Monday, April 11, 2011

A Fever Dream [3fer edition]

It's threefer time y'all!
Your three tracks are all off fantastic albums that have come out over the span of the last 5 months or so.

Tides Of Man
Tides of Man

Tides of Man is a progressive rock band from Tampa, Florida. The band came into existence when the members of the band booked a show for late 2007. Even before the band even had any material to perform. 

If you are into bands like Radiohead, Circa Survive, or Coheed and Cambria; there is no chance that you won't love the sophomore album Dreamhouse (2010)

Tilian Pearson, the vocalist, does some great work, but it's the compliment of guitarists Spencer Gill and Adam Sene that bring the work to such amazing heights.

Click to play
Tides Of Man - Sunshine

The band is currently in limbo. It seems that Pearson may be quitting the band to come on as lead singer for the band Saosin. The remaining members of the band hope to continue on, and are currently looking for a new frontman.

The Get Up Kids

The Get Up Kids
Kansas City rockers The Get Up Kids have released a new album! back in the 90's these guys were a huge deal in the Alt-Rock scene. Some might call them emo, but the band would prefer you didn't. They broke up in 2005, but after a successful reunion tour in 2009, the band went back into the studio to record new material. This new album, There Are Rules, might be the best album these five guys have done yet. This is of course my opnion, but I am sure that if you are familiar with their previous work, that you would agree. If you don't agree, feel free to flame me in the comments.

This album seems to be a bit more agressive sonically, although the track I am sharing here is less so. It leans more to the vibe of Vampire Weekend, which you should also be aware of if you aren't already,

Click to play The Get Up Kids - Shatter Your Lungs

This album was released late January of this year. It's album number 5. You like it. Go buy it.

Bright Eyes
Conor Oberst, frontman of Bright Eyes

We've talked about Bright Eyes before, but this latest album is one I have been playing since it was released on February 1, 2011. It's album number 7, and I honestly feel lucky when I get to hear such a great piece of work. Conor Oberst really delivers with The People's Key. It's more straightforward then previous releases, and yet still retains some of the lo-fi feel of previous work. 

We expect amazing when we stop to consider Conor O's discography. He has been involved in so many important bands and albums. Monsters of Folk, Norman Bailer, and the Mystic Valley Band have all had Oberst at the helm.

Click to play Bright Eyes - A Machine Spiritual (In the People's Key)

The song feels like a man's thoughts about his place in the world. How humanity and nature interact, and the delicate dance we are allowed on this earth in this galaxy. That explination doesn't make sense, I know, but it's the kind of cerebral trip Conor Oberst is known for. It's why we continue to listen. It's music for the mind and soul.

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