Posts Tagged ‘song of the day’

Do you like the feeling of electronic music but don’t like its repetative movements intended for drug fueled dancing? Do you like rock but wish it focused less on being loud and more on soundscapes? Then push play on these bands. You won’t be disappointed.

Žagar This Hungarian Psychedelic/Jazz/Atmospheric/Rock/Awesome band is one to keep an eye on. They always have something going on. Their style is the perfect hybrid of the electronic feel and drive with the beauty of rock and jazz melodies and analog production. The band has a long list of filmography credits and you can really hear it. Wait until the horns come in at around 2 mins. Forget goosebumps. It’s all about the nipple hardening.

Indigo Sun They are my most recent find and my most favorite at the moment. They’re a jazz fusion band disguised behind electronic productions. Definitely worth checking out.

Stateless Such a wonderfully emotional song. Builds up just enough to lock you in. This London based band started out as your generic rock band but they embraced the idea of adding more electronic elements after meeting DJ Kidkanevil at a hip hop show in Leeds. They have two albums out right now on Spotify.

The best part of this Swedish four-piece group, Wintergatan, is that they aren’t electronic at all. There are no samples. Instead they play a range of homemade and unorthodox instruments along with some more conventional ones to create a foreign yet familiarized sound. The lead here is the accordion and oh boy has one never sounded better.
Their popular track Sommarfågel was featured as our Song of the Day back in July.

Jaga Jazzist has been around since the 90’s but have been the forefront of the new age of jazz. These Norwegians take jazz whole heartedly and incorporate every genre and instrument they can come up with. Every song is a new experience. They’re not for everyone but if you enjoy driving beats and head spinning melodies they might be for you.

Incubus okay so they’ve been around for a while and for all intents and purposes, they suck now. Since the line-up changes and their increasingly mainstream standings they haven’t been the same.
If you’re looking for a rocking band that throws in ample amounts of electronic sections they’re a good band to start with. Their earlier work; eg. their first album: Fungus Among Us, is my favorite which resembled the beginning of funk metal but they’ve toned down and tuned out since that work of perfection.

You can check out these bands and some of their other songs on this nifty little playlist I created for all you. I know, I’m awesome, but keep it in your pants you perverts.

I’ve found country music that I not only tolerate but even like? What is this madness?

At best, when dabbling in country and bluegrass I found things I didn’t hate. I thought it would be impossible to find something in the genre worth listening to without clawing at my ears.

I found the compromise, it would seem. The punch brothers are not just plain country. Tonedeth doesn’t mention anything “plain”. This song is a fantastic example of this. It’s got a funk/R&B groove that’s both forward and sexy. The lack of a percussion section, or drummer to be specific, makes them stand out from any genre they seem to dabble in.

The album is a brilliant mixture of bluegrass, rock, indie, and classical; all while being beautifully executed. Go listen to these guys. I know I will be for the next few weeks. This track is off of the album of the same name released in 2012 on Nonesuch Records and produced by veteran Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon…)


If you know of any other artists similar to these guys or want to lead me in the right direction to more country worth digging into I would sure appreciate your comments.

Stateless is great genre hybrid of electronic/rock/and hip-hop. Similar to our our boy Childish Gambino  in this respect but with a bigger focus on melody in the alternative rock landscape.

This song starts off quiet with a warm accordion to bring you to their trip-hop hook with a great vocal harmony that makes the song increasingly huge. It fades off as a transition to the remainder of the album, leaving you wanting more.

It’s sort of dark, thought provoking, but warm and inviting. Go check out the rest of the tracks on Matilda. It’s a fitting meditative or workout album. Both energetic and pensive.

The four piece hails from foggy London town and are for fans of Dredg, Portishead, and Awolnation.

Yes, it has been a long time, my musical minions.

Now, being a metal head I found it would be too easy to post some scary and demonic music on here. I’m going to be taking the high road with some comedy. But it might as well be metal, considering the song is about torturing children. Hey, at least it’s funny?

If Cannibal Corpse can do it, shouldn’t everyone?

Stephen Lynch is a genius. His music is well written, well rehearsed, witty, crass, and overtly sexual. Not to mention he sings like an angel… who has seen some shit.

His albums as of late have gotten less humorous over the years but his career is more focused on teaching and doing Broadway. His debut was showing up Adam Sandler and improving on the Wedding Singer.

Hopefully your Halloween doesn’t involve any of the things Lynch mentions. But enjoy it thoroughly, none-the-less. Get scared, get bent, and get all sorts of intoxicated.. on candy.

I am a big fan of a dark powerful melody, thoughtful chord progressions and meaningful lyrics that do not take anything away from the song…coughpsycosocialbyslipknotcough. With that said Daylight Dies never fails on all three fronts. They always seem to put together songs that are solid, and Sunset is no exception. This Doom Metal cut from the band’s most recent album is an example of what I believe to be the pinnacle of what cathartic music should be.

The intro is classic DD when it comes to their softer tracks. They give you a soothing intro bit, then a taste of the some heavy metal beauty that is to come right before they sit you back down for a little chat, so to speak. After all the introductory pleasantries the song kicks in and the rest is a ride like none other. It may be named sunset, but I always play it in the mornings during a nice plate of bacon and an omelet…what can I say, it’s a damn good track. Daylight Dies doesn’t get the amount of ears they should, instead when brought up in conversation they’re relegated to “isn’t that a Killswitch song? OMG I LOVE THAT SONG!“.

…my reaction.

Dethfrequency Says: This and many other of their albums are featured on Spotify.