It’s been a while since Ska was on the scene in music, but The Pandemics prove that not all is lost. A full-fledged eight-piece band, they bring back the 1990’s sound with a New York edge. As a blend of jaunty guitar and piano work, with real dedication to the horns and East coast attitude in their lyrics, I find myself flowing along to their music as early as the first few chords.
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Today we talk about the announcement of KISS’s new album, a review of KoЯn’s latest, Path of Totality, dive deeper into genrefication, and more.
This week we talk about the new Wallflowers single, Flea’s new EP, a review of Maroon 5’s latest album, Overexposed, dream bands, and much more!
While on leave from Iraq—just putzing about with my brother, sharing a few beers and watching New York Noise (a local music program)—a video for a unknown band started to play. The band: O’Death. The album: Head Home. The song: “Down to Rest.” The intro to the song was quite simple (just a couple of chords, slightly haunting and repetitious). The vocals…. my God, how raw! The video itself… so odd an unprecedented. All in all, it was just a scant 3:42 seconds.
This week we talk about new music videos, new music from Green Day, how some musicians are pompous, an album review of You Can’t Take It with You by As Tall As Lions, and then we discuss music in marketing campaigns. Also I want to thank the Wall Street Playaz for letting us use “Livin’ The Life” as our theme music.
Saw the Wall Street Playaz perform last night. It was fantastic! Here is a shot of me and the guys from the podcast with them before they played. For more photos go to facebook.com/crashchords.
Looking for something to do on a Friday the 13th? You say you want to see a band that dresses as zombies and covers songs about the undead, werewolves, and blood, there’s a band for that. Zombies + Rock and Roll + High Energy Fun = The Flesh Junkies.
The boys of Matchbox Twenty have done it again. “She’s So Mean” is the first single from their new album North due out in September. The formula for a great Matchbox Twenty song is here.
This week we talk about the world’s largest drumsticks, a review of Cage The Elephant’s latest, Thank You, Happy Birthday, and then get up close and personal with the Wall Street Playaz. Enjoy!