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

New Music Monday – March 16, 2015

Welcome to New Music Monday – where we share music that’s, well, “new.” That doesn’t necessarily mean it just came out, or that we like it. It could be that we’ve only just recently heard it, so really it’s “New-to-us Music Monday.”

Muse – Psycho

We feel like we’re a bit late to the party with Muse – having only heard of them fairly recently. They play an eclectic set of styles, including simple, pounding rock like this offering. Reminds me a bit of the bootcamp half of Full Metal Jacket.

Therapy? – Still Hurts

Irish rockers Therapy? have been churning out disturbing lyrics for damn-near 30 years. Somebody get them a shrink, STAT!

They Might Be Giants – Good to be Alive

Another bunch of old-timers, They Might Be Giants provide a folksy take on everything being awesome, with a nifty little electronic spice. Video featuring Joey Slotnick.

Video Over at Dial-a-Song

AC/DC – Rock the Blues Away

Seems like we should rename this post to Geriatric Music Monday at this point. This song largely follows the AC/DC formula. It’s not particularly bad (unless you hate AC/DC) – but it isn’t particularly inspired, either. Would probably be fun to sing along to while drinking beer at a concert.