Sunday, March 10, 2024

Green Day - Dilemma

I think I was fooling myself thinking I'd keeping any sort of consistency with posting but here were are in March 2024.

I love Green Day's new song and I was never a huge Green Day fan to begin with.

From their new album "Saviors", the song is big on melody and loud gutiar, bass guitar and drums, delving into minor-chord 50's tinged territory, but sticking to their guns with it's punky chorus.

Official Website | Green Day
Purchase | Green Day - "Saviors"

Saturday, December 23, 2023

AC/DC - Mistress for Christmas

How had I not heard this song until last week?

Official Website | AC/DC

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Ladytron - All Over By Xmas

Should I just consider posting Christmas songs for the rest of the month? Even if I don't, let's at least post this lovely seasonal one by Ladytron. Recent Ladytron news over at Under The Radar. Their most recent album, their 7th, was "Time's Arrow", released at the beginning of 2023.

Official Website | Ladytron
Purchase: Ladytron - "Time's Arrow"

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Pulp - Background Noise [new song]

Last month, Pulp introduced a new song to their recent live set, entitled "Background Noise". Deets at NME.

Feels like 1995 again. And a classic-sounding Pulp song at that.

Official Website | Pulp
Purchase: Pulp - "Hits"

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Shane MacGowan, R.I.P.

It is with deep sadness to read the news first thing this morning about the passing of Irish musician and and The Pogues frontman, Shane MacGowan. With the passing earlier this year of Sinead O'Connor, this has been a sad year for Irish popular music.

As an Asian-Canadian teenager growing up in the late 80's, Celtic music was as far removed from my musical tastes as could be given my affinity for British alternative bands like The Smiths, The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, and New Order at the time, but The Pogues managed to gain a foothold into my music listening. The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" (included on their 1987 album "If I Should Fall From Grace With God") ranks as one of my favourite songs of all time, and the fact that Shane has passed away just as the Christmas season has begun, will make listening to this song during the Christmas season, bittersweet for years to come.

Official Website | Shane MacGowan
Official Website | The Pogues
Purchase: The Pogues - "If I Shall Fall From Grace With God"

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

MGMT - Mother Nature

This is hitting pretty good right now on this gloomy, rainy day. Sombre but also very hopeful sounding. MGMT's new album "Loss of Life" is being released February 24, 2024. You can pre-order the new album through their website. Pitchfork has all the deets.

Official Website | MGMT

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

BADBADNOTGOOD & Charlotte Day Wilson - Sleeper

New sultry, airy, soulful tune from Toronto's BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson. Deets at Pitchfork.

Official Website | BADBADNOTGOOD
Official Website | Charlotte Day Wilson