Mood: Scientific

9 Apr

holy crap. it’s been a long time hasn’t it? Well as I have been meteoring/crying (or, as my friend B would say “cryafing” – it’s a complicated, body fluid wracked combination of tears and barf – whaaat…some people that sort of thing is hawt) through medical school, it seems the music industry has continued to pump out tons and tons of music. Some of it good, some of it bad of course. I haven’t had as much time to blog but oh blog, I have missed you so. Here are some sciencey tunes for your enjoyment for those you who (thank you) have wondered upon my little digital journal of music. Enjoy!

Iglu & Hartly

Tom Petty meets The Pointer Sisters in a neon karaoke bar in Tokyo singing Tina Turner. The music is a sonic milkshake, a genre blending, culture-defying laser show. Synths, raps, explosive hooks, colorful bridges, sailboats, inspiration.”

mp3: Day Glo [Iglu & Hartly] – FUN SONG. The beginning makes me real thirsty though.

“We want people to listen to our record, be inspired, look inside themselves and work out how they can dominate the world in their own unique way,” says Jarvis. “We’re about smashing down barriers.”

The group met at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Jarvis Anderson, Sam Martin (vocals, keys), Simon Katz (guitar). These three began making music that, ultimately, made them. Unable to contain their energy, and unwilling to wait for their diplomas, the boys quit school and moved to the eclectic neighborhood of Echo Park, California (just east of Hollywood) where they began knocking on club doors and asking to play shows.

While enduring a circuit in the glitter and grime of seedy Hollywood night clubs, the band was simultaneously embraced in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a beach community with a strong punk rock heritage, home to legendary bands such as Black Flag, The Descendents, Circle Jerks and Pennywise. Leave your Malibu “sunshine daydream” at the door…

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Luis Rosiles flew from Jarvis’ hometown of Chicago to join the band as their drummer, and LA local Michael Bucher joined as bassist.

Iglu & Hartly recently teamed with Universal Republic Records to bring its debut release, “And Then Boom” to the US masses, where it belongs. The May 5th release date marks the culmination of a band-centered, worldwide marketing effort, including touring and promo activities in every major market in the world. Eleven songs, recorded in the living room of the Echo Park house they have lived in since moving to Los Angeles. No filler.

Welcome to the world of Iglu & Hartly. A world of hope driven by heavy synth. A world soaked in beer and sweat, borne from heart and soul. Welcome to the movement of kids worldwide who have heard the word, who believe, who live like us. Uncompromising, undeniable, uncontrollable, unstoppable.

“When it comes to what we believe to be true in every way, it’s you.”

And then Boom.

U.S. Tour Dates:
Apr 11 2009 7:00P The Midland Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 18 2009 8:00P Blank Club San Jose, California
Apr 19 2009 8:00P Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, California
May 1 2009 8:00P Martini Ranch Scottsdale, Arizona
May 2 2009 8:00P University Of Arizona Tucson
May 5 2009 8:00P Roxy Los Angeles, California
May 9 2009 8:00P Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
May 23 2009 8:00P TBD Tampa, Florida
Sep 5 2009 12:00P Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington
Sep 6 2009 12:00P Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington
Sep 7 2009 12:00P Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington

Iglu & Hartly
And then Boom
available online now, in stores May 5, 2009
Universal Repbublic Records

[Text by Cornerstone Promotion] – Sorry, I am lazy heh

Art Brut

Remember the 1980s movie “Weird Science”? I used to love that movie. HOW the heck is there a science lab inside the closet? It’s like a nerdy-Narnia fantasy land.

mp3: Weird Science

Band of Skulls

“HO-tel, Taco Bell” hahaha love that line.

Band of Skulls is:
Matthew Hayward – drums
Russell Marsden – guitar & vocals
Emma Richardson -bass guitar & vocals

mp3: Blood

Little Boots

I really love this song. The first time I heard it, I thought LB was singing, “don’t metal with her heart” which also kind of makes sense. Don’t turn her heart into metal, you know? Which meddling can do. Of course, I’m overanalyzing the song.

Little Boots is like the less-Long-Island-Guido version of Lady Gaga. Not sure whose music I like better. Lady Gaga also has a lot of fun, catchy dance tunes.

From Rollingstone: “Victoria Hesketh, a budding 24-year-old pop star from the U.K. who played in a variety of prog, punk and synth-rock bands before embracing her inner Kylie Minogue. A friend had nicknamed her Little Boots, and though it’s a dark reference to the film Caligula, “It’s not that I’m a sex-crazed mad Roman despot or anything like that,” Hesketh says. “I’m small and have small feet.”

mp3: Meddle (or…metal?) – DL worthy fo sho


4 Responses to “Mood: Scientific”

  1. mimi April 9, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    welcome back! you have been missed.

  2. hannah April 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    band of skulls have the free single of the week on itunes, super lovin the track..i want to know/listen more!

  3. Elias Myrman March 3, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Great post, thank you. I signed up for your feed – hope you post very soon again.

    • Emily Park March 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

      Thanks Elias! So glad you liked it. 🙂

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