Sunday, October 5, 2008

Name Dropping 101 ; Part 12

>>The Fastest Kid Alive makes me smile. A lot. Just so you know, they have a blog of their own, too. [Check it here.] Starting off the playlist on their MySpace is "Singin Along", and if you don't love it, there might be something wrong with your hearing. It's got such a good sound, that I can't help but sing along. Go listen to the song so you can't judge me :] I'm also pretty obsessed with "Summer Forever". It's the second of four amazing songs, including "Shorelines" and "Dance With A Match". They're really good, with an upbeat - yet - punky sound that I'm loving. Check them out. You won't regret it. I promise.

>>I saw Van Atta High at Bamboozle in May [Check their performance there, HERE], and I thought they were great. Whoever got that video it totally my hero, by the way... Even though you can't really hear them play; but I wish I'd gotten that close :[ Unfortunately, my computer's being its retarded self, and isn't loading the music player on their MySpace. Good news, however, is the fact that the band has a YouTube account that my comp has no problem playing. Yay YouTube! So I'm watching their "Call Me Jersey" video & I find myself smiling st the simplicity. The guys are just playing, on a tennis court. It's awesome. The people with the signs are pretty great too; I just wish they'd held each up a bit longer so that I could read them better .. "In Purgatory, Playin Defense" [YouTube; @ Bamboozle] was also good, but they had some screaming. It wasn't enough to taint the entire song, though. So basically:: They're amazing, and I'm in love with the vocals.

>>The Great Valley :: Have I written about them before? I don't think I have, but their MySpace is so familiar to me .. Maybe because I play their music all the time? Haha, that's probably it. Seriously, when I'm bored or just on the computer, I'll bring up their MySpace & just listen to their songs over & over again. It's not weird ; they're just really nice to listen to .. So anyway, I love their demo, "Mountains". It's really really great. The song has that chilled - out sound to it, making it quite adorable. "I Can Pretend Too" has been in the top 10 on my "Top 25 Most Played" songs playlist on my iPod for a long time now, because it's awesome. It's cloearly my favorite song by them, and I don't think that's going to change any time soon .. depending on when they release their CD, of course. By the way, "ICPT" and 2 other songs, "Small Towns Breed Big Mouths" & "Lost Without You", are free downloads! I've already taken advantage. Have you!? If not, get to downloadinggg !

>>I've added a bunch of new songs on the list towards the bottom of the screen, and I'll be adding more after this post. Even if there isn't a new post, I've probably added more songs. So check the list periodically, then listen to the songs, and tell me what you think! I haven't been getting much feedback lately, and it's kind of bumming me out. People really do read this, right? If you're reading this now, LET me know! Haha, but seriously, tell me what you're thinking in a comment on the site, or on my MySpace. Either way is fine for me :]

>>Do me a favor and check out Cavashawn, and tell them I sent you :] They've got a good sound, and they're awesome people to talk to. 

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