Watch This! Miracles Of Modern Science Cover “Pumped Up Kicks”

Yeah I know, I think we’re all a little tired of the ubiquitous Foster The People song but Miracles Of Modern Science have definitely freshened it up with their string heavy take on the song.

Watch This! Drink Up Buttercup + Savoir Adore + AgnesandAgnes

Drink Up Buttercup

Leave it to the fellas in Drink Up Buttercup to make a video so outlandish as this. It has the same kind of intensity and insanity that DUB’s live show does which makes it a totally perfect video for “Seasickness Pills” even though it doesn’t really have anything to do with the lyrics. After putting out Born And Thrown On A Hook last year they’ve been touring a whole lot hopefully they’re making time to get back into the studio to give us another fix of their bawdy music.

Warning, do not watch this video of you’ve got a weak stomach.

[MP3] Gods And Gentlemen

Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore – Loveliest Creature from Haus + Longhitano on Vimeo.

I can’t tell you how much I love seeing a band I truly dig get the praise and attention they rightfully deserve. Savoir Adore is the most recent group to achieve wider acclaim. They’ve been popping up in conversations, play lists and even on TV (their track “Break My Stride” soundtracks a Chase Bank commercial) which delights me greatly. The only thing that matches that delight is the news that they’ve released new material. In the Wooded Forest, their first album, has been a fav of mine for a while and I have been anxious to hear what they would follow it up with. “Sparrow” is just a nibble at what the future of Savoir Adore may sound like. They’re currently in the studio exploring where their wonderful musical curiosity will lead. Hope post production goes quickly cause I want to hear more.

[MP3] Sparrow


AgesandAges “Navy Parade (escape from the Black River bluffs)” HD from Alicia J. Rose on Vimeo.

This is a new group to my ears and I quite like them. They have an alluring sound that includes elements of folk, country and indie pop which is probably drawn from a combination of musical backgrounds and their Portland OR roots. All seven members sing while playing their various instruments which lends a great gospelike delivery which is really at it’s best when playing off each other in rondo. They just released Alright You Restless five tracks of warm good energy tunes you’d be wise to add to your home library. AgnesandAgnes are on the road right now criss crossing the country so get yourself out to see them live if you can.

They’re playing at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday April 28th with LAKE and Royal Shoals

[MP3] So So Freely

I’m Back!

Ok folks, after what I think I can safely classify as the hardest and most surreal seven weeks of my life so far I am finally ready to get back to blogging. I figured I’d start with filling you all in a little on what went on over these past few weeks.

Meet Ernesto.

(actually pinata replica of Ernesto made by my fabulous sister)

Ernesto is the name I gave to the tumor that was discovered a little over 6 weeks ago in my chest. Continue Reading →