Musical Fruitcake
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Categories: MF2013 | Comments Off on Sunny Day Real Estate – Every Shining Time You Arrive

This year’s “band I can’t believe I have not posted before” is Sunny Day Real Estate.  I stumbled across this unique group of music makers back in college and turned to them for inspiration when I felt that I needed a new way to view what was in front of me…relationships, school projects…anything really.  And […]

Categories: MF2013 | Comments Off on The Naked and Famous – Rolling Waves

I’m not sure where I first was inspired by this band enough to put a track of theirs onto a Musical Fruitcake, but I know it could have been any one of many songs.  The two full length albums they have released since 2010 are filled with inspiring, melodic tracks.  Prior to that they released […]

Categories: MF2013 | Comments Off on Wire – Re-Invent Your Second Wheel

The first track of this year’s Fruitcake comes from a band I honestly did not know was still around.  Well, they are and they have actually never gone away!  Steady musical output since the 80’s with a never swaying fix on rubbing the fur of pop music in the wrong direction. This track has a […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on Ylvis – The Fox

33 Million views in just over 10 days.  Unreal. Love this track for its jovial nature mixed with decent dance-ability.  It sticks in your mind and you will find yourself trying to remember what comes before the frog the morning after you hear it for the first time. “What the fox say?!” Get more Ylvis […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on Drumsound & Baseline Smith – Through The Night

Blown completely away by this album.  Haven’t been taken by an entire album like this since Future Islands’ “On The Water” in late 2011.  This album takes the drum & bass style into almost every genre it will fit in…and it does it with complete success.  The track I have selected is a perfect balance […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on OMD – Night Cafe & The Future Will Be Silent
Get More OMD!!

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark have just released their second effort since the core four members reunited to do recording.  This album covers a broad spectrum of their old material that I have long loved, but brings it nicely into today’s musical environment.  The two tracks posted here are a great look into this new […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on Mates of State – Palomino
Get More Mates of State!!

Haven’t given Mates of State much time as of late and it appears I missed some good stuff as a result.  This track opens up their last studio album released in 2011.  It keeps their creative song structuring and overall fun energy, but with tons of layering and clear musical growth.  Makes me hope that […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on Phoenix – Chloroform
Get More Phoenix!!

I’ve been digging Phoenix in my music mixes on Spotify ever since I first heard 1901 in that Cadillac ad way back when.  I’ve been trying to get them a post out here and when I saw they had a new album out this year I dug in.  While overall it is not a terribly fresh […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on Love and Rockets – Love Me

I have recently loaded all of my favorite Love and Rockets on my iPod and all of it stays just as fresh to me as it did back in the…well the 80’s….back when I was an infant. <grimace > I am choosing this track out of MANY that I could to bring to you because I think […]

Categories: MF Blog 2013 | Comments Off on Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got

A refreshing look at dubstep for those of you who can’t get into it AND those of you who have.  Feed Me has a great catalog of classic dubstep tracks and Crystal Fighters are a youthful sort of spin on Kings of Convenience with much more EDM saturation.  Together they did this track which is simply one […]