Thursday, April 24, 2008

Why I Hate "Emo"

"The White Tie Affair" and "The Black Swan" are two more bands with new albums out this week that have been seemingly cloned from the prototypical, whining, emo-rock blueprint.

It is more disposable, angst ridden emo that is utterly indistinguishable from a thousand other groups jumping on the, "Look at me, I'm so sensitive I think I'll sing through my nose", bandwagon.

Oh the difficulties of going to the mall, meeting girls and not actually having to learn anything in order to progress through school. Life is tough.

If you've heard Fallout Boy, My Chemical Romance or any of the other in a long line of "misunderstood", enraged by pubescence boy bands, you've already heard this. Not that that will stop more of them from showing up on the scene in the weeks and months to come.

Feigning angst has never been so much fun.

Monday, April 14, 2008

B-52s Bring The Funplex

B-52s live on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" April 2, 2008;

The B-52's recent visit to KCRW includes live performances of material from their new album, Funplex, and old classics.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

U2- Old And New

Irish rock group U2 took a break over Easter and have now returned to the recording studio to continue working on their 13th studio album.

Producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois are expecting a 2008 release.

The band's first three albums - Boy, October and War - have been remastered and will be released in July. Each album will be put out as a standard single disc, a deluxe double version that includes B-sides, live tracks and rarities and a vinyl edition.

Thursday, April 03, 2008