June 16, 2009

Searching for Music

I'm flying home on Monday and have a total of 12 hours in the air and a good 6 in airports. That's alot of waiting and downtime.

I need some new music to keep me entertained during the trip.

On my list for the flight of new music for sure are:
  • Street Sweeper Social Club - Album released today, I'm twice through and I'm liking it alot sofar. It's Tom Morello's new project - thanks to that there's a lot of RATM influence on the album. Love it.
  • Mulatu Astatke - A recommendation by Ryan - Ethiopian Jazz, something I know nothing about, but really.. how bad can Jazz be? I'll find out :)
If you have any other recommendations for me, please leave them in the comments!


  1. via twitter - http://armsupblog.wordpress.com

    Download 'Look Left' and enjoy it while you fly!

  2. A good starting point for Mulatu Astatke (and probably the easiest album/collection of his works you'll find) is Ethiopiques, Vol. 4 (available through iTunes if you wanted)

    Other recommendations:

    - Grizzly Bear's new album, Veckatimest, is unreal.
    - If you're like me, that is you've flown hundreds of times and are still convinced you're gonna die in a horrible flaming death each and every time, then Bon Iver's "For Emma, Forever Ago" will help sooth the soul
    - Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
    - Japandroids - Post Nothing
    - Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (fitting given your trip, wouldn't you say?)
    - The Field - Yesterday and Today

    Those are the albums I'm listening to as of late. By the time you leave for the motherland that list will likely change.

  3. Just adding this for my own reference, thanks to @erikfrederiksen


  4. dude - if you want a great Jazz cd Myles Davis - Kind of Blue. One of my all time favs.

  5. I am going to turn you on to funk. It is not possible to listen to this music without smiling.

    There's the basics:
    James Brown
    Stevie Wonder
    Sly & the Family Stone
    Prince (some, not all)

    Some deeper bands:
    Ohio Players
    Earth, Wind and Fire
    Fishbone (funk/ska)
    and the Red Hot Chili Peppers...their earlier stuff has lots of funk undertones, mixed with rock...as their albums progress, they turn more rock. Blood Sugar Sex Magik is probably their funkiest album, and in my opinion, one of the best albums of all time.

  6. Oh, and also:
    Maceo Parker
    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

  7. Some great music I have heard in the last while:
    - Little Boots (Like Feist/Lilly Allen)
    - The Dear Hunter (Piano-rock concept album)
    - Major Lazer (Diplo + Reggae)
    - Dirty Projectors (Opened for TVontheradio)
    - All Time Low (perfect Summer Pop-punk)
    - So Many Dynamos (Glitchy Indie)
    - Slow Club (Belle&Sebestian 2.0)
    - The Ghost of A Thousand (pure punk fury)
    - Teengirl Fantast (the most random electro)
    - Dance Gavin Dance (guitar driven post-hxc)

    Hope you find something you enjoy / have a great trip!