I’m going to ease back into this blog-writing business by defaulting to music obsessions and the unoriginal thoughts that accompany them. Cool.
I like the show Metalacolyse as much as the next guy, but I love the band. I guess there is something beautiful about a pretend death metal band with a cult following that openly mocks their fans and genre. Wikipedia says that “the album [is] the highest charting death metal record ever with 33,740 copies sold in its first week.” HOW ABSURD.
Something about the crisp, clean sound forced me to put my dislike for female vocalists aside and fall helplessly in love with this cute little band. How can you resist their upbeat, quirky harmonies? I’m really excited for them to come to Houston in August. I expect to acquire at least one article of clothing from each band member so that my closet shrine will finally be complete.
SeeqPod – Playable Search
Scars on Broadway
This is one of many bands that splintered off of System of a Down when they took a “break” from each other. If you ignore the obnoxiously repetitive lyrics, they aren’t bad. It’s very SOAD-like. In a good way. Notice the sharp contrast with Serj’s independent project/band which takes itself and its lyrics way too seriously. System of a Down is the happy medium. GAH, why can’t System just get back together already? MAKE ME SOME GOOD MUSIC, GODDAMNIT. And while you’re in there, a sandwich would be nice. Thanks.
Even if this isn’t a new artist or a new album- IT’S A NEW MOVIE! Apparently Soulwax put together a documentary about what it’s like to be master DJ gods. I can’t wait.