Monday, March 29, 2010

A Good Year for Punk Rock

Though it seems like they may have gone the way of the buffalo, there's still some pretty good punk rock coming out these days.

Alkaline Trio took a break from gothing-out on their new record This Addiction. Here's the title track:

Paige and I are both in love with this Motion City Soundtrack, despite listening to it thousands of times to together. Here's "A Lifeless Ordinary (Need a Little Help)":

And let's not forgot Bouncing Souls 20 year anniversary record Ghosts on the Boardwalk. So good.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Another Mopy Music Recommendation: Rocky Votolato

Despite never having heard his music, I decided to interview singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato for two reasons:

1. My friend Noah is a fan
2. He plays at the Velour in Provo a million times a year

The result was that I met a really nice fellow and I found out Noah (sometimes) has good taste in music .

Here's my article.

And here's the opening track from his highly recommended new album, True Devotion.

Dear Mr. Obama

Because I've been up to my eyeballs in extracurricular work lately, the Manifesto has been sorely neglected. For my first post back, I'd like to offer up this plea to our president.

Now that's democracy at it's finest! Thanks to Kaleb for the pic.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

After coming home from a 7 am meeting on a snowy Daylight Savings morning, it's nice to see your kids all cozy in the bed, watching Yo Gabba (and learning how to beatbox).

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

This Week's Reviews: AA Bondy, Lights, Cub Country

Another decent week for music. I love this A.A. Bondy record. If you like the ultra-slow/quiet indie country stuff, you'll want to give it a listen.

Those hoping for a girl version of Owl City should check out Lights. She's from Canada. I'm sure you can guess how I feel about that.

And here are the links to my reviews:

A.A. Bondy - When the Devil's Loose
Lights - The Listening
Cub Country - Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile