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The Lack Long After
11/06/11 at 12:57 PM by Ryan Gardner
I honestly cannot recommend the new Pianos Become The Teeth record, The Lack Long After, enough. The past month that I've spent with it, it's absolutely tore me apart every time I hear it. For me, this is the most emotional record I've heard within the past..x amount of years. Lyrically, it's absolutely heart-wrenching - every word. Sitting here, it still makes me shake. There's something about music, about this record, about heart, emotion, connection...that just stays with you - it gets inside your veins.

Such Confidence

"Just sit down, and let it be, if only today, if only for me,
that day, what exactly were you selling, preach?
It's misery, these screaming dreams, you see, we all gotta get so broken eventually
and most shouldn't strut around with such confidence
because most of the time, your feet are the same whether he's there or not,
and most of the time, my feet were the same whether you were here or not,
and I take it hard, I take it to heart, and it tears me apart
and I get so tired in that 3 o'clock sun,
it grows right on time, right in front of me,
I've seen some days, and in some ways, I'm always in and out of living in the now
but it sheds years when you still smell the cedar,
Explain to me,
I wish I could find a god's teeth to grit them for him
I'd cut off his ears, put them to my heart, he'd hear me break,
I'd make it obvious to see,
show him a face like water frozen over,
a face that's absorbed everything,
show him it was the wrong day,
show him that I've seen my reach,
explain to me,
just sit down, let it be, if only today, if only for me
I've tried to forget what was said after the fact,
I'm talking to my own soul,
I bottle these potent thoughts,
I'm not obtuse anymore,
I'm not talking to anyone,
I'm not a door anymore
explain to me,
honestly, I don't know if I'd believe if you walked right on time, right in front of me."
Tags: recommendation, pianos become the teeth, the lack long after, music, thoughts
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Recommendation: Streetlight Fire
05/04/11 at 08:18 PM by Ryan Gardner
Please go listen to Streetlight Fire's Architects. It's easily one of my top ten records this year, and without a doubt the best debut record I've heard this year.

Check out my review here. And if you're a fan of The Dangerous Summer or As Cities Burns, you need this record.

I cannot recommend it enough.
Tags: review, recommendation, streetlight fire
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Recommendation: Thursday and The Wonder Years
04/12/11 at 07:25 PM by Ryan Gardner
Every one on here needs to go buy the new Thursday record, No Devolucion, immediately.

Also, the new The Wonder Years track, "Local Man Ruins Everything" is already shaping up to be one of my favorite songs of the year. Check it out here.
Tags: Recommendation, Thursday, The Wonder Years
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10/16/10 at 07:18 AM by Ryan Gardner
I've been really digging Converge as of late. Jane Doe and their latest Axe To Fall (off Epitaph Records last year) are simply brilliant pieces of heavy music.

If you haven't checked these guys out yet, I highly recommend them to any fan of heavy music. They're 15 years in and still kicking - hard.
Tags: recommendation, converge, axe to fall, jane doe, epitaph records
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Wanted: "Oldies"/Classic Music Recs
09/23/10 at 07:37 PM by Ryan Gardner
The last few weeks I've been trying to expand my musical tastes, listening to some "oldies" and discovering old artists and such.

I've been digging The Beatles a ton (but that's a given), The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, some Styx, old U2, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, The Clash, Simon & Garfunkel, some Rush, etc.

Can any of you all help me find some more old/classic artists or records I still need to add to my collection? Much appreciated.
Tags: wanted, oldies music, classic, recommendations
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