylin'”) and swing guitarist Django Reinhardt — basically, his ear appreciates fast, difficult music with lightning-quick changes in tempo and tone.

This album is sick. If you have any appreciation for music whatsoever you will love this stuff. And if you like fast, jazz-inspired rap delivery of the Project Blowed/Freestyle Fellowship variety, you will really really love this. What other mc could freestyle while ordering at a drive through? “Give me a personburger cause eating a hamburger’s worse than murder…”

This album is produced mainly by Paris Zax with some tracks by Daddy Kev and OD (Omid). It’s got several interludes, skits, & an a cappella, with cameos by Radioinactive, Rhetoric, 2mex, and Xololanxinxo. Aceyalone pairs up with Busdriver for the first time on the OD produced “Jazz Fingers” (the instrumental of which can be found on OD’s “Afterwords II”).

I listened to this album and nothing else for a month straight after I got it. ‘Nuff said.

Andrew W.K. – Close Calls with Brick Walls

Filed under: Albums — zissoutripfag @ 3:56 pm

Close_Calls_with_Brick

Party Rock/Dance Rock

Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1nwGg5aJA

http://www.andrewwk.com/

Why this album didn’t recieve a full release in the U.S. is beyond me.  Apparently in the U.S., you can only get it on vinyl, while Japan and Korea recieved full releases with hard copy CDs and everything.  This is definitely the best Andrew W.K. album.  I once told Teddy that, while “I Get Wet” is crazy like a kid with ADD, Close Calls is crazy like a serial killer whose weapon of choice is a plastic butter knife.  The keyboard work in this album is some of the best I’ve ever heard in rock.  The lyrics aren’t as generic as those in “I Get Wet”, but keep in mind, this is still a party rock album.  Andrew W.K. really let’s loose and does what he does best here and it’s worth a download if you’re interested.  It’s a perfect appetite surpressant while we all patiently wait for “55 Cadillac”.

I think it’s also worth noting that this CD really doesn’t get nearly as many listeners as it should.  I actually had to upload that song to youtube so you could hear it without having to see a shitty Trigun AMV.

THIS ALBUM IS IN 320kbps.  IT’S A CERTIFIED WINNER IN MY BOOK!

August 6, 2009

WE ONLY HAVE ONE RULE ON THIS BLOG…

Filed under: Misc. — Teddy @ 8:30 am

Tucker1
AND THAT IS TO PASS THE BALL TO TUCKER

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