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Staff Recommendations: January 29th, 2012 Helllooooo, Sunday. Today we've got an extra special addition to our Sunday Recommendations as we've asked Zach Lind (drummer for ) to join us and add in his recommendations for the week. So, check those out below with all of the other staff and then hit up the replies and let us know what you are currently spinning. It's a great time to discover new music. Jimmy Eat World
Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat WorldThere are a few bands over the past few years that have caught my attention that I feel have been overlooked. Wild Light's "Adult Nights" has been one of my favorite records during the past several years and it seems like no one really talks about these guys. "Adult Nights" is a gem that warrants many, many more ears. As far as I know, this is their first and only album despite being together since 2005. Another band I've really been digging is Royal Bangs. Again, awesome songs that deserve more love. I particularly like their album "Let It Beep." They remind me of a more melodic, song-driven Trans Am. That probably doesn't make any sense but that's what I hear. One more artist I'd like to mention is Gregory Alan Isakov. His most recent album "This Empty Northern Hemisphere" is fantastic. Music made for laying under the stars.
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Jason TateThis week was a complete Drive-Thru pop-punk-athon. I spent most of the week listening to the bands from my youth: The Starting Line, Something Corporate, New Found Glory, and FenixTX were all in heavy rotation. Was just that kind of week I guess. I also spent some time listening to Frank Turner's - which is full of great, great songs. Didn't really have much time to check out anything new last week. Maybe next week. The Second Three Years
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Lueda is somehow the perfect winter music. It's all I want to listen to when I'm snowed in like this. His Clams Casino Instrumentals album and 's Lazerbeak Lava Bangers have taken over my life lately. And if you're not in to instrumental hip-hop, perhaps you should check out another band that I love: . One of the best new indie-rock bands out there; expect to hear about them a lot more in 2012. Caveman
DreI've been digging 's Clams Casino Instrumentals a lot lately as well. In addition to that, Young Sinatra from has been high up on my list. Watch his video " Logic Mind of Logic". Of course, I can't go without reccing a hardcore punk album. That spot would have to go to and their recent signing to Code Orange Kids Deathwish Records. I wish all of these artists much luck and more for what they have to contribute to my life, their scenes, and music in general. I'll definitely be filming two of these artists this year, so I'm stoked for that.
Hit me up on twitter and I'll shoot your shows + videos.
Alex DiVincenzo The Drive-Thru Records appreciate thread reminded me of how great/underappreciated was. Be sure to check out Day at the Fair The Rocking Chair Years if you haven't. While you're at it, give - one of the bands from which DATF was born - a listen too. Also spinning Lanemeyer 's first two albums in light of yesterday's break up announcement. The Higher
Kyle HuntingtonThis week I've been listening to a lot of who sound like a cross between Breton and Foals . Their combination of floaty, ethereal vocals with hints of math rock, post rock and electronic beats are truly infectious. I highly recommend checking out their videos for tracks " Massive Attack The Commission" and " Edward The Confessor" whilst downloading their free EP, Blanket Rule.
Christian WagnerOn a long ride back home and I continually go back to a band like and realize that Midtown Living Well Is The Best Revenge will transcend genres, scenes, and fads to be a lasting album. Also been jamming a lot of . The American Scene
Deborah RemusI've been listening to lots of this week, Lagwagon Hoss in particular. Our interview with Joey Cape will be posted tomorrow.
Ryan GardnerBeen on a huge kick lately. Chiodos
Sean RizzoThis past week I've been looking into a lot of hybrid IDM/metal bands with decent results. Check out , Amogh Symphony , and The Algorithm . The Flashbulb
Note: If any band members would like to participate in our guest spot for recommendations on Sundays, feel free to hit one of us up for an open spot. #staff recommendations #jimmy eat world
01:29 PM on 01/29/12
Social Justice/Wayne State Warrior
It's a J kind of day.
01:35 PM on 01/29/12
Fuck, I've been listening to that Clams Casino song nonstop lately. So great.
01:37 PM on 01/29/12
Went back to this recently and been jamming it a lot:
Also, check these guys out when they release their first release on tuesday. They're killer.
(ex-Felix Culpa, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Monday's Hero and Red Knife Lottery).
01:37 PM on 01/29/12
Vocals/Guitar - Modern Chemistry
love clams casino! NJ ALL DAY!
01:38 PM on 01/29/12
01:40 PM on 01/29/12
I recommend seeing MuteMath live. I saw them for the first time on the 26th and they blew me away. Seriously one of if not the best live show I have ever seen. It was an amazing experience I will never forget. Even if you dont like the band I recommend seeing them live.
Also I agree with Zac. Wild Light is really under rated. They havent released something in almost 3 years though :(. They've been quiet since 2009 ended.
01:41 PM on 01/29/12
02:15 PM on 01/29/12
I've been digging Clams Casino's Instrumentals a lot lately as well. In addition to that, Young Sinatra from Logic has been high up on my list. Watch his video "Mind of Logic". Of course, I can't go without reccing a hardcore punk album. That spot would have to go to Code Orange Kids and their recent signing to Deathwish Records. I wish all of these artists much luck and more for what they have to contribute to my life, their scenes, and music in general. I'll definitely be filming two of these artists this year, so I'm stoked for that.
Dre, we have to go to a Logic show!