The-Dream or Mr. Nash is streaming his new album — IV Play — over on his YouTube page. The record features Jay-Z, 2 Chainz, Gary Clark, Jr., Kelly Rowland, and many more GOOD Music sponsored artists. Really dig his collabo with Gary. Some sweet R&B music to be had.
IV Play drops in stores next Tuesday.
Belvedere and snapple? Always wanted to try. One of my favorite tracks from DA. Really loved the record. Bumped it in my Hybrid like a bo$$. Call this Game’s ‘stalker’ track. He’s seriously in love with Dr. Dre. Kind of creepy. Sure he was going through regrets after all the aftermath / G-UNIT drama. Get that. Think my favorite thing is how many times Busta says the ‘N Word’. Kids interested in drinking games would be plastered by the tracks end.
Nothing really new to write about. Started an Arrested Development marathon in preparation for the new episodes. Forgot how funny Will Arnett was. Gob!
After that’s in the can plan on watching Portlandia. Seen episodes, find it entertaining in a weird way, but haven’t sat down and seen them all. Should be fun. Or boring. I don’t know, not there yet. Can only expect some sort of funny satisfactions.
It’s new music Tuesday, you should go pick up some records, & lose yourself in the music. We’re almost there! My astrology came true. A ‘ father figure’ just left my life for a little while. Which means more responsibility for work sister/boss lady & myself. Had our IT guy ask me what it is I do…and couldn’t really give him an answer. Like Barney in HIMYM. ”Please“. Suit up! It’s tuesday.
Isn’t it always. Why can’t love be simple? Just takes some ‘slight work’. Wale & Sam Dew tell it like it is on the new — The Gifted (out June 25th) — track. Wale goes hard. Like a old school LL Cool J.
Ah. Black Keys. You make great music to wake up to. Don’t stop the rock pop. This is one of those records everyone should own. If you don’t, you’re not a music fan. Plain & simple.
Such a fantastic lazy weekend. Feeling refreshed and ready to handle the upcoming extremely long days before a four day weekend. Praying I’m not on call so I can kick back & relax in style. Got a few things on the agenda. My goal to do something spectacular to make my 100th Instagram post a standout. Been holding back for that perfect photo blog moment, but the wait soon shall be over. It’s coming. Promise. Like my featured blog posts of our past few B4M Events. Been focusing on our ‘Spotlight’ Series as of late. They are coming. Let’s see how bored I get next Monday.
Doctor Who’s season finale had it’s moments, but like with most of this confusing season it left me feeling under whelmed. Still one of the better episodes of this dry season.
Matt & Jenna’s acting were super. That wasn’t the problem. Pity the writing & storyline were so bland. Had such a great enemy, storyline, and everything…meh. Don’t worry, I’ll go back and watch some Tennant episodes to make up for the bleh finale. Only thing this Whovian can do to numb the pain until the 50th.
Nothing more. My life has become very chill. Our next May event is coming soon. Don’t think I haven’t forgotten. Trying to save $ for the upcoming summer, but some new showcases are coming soon. Just you wait. Till then check out our amazing Spotlight Saturday posts. Had so much fun writing them.
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Our 1st ‘Spotlight Saturday’ follow up! Good one too.
Take a look. That album cover pretty much sums it up. You get all that in ‘Blue‘ (Out now!!!). Abstract as it may be. I haven’t had an album listening session that equaled the first time I heard Damien Rice’s ‘O’. When I listened to Echo Bloom’s ‘Blue’ got that same rush. Maybe it’s because Kyle & his guests (Kate Vargas especially) have the same sort of musical romantic partnership or spark per each track that Damien & Lisa had back in the day.
Every song on Blue sends chills down my spine. Track to Track, it’s an absolutely beautiful record that needs to be shared. The music video showcased didn’t do it justice. They are proud of it, and I’m proud to listen. This is ‘Blue’ by Echo Bloom.
Big shout out to Riot Act Media. They threw me into The Blank Tapes‘ new record — Vacation — out now! This is sort of album you listen to during, in, around, or to the beach. Very bluesy, hippie, rocking Beach Boys/John Lennon sort of pop that should be the soundtrack to some really great times. Pity I’m on my couch right now. Feels like I’m wasting these really fun beats. Sunshine and sand in my toes are needed!
Here’s their new video for ‘Coast To Coast’ to get you going:
Incredible huh? Wasn’t that just heaps of fun? The record is even more so! Let’s keep the vibing beats going! Here is the entire record just for you. If I you wanted a new album of the week, surely this would do. Vacation, all you ever wanted…
Another Spotlight Saturday. New music to be had. Today’s first entry comes from an upcoming five piece UK band — Hero & Leander. They are being pitched as bit like Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, The Beach Boys + 1 Girl, without being bogged down by the normal comparisons since their inception back in 2010. Like to think of them as a Pop Folk, Soul, Jazz, Fusion.
Above is their new music video for “Kiss Me By The Water Cooler” that is cute, comical, & quirky. I recommend going through their youtube page and viewing their covers of ‘Me, Myself, & I‘ or ‘Don’t Worry Baby‘. Really showcases their multi-talented style.
Their new album ‘Tumble‘ dropped this week, and has gotten some sweeping reviews from bloggers. Recommend it highly.
Hero & Leander Reading Material:
Been in a whole ’30 Secs…’ mode since hearing ‘LLF+D’. Had a similar moment yesterday night that I did when I first ran through ‘Battle Born’. Environment does effect music. You shouldn’t convince yourself otherwise. When I’m in the car, rolling down the freeway, window open, cool breeze brushing thru my…now super short…hair half past midnight– the music couldn’t be feel any better. Like a super drug. Corrupting each cell in my body. Rewriting the genetic code track by track. Leaving me craving more…so much more.
A little off point, but we’ll get there. For ‘A Beautiful Lie‘ had a similar effect on me during those overly brought up college days I speak so fondly of. Being a MCR fan without new music to thrive on made me thirst for similar artists in the vein of emo-screamo heard on the Black Parade. Kept running into Jared Leto & his massacred group that combined hard rock, screamo, and electronics to put together very catchy fantastical songs.
Bought this record at Best Buy on a whim after hearing a variety of singles. It was like living in a alternated future with bright lights like a make believe neo-tokyo. Glimmers of steampunk. Bioshock before Bioshock. And I absolutely loved it. Wrote similar worldly scripts to this record. Choirs & powerful anthems still transport me to a post-apocalyptic conflict. Having mad flashbacks as ‘The Fantasy” builds. Battles of Good & eVil duking out in my head like a bad DBZ episode.
Sure ‘A Beautiful Lie’ is not a new record, but certainly one that made an impact on my musical history. One that you should listen to. For a bit of nostalgia is all one really needs really.
That XO kicks off the weekend with some new music. Simply amazing r&b…enjoy.
Do as the Scorpions command! YEAAAAHHHHH. Because every bad boy has a soft side. lol, loved that late night infomercial.
Bought this record, per whim, at my local Best Buy the same day this Classic iPod jukebox came into my life. The CD was only $5. Still too much, but the iPod’s blank slate was initially intended to be the best music library ever assembled. During my ‘Aqua Teen…’ phase. Mooninites. Blame them. Not many Monster Ballads have made our sessions, this is probably the first? You’d know better than I. The 500+ series have showcases so many different artists & tracks that have impacted my life for better, worst, or indifferent.
Found a stream of 30 Secs. 2 Mars’ ‘LLF+D’ yesterday afternoon before I headed to wing night. Got about halfway thru. Have to say it’s really well produced. 30 Secs make such futuristic sophisticated albums. Keep coming back because of it. There’s a unknown genre feel to them. Doesn’t fit just Hard Rock or Pop Rock. Picking up one of their records is like grabbing a Bradbury or Martin epic with it’s own fantastical story within lyrics & beats. Arcs & imaginary that just connects to me. Am I the only one who feels that way? Hope not.
Had great fears about ‘LLF+D’. Really did. Those have subsided with each passing track. Grandiose & ambitious this record is. Not much of the choir. This 30 Secs grew up with me. Matured. My younger self probably would’ve hated this record. Seeking a unsophisticated beat or hook. The near 30 year old author behind these keystrokes has the found the beauty in each passing track. Layers of electronic beats & hums hitting at my nerves. Can’t wait to cop the record on Tuesday.Gonna bump it all weekend long.
Finished Wing Night & spent the rest of the evening watching the Office’s Finale. If I was a girl, probably would’ve cried like a baby at it’s various nostalgic hallmarks. Erin’s scene especially. Pam’s Monologue at the very end was my favorite part. Testament & calling out to live.
As a long time fan, couldn’t have hoped for anything more…best prank ever.
Have a great weekend everyone! Be sure to go out & live. Because there is a time to live & a time to love. Both moments should happen now…