18 December 2012

Quick list for the year

Celebration Rock by Japandroids
No One Can Ever Know by The Twilight Sad
Babel by Mumford & Sons Valtari by Sigur Rós
A Thing Called Divine Fits by Divine Fits
Attack on Memory by Cloud Nothings
Be the Void by Dr. Dog
Prophet by Ramona Falls
Silver Age by Bob Mould
Tramp by Sharon Van Etten
Heaven by The Walkmen

Honorable Mentions:

The Lumineers by The Lumineers
Open Your Heart by The Men

On a side note, here's a very interesting and agreeable post for all to read from a neighborly blogger down under, Oceans Never Listen

17 September 2012

11 November 2010

Thank A Vet Day

Thanks Mom and Dad!

05 November 2010

song for Friday

I Turn My Camera On by Spoon from Gimme Fiction

04 August 2010

The National w/ The Antlers@ Royal Music Theater

Instead of casting my vote for the Michigan primary or drowning myself in Arcade Fire's new album that was released yesterday, I was hanging out in Royal Oak with The Antlers, The National and about 1700 neighbors, and can I just say what an amazing show it was. Out of the 21 songs The National played, only 6 were from their latest album, High Violet, so this was much more than just a sales push.

Even though this is one of my favorite bands, all bias aside, if they're coming to your town - go to the show! The best way to put it is think of taking the best song from The National and having the energy and intensity of that song notched up at least 10 times. All I could muster to say while we were leaving the venue was simply "Wow!"

8/3/10 The National setlist:
Anyone's Ghost
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Secret Meeting
Slow Show
Squalor Victoria
Afraid of Anyone
All the Wine
Available/Cardinal Song
Racing Like A Pro
Conversation 16
Apartment Story
Fake Empire

Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
Mr. November
Terrible Love

08 July 2010

Run Toto Run - "Hater"

Hater by Run Toto Run

Tid bit sample of Labrador Records

For those times when you need an overdose of pop, electro, dance, and everything in between, Sweden's Labrador Records pretty much has it all covered.
A full-blown album from Pallers is expected to be out sometime this winter.
The Kiss by Pallers (Suburban Kids with Biblical Names remix)

Club 8 released their seventh album, The People's Record, back in May
Shape Up by Club 8 from The People's Record

The Radio Dept. released their second album, Clinging to a Scheme, back in April
Never Follow Suit by The Radio Dept. from Clinging to a Scheme
Heaven's on Fire by The Radio Dept. from Clinging to a Scheme

05 July 2010

Day after vacation

From Moscow, Russia comes Upstation, an electro-pop trio. You can check out their Myspace page to download their 4-track EP.
No More Promises by Upstation

Five-man indie pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland, Cancel The Astronauts are back with EP number two and it's a good one.
Funny For A Girl by Cancel The Astronauts from Funny For A Girl EP

In other news, I've put my best effort into keeping up with the huge amount of email submissions I receive and posting on new music. Unfortunately, my amount of spare time to keep up is not what it used to be. Rather than throw in the towel and be another casualty of the indie blog world, I'm going to offer up a chance for one or two additional music lovers that would care to help me keep EOI going. I'm not a writer or a professional blogger and not looking for one either. Just one or two folks that love indie/alternative music as much as I do and love to share it...legally. If you'd like to give it a shot, you can email me info/bio and a writing sample here by August 30, 2010. Keep in mind, this isn't a gig, as in no pay; it's all just for the love of music.

29 June 2010

Perfect for This Day

What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way) by Wolf Parade from Expo 86

24 June 2010

Catching Up

I and I released his debut album, We Are back in February.
I Can See by I and I from We Are
Wonder by I and I from We Are

UK's Beatie Wolfe released her debut EP, Burst back in March.
Beautiful Affair by Beatie Wolfe from Burst
It Will All Fall by Beatie Wolfe from Burst

Denmark's The Boombox Hearts are in the process of recording their album, Gold.
Everything by The Boombox Hearts

Sweden's Sambassadeur have released another single from their album, European.
I Can Try by Sambassadeur from European

14 March 2010

Quick look at the goings on

Just for a quick update what's going on...

You can stream the full upcoming album, In The Dark, by The Whigs here. The album is due out on March 16th.

Cancel the Astronauts are giving away downloads of their EP, I am the President of your Fanclub (and Last Night I Followed you Home), in anticipation of the follow-up EP. You can download it here, here, or there.

Filigar has been spending the past year working on a music film project titled FAR (Filligar's 8 Music Films by 8 Directors in 8 Weeks). You can check out installment two below.

Dark Mean's second EP, Music Box, is out and available for download, all for the slim price of an email.

And last but not least, Alchemist Records, a favorite here on EOI, will be putting out a new album by their latest addition, Illus Ocean. The album, Meskin in the Attic, will be out on March 30th. Here's two singles for you to check out.
Ground Zero

image from .: Philipp Klinger :. on Flickr

28 February 2010

Stream Frightened Rabbit's upcoming album

NPR is streaming Frightened Rabbit's third album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, due out on March 9th, in its entirety here. Trust me, it's 45 minutes very, very well spent.

Living In Colour (BBC6 session) by Frightened Rabbit

28 January 2010

The joys of moving

As though it weren't obvious, my blogging duties have fallen severly beyond the wayside. My apologies to you all. It's been a hectic couple of months. Hopefully, after next week things shall return to the norm once the moving is done and the unpacking begins. I haven't decided which is more of a headache - packing all that stuff and wondering why in world I spent money on it, or unpacking and figuring out how to put things back together since the directions went M.I.A.

I shall return when I get the internet connected at the new home. In the meantime, here's a track from Basia Bulat's recently released sophomore album, Heart of My Own. I love it, and if you enjoyed her first album as much as I did, this one is a must-have.

I'm Forgetting Everyone by Basia Bulat from Heart of My Own

27 December 2009

The view from here: Australia

Dreaming Is Essential by Because of Ghosts from This Culture of Background Noise
The Execution by Paul Kelly and the Messengers from Gossip
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap from Conditions
Sunlight in a Jar by The Lucksmiths from Warmer Corners
Escalators by Of the Red Sea from Of the Red Sea EP
All I Want by Sarah Blasko from As Day Follows Night
Into My Arms by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from The Boatman's Call
Blood by The Middle East from Recordings of The Middle East EP

image from William Bullimore @ Flickr