Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Scene Aesthetic - Heavy Lies The Crown

Here is some more great music from Andrew de Torres. A one in a million voice, great guitar skills and Eric Bowley create this amazing duo. Add them to your "check this out" list for sure.

http://thesceneaesthetic.com/

Albums
Building Homes from What We've Known (April 7, 2006)
The Scene Aesthetic (July 10, 2007)
Brother (November 2, 2010)
A Type & A Shadow EP (July 14, 2009)

They also do a few covers songs so check them out as well.

<3<3<3






LYRICS:

I've finally discovered what makes you tick,
And I can't say I miss it or that you should be too proud of it,
Now I'm driving away, wishing you would've stayed,
Know I'll never forget you, I hope things work out for you that way,
Because we've been here before and it's getting old,
We've been fighting this fight never taking the time to let things grow

Oh no, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to say to make you stay, to make you stay.
I feel like this is so surreal, I don't know what's the deal,
Wish you had stayed, wish you had stayed

I've finally discovered just how you feel,
You had fallen in love and expected a reaction,
Some strange kind of attraction,
And I didn't ask *you* questions, no, I just ran away,
Now I'm patiently waiting for a response you'd send one day,
I didn't think anything would come of it,
But I guess I could be wrong with this,
Hey, I'm only a man, I'm only a man

Oh no, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to say to make you stay, to make you stay.
I feel like this is so surreal, I don't know what's the deal,
Wish you had stayed, wish you had stayed

Finally we're getting somewhere,
Finding out just who we really are,
Finally we're getting somewhere now,
Finally we're getting somewhere,
Finding out just who we really are,
Finally we've gotten past the things we see and who we really are

Oh no, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to say to make you stay, to make you stay.
I feel like this is so surreal, I don't know what's the deal,
Wish you had stayed, wish you had stayed

Oh no, I don't know what to do, I don't know what to say to make you stay, to make you stay.
I feel like this is so surreal, I don't know what's the deal,
Wish you had stayed, wish you had stayed

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kate Voegele - No Good

One tree hill Nostalgia again. Kate Voegele won my heart in this TV series and has continued to amaze me. Her lyrics are more than fantastic and her voice is amazing and unique. She delivers with such "umf" and conviction to make the audience know how she is feeling. Check her out :-)
http://www.katevoegele.com/





LYRICS:

I never feared the unexpected
'Till I found myself in this peculiar place
Unaware of where I was headed
Turns out it was your footsteps I had chased

Well I should know so much better than this
But you've occupied the center of my universe

I'm moving in reverse
Under your mighty curse
I hate myself for loving you
I turn my head away
But my heart will remain
'Till the day I learn you're No Good for me

It's illogical and it's outrageous
The way I let you keep me hangin' on
Your character is that contagious
I know I should have thought before I had done
I've gone and let my impulse be my guide
And on that note I'll be defenseless for some time

I'm moving in reverse
Under your mighty curse
I hate myself for loving you
I turn my head away
But my heart will remain
'Till the day I learn you're No Good for me

Hey you there keep your distance
Don't you come around here
Don't test my patience baby
'Cause I aint gonna let you off easy

I'm moving in reverse
Under your mighty curse
I hate myself for loving you
I turn my head away
But my heart will remain
'Till the day I learn you're No Good
'Till the day I learn you're No Good
'Till the day I learn you're No Good for me

You're No Good, you're No good, you're No Good, you're No Good for me
You're No Good, you're No good, you're No Good for me

Ooh you're No Good
Ooh you're No Good
No Good for me

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Apathy Eulogy - Perfect Kisses Can Lead To One Night Stands

To go along with the last post. I love this song.





LYRICS:

Hold your hand
take the tiny table just for you
and I'll pretend old friends couldn't cut it up like we did then
flash a smile
all the while I've been thinking about
all this nothing I've been getting
something more is what I'm needing

if you would look right through
anything that keeps you from being my being
all that I've been needing
if you would look right through anything that keeps you back
what will it take to make you love me?

near the end but I wish that this would last forever
I'll pretend to get lost just to make it last a little longer
flash a smile
all the while I've been thinking about
all this nothing I've been getting
something more is what I'm needing

you said I make you laugh?
well you make my heart sing...

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The Apathy Eulogy - Impetuous Me

Support your local music scene. The Apathy Eulogy are from Baltimore, MD. Being right down the street from where i grew up, i was destined to listen. They are wonderful and are a constant reminder that local bands can shine. Check them out.

Genre: Acoustic / Alternative / Indie
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, US
Website: apathylovescompany.com
Record Label: DIY
Type of Label: Indie

Members:
Rob Kelly - Guitar/Vocals
Mitch Ryan - Keyboards/Percussion
Brian Curlee - Box (Cajon)
Rory Pettingill - Guitar/Vocals

Discography:
Journey: The Road Is Made of More Than Asphalt (2008)
Introduction: Walk North When Winter Hits (2008)
Beauty for Ashes (2007)
Things Hoped For, Things Unseen (2006)




(Guitar Pro)

LYRICS:

Starting
my living
my breathing
no ending
I'm falling asleep to dream of you
flying is becoming my new state of being
I'm leaving all caution behind

no matter how I try
I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact
I should be going slower
you're all I want to talk to
I just want to love you
I adore you

shaking
unending
unyielding
unbending
you're tugging my heartstrings
so loud!
flying is becoming my new state of being
I'm leaving all caution behind

no matter how I try
I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact
I should be going slower
you're all I want to talk to
I just want to love you
I adore you

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chiodos - Baby, You Wouldn't Last A Minute On The Creek

Prepare to have your mind blown. This acoustic version is every bit of fantastic. The acoustic version doesn't include any screaming and has more feeling i think. Vocals are great and pierce to the core. Listen Learn Love.. everything i hoped it would be. They aren't as good without Craig (former lead singer), but still have potential. Let me know your thoughts and keep listening

<3<3<3







LYRICS:

Let's just stop,
drop everything,
forget each other's names forget each other's names,
And just walk away.

Turn around and head in different directions,
Like we never, it's like we never knew each other at all.
We said what we feel, then we stop ourselves,
And just walk away.
Never looking back,
Loving every second of it,
we just walk away.

This is probably the best,
not to mention the worst idea,
that I have ever had.

Ignoring what we've loved,
Overlooking what we've done,
No awkward silences, no hiding any truths

Ignoring what we've felt,
Overlooking what we've done,
What do you say?

This is probably the best,
not to mention the worst idea,
that I have ever had.

We say what we feel,
Then we stop ourselves,
And just walk away.
Never looking back,
Loving every second of it,
We just walk away.

Let's just stop,
Drop everything,
Forget each other's names,
Can we please just walk away?
It could be...could be...
Like we never knew each other at all.

Answer me!
All egos aside, what do you say?
All egos aside, what do you say?

Ignoring what we've loved,
Overlooking what we've done,
No awkward silences, no hiding any truths

Ignoring what we've felt,
Overlooking what we've done,
What do you say?

We say what we feel,
Then we stop ourselves,
And just walk away.
Never looking back,
Loving every second of it,
We just walk away.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Oceanship – Don't Wear Me Out

This is a wonderful, peaceful melody that is sure to keep you in bed for hours. Listen to the whole album and put yourself in a trance. So serene. Great music still exists, you just have to keep looking to find it.
Check him out here

A one man band, Brad Lyons, accompanied by his friends when he performs live.

My favorite lyrics in this peace are "So dont wear me out, Dont leave me here, Cause Im not giving up, So Im giving in" or better known as the chorus. I see a story of a man who is unable to battle his desire for a woman. His will to move on is not as strong as his will to give in to temptation. He has a desire to stand up for himself and begs to be treated with care, but knows that, no matter what, he will give in, in order to have what he desires, her.

Please let me know your thoughts on this great song

<3<3<3

Members: Brad Lyons 
Genre: Pop / Rock / Visual 
From: Waterdown Ontario, Canada 
Record Label: Unsigned 
Type of Label: Unsigned 
Albums: Oceanship - Released 2009





LYRICS:

All the fear and dust it covers
Grab your hats and take your lovers inside

All the fog and rain it ruins
Take your laughs and take your doings inside

Though all the nations chiefs divided
I can feel the rays still shining
I can feel the rainbows coming in

So dont wear me out
Dont leave me here
Cause Im not giving up
So Im giving in

All my life it seems is bottle angst, unbottled angst, and bottled angst

Through my life it seems Im throttling, unthrottling, and throttling

Through the days and weeks of fighting
I can see the rays still shining
And I feel the rainbows coming in

So dont wear me out
Dont leave me here
Cause Im not giving up
So Im giving in
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mat Kearney - Undeniable

Haven't listened to this song for a while and just heard it again recently. Great Lyrics and awesome delivery. Sort of a spoken-word/rap feel accompanied by a great voice. Definitely a good windows down, sunny day jam. Let me know what you think about it.

<3<3<3

Band Members: 
* Mat Kearney – vocals, guitar, piano 
* Jeremy Lutito – drums, piano 
* Tyler Burkum – guitar, lap steel 
* Daniel James – guitar, keyboard, bass drum 
* Adam Keafer – bass 

Albums: 
* Bullet (2004) 
* Nothing Left To Lose (2006) (Re-issued in 2007)
* City of Black & White (2009) 
* Young Love (Working Title) (2011)





LYRICS:

[chorus]
It's undeniable how brilliant you are
In an unreliable world you shine like a star
It's unforgettable now that we've come this far
It's unmistakable that you're undeniable

February 5th, Friday morning, purple dawn
Broke a yawn, as a I stepped through the fog, like I stepped to a song
A moment like a poem, you wish you could hold it
I shut my eyes like it's frozen, it's gone when I open
It slipped passed the clouds right there where it lingered
Like your band and a girl could slip through your fingers
My feet hit the ground like a beat for the lonely
ON a path beaten down by the crowds in the morning
If only I could touch past the phony
If only they were there now to hold me
As the questions keep droning

You're the only one who stuck it out last night
The only other one who caught the other line
You're the only one when this world collides
The one that I can't deny

[chorus]

It's my last year here
My first class moved to portable 'a'
Under construction since summer
And it's cold today
I can see my breath, and what's left of the west parking lot
And all the spaces that we fought
And it all seems forgotten, left in the bottom
In past piles of rubble, in puddles of rain water
That hurt last night when I left like that
When I won't come back
Speaking my peace to the past
I can't help but wonder, who is this wind at my back
A whisper to walk on, come on from all that

[chorus]

How am I gonna take it away in this winter wind
You found me on a summer breeze
How am I gonna run away when the autumn breaks
Now that you found me in the spring
Come on and sing it out

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Jimi Hendrix Quote



“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”

-Jimi Hendrix

Love truly is what leads us to make the most incomprehensible, irrational decisions in our lives, But they are all from the heart. When a person is greedy and desiring power they make the same irrational decisions, but there is no good in their hearts. It is for the wrong reasons and therefore leads to conflict. Love leads and power follows. Peace is tangible for those who believe these solid truths.

<3<3<3




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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Armor For Sleep - Car Underwater

What an amazing band and a huge influence for me. Ben Jorgensen's unique voice and heart-hitting lyrics make you never want to stop listening. I'm pretty sure when i first started listening to them I didn't listen to anything else for at least an entire week. They are truly an inspiration. Please support. Here is some info:

Members:
Ben Jorgensen- Vocals/Guitar
PJ DeCicco- Guitar
Anthony Dilonno- Bass
Nash Breen- Drums

Albums:
Dream To Make Believe (2003) on independent label Equal Vision Records
What To Do When You Are Dead (2005)
Smile for Them (2007)

Recent News:
Ben Jorgensen is set to release his first solo EP, There Is No Where Left To Go and you can hear the first released track called Changed My Mind.
Check it out here







LYRICS:

Believe the news, I'm gone for good.
Call off the search, no one will know that I'm down here
Believe the note I left for you
You can't turn back the clocks, you can't pull me up from here, so don't try

I'm in a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you.

I'm in a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you.

Make time slower, give me longer.
It's too late for me, no one will know that I'm down here.
And believe your dreams of me sinking
so far, below, you can't pull me up from here so don't try.

In a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you.

I'm in a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you.

Leave it up to me. To burden you again.
This ones not your fault. Please forgive me.

Leave it up to me (leave it up to me). To burden you again (To burden you again).
This ones not your fault. So forget, so forget, so forget me.

Don't think back, don't think back of me at all.
Just let me go.
Don't think back, don't think back of me at all.
Just let me go.
Don't think back, don't think back of me at all.
Don't think back, don't think back of me at all.
Don't think back, don't think back of me at all.

I'm in a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you.

I'm in a car underwater with time to kill, thinking back I forgot to tell you this
I didn't care that you left and abandoned me, what hurts more is I would still die for you.

and I would still die for you
I would still die for you
and I would still die for you
I would still die for you
and I would still die for you...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Picture of the Day - Jan. 10, 2011




What a clever way to put Taylor Swift Lyrics. As always, check her out and also, here is the song for these wonderful lyrics.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Picture of the Day - Jan. 7, 2011

Classic :) Remember that love never fails.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Picture of the Day - January 6, 2011

Do what you love...love what you do. Our lives are so short, don't let it be filled with things that you don't cherish. Live your life to the fullest and take the time to step back and say, "Am i here because i want to be, and am i going where i want to be".

<3<3<3
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The Dangerous Summer - Here We Are After Dark

So after seeing them live for the first time, I've got to say, they are amazing!. Their lyrics really hit home and AJ Perdomo's vocal delivery is pure genius and heartfelt. I was surprised at the following though. It seemed to me that there were a lot more people there to see the opening bands and not the headliner (TDS). This was kind of upsetting to me as i feel they deserve a large following, especially at a venue so close to their hometown.

Here is some band info:
Members:
* AJ Perdomo – Lead Vocals, Bass
* Cody Payne – Guitar, Backup Vocals
* Bryan Czap – Guitar

From:
* Ellicott City, Maryland

They independently released their five song EP There Is No Such Thing as Science in 2007. They were signed to Hopeless Records shortly after. They then re-released their debut EP under a new name, If You Could Only Keep Me Alive, with a few new songs included.

Reach for the Sun was released on May 5, 2009 (Their debut studio album)

The name “The Dangerous Summer” is taken from the novel written by Ernest Hemingway.

Check them out HERE



LYRICS:

I can't stop thinking about the words
that you once said, like I better stop my breathing before I stop believing.
I've been tearing out my throat with dangerous words.
Selling hooks with all this screaming,
you'd think I'd start to get it, but I don't...
They're God damn right. You've still got your voice, so don't just let this die.

This is for you, this is for me this is for everything that ever made me see,
and I'm planning my escape right now.
This is to truth, this is belief, this is for everything that ever made me sing, and I'm planning my escape right now.

I'll write you letter after letter when I'm gone, to tell you that I made it, or that I cannot take this.
Call this summer just a night that went too long, but everything went perfect;
I promised you I'd live this. So I'll go…
They're God damn right. You've still got your voice, so don't just let this die.

This is for you, this is for me this is for everything that ever made me see,
and I'm planning my escape right now.
This is to truth, this is belief, this is for everything that ever made me sing, and I'm planning my escape right now.

But what if I was wrong?
What if I should stay?
Would you let me hold my breath, tell me there's nothing more to say?
Or would you change? Become disgraced? Say, "Boy, there's nothing I hate more than seeing talent go to waste"?
I'll take my time with everything.
I'll take my time, and you can show me where to go.

I can't save this, but I really want to make you move, because I wrote too many songs about this and just giving up, and holding onto what I thought when you helped me to find my voice again

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Into It. Over It. - 30 Ft. Spirit


Alright, so I've got to say that i absolutely love Evan Thomas Weiss. Here is a little background (From Last.fm):

"On Thursday, September 27th 2007, Evan Thomas Weiss turned 23. He noticed that his last few years had gone by rather quickly. To combat (or encourage…?) this movement in his life, he wrote and recorded one song every week of his 23rd year—roughly 52 songs."

This song is equally as amazing as most, if not all, of the 52 songs he wrote. The delivery is so genuine and is really easy to feel. Please leave some comments and check him out (Into It. Over It.)

Listen. Learn. <3

LYRICS:

In a city not too far from here,
it's snowing indoors.
A brand new presentation;
They've gathered for hours.
And the smiles on faces are equally thick
to the hair standing upright on the back of my neck.
While the children behind us: they "wanna go home"
cause 30 ft. spirit's arrived.
So put goodwill on the fire,
cause (suffice it to say) we're having the time of our lives.
So tonight we'll put savings in someone elses hands.
We'll spend as freely as we can
because who knows where we'll be tommorow.
Our time is here. Our time is now.
Well, we're driving; Spotting lights in distant sight,
but these signs aren't as easy to read at night.
Making an effort to find joy down similar streets.
Home's confusing, but not as wild as Delaware seems.
Going the wrong way down Route 13;
A repeat of the same scene:
Hardly lost / Hardly looking.


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Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Parade - Success Story

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!

So...Holiday Parade...I really havent heard too much from them recently. I mean they keep their twitter status updated fairly often (http://twitter.com/holidayparade) But their website hasnt been updated for some time. Id really like to hear what they have been working on, or even if they are still working. This is a great song by them and one of the reasons why i look forward to hearing more. Let me know your thoughts. Here is a little background on the band:

- From Atlanta, Georgia.
- Four Members (Andy Albert (vocals/guitar), Michael Whitworth (guitar/vocals /piano), Joel  Merritt (bass) and Kenny Muto (guitar)
- Status: Unsigned
- Albums: Two Cheers For Tuesday in 2006,
                 EP: This Is My Year (2007)
                 Acoustic EP: To You. From Us (2008)
                 Tickets & Passports (2009).

Thanks All
Listen.Learn.<3





LYRICS:

I'll catch the 9:30 to anywhere,
From the city who loves me,
And the people who care.

I'll head towards the West coast
For something new;
There's not a sign right ahead,
And nothing left to lose
But still I'm blue
And this is what I have to do.

And I, don't wanna lose another year.
Wherever I go,
I always find myself back here.

The old box full of polaroids sits on my shelf
With the pictures of the first time we took the city by ourselves
And the whole ride home
We played "Konstantine"
And I walked you to your doorstep
And you kissed me in the rain, my lucky day
I still spell konfusion with a "k"

And I, don't wanna lose another year.
Wherever I go,
I always find myself back here.

And all the nights we spent
Just watching TV in your room
All the days we lost
Thinking that we couldn't lose
And I look back at the stupid things I used to do
And I wouldn't change,
I wouldn't trade,
A thing.
All I got to show, is my stupid bruise

And I, don't wanna lose another year.
Wherever I go,
I always find myself back here.

Bababababa...
(And I, don't wanna lose)
Dadadada...
(another year...)
Dadadada...
(wherever I go...)
Dadadada...
(I always find myself back here...)

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