Monday, November 18, 2013

The Front Bottoms

  You know what I like? A song you can really sing along to. One that you can shout along to. The Front Bottoms from New Jersey really nail down songs that you can shout and deliriously sing along with. Each song is filled with lyrics that are raw with emotion, like "The good thing about this cast is that I can still hold a knife/so if you ever twist my arm again I'll be sure to put up a fight!" on Funny You Should Ask. Or on their song The Feud, "You were my girl you were my baby/You were my homemade mashed potatoes, biscuits, and gravy../You were the prize my hands could never hold."

The Front Bottoms play some great mostly acoustic indie punk rock with a lot of heart. Here's a music video from their latest album replete with reptiles, enjoy!

The Front Bottoms
Funny You Should Ask

directed by Mark Jaworski

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Feelings about November

I have always had mixed feelings about November. It comes between October and December and it has Thanksgiving, but it really doesn't do much for me. The weather becomes a bit crappier than it was in October, a mix of wet and cold and dreariness. Thanksgiving is a cool holiday, but its really just a testament to eating, or that's what it seems like anyway. So I tend to get a bummed out sometimes in November, but that's okay. It has been a pretty decent November so far, apart from being sick right now.

  I have always said the best way to get through the seasons that you aren't as fond of is with good music, especially music that gets you dancing. I have just the thing right here. Its a song called "Girl" from the band Das Racist, who will always be famous in my heart for their song "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell", possibly the best song about trying to find your friend on the phone. But back to Girl, it is a song with a great beat, lyrics with tons of references including one to Infinite Jest, and an awesome music video. If you still need selling, the video features a guy who looks like a young Jerry Seinfeld.

Das Racist