Friday, May 11, 2012

3 New Songs You Need To Hear From Week 19, 2012

You will need an Rdio account to completely listen to these songs. If you don't wanna sign in or register for access, enjoy the 30 second preview.

Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump

This song is not new, but another small token of appreciation for what the Beastie Boys brought to the game and a small tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch. The Beastie Boys are one of the most important hip hop groups of all time as they brought a fresh and energetic touch to the genre. Additionally, Licensed to Ill, Solid Gold Hits, Paul's Boutique, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, Ill Communication, Check Your Head, and the Beastie Boys Anthology all re-entered the Billboard 200. There has been such an overwhelming outpouring of love for MCA and the Beastie Boys, and this is an amazing "Thank You!" to celebrate their work.

You might dig this if you like: yourself. Seriously, listening to the Beastie Boys is a must for any music fan, whether you like hip hop or not.

Silversun Pickups - Mean Spirits

I've been waiting on this album for a minute. The LA based 4 piece did not disappoint with their 3rd full length release, Neck Of The Woods. I've listened to "Woods" at least 7 times already and can't stop. This is what I love about this band: they have nailed down their sound to a science. Their music is instantly recognisable and has evolved from their early EPs to now. But the essential, dominant elements are the vocals and overall feel. Mean Spirits is one of the harder, fast paced cuts from "Woods" complete with an instantly catchy chorus. Can't wait to see them live.

You might dig this if you like: Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed and Cambria

PS I Love You - Sentimental Dishes

I added this one to my mobile based on the album cover, so this is the "Paqman Surprise Of The Week". Upon further research, I found out that this 2 piece are from Kingston, ON. From the jump, Sentimental Dishes comes in with a great beat and a simple chord progression. Love the vocals, which remind me of a frantic Robert Smith from the Cure. The messiness throughout "Dishes" gives the track some welcomed rawness, which comes to a crescendo before the solo. Overall a great rock tune and some cancon for all of you proud Canadians out there on the interweb. I'll be keeping an eye on these guys.

You might dig this if you like: Frank Black, Pavement

What new tracks did you rock out to this week? Let us know!!



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