Recently, Moveon.org and Music For America (two progressive organizations) put out a compilation entitled “Future Soundtrack for America.”
Featuring songs from well-known artists such as blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World to fairly unheard of/possibly forgotten bands - David Bryne, Nada Surf, R.E.M., every track seems to share either one of two themes: being fed up and/or hope. Many songs on this comp are either new, exclusively written, or rare, including live recordings from Bright Eyes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Some songs are definitely better than others, but all in all, there is a pleasant mix of old rock ballads, a heavy amount of emo and folk, and even a hip hop song by Will.I.Am. of the Black Eyed Peas.
The c.d. opens with a jazzy, upbeat song by OK Go and ends on an artsy, thought evoking note by the King of Emo himself, Elliot Smith. And who better at ending things than Elliot Smith? Though he now walks among the dead, I’m sure he feels just as passionate about politics as Death Cab For Cutie.
With their own different, unique styles, Sleater-Kinney, a riot grrrl band, and everybody’s favorite, They Might Be Giants, each seem to stand out the most.
All profits from this c.d., which came together via musicians wanting change, go to five progressive, non-profit organizations whose main goal is simply put politics back in the hands of the people – where it belongs.
With 22 varied artists, it is guaranteed that you’re going to find at least one new band you really dig. Plus, you’ll be helping out a lot of good people, working for a very good cause.
Rizecord Hop Review
Whether it be the grungy, yet ever so catchy, rock and roll riffs, the driving beats or Ashley’s (yes, a female fronted band!) aggressive, dirty vocals, there is just something undeniable about Denton’s very own Record Hop’s new LP, “Pareidolia.” With 10 tracks, Record Hop’s latest will keep you captivated till the very end.
Their style is distinct, and quite more than just your average garage rock and roll. Among their finest are Spiderbite, Treefrog, and Giant Babies, all of which seem to stick out just a bit above the rest. A few tracks are more laid back than others. Regardless, this is a perfect album to crank up and enjoy.
If you’ve had the satisfaction of seeing them live, most of these songs should seem familiar to you. If you’re a fan of The Riverboat Gamblers, you need to check this band out. Go ahead, see Record Hop live, fall in love, and support our local talent by purchasing this new c.d.!
in other news:
I skipped first and second period with kc this morning, oh my god, it was so much fun. We got a bunch of junk food and I drove her van around and I would slow down and honk at joggers and we couldnt stop laughing at the stupidest shit. Or at least I couldn’t. then I had a good time in ap econs, and im having a good time now here in study skills, its been a good day. I really good day.
However, something keeps on gnawing at the back of my conscious. Ive missed 3 b days. And were 3 weeks into school. What the fuck is wrong with me? Im failing so many classes, but I don’t really care.
Fred moore, here I come. (oh, fm is a “highschool” were kids go to make up lsot credits via …absentses and …stuff. Its uh, its not something you should be really proud of going to)