Tuesday, August 26, 2008

United Nations - United Nations (2008)

United Nations, a collaboration between members of Glassjaw, Thursday, Converge and The Number 12 Looks Like You, has made their entire debut album available for streaming on their myspace page. The project was started in early 2007 by Daryl Palumbo, the main man behind post-hardcore innovators Glassjaw, and Geoff Rickly, the singer/lyricist of Thursday. Definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of any of the aforementioned bands. It's much different than anything these guys have put out before and interesting enough to make it stand out from other albums in the genre.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears - Flight of the Knife (2008)

An explosive psychedelic pop album reminiscent of many popular 60s and 70s acts such as The Beatles, ELO, Queen, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and The Zombies.

Many of the songs are surprisingly piano-driven, however there is quite an assortment of different instruments to be found; there are just layers upon layers of sound here. And while each of the songs have their own distinctive qualities, they all share a certain ubiquitous energy that is hard to come across these days.

It's an incredibly strange and fun album that combines elements of everything you've already heard before and turns it into something unique and refreshing. One of the best albums I've heard all year.

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