September 30, 2009
Very exciting news. Their 2007 release, Sound of Silver, was a great record, with songs like “Someone Great” (my personal favorite). I’m predicting a vastly different sound for this album, but I guess we’ll all just have to wait to wait and see. It’s at least been said by Murphy himself that a new song will be released before the end of the year.
September 28, 2009
The soundtrack to the upcoming movie is fantastic; all done by Karen O and the Kids.
September 23, 2009
Check out David Bazan of Pedro the Lion’s solo album, Curse Your Branches.
September 22, 2009
Go buy all of them, they’re all fantastic.
September 21, 2009
The least remarkable song on The Satanic Satanist, in my opinion, but an incredible video done by Ryan Rothermel.
September 16, 2009
One of my least favorite questions is, “What’s your favorite song?” As much as I hate to choose just one, I think my answer will remain the same for a long time. It’s one of the most beautiful songs ever written – That being a statement, not an opinion. ”Golden” means so much to me because of the days I’ve come to associate it with and the people it will always remind me of; It makes me cry, makes me smile, and most of all makes me remember.
September 15, 2009
I expect great things.
September 14, 2009
When I heard Conor Oberst, Jim James, Mike Mogis, and M. Ward had formed a band together, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it at first. My initial assumption was that it would be the perfect collaboration, since Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, and M. Ward have all created music that I love. However, then a friend got me thinking that maybe their music would be better kept separate; Maybe the end product of such different musicians teaming up wouldn’t be as incredible as we all anticipated?
After finally hearing the album today, I have to say that my first prediction was right on; I was wrong to ever doubt them. The vocal harmonies are some of the best I’ve heard since Fleet Foxes’ self-titled. Conor’s uniquely rough voice compliments the more gentle vocals of the others, creating an absolutely beautiful sound.
The album has no favored influence; You can hear elements of each musician’s other projects combined in every track.
Check them out.
September 9, 2009
I’m so ridiculously excited to hear what they’ve been working on for the past six months. Looking back on their discography, there isn’t a single album or EP by them that I don’t love, from This is What I Know About Being Gigantic to Menos El Oso to Planet of Ice (and everything in between).
However, what I’m looking forward to the most is seeing them at Blender at Gramercy, October 15th. I can’t believe it’ll be my first time seeing them; Every time they’ve played in the city since I started listening to them, plans have gotten messed up, keeping me from seeing them – and it’s been more than four years. Finally I’ll understand when people say that Minus the Bear is one of the most incredible live bands they’ve seen.