Random Musical Thoughts
So, I’ve been on a very sporadic random music binge recently. I’ve found some interesting artists that I haven’t heard of before and have been listening to some older yet still this decade songs. Here’s a nice little list, if you can’t think of something to listen to, of stuff to check out.
New and Unknown?
- Skyscrapers Walk Among Us
- Hardcore, screamo style. The self-titled EP is out on iTunes currently.
- After Midnight Project
- They were on this year’s Warped Tour. This is more of a hard rock 30 Seconds to Mars-esqe type band. They’re full length album, Let’s Building Something to Break, is out now. Check out the single, “Take Me Home.”
- Warning: This falls under the Kelly Clarkson category. However, I first heard the single “According to You” on a radio station in NYC a few days before she came on the show. Orianthi was going to be the guitarist for Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” tour, meaning Michael Jackson hand picked her so it’s worth a listen.
- Hoobastank’s Cover of the Ghostbuster Theme
- The original will always be the best but this rendition is interesting so check it out.
- We Came As Romans
- Hardcore band who’s album “To Plant A Seed” is out or soon to be released. It sounds more like Throwdown/Killswitch Engage but it has some parts that sound like 30 Seconds to Mars so it is an interesting combination.
- mc chris
- He’s not new but he’s not very popular. This man is the all time king of nerdcore. He’s MC Pee Pants from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Hesh from Sealab 2021. All I can say is this guy is the man. Give it a shot you may very well be surprised.
- Owl City
- I know these guys are allllll over the place now with the single “Fireflies” but come on gimme a break. It’s goddamn addicting.
- Motion City Soundtrack
- Hey all you MCS fans, the new album is up for preorder and the single “Disappear” was given out on their website for one day only. The song is pretty good and not to mention Mark Hoppus of blink-182 hopped on to produce the track. Go pick up the album whether pre-order or when it comes out!
- Jay Sean
- Everyone by now probably knows the song “Down” and if you don’t come out from under the damn rock. Well, the new single was released to retailers a few weeks ago but back in September I got to hear “Do You Remember” featuring Sean Paul and Lil’ Jon and all I can say is brace yourself this will be the new song you hear every hour soon enough…. and its actually good for now til its overplayed!
- Same area as We Came As Romans. Their album “The Great I Am” I believe is on iTunes.
- Motionless In White
- Sounds like The Devil Wears Prada. The album “When Love Met Destruction” is on iTunes.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Want to cry from laughter?? Like Aqua Teen Hunger Force???? You’ll love the christmas album “Have Yourself A Meaty Little Christmas.” The cast of ATHF sings the classics such as “Jingle Bells Deep”, “Hark! The Herald Angels Rap”, and “O Holy Tonight.” And don’t forget to listen to “Feliz Navidad” (Carl: Can we sing it in English??)
Old and A Great Flashback
- Thrice-The Artist in the Ambulance
- This album was one of the first CDs I ever purchased back when I was 12. Great songs come from this album including “Under a Killing Moon”, “The Artist in the Ambulance”, and “Stare at the Sun.”
- Thursday-A City By The Light Divided
- “Counting 5,4,3,2,1” is still one of my favorite songs by Thursday so it’s always a treat to have a little flashback.
- Anything from Tony Hawk Pro Skater Games
- Millencolin-“No Cigar”
- Bodyjar-“Not The Same”
- just to name a few
- Say Anything-…is a Real Boy
- This album is just awesome and I know a few of my friends will kill me but…. I called her on the phone….
- Puddle of Mudd-“Blurry”
- Remember this song??
- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones-“The Impression That I Get”
- Reel Big Fish-“Take On Me”
Hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of music. Hopefully you can listen to this for a little while or at least expand your horizons.