The Sound

I love music. Always have. I like scouring the web looking for and listening to all the new sounds artists put out. I'm constantly amazed by it.  Here's what this month sounds like...

**I never ever EVER steal from artists (bands or authors). Everything posted here is either a free download provided by the band or from my personal music library**

There's a new Converse "3-bands-1-song" track out recently and it's pretty catchy.  The song features Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, and Andrew W. K. this time around.  It'll be interesting to see who they put together next.

"I'm a Goner"

In case you haven't seen it, here's the video for the last track "My Drive Thru" featuring Julian Casablancas, Pharrell, and Santogold.

Produced By Pharrell - Santogold, Julian Casablancas, N.E.R.D.

My Drive Thru | Myspace Music Videos

So since we're discussing collaborations, there's been talk about a Justin Vernon, James Blake project for a few months.  The first track was aired on BBC 1 last week. The track is available for download via iTunes, but I've just yet to download it... I will. You should too.

"Fall Creek Boys Choir"

There's a new supergroup out featuring Ryan Kattner (Man Man), Nick Thornburn (Islands), & Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse) called MISTER HEAVENLY.  So, is it completely cliche to say "they make beautiful music together"?  Well, they do.

"Bronx Sniper"

Remember when you watched Crazy Heart a couple years ago and you were blown away at the sheer awesomeness that is Jeff Bridges, well you weren't the only one. There's been a lot of talk about him recording for real, and this month he released his album. From what I've sampled it's a good mix of folk and country. Not a complete home run, but pretty solid.

"Falling Short"

My month would not be complete without a synth-pop track.  This one has burrowed in my brain and made a nice little home for itself.  PICTUREPLANE'S album Thee Physical is so good.  The album is still streamable by visiting the website.

"Real is a Feeling"

Port O'Brien's Van Pierszalowski has another band called WATERS, which I'm just hearing.  The band's new album Out in The Light is releasing in Sept so of course there are a couple teaser tracks out.  I like.  I like very much!

"O Holy Break of Day"

"For The One"

I just can't help myself from liking this track from THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR. I know it's glorified pop.  I know i'm gonna here it in a hybrid car commercial in 6 months, but by god, I can't help myself.

"Back and Forth"

I hate to play favorites, but I'm 'bout to.  My favorite new band of the moment is WE ARE AUGUSTINES.  I heard one track somewhere and went straight away to purchase Rise Ye Drunken Ships.  I really really hope you'll do the same thing.  The guy's voice is absolutely amazing.  Here's a track and a video... because yeah I love them THAT much.

"Book of James"

"Chapel Song"

We Are Augustines "Chapel Song" from Matthew Mills on Vimeo.


  1. oh, wow -- this is sort of unrelated to this post, but it's taken me two hours of trawling this blog to realize the second meaning behind Spinecracker -- up until four seconds ago, I was wondering why this site warranted such a violent name OTL