Posts Tagged ‘ alternative ’

Cold War Kids

The Cold War Kids is an indie rock band straight out of Long Beach California that released it’s third studio album Mine is Yours today.   The band worked with producer Jacquire King, who is responsible for albums by Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon, and a few others.  Cold War Kids combines punk with soul music to create a great sound.

Louder than Ever

This song is a great sample of the new album.  The catchy course echoed in my head long after my first listen, and I was completely okay with it.

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Destroyer

Destroyer’s new album Kaputt sounds like what would happen if you turned to a jazz radio station while listening to indie rock at the same time.  Throw in some synths reminiscent of the 80’s and the fusion is complete.  Dan Bejar, the man behind the scenes, laces lyrics that sometimes seem as eclectic as the instrument choices.  If you’re interested in a sound most people probably haven’t cared to try then check out this album.

Kaputt

Kaputt is at the forefront of the album and is a hazy combination of jazz and an 80’s feel that meshes surprisingly well.  The words “chasing cocaine” sum up the song in a nutshell but in a melodic and soothing feel.

Chinatown

This song is even more soothing than Kaputt.  The smooth synths and acoustic guitar mold together perfectly with Bejar’s drowsy voice.  The horn riffs in the background make the song feel rich and full while all the while remaining completely relaxed.

Cake

You all know who they are.  The alternative rock band out of California with half-spoken lyrics is at it again with a new album released yesterday called “Showroom of Compassion.”  This is the band’s first studio release since 2004 and is as unique as ever.  Sticking to their famous style Cake uses a variety of instruments, engaging lyrics, and basically just has as much fun as they always have.

Sick of You

Sick of You” is no surprise to traditional Cake fans.  A catchy tune filled with great guitar and bass lines, trumpets, and keyboards.   The lyrics grab your attention as they are nearly spoken as always, creating a pleasant contrast with the hook.  Classic Cake.

How do you think this song compares to the beloved Cake of the 90s?

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