Friday, June 22, 2012

Living Room - Dream Journal (2012)

So a little bird informed me of the fact that along with Mouth to Mouth to Mouth a band by the name of "Living Room" embarked with them on a weekend of shows. These guys are from Brooklyn and actually dont share a large amount of similiarities with their mini tour mates (not that they have to) but its in the ways that they do that make these guys pretty interesting and exciting. Dream Journal is a nice tidy collection of alt-emo with all the heart felt singing a guy could ask for. What I typically sign up for in a musical act however is the instrumentation and Living Room doesn't disappoint. Nice varied dueling guitars, some healthy stops and stops, and interesting drums keep them from being placed in the "same same" pile. I could very easily see this sort of energetic rock being transferred to a very incredible live show.  

ps: Apologies Scott for referring to you as a "little bird" :)

Dream Journal (2012)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Ace of Coins - The Fool (ep)

Anyone recall a previous post of mine on a group by the name of The Prophet Nathan? Well if your drawing a blank..shame on you and click the link above. serious math-pop magic.

More to the point however is James from The Prophet Nathan wanted to let everyone know of his OTHER super amazing math rock group The Ace of Coins.  They just released their ep The Fool and I must say once again I am very impressed and for different reasons. Ace of Coins is a more song oriented sort of math rock and it prominently features vocals. However there still remains a grounding in pop rock as well.  Instrumentation is still pretty complex despite this but does have to dial back to a more traditional format for the singing.

"The Fool" feels incredibly new but also a throwback to the golden age of math, the 90's.  Its a winning combination that I imagine everyone having an easy time yea click the link and do that enjoying thing you guys do so well.

The Fool (ep)