New Music Monday 2015-04-20

Band Maid® – 『スリル』

Okay – this one’s been out for a little while – since November 2014. When we started doing New Music Monday, we said it was for music that was brand new, or at least brand new to us. Well, before 20 LB Sledge linked to them, we’d never heard of them, so… they’re new to us.

A bunch of hot Asian chicks in french maid costumes, playing incredible metal. What more could you ask for?

Oddly, the first words you hear sound an awful lot like “making you gay.” Uhhhh. We think not – well, unless you’re a lady, in which case, we’d totally get it.

Stephen Hawking – Monty Python’s Galaxy Song

Stephen F!@#$ing Hawking covers Monty F!@#$ing Python.

They Might Be Giants – Thinking Machine

Remy – Best Song Ever! (Tax Code Edition)

Thankfully, tax season is over – unless you filed an extension – so while you wait on your refund, or cry over having to pay even more, here’s a little ditty to brighten your day.

Breaking Benjamin – Angels Fall

Breaking Benjamin with an emo anthem. The drums are pretty interesting, as usual.

Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday Candy “Short Film”

A rap love song that isn’t completely crass. How refreshing.

Ratatat – Cream on Chrome

A little techno and repetitive for my taste – it’s basically “let’s pick a groove, put it on repeat for a few bars, then layer another groove on top of that, then right when you’re about sick of it, do the same thing with a different groove.”

With that said, the visualization they film is pretty damned cool. It looks like a bunch of fluorescent tubes next to each other, but we’ve never seen fluorescent tubes fluoresce quite like this.

Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck

Fairly standard, folksy, break up song, but with some really strong vocals.

Brand New – Mene

An ode to emotional detachment disorder?

New Music Monday – March 30, 2015

Last week was a bit of a bummer; one good song and a bunch of stinkers. Well, this week more than made up for it. Muse continues to kick ass. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell team up to prove that bluegrass isn’t just hillbillies being told how to dance. Rob Scallion breaks away from the guitar. They Might Be Giants are back. Therapy? makes their entire album available to stream for free.

Muse – Dead Inside

A bit more on the techno side of Muse’s eclectic range. If you’re at work, be aware that this lyric video features a naked girl dancing in a kaleidoscope effect. Lots of boobies.

Steve Martin Featuring Edie Brickell – Pretty Little One

If you haven’t noticed his musical efforts since the late 1970’s, you might expect Steve Martin to be doing reprises of “King Tut”, but in fact, he’s been doing an awful lot of bluegrass music – he’s incredible on the banjo. And if you haven’t noticed her musical career since the mid 1980’s, you might think Edie Brickell stopped after singing about not getting too deep in “What I Am.” In fact, she’s… well, honestly, I haven’t noticed her career since then — that is, until a few months back when I found out she was collaborating with Martin.

Here they perform a duet of sorts, telling a great story about a moronic brute who thinks he can take advantage of a girl who knows how to protect herself.

Rob Scallion – Theremin

Scallion normally plays guitar, but he set a goal that with 500 Patreon patrons, he would get and play a theremin song. Here it is:

They Might Be Giants – Underwater Woman

A bit experimental, even for TMBG.

Therapy? – Disquiet FULL ALBUM

We featured their song “Still Hurts” two weeks ago. Now you can check out the whole album. If you like disturbing Irish metal, then this is the album for you.

Disquiet – Full Album