Web Designer And Music Fan
I like music and i like to design webpages. Over the past 5 years I have decided to combine the two together. This site does not monetarily benefit me in any way shape or form. It is used as a personal project with the hope of expanding the musical tastes of others by exploring current artists.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
This website has been made purely for my own enjoyment and education. If for some unknown (yet awesome) reason an artist on this list is upset at my free advertisement, please let me know and i shall fix any and all issues.
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father john misty
"Who is Father John Misty? He’s nobody. I like mischief and I saw this very elegant gag that after making seven or eight records under my own name that say little to nothing about myself, I could write really explicitly about myself and call it whatever I wanted."
plants and animals
the end of that.
"Plants and Animals have proved themselves to be a band full of interesting ideas and the songwriting chops to bring those ideas to fruition. The End of That finds them sounding more mature and comfortable than ever before, signaling perhaps not an end at all, but rather a new beginning."
boys & girls.
"Brittany Howard thinks of herself as a soul singer the same way she thinks of the late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott as a soul singer. "Dude had something to say and he had a way of saying it, getting his point across, making people go through what he was going through," says the 23-year-old singer and guitarist for Alabama Shakes. "That's soul singing. It doesn't have to be '60s R&B to be soul music.""
tallest man on earth
there's no leaving now.
"As soon as a band is labeled “psychedelic” they are thereafter ascribed, fairly or not, a certain set of characteristics. That band will have meandering, dreamlike song arrangements. There will likely be some found-sound. Tube amps will abound. Marijuana will be encouraged. These may indeed be applicable to the majority of psychedelic bands but it is an unfortunate lens through which to analyze psychedelic music. So it is fitting then that Kevin Parker’s excellent take on psychedelic rock music – which reaches its apex on Lonerism – is as much about borrowing from his fore bearers as it is about discovering something fresh."
"When you put something out there into the world, there's all these words you don't want to hear, that you hope people don't say. I don't anything that starts with "re" — like retro, reinvent, recreate — I hate that. It's always like living in the past — copying, emulating. I hate the word "collaboration." It's like, if I produce a record with Tom Jones, I'm not collaborating with Tom Jones. It makes you think you're up in a cabin collaborating together. Anyways, I love when you hear different things from different people, then you know you're getting somewhere."
shovels & rope
o' be joyful.
"It seems that wherever ones goes in the southeast these days, they are soon to encounter a Shovels & Rope fan. It’s with good reason, as the husband and wife duo of Michael Trent and Carry Ann Hearst have toured relentlessly over the past few years, either behind their solo ventures or their first joint release."
"While Wintersleep might have been known to some as moody, haunting, and/or downright ominous, the evolution of their sound becomes very apparent in this album. Moments are seldom with the aforementioned emotional qualities, and the majority of the work plays out colourfully."
be the void.
"Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog has been churning out jangly, earnest pop with a less-than-subtle nod to classic influences such as Neil Young, The Band, The Beach Boys, etc. for six records. And on its seventh, it seems, the group seems content to continue down that same path."
mumford and sons
"Mumford And Sons have distanced themselves from media-based comparisons to Coldplay. The band is doing well on both sides of the Atlantic and has recently matched a record set by The Beatles in 1964 with a whopping six songs in the Billboard 100. When asked how he feels about being given 'the next Coldplay' tag he replied: "Oh, God. Is that appealing? Not really.."
of monsters and men
my head is an animal.
"After taking SXSW by storm, Of Monsters and Men hit the US top 10, a feat that has eluded fellow Icelanders Björk and Sigur Rós. The reasons for their success are simple: terrific songs that combine the folky with the epic, and instantly infectious choruses big on "la la la"s and "hey hey"s."
like a fire that consumes all before it ...
"One of today’s fastest-rising folk/alt-country troubadours, Adam Arcuragi, has been reeling in addicted fans on both sides of the Atlantic, with the music that some call “Death Gospel.” Born in Georgia, Arcuragi [pronounced ärk; er; āh; jēe], grew up listening to his grandparent’s collection of old country records and Southern hymns, and upon moving to Pennsylvania with his family, he began composing music and formed his first band in the mid 2000s."
"Titus Andronicus has emerged over the past seven years as a formidable punk rock unit—both live and on tape. And whether Stickles likes it or not, he’s become somewhat of a modern-day working-class hero. With Local Business, he again does us proud."
"The general expansiveness of sound on songs like "Ho Hey" make this young group's eponymous debut uniquely American in all the best ways: gritty, determined, soaked in sweat and love and drive. There's nothing precious or affected here, just three dedicated artists opening their hearts."
Letur-Lefr / PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.
"As one of the world’s most respected guitarists in one of rock’s most commercially successful bands, John Frusciante seemingly had it all figured out. So when the famed alternative guitar guru opted out of his second stint as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009, many racked their brains for an explanation. But listening to PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, it’s clear that Frusciante had an itch that the Peppers couldn’t scratch. A record as sprawling, layered, and flat-out bizarre as its title would suggest, reveling instead in an eclectic mix of electronica, funk, free jazz, and krautrock."
the wooden sky
every child a daughter.
"Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun needs to catch you at the right time. It will seem tiresomely weary to the hotfooting hurried – but souse in these suds, and just shy of an hour, you’ll step from the spell, happier, wrinklier and ready for bed."
"Moms is an album that you will probably end up liking, and liking a lot, though it is also conversely an album that is hard to enjoy with its heart-on-its-sleeve sentiment and the realization that its creators might not be the most affable guys on the planet."
little broken heart.
"Brian Burton should work with everybody. The artist also known as Danger Mouse brought the best out of James Mercer after years collaborating together as Broken Bells, and now pulls Norah Jones out of her long slumber as the darling of adult contemporary with Little Broken Hearts. This Norah Jones is damaged, dangerous and vulnerable, and Burton's mastery of sound helps deepen the relationship between listener and song. "