Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gay Paris

Gay Paris has been describes as, “if Sabbath was injected like cortisone into Tom Waits' rump then [this] is what he would barf!” Which actually sums them up rather well. The band has recently released its first album, The Skeleton's Problematic Granddaughter, and ever since, it has spent a great deal of time playing on loop for me.
“We're bringing art back to music and rock back to rock n' roll. We're putting the Devil in a sweet red dress and heels made for cloven hooves and makin' God dance with him until they put their differences aside and make sweet, blasphemous love in plain sight. We know what the people need even if they don't want it yet.” - WH Monks, frontman for Gay Paris
My First Wife? She Was A Foxqueen!

House Fire In The Origami District

This last song, Soliloquy from Ether Station is one of my favorite songs from the album due to its somewhat hellish bluegrass/gospel sound.  

 08 Soliloquy From Ether Station by PressRecordOnline

pre-posting/post-writing edit:

Okay, I'm getting pretty tired of using this excuse, but once again, the notion of cramming an entire semester into 14 school days tends to take up a very large portion of  my time. This time around, it looks like the juggernaut of the class is a 15+ page paper. (In addition to tests and homework.) At least it's a physical class though. Still, I've spent four years in college avoiding writing papers! (At least those that weren't tied to the English Competency Exam.) I hate "forced writing". I can do it when it's on my terms, but between writers' block, and a tendency to answer questions in as few words as possible, I've never been all that great when it came to assigned papers.

Anywho, at least for now, I will have to simply reveal my gratitude for the abundance of seafood, and take my leave. Hopefully I'll be back when my workload decreases. (This may, or may not be during the summer. Given my track record thus far, I will make no more promises.) I still think I have a couple albums/bands that I really wanted to post earlier, so I might get around to posting those soon-ish, and sparse updates are always a possibility, but I have no clue when you can expect regular updates again.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flogging Molly - Speed Of Darkness

As, I'm sure many of you know, I am a huge fan of the Irish punk band, Flogging Molly. Well, as it turns out, their newest album, Speed of Darkness, got released today. While I'm thrilled to have new Molly to listen to, I'd be lying if I said I've instantly fallen in love with it. Speed of Darkness is MUCH softer than the rest of their discography. With that being said, it's by no means bad. Quite the opposite, really. The album is filled with beautiful songs...It's just missing those fun, energetic drinking anthems that I've come to know and love.

So Sail On

The Cradle of Humankind.....I think this has become my favorite on the disk.

This Present State of Grace

There are, perhaps, two or three songs that are somewhat more energetic than what I posted, but nothing that comes anywhere close to the likes of Drunken Lullabies.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Celtic Pink Floyd

Celtic Pink Floyd is a new band that has just recently released their first, self-titled, album. As the name suggests, they perform covers of classic Pink Floyd songs with a mix of traditional Celtic and modern rock instruments. I'm not quite sure there's much more I can say about this band, other than you would truly by doing yourself a disservice if you didn't go and check these guys out.

Wish You Were Here

Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2)

And finally, On The Turning Away, which is just behind Wish You Were Here as my favorite on the album. After scouring teh interwebz, I FINALLY found the .mp3 available for streaming.