Sunday, December 5, 2010

boys life - departures and landfalls

so this band has that whole 90's midwest emo thing going on. they formed in 1993 in kansas city, mo, and this album was released in 1996. they did a split 10" with christie front drive, which is pretty sweet. i guess if i had to compare these guys to someone it would be christie front drive, or ethel meserve, which was previously posted on this blog. this album is really great. probably not one of my favorites, but when i feel like listening to some good ol' 90's emo and don't feel like listening to mineral or something, i'll usually put this on.
this album feels good.

superchunk - here's where the strings come in

this band. i don't even know where to begin. these past few posts, i've just decided to post all of my favorite albums ever and even if they're not "rare" or "indie" or whatever, they're all the best things i've ever heard. anyway, THIS is one of my favorite albums of all time. top five this time. up there with something to write home about by the get up kids and most owen albums. this might be number three.
ANYWAY. this band started in north carolina in like, 1989. let me just tell you. i saw them thursday. definitely one of the best concerts i've ever been to (up there with the get up kids, yet again). mac ripped SO HARD. there was so much poging in the crowd i couldn't even take it. ever heard of merge records? yeah, they started that. rules, right? this band i guess never had a huge "hit" per se, but they were pretty popular. maybe their hit was "hyper enough" which is the first track on this album. every song on this album is great though. check out their videos, super 90s, even david cross appeared in one.
they didn't play shows for years and years, but they started playing festivals over the summer, and they just released a new album "majesty shredding" a few weeks ago, which is really good. they're doing their first tour in forever, and it was like they never stopped not touring. i feel like they would be just as good if i saw them 15 years ago at their prime.

anyway, let me introduce you to yr new favorite record.

the american analog set - know by heart

first and foremost, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. perhaps even my top 20, maybe 15. this album just sounds so warm. perfect for driving home on chilly nights, right before you fall asleep, or when you're trying to concentrate on something else, but feel like you need some other noise in the room with you. they're an indie band from austin, texas, formed in 1995. what i think is really cool about them is that they prefer recording analog, instead of digitally. you can totally tell. they have a sound that cannot be matched by anyone else. this album came out in 2001. some of my personal favorites off of this album include the title track, "know by heart", as well as "aaron and maria", and "the postman". this album rules. just check this out if you like music at all, i suppose.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

jamie said i should post in this more.

i'll do my best to try, we shall seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

sorry for sucking at this since may and then probably before that. i'll try to get this blog rockin' and rollin' again.

xoxoxoxoxoxo delia

sig transit gloria - discography

this is sig transit gloria. definitely my favorite band right now. these guys grew up in my neck of the woods, actually. not too far from where i grew up. they were around in the 90s (duh, why else would i put them on here?) but they have recently been playing a few shows here or here. unfortunately i haven't been able to see them since they've been playing together recently, so i can't really say how they are now, but back when these albums were released, gosh did they rock. very keyboard driven, emo pop, i guess. not too different from the get up kids, or the anniversary. i guess they broke up because they knew each other since they were in elementary school and they were gettin' sick of each other.
anyway, these two albums are two of my favorites. the ep is probably the best, but i found that the more and more i listen to the self-titled, the more i prefer it over the ep. the ep opens up with "wide open window", which absolutely rules. actually, every song on that ep rules. pretty much every song on the self-titled rules too. all i can say is listen to the ep loads, then once you feel like you've heard those a billion times, switch over to the self-titled and have it blow yr mind.
lastly, if you're in chicago on new year's eve, they're playing a 21 and up show at reggies with the smoking popes. it's like, 30 bucks, but it'll be a good time.