SONG OF THE DAY: Menomena — “TAOS”

TAOS is from Menomena’s most recent release, Mines (2010, Barsuk Records).  They hail from Portland, OR and their namesake is a combination of the words men and phenomena (not this, which is awesome and what I thought they were named after for a while).  They are in the final stages of recording their new album and with any luck they’ll be out in Colorado sometime in the not-so-distant future.  If you liked their sound, be sure to check out their Blogotheque take-away show, which has amazing dancing and clapping children who happened to walk by as they were playing.

SONG OF THE DAY: The O’My’s — “My House”

It took me about ten seconds to realize that I love this song. It is the kind of song that every summer bbq needs, that goes well with sunsets, friends, brews, etc. It is super soulful and laid back. Even better, their video for the song fits perfectly. Enjoy both!

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Teo is a sophomore at CC. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm, it’s got all sorts of stuff. Check it out.

SONG OF THE DAY: Fun. — “Some Nights”


I like artists whose name doubles as an description for their music. Fun. does just that. Their music is fun. Think 30 Seconds to Mars with more poppy talent and less suck (I’m talking to you Jared Leto). “Some Nights” could easily be the anthem of Fun.’s new album Some Nights (the fact that it’s the title song should be justification enough). With it’s strong drums and flailing vocals, you’ll be in a better mood before the first minute of the song passes.  I’m smiling just thinking about the song, really.

Some Nights (the album, not the song) is a great album. Hands down. You may notice a bit more hip-hop-y beats than their previous album Aim and Ignite (another solid album if you have not already listened). Turns out one of the big influences of the album was none other than Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.Even though their not quite on Yeezy’s swagger status, Fun. gives us yet another reason to wake up every morning with a smile and jam out to our favorite tunes with an embarrassing dance. Happy Listening.

SONG OF THE DAY: Kavinsky feat. Lovefoxx – “Nightcall”

This song is off the Drive Soundtrack, released in September ’11, on Lakeshore Records. Check out the rest of the album for more amazing music, and a lot of original score pieces by Cliff Martinez. Still waiting to hear this song at a sweaty house party, try not to seduce that lonesome looking stranger to this song.

SONG OF THE DAY: Wye Oak — “Fish”

Wye Oak is based out of Baltimore and is comprised of Jen Wasner and Andy Stack.  Wasner sings and plays guitar, and Stack drums and plays bass simultaneously (?!) using his left hand to play the bass line and his right hand and feet to drum.  This video features the art of Baltimore artists Katherine Fahey (cutouts) and Michael O’Leary (lighting and cinematography).  Civilian was released in March 2011 on Merge Records.


SONG OF THE DAY: Sleigh Bells — “Born to Lose”

Reign of Terror is Sleigh Bells’ sophomore album, and from what I’ve heard so far, is a little more mellow than their first. Some people may like that, while others (ahem) are a little bummed that they toned it down. Regardless, I’m sure it will be great. This song gives off the same kind of vibe that their old album did: loud.

SONG OF THE DAY: Death In Vegas — “Your Loft My Acid”

UK duo Death in Vegas is one of those bands that you know will create an exponentially different sound with every new album. Dare I say Trans-Love Energies (2011) is the best they’ve produced to date. Ladies and gents, let your ears feast upon this minimalist techno delight. (Before you make any snap decisions, be sure to listen the whole song through.)

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