Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust

Much like The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Raveonettes prove static, feeback and reverb can be instruments all their own. Hailing from Denmark, the duo’s style echoes the rock and roll riffs of the 50’s and the dissonant effects of noise pop. In other words, this is what it would sound like if My Bloody Valentine recorded the soundtrack of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. And that, my friends, is a match made in pop heaven.

Key Tracks:
02. Hallucinations
04. Dead Sound
06. Blush
09. Blitzed

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

This is one of my goto albums to keep the tempo of my design process on its toes.  Coheed and Cambria is considered a “concept band” with all of their albums linking a timeline together to form a story which can also be viewed in comic book form in companionship with the albums.  A unique idea, yes… but what really grabs me about this album is the musical stylings of frontman Claudio Sanchez,  who combines vocal techniques similar to Rush and The Melvins with post-hardcore guitar riffs to create one of the most listenable albums in my collection.

Key Tracks:
03. Cuts Marked in the March of Men
04. Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)
05. The Crowing
10. A Favor House Atlantic

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mixtape #1: "For the Ladies"

So I realize that I'm running dangerously close to losing my "man card" with this first post, but I have no shame in admitting that I totally dig on jamming out to female vocalists while I work. There's just something about a light, velvety voice that helps melt the stress away when I find myself designing in circles. I think I've put together a vast playlist of girls who rock, girls who roll, girls who move you, and girls who soothe you.

Track Listing:
01:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  -  Terrible Angels
02:  The Joy Formidable  -  A Heavy Abacus
03:  Now, Now  -   Thread
04:  School of Seven Bells  - Joviann
05:  Phantogram  -  When I'm Small
06:  The Raveonettes  -  Blitzed
07:  Dum Dum Girls  -  Coming Down
08:  St. Vincent  -  Black Rainbow
09:  The Like  -  Catch Me If You Can
10:  Metric  -  Satellite Mind (Acoustic)
11:  Sharon Van Etten  - A Crime
12:  Cults  -  You Know What I Mean
13:  Norah Jones w/ Danger Mouse  - Season's Trees
14:  The Dead Weather  -  Hustle and Cuss
15:  The Hard Nips  -  Picture

Until next time.
Scott Wohlfeill