stuff we don’t get at gillette stadium these days
Your team just scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The place is going absolutely mental. Now the kickoff team is coming out on the field, pumping up fans and trying to get mentally prepped to charge 70 yards downfield and pop somebody.
So what better of a song to build on this momentum than this?
Seriously? Fucking Bon Jovi… Too bad Gary Glitter had to go and molest girls in fucking Thailand or something, otherwise we’d still have the “Hey” song and all would be right in the world.
When are stadium DJs going to realize not everyone going to sporting events these days are the stereotypical over-the-hill, wrangler-wearing white dudes trying to relive their 70s and 80s glory days? (and don’t even dare bring up Springsteen.)
March was surprisingly packed with new music and releases, which is reflected in this month’s robust playlist featuring 20+ songs. Insert a predictable March Madness reference here (speaking of which, my Ohio State Buckeyes are in the Final Four) and check out the best of what March had to offer after the jump.
not much to say about this jam. fire flames. put it up before it blows up. it’s so fire they don’t even list the right names in the band on YouTube.
After reading the dense and cultured posts below you’re undoubtedly ready to start drinking, so here is some pre-game music to get you through your saturday night:
Ok, I know I will get some shit for this one, but I secretly, and not so secretly now, really like this song. I know it is featured on an iTouch commercial and has been for a while, but there is just something about those simple, fun, indie-pop hooks that always get me. Similar bands like Vampire Weekend, MGMT, and sigh… Foster the People rode the same type of sound to commercial success, so with songs like “Tongue Tied” Grouplove may not be too far behind. Take a few minutes to enjoy the drug-induced hallucinatory adventure of a guy trying to escape three wrestling-masked men and oh, yeah, the song too.
Also, if you haven’t had a chance to catch any of Grouplove’s songs, take a listen to the lead single off of their 2010 EP Grouplove and 2011 LP Never Trust a Happy Song titled “Colours.”
Do yourself a favor and listen to these with good headphones or speakers, not computer speakers.
Boise, ID native Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, broke onto the scene this past year with his debut album, The Year of Hibernation. A hazy, self-produced aesthetic is combined with lyrics of childhood nostalgia and exploration that accounts for a remarkable debut effort. As one reviewer noted, “The record mixes feelings of protection and safety with the tug of adventure and wraps it in compulsively listenable music that explodes at just the right moments.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Anyways, you may ask ‘why now?’ Seeing that the album was released in September. Well, recently, Tyler T. Williams turned his creative genius to make a video for The Year of Hibernation standout “July.” The song, about a failing relationship, is an emotional journey that slowly builds musically, layer by layer, to a crescendo that breaks for a soft letdown to the finish. Take a look at the eerie video below, although be warned, you may never think of nosebleeds the same.
The video for “July” also gives me an excuse to post Tyler T. Williams’ first video for Youth Lagoon, “Montana.” Another surging tune that again builds with emotion and matching layers is accompanied by this stunning video. I am not sure if I have ever seen so much poignancy packed into a 5 minute music video (which regretfully disqualifies “Trapped in the Closet“). But seriously, this video really is powerful, check it out.
Youth Lagoon is currently on tour, so I definitely recommend grabbing a cheap ticket if Powers is in your area (Boston/NYC in March, Cali in April.)