Thursday, December 21, 2006

Finally Friday Video's Part XV

I always get a little melancholic at the end of the year. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's in the genes, but sometimes I just want to hide under the sheets until it's safe again to come out.

If that's not emo enough...this weeks finally friday video is 'I Will Follow You into the Dark' by emo darlings Death Cab For Cutie. This is the kind of song I would consider playing at my funeral.

If heaven and hell decide
That they both are satisfied
Illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs
If there's no one beside you
When your soul embarks
Then I'll follow you into the dark

Video: Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pitchfork's 2006 album top 50 and song top 100

Hipster website Pitchfork has posted their 2006 yearlists. Check the 50 best albums of the past year according to Pitchfork here and the 100 best songs of 2006 here. They've even put these 100 songs up for download to make your Christmas more bearable! Earlier this month they released their 2006 top 25 video's.

Of course in no way will their lists influence my own yearlist(s)...

Monday, December 18, 2006

God Knows (You gotta give to get)

These days I'm often scrolling through my music collection, with the main reason to find the best albums and songs of 2006. Yeah, it's yearlist time and as a first year blogger, I have not realized the complexity of this. I've given myself a deadline somewhere between Christmas and the New Year, so you might want to start working on yours. I would love reading them! Anyways, because of this time consuming activity, I probably won't be blogging that comprehensively.

Today the cool video to the more than beautiful (goosebump material) El Perro Del Mar song 'God Knows (You gotta give to get)'. [ that's what I call briefness]

Video: El Perro Del Mar - God Knows (You gotta give to get)

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Sunday, December 17, 2006


Could a bandname be any simpler than Tralala? In the case of Tralala, the music is pretty simple as well. Think Ramones, Ronettes and Beatles inspired poppunk with four female singers. They're somewhere between the dirtiness of (though not as dirty as) the Donnas and the poppiness of (though not as poppy as) the Pipettes. The vocal harmonies are the band's strength and gives them a certain retro sound. They say it best themselves: "Tralala are boys and girls who play rock songs without strings attached...and they believe it is OK to shake your hips to rock and roll." Their new album 'Is that the Tralala' was released last month.

Tralala - Yellow Taxi
Tralala - Boys of St. Mary

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Free Christmas sampler Fat Wreck!

For the punkrockers out there Fat Wreck put up a free Christmas sampler. It features unreleased tracks by NOFX, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and the Loved Ones and other Fat Wreck bands. You can listen to it (and download it!) here! Don't worry..these are not christmas songs!