Friday, April 01, 2005

Song of the day: Starflyer 59/"Play the 'C' Chord"

I woke up this morning and was standing, as I usually do, in front of my huge wall of CDs, trying to figure out what to play while I got ready for work, and I pulled out the Starflyer 59 album Everybody Makes Mistakes. The album includes a bunch of notable & catchy shoegaze-flavored rock songs, including the opener "Play the 'C' Chord". The beginning is decent but it's the chorus that really pulls me in. Check it out -- and happy Friday.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Song of the day: British Seapower/"How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?"

UK group British Seapower have a new album, Open Season, coming out next week. Whether it's an accident or a blessed event, it was added to the Rhapsody library today. Having given it a listen, I can safely say it's the best album Echo and Bunnymen never made. Click here for a taste of my favorite songs on the album, including the highly recommended "How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?" Enjoy the music.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Song of the day: Graham Coxon/"Freakin' Out"

Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has stepped out on his own, releasing his first solo album, Happiness in Magazines, earlier this year. That album includes the anthem "Freakin' Out," a song whose chugging guitar would sound right at home in the late 1970s. A highly recommended listen.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Song of the day: Bloc Party/"This Modern Love"

I've been rhapsodizing about this band for a while now, and had the good fortune to catch them live several times in the past few weeks. One of the standout songs in the band's live set is "This Modern Love," a catchy indie rock ballad that will undoubtedly make its way onto hopeful mixes this spring for the lovelorn among us. Enjoy the music.

Just added: New Order, Beck, The Bravery, Morrissey and more

It's Tuesday, kids, and you know what that means -- new music in Rhapsody. Today's roster of newly-added music includes new albums from New Order (Waiting for the Siren's Call), Beck (Guero), The Bravery (self-titled), and Morrissey (Live at Earls Court), among others. Click here for a sampler of some of my favorite songs so far from these new albums.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Song of the day: Graham Nash and David Crosby/"Southbound Train"

The Warner Music family of labels has been very quietly clearing lots of their back catalog and making long out-of-print albums available through Rhapsody and other online services. Last week, a bunch of Crosby, Stills & Nash-related solo albums and side-projects were added to the Rhapsody library, including Graham Nash and David Crosby, a 1972 collaboration between ex-Hollie Graham Nash and ex-Byrd David Crosby. I've listened to that album a lot over the past few days, and the song that's dearest to my heart is country-flavored ballad "Southbound Train." Happy Monday -- enjoy the music.