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.
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.
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.