Posts Tagged ‘Foo Fighters’

Random song post, Volume 11

July 2, 2010

Mayday Parade – “Jamie All Over” (A Lesson in Romantics, Fearless, 2007): Combining the dual vocals of frontman Derek Sanders and former vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Jason Lancaster, and boasting a high level of production courtesy of Zack Odom & Kenneth Mount, the irresistably catchy pop rock of, “Jamie All Over, ” can’t be ignored, nor denied.  Jake Bundrick’s drums are simple, solid and laden with just the right amount of creativity without the tendency to overplay.  Rounded out with occasional bursts of half-time during the bridge and outro, “Jamie All Over, ” is yet another excellent entry into a genre that could use more songs like this.

The Swellers – “Fire Away” (Ups and Downsizing, Fueled By Ramen, 2009): Immediately coming out of the gate with a 6/8 attack of aggressive drums and guitars, this unrelenting burst of energy only briefly comes down during the verses, which itself is short-lived, bringing to mind early Foo Fighters.  Even more Foo comparisons can be found in frontman Nick Diener’s vocals and guitar, and his brother Jonathan’s fantastic work on the drum kit, similar to the chemistry found in Dave Grohl and his drummer Taylor Hawkins.  As a die-hard Foo fanatic, it’s easy to see this Michigan quartet filling their shoes one day-in fact, they might already have.

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Good Morning Internet

May 3, 2010

Again, my apologies for yet another blog posting delay.  Life gave me a lot of lemons last week and the process of making them into lemonade was exhausting.  I can, however, say that the lemonade is quite tasty and a drink I’m proud of.  Contact me if you have any desire to find out what that means.
Although I did promise some more music-centric posts on Foo Fighters and whatnot soon, I am going to be taking some time to work on a few documentaries for some friends of mine, which I’m quite excited about and am looking forward to getting online shortly.
In other news, I just saw Crazy Heart.  And I would try to review it, what with the music-heavy plot and all.  However, Ribs does it quite well over at his blog-do check out http://ribsramblings.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/ribs-reviews-crazy-heart-2/.  And yes Ribs, I did see The Hurt Locker.  Didn’t like it.

Update supreme

April 26, 2010

Hey all!  Mucho apologies-o for the delay in blog postings.  Been busy as per usual.  But fear not, more insights into the mysteries of music are on the way, including in-depth looks at three of my favorite bands: Foo Fighters, Motion City Soundtrack and Mae.  And possibly others.  We’ll see.
In the meantime, do check out my YouTube channel, where I cater to my other hobby of wacky videos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/favabean1982

They’re not great, but hey, Jimmy crack corn.  And I don’t give a damn.
By the way, thoughts on the new Alkaline Trio disc?  Think This Addiction lives up to the high standards set by their previous work?
Later!