I WANT TO LIVE LIKE I DID BACK THEN

September 7, 2010

Back when music television provided what its name implied, this was the kind of video I waited hours on end to see.  Steel Train’s treatment for their latest single and ATG favorite, “Turnpike Ghost” is, to put it simply, fun.  Watch as some five-year-old’s dish out an adorable rendition of the song to a boozing late night talk show host.  Jay Leno could take some pointers from this guy.  Steel Train is out now on Terrible Thrills.

MP3: Steel Train – “Turnpike Ghost”

Love,
Adrian

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WALKING ALONE ‘CAUSE THE NIGHT IS DEAD

August 23, 2010

Fun., one of my favorite bands of the past couple years, have released a trippy little video for their unbelievably infectious single, “Walking the Dog.”  We’ve featured the song here on ATG before, but if there’s any band that deserves mention of their every move it’s these guys.  Besides, the video does the song a hell of a lot more visual justice than that Expedia commercial.  Check out the video after the jump.

MP3: fun. – “Walking the Dog”

Love,
Adrian

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Careful Crossers

July 8, 2010

I don’t think I need to say much about Sargent House guitar demons and ATG favorites Fang Island.  The dudes tore up this year’s SXSW and since then everyone and their mother has been raving about them.  The band just released a video for “Careful Crossers,” another song off the prog-pop-rock masterpiece that is their self-titled album.  Not quite sure what’s going on in this claustrophobic strobe and silly string orgy, but I want in on it.  Check out the video after the jump.

MP3: Fang Island – “Careful Crossers”

Love,
Adrian

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Rules Don’t Stop Me

June 23, 2010

UPDATE: Probably should have posted their more recent video.  View the shreddage here.

It bugs me that We Are Scientists have found more of a home in the hearts and minds of the Brits than with us good ol’ Yanks (you should be writing ridiculous soccer anthems for us, not them!).  Their music is seriously some of the more catchy stuff I’ve encountered in my entire life, and it has only gotten better with each go-around.  The boys have come a long way since the minimalist days of With Love and Squalor and have built a lot upon their infectious brand of pop-rock with Brain Thrust Mastery and their latest release, Barbara.  I’ve only given the album a couple listens through and the entire thing’s already stuck in my head.  So do me a favor and get hooked if you haven’t already (it also helps that they’re two of the more hilarious people in the business).  Check out “Rules Don’t Stop” below and its video after the jump.

MP3: We Are Scientists – “Rules Don’t Stop”

Love,
Adrian

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You and I Both Are Nothing but Thieves

June 2, 2010

There are few albums I’m looking forward to more this summer than Steel Train’s third, self-titled release.  Not much has been revealed about it so far, but the guys over at MonkeyWhale filmed a stripped-down, intimate performance of one of the record’s songs, “Bullet.”  As I’ve said before, Steel Train’s headed in a whole new direction and they’ll definitely be turning heads once the album drops on June 29th.

If you haven’t yet listened to Steel Train‘s already-released tracks, grab “You And I Undercover” below and check out our previous post on “Turnpike Ghost.”

MP3: Steel Train – “You and I Undercover”

Watch the video for “Bullet” after the jump.

Love,
Adrian

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Disguised In All Your Alibis

May 25, 2010

For many bands I’ve come to love and cherish, moving up into the majors has signaled the beginning of the end.  So far, that doesn’t seem to be the case for Circa Survive.  Their latest album and first release for Atlantic, Blue Sky Noise, albeit polished is perhaps their strongest work yet.  It definitely shows in the album’s latest single, “Imaginary Enemy.”  The video’s got a crisp feel but it still manages to capture their ethereal prog-tinged brand of rock (is post-post-hardcore a thing?).  And as always, Anthony Green is the man.  No song for you this time kids, but I encourage you to check out one of my favorite albums of the year so far.

Love,
Adrian


Turn Off the Lights and Touch Me In the Dark

May 19, 2010

Minus the Bear can do no wrong. Although their latest album, Omni, may not be my favorite, it’s got plenty of jams to make it not worth passing up.  One of these is “My Time,” the album’s first single and by far the most synth-drenched song the band has ever written.  I was beyond surprised to hear the album open with this groovy number of a track, but they pull it off and very well at that.  Man, I want an omnichord.

MP3: Minus the Bear – “My Time”

Love,
Adrian