Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bands That Should Tour Together (Purely Based on Name)

Note: these are all real band names.

Spoon + The Knife

Bombay Bicycle Club + Tokyo Police Club

Hot Hot Heat + Cold Cave

The Thrills + The Kills + The Stills

White Rabbits + Frightened Rabbit

Ratatat + Ra Ra Riot + Yeah Yeah Yeahs + O No Ono

Sleigh Bells + Broken Bells @ the Rock the Bells Festival

Vampire Weekend + Fang Island

The Hold Steady + Harlem Shakes

The Walkmen + Run DMC

The Microphones + The Cheap Speakers

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Phil Davison, GOP Candidate


"Okay, Phil...as your campaign manager, I gotta give you some advice: right now you're at a six. Can you bring on up to a ten?"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kings of Leon


The opening images from the above music video made me think "has Kings of Leon made their very own 'African Child?'" Not really, but so continues my love/hate relationship with this band.

To me, they'll never top Aha Shake Heartbreak. They were hailed as "the southern Strokes," and you could see why. Then they went touring with U2 and adopting aspects of their sound, which is great for everybody who digs U2. I do not.

So every time they come out with a new album, I'm disappointed. "It's no Aha Shake," I think to myself. But then I listen to it some more, and I think "It's no Aha Shake, but it's still a pretty good Kings of Leon album."

And strange race-relations music video aside, I dig this single. I've heard the band talk about how a lot of this new album comes from the Aha Shake era, which leads me to believe I'm not the only one who misses that vibe. Bring it back, you crazy sons of a preacher man.