rock


12FV

Today is the first Sunday in 3 weeks that I’m not at a music festival. The yearly early-August-festival-binge (HARD Summer/Outside Lands) is over for me. I could use the rest. I’m becoming an old man! Just kidding. I’m 23. I hate when people say that when they’re young. BRING IT ON LIFE! Enjoy #2

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12FV

Today is the first Sunday in 3 weeks that I’m not at a music festival. The yearly early-August-festival-binge (HARD Summer/Outside Lands) is over for me. I could use the rest. I’m becoming an old man! Just kidding. I’m 23. I hate when people say that when they’re young. BRING IT ON LIFE! Enjoy #2


Wolfmother

I’m cut. I’m bruised. I’m sore. And I owe it all to Wolfmother. This week marked the near three year anniversary of this hard rock sensation’s last trip the the U.S. Finally headed our way from the down under, Wolfmother, formerly disbanded, came together to tackle southern California in a way few could really say they were prepared for. With the first date at the historic Troubadour in LA selling out within minutes, they scheduled another for the following week; frustratingly selling out even faster than the first. When all was thought to be lost, Orange County got love with a show at the Observatory, and my dream of seeing these guys out of a festival setting was that much closer to becoming reality.

Wolfmother – Dimension
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/07%20Dimension.mp3]
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Wolfmother

I’m cut. I’m bruised. I’m sore. And I owe it all to Wolfmother. This week marked the near three year anniversary of this hard rock sensation’s last trip the the U.S. Finally headed our way from the down under, Wolfmother, formerly disbanded, came together to tackle southern California in a way few could really say they were prepared for. With the first date at the historic Troubadour in LA selling out within minutes, they scheduled another for the following week; frustratingly selling out even faster than the first. When all was thought to be lost, Orange County got love with a show at the Observatory, and my dream of seeing these guys out of a festival setting was that much closer to becoming reality.

Wolfmother – Dimension
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/07%20Dimension.mp3]
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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
18/25 Days

At a promising 19 years of age, Jake Bugg is definitely wise beyond his years. His music brings to mind the heyday of various ’60’s rock n’ roll sounds. Behind the lively instrumentals are narratives indicative of a deeper understanding of life. The lesson is simple: take chances, Lightning Bolt, and you’ll find what matters most amidst all the hardships, Simple As This. A considerably apt outlook on life for someone so young.

Simultaneously encouraging and relatable, Jake Bugg’s music should provide you with a nice respite of classic rock for the start of your hectic weekend. We think you’ll agree with our sentiments when you see him on Friday.

Get acquainted. Buy his self-titled.

 

Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt

[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/jake%20bugg/01%20-%20Lighting%20Bolt.mp3]

 

Jake Bugg – Trouble Town

[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/jake%20bugg/08%20-%20Trouble%20Town.mp3]

 

Jake Bugg – Simple As This

[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/jake%20bugg/05%20-%20Simple%20As%20This.mp3]

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
18/25 Days

At a promising 19 years of age, Jake Bugg is definitely wise beyond his years. His music brings to mind the heyday of various ’60’s rock n’ roll sounds. Behind the lively instrumentals are narratives indicative of a deeper understanding of life. The lesson is simple: take chances, Lightning Bolt, and you’ll find what matters most amidst all the hardships, Simple As This. A considerably apt outlook on life for someone so young.

Simultaneously encouraging and relatable, Jake Bugg’s music should provide you with a nice respite of classic rock for the start of your hectic weekend. We think you’ll agree with our sentiments when you see him on Friday.

Get acquainted. Buy his self-titled.

 

Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt

[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/jake%20bugg/01%20-%20Lighting%20Bolt.mp3]

 

Jake Bugg – Trouble Town

[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/jake%20bugg/08%20-%20Trouble%20Town.mp3]

 

Jake Bugg – Simple As This

[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/jake%20bugg/05%20-%20Simple%20As%20This.mp3]

Wow. I just…don’t even…First the Coachella lineup, now this? 2013 trying to be the best ever or something? If you didn’t know already, this is half of C+A+D’s favorite band. They’re just that important. Download the song free from here. Excuse me while I cry happy tears. Strokes are coming back!

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Wow. I just…don’t even…First the Coachella lineup, now this? 2013 trying to be the best ever or something? If you didn’t know already, this is half of C+A+D’s favorite band. They’re just that important. Download the song free from here. Excuse me while I cry happy tears. Strokes are coming back!


Tame Impala | Buy Lonerism

Misery loves company. We all know it. But in music it changes things. When a musician is able to convey a relatable feeling artistically, it considerably affects your attachment to that body of work. It makes everything seem more human. This is not a simple feat to accomplish and a void that electronic music will forever find very difficult to fill. Bands that are able to convey a specific emotion accurately are few and far between. As you can imagine, this varies from person to person, and sometimes it’s a timing thing. In Tame Impala’s sophomore release Lonerism, the idea of being alone flows consistently throughout. From the album cover having that “being on the outside looking in” feeling to the album’s final track Suns Coming Up, which touches on those sleepless or drug induced insomniac nights.

Theme of this album aside, it dives into the almost forgotten sounds of the psychedelic rock phases of the 60s and 70s. The phases that put an extra emphasis on getting lost in extended jam outs of live performances. With electronic production having a strong influence on the last half decade of music, this is a breath of fresh air. Where Tame Impala thrives is their near perfect balance of the advances in the electronic production of today and the classic rock vibes of artists a lot of us could never get enough of. I’m talking The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the like.

What makes this album so great is how every track is unique in what it is trying to say while maintaining its commitment to balance and consistency. On a followup release, bands usually find themselves in a slump, but Tame Impala takes a leap forward in perfecting their style. It’s a fresh take on a timeless sound that’s off the beaten path of a lot of music coming out today. The fact of it being as relatable as it is will contribute to this album being a go-to for years to come. Now I’m really just looking forward to seeing their name pop on festival bills so more people can experience them live. Coachella, I’m looking at you.

Check the tracks and bonuses after the jump!

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Tame Impala | Buy Lonerism

Misery loves company. We all know it. But in music it changes things. When a musician is able to convey a relatable feeling artistically, it considerably affects your attachment to that body of work. It makes everything seem more human. This is not a simple feat to accomplish and a void that electronic music will forever find very difficult to fill. Bands that are able to convey a specific emotion accurately are few and far between. As you can imagine, this varies from person to person, and sometimes it’s a timing thing. In Tame Impala’s sophomore release Lonerism, the idea of being alone flows consistently throughout. From the album cover having that “being on the outside looking in” feeling to the album’s final track Suns Coming Up, which touches on those sleepless or drug induced insomniac nights.

Theme of this album aside, it dives into the almost forgotten sounds of the psychedelic rock phases of the 60s and 70s. The phases that put an extra emphasis on getting lost in extended jam outs of live performances. With electronic production having a strong influence on the last half decade of music, this is a breath of fresh air. Where Tame Impala thrives is their near perfect balance of the advances in the electronic production of today and the classic rock vibes of artists a lot of us could never get enough of. I’m talking The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the like.

What makes this album so great is how every track is unique in what it is trying to say while maintaining its commitment to balance and consistency. On a followup release, bands usually find themselves in a slump, but Tame Impala takes a leap forward in perfecting their style. It’s a fresh take on a timeless sound that’s off the beaten path of a lot of music coming out today. The fact of it being as relatable as it is will contribute to this album being a go-to for years to come. Now I’m really just looking forward to seeing their name pop on festival bills so more people can experience them live. Coachella, I’m looking at you.

Check the tracks and bonuses after the jump!

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PC:
OC Weekly

The Growlers | Tijuana Panthers

Psychedelic rock lovers and hipsters in Halloween costumes alike packed into Santa Ana’s Observatory last week for a stacked line up, featuring Tijuana Panther’s and OC five piece, The Growlers. I can’t say I’ve ever seen the Observatory this jam packed before. There was hardly any wiggle room coming in the door which translated to a festering cesspool of indie rock fan nastiness as soon as we got into the Constellation room to see Tijuana Panthers. Everyone in that little room was family for that set and I don’t mean that in a we-love-the-same-music-let’s-boogie family kinda way, I mean that in a biological sense. Your sweat was my sweat. Needless to say it was worth the suffocation and the stank because Tijuana Panthers were on fire. They’ve got that kinda energy that makes you wanna shove the guy next to you but in a good way. It’s always great to see a band with even talent across the board. All three dudes took turns with the lead vocals, including the drummer, which I always think is awesome. Drummers are cool. Shout out to the guy in the banana costume.

The Growlers played hard to get before coming on stage a little after 11. They got into the spirit of the season with freaky face paint and silly hats and a creepy rotating monkey on their set. They played a good blend of their old songs and their new songs. They’re one of those bands that sounds almost exactly the same live as they do on record. Everyone was really into it, as is expected at one of their shows. People were climbing on things/each other and jumping off of things/each other the entire time and singing along with all of their classics. I’ve heard a lot about their live shows for years so it was great (understatement) to finally experience it. The only downer of the night was the overflux of hipsters in costume (lots of dudes dressed like chicks with nicer legs than me) who didn’t seem all that into the music but were more there to do drugs in a tee-pee before their parents picked them up at curfew. But that’s beside the point; it was some great music by some great bands. I’ll be seeing them again.

The Growlers – A Man With No God
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/YOLO79/02%20A%20Man%20With%20No%20God.mp3]
The Growlers – Old Cold River (Surf Rock)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/YOLO91/05%20Old%20Cold%20River.mp3]
Tijuana Panthers – Redheaded Girl
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/album%20reviews/Redheaded%20Girl.mp3]

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PC: OC Weekly

The Growlers | Tijuana Panthers

Psychedelic rock lovers and hipsters in Halloween costumes alike packed into Santa Ana’s Observatory last week for a stacked line up, featuring Tijuana Panther’s and OC five piece, The Growlers. I can’t say I’ve ever seen the Observatory this jam packed before. There was hardly any wiggle room coming in the door which translated to a festering cesspool of indie rock fan nastiness as soon as we got into the Constellation room to see Tijuana Panthers. Everyone in that little room was family for that set and I don’t mean that in a we-love-the-same-music-let’s-boogie family kinda way, I mean that in a biological sense. Your sweat was my sweat. Needless to say it was worth the suffocation and the stank because Tijuana Panthers were on fire. They’ve got that kinda energy that makes you wanna shove the guy next to you but in a good way. It’s always great to see a band with even talent across the board. All three dudes took turns with the lead vocals, including the drummer, which I always think is awesome. Drummers are cool. Shout out to the guy in the banana costume.

The Growlers played hard to get before coming on stage a little after 11. They got into the spirit of the season with freaky face paint and silly hats and a creepy rotating monkey on their set. They played a good blend of their old songs and their new songs. They’re one of those bands that sounds almost exactly the same live as they do on record. Everyone was really into it, as is expected at one of their shows. People were climbing on things/each other and jumping off of things/each other the entire time and singing along with all of their classics. I’ve heard a lot about their live shows for years so it was great (understatement) to finally experience it. The only downer of the night was the overflux of hipsters in costume (lots of dudes dressed like chicks with nicer legs than me) who didn’t seem all that into the music but were more there to do drugs in a tee-pee before their parents picked them up at curfew. But that’s beside the point; it was some great music by some great bands. I’ll be seeing them again.

The Growlers – A Man With No God
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/YOLO79/02%20A%20Man%20With%20No%20God.mp3]
The Growlers – Old Cold River (Surf Rock)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/YOLO91/05%20Old%20Cold%20River.mp3]
Tijuana Panthers – Redheaded Girl
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/album%20reviews/Redheaded%20Girl.mp3]

Muse, UK’s pride and glory, are preparing to release their sixth studio album at the beginning of October. Their first single off the album is reminiscent of the Black Holes and Revelations style that had me obsessed with their sound. Art rock seemingly produced from the depths of the galaxy. While they embrace the electronic influences of the UK, the guitar solos and orchestral rhythms they’ve established in the past are still prevalent. Matthew Bellamy’s voice is one I don’t see myself get tired of anytime soon. You can preorder The 2nd Law by clicking here. 13 new tracks from Muse? I say yes!

Madness (192)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/01%20Madness.mp3]

Here’s a video I got from their performance at OSL in 2011. Mind blowing…

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Muse, UK’s pride and glory, are preparing to release their sixth studio album at the beginning of October. Their first single off the album is reminiscent of the Black Holes and Revelations style that had me obsessed with their sound. Art rock seemingly produced from the depths of the galaxy. While they embrace the electronic influences of the UK, the guitar solos and orchestral rhythms they’ve established in the past are still prevalent. Matthew Bellamy’s voice is one I don’t see myself get tired of anytime soon. You can preorder The 2nd Law by clicking here. 13 new tracks from Muse? I say yes!

Madness (192)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/01%20Madness.mp3]

Here’s a video I got from their performance at OSL in 2011. Mind blowing…