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New Song: Radiohead – Staircase

Radiohead recently released this “teaser” for their upcoming studio video, The King Of Limbs: Live From the Basement. The video features the previously unreleased song, StaircaseThe King Of Limbs left me waiting for more from Radiohead. The album is incredible. It possesses a rhythmic quality that, without fail, takes me away from worry and into a heightened state. Every beat is perfectly intertwined with Yorke’s iconic voice. But it’s short, really short. Hopefully these basement sessions lead to the release of additional Radiohead songs.

Separator, the last song in Limbs, would have you believe that this isn’t the last we will hear from Radiohead this year. Please, Thom, I need more.

Haydon

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Hot Album: White Denim – D

White Denim - D

Saying White Denim’s genre is difficult to pinpoint would be a vast understatement. On their fourth studio album, D, I find myself constantly skipping back songs to figure out what the hell is going on. Fortunately, all of this makes great music. From one song to the next, you hear musical styling comparable to Yes, Radiohead, Jethro Tull, the Grateful Dead, Without Gravity, etc… mixing together to form something fresh out of the classics. I don’t think it is any coincidence that the song Drug sounds eerily similar to a mix of Pink Floyd and The Dead.

Listen: White Denim – Street Joy [audio http://musicforants.com/assets/summermix/22%20White%20Denim%20-%20Street%20Joy.mp3]

The Main Event

Friends! This is it. La Pièce de Résistance! I’m making a damn blog. It has been somewhat of a struggle to pin down exactly what I am going to be writing about on here. I’m not doing anything cool, interesting, life-altering, profound, etc., and on top of that, I’m probably not even cool enough to produce a meaningful blog.

One thing I do have is a passion for music and discovering new and great artists to pump through my speakers. Musical talent waved bye-bye to me way back, so this is how I have decided to make my musical contribution to society. I want to share, with my readers, music that is good down to its core. I am not going to describe to you my listening leanings because, at first, we should be open to all music genres. Let’s just say, you probably won’t have heard of most of these bands.

Now, I realize that a 100% music-centric blog won’t appeal to my initial target audience so I will be throwing in splash anecdotes from my other interests: beer (always beer), food, style, higher living, etc. I really do hope you enjoy this project of mine, because, in the end, it’s all for you (Hi grandma!). COMMENT!! Please please provide your feedback on my posts. Like what you hear? Boring? Stimulating? I want to know. In addition, SHARE with your friends and help my little blog spread. Thanks people. Enjoy!

Post Playlist: Radiohead – Kid A (a classic); The Civil Wars  – Barton Hollow

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