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The Lack Long After
11/06/11 at 11:57 AM 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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Night
12/03/10 at 09:37 PM by Ryan Gardner
It's been a relaxing night in this chilly weather.

Tonight I've really been enjoying Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism and Plans, Thrice's Earth and Air, The Spill Canvas, and now Straylight Run.

Fall/winter is my favorite time of the year, probably because I cannot get enough of chilling, relaxing, ultimately soft music to fit the weather perfectly.

I also just picked up Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Stephen King's The Gunslinger (book 1 of the Dark Tower series) to read soon. Can't wait to delve into these - finally.
Tags: thoughts, death cab, thrice, spill canvas, straylight run
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Thanks and Thoughts
11/16/10 at 02:24 PM by Ryan Gardner
First off, I just want to thank everyone for being so welcoming my first day as a staff member yesterday. I'm incredibly glad to be a part of this environment.

Also, I've been really digging He Is We's upcoming debut record, My Forever. The record comes out next week, will please fans of The Morning Of and similar artists, and my review will probably be up early next week.
Tags: thoughts, thanks, he is we
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Heavy
11/14/10 at 06:58 PM by Ryan Gardner
Can't get enough of old(er) heavy music lately...

Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
Thursday - Full Collapse
At The Drive In - Relatinship of Command
Glassjaw
Every Time I Die - Hot Damn!

have been controlling my speakers
Tags: thoughts, heavy music, thursday, refused, at the drive in, glassjaw, etid
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Latest Reviews/Thoughts
11/08/10 at 06:07 PM by Ryan Gardner
Posted a lot of reviews last week...

Blank Page Empire's debut record, Sinners, Thieves, and Beggars (RIYL: As Cities Burn/TREOS)

Scarlet Grey's Fancy Blood EP (RIYL: late AFI)

Commerce's The Things I Say Vs. The Things I Mean (RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie-esque music)

A Bullet For Pretty Boy's Revision:Revise, an unexpectedly decent heavy release.

Also...
  • New TREOS song, "Weightless Underwater" is simply fantastic.
  • Underoath's Disambiguation comes out tomorrow; I highly recommend picking it up.
  • I'm about to start House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, so I can't wait to get into that and start reading more all together.
Tags: reviews, thoughts, blank page empire, commerce, scarlet grey, a bullet for pretty boy
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Update/Thoughts
11/02/10 at 05:18 PM by Ryan Gardner
I can't seem to be getting enough of Jeff Buckley's Grace right now. Pure beauty.


On another note, both Escape the Fate and Good Charlotte's new albums - of course - are awful.

However, Underoath's new track "In Division" is great; Disambiguation drops next Tuesday and will probably be my top 5 for me.

Reviews I'll have up this week:
Blank Page Empire's debut record, Sinners, Thieves, and Beggars (RIYL: As Cities Burn)
Scarlet Grey's Fancy Blood EP (RIYL: late AFI)
Commerce's The Things I Say Vs. The Things I Mean (RIYL: Death Cab For Cutie-esque music)
A Bullet For Pretty Boy's Revision:Revise, an unexpectedly decent heavy release.
Tags: update, thoughts, music
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Thoughts: Kanye West - Runaway (short film)
10/23/10 at 08:31 PM by Ryan Gardner
Kanye West - Runaway (Short Film)

Watched it twice...

Great music, filmed wonderfully, odd film in general but nonetheless very artistic.

Anyways, all that really matters is the music, which was fantastic. Very excited for Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy to drop November 22nd, and his G.O.O.D Friday tracks have all been great, as well. Keep 'em coming.

Between his G.O.O.D Friday tracks, singles, and now this video, there's no question that Kanye West is the most creative, innovative hip-hop artist of today.
Tags: thoughts, kanye west, runaway short film
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