These guys started off as a pretty big standard (and in my opinion kind of mediocre) crescendocore post-rock band. Then they started adding synths and electronica elements to the mix.
This is probably my favorite song by them, though the work they did on the No Man's Sky soundtrack was also excellent. I love they way this builds and builds and builds without ever really paying it off with a big finale.
I'm a little surprised that I haven't shared this before.
Mongolian throat singing + mouth harp + RAWK MUSIC = Music that seems like it would be a lot of fun to watch live.
I'd heard this one in a million different things, but it wasn't until this past winter that I'd actually learned what it was, thanks to Newbish's music class at school. This is a good version of the song which gets bonus points for using a glass armonica, as was intended.
Did anyone realize that this band was still kicking? Just me? Ah... well, they're not anymore. They always had a little more depth to them than they were maybe given credit for if you only knew them from songs like "Fat Lip".
I haven't listened to much of their music in quite a while, but I enjoyed their album Chuck quite a bit back in the day. 27 years is a good run.
We open up nibbish week with a blatant rip off of "Check Your Head" era Beastie Boys.
That's not an insult, "Check Your Head" era Beastie Boys were awesome, and so is this.
Let's get nibbish week started off belatedly, but also properly.
It's a queer Christian singer-songwriter doing a cover of a Lil Peep classic!
Honestly, Semler is the most interesting sorry I'm music so far this year for me. She recently put out a new EP called "Preacher's Kid" and labeled it as a Christian EP (it very much is exactly that), and then through word of mouth and a couple of very strategic retweets, got enough listeners to unseat the mighty Lauren Daigle at #1 on iTunes, if only for a little while.
The EP itself is an amazing companion to anyone who felt a little out of place in 90s youth group culture. "Jesus From Texas" is the heavy hitter and obvious standout (and would absolutely be the video here if a live version existed), but the whole thing straddles the line between (very) righteous indignation and hopeful belief in such a way that it lit a fire in me that I thought was long since extinguished. Great stuff.
Why not? Fun song, good choreography, live singing. what's not to love? I have to believe this will pull an easy 9.5 average here.
Smashing Pumpkins are really a one album band for me -- but what an album. Easily top 5 for me. There's nothing even approaching weak song on it, and when it's REALLY firing on all cylinders...
Best album opener ever? It's in the mix for me.