MP3/VIDEO: Six Songs That I Am Into Right Now

Posted on May 13, 2011 by Skittle.
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Today is a special day for enthusiasts of the horror genre. For everyone else, it is just another day. For me it seems as good a day as any to post six good songs that I have been into lately.

Friday the 13th

Oooh… spooky hand.

1. Attention System, “Resistant Transistor”

I first saw the Atlanta, GA based Attention System last year at Dragon*Con, playing the spot previous to Ego Likeness. I recall the show going off pretty well and me eventually heading back to the hotel room with a new band to check out. Their sound combines the forces of darkwave with a tinge of punk, half-jokingly referring to themselves as “a rock band who has mugged an electronica band and is digging through a stolen, dirty pair of pants for extra synth lines.” Give the opening track of their studio album Wait For My Signal titled “Resistant Transistor” a listen.

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2. Jeniferever, “The Beat Of Our Own Blood”

Jeniferever is an atmospheric rock group hailing all the way from Uppsala, Sweden. “The Beat Of Our Own Blood” is the third track from the band’s third album titled Silesia which saw release last month. Their music is definitely enjoyable and the animated music video for this song is what really grasped my attention. It was directed by Ashley Dean and tells the story of her actual grandfather, Jack Dean, who escaped the clutches of the tyrannical Nazi regime by running from the Silesia coal mines in Poland across war torn Germany to his freedom. It is a pretty epic video showing the changing landscape of Europe throughout World War II and a whole lot of running.

Direct link to the video

3. Foster The People, “Pumped Up Kicks”

This song, “Pumped Up Kicks”, has been taking the radio by storm. It is performed by the Los Angeles based indie rock band Foster The People. They are relatively new to the scene with only a single EP and a studio album title Torches due out May 23. Give the song a listen and keep an ear out for the new disc when it is released within the next couple weeks.

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4. MC Frontalot w/ Dual Core and ytcracker, “Zero Day”

I’ve enjoyed the music of MC Frontalot for a while now. I actually had the opportunity to see him live recently while on tour with mc chris. I was surprised to see that I had yet to actually post any music from the father of Nerdcore on the site. Well, now is a good time to resolve that issue. “Zero Day” is the opening track of Front’s latest album of the same name. The clip is directed by Mohit Jaswal and features Int80 of Dual Core and ytcracker. It tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic situation in which technology has risen up against man kind.

Direct link to the video

5. Elisapie, “Turning My Back”

Elisapie is considered a “Polar popstar”, hailing from the top of the world in Salluit, Nunavik – The Great North. Yes, the Inuk vocalist is technically an Eskimo. The upcoming There Will Be Stars marks her first solo record, following her successful outing as part of the internationally acclaimed duo Tamia. “Turning My Back” is the first single from the disc, give it a listen here. Her sound is a combination of traditional Inuit folk and contemporary pop music.

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6. The Lonely Island w/ Michael Bolton, “Jack Sparrow”

There isn’t much else that I could finish this post off with other than “Jack Sparrow” by The Lonely Island with guest vocals by Michael Bolton. Yes, seriously… Michael Bolton. The video for the song premiered on The Lonely Island’s native Saturday Night Live. You can hear the song on their latest album Turtleneck & Chain which was released earlier this week. There is simply one word to describe this track: EPIC.

Direct link to the video

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One Response to “MP3/VIDEO: Six Songs That I Am Into Right Now”

  1. Emma on May 16th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Foster the People’s new album “Torches” has to be one of the best I’ve heard this year! I’ve been streaming it all day on Spinner, and can’t get enough!!! You definitely have to check it out:

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