Elliot

Some super talented fella’s I knew from high school and college have reformed a musical group called Elliot. Having only listened to their single titled “The Way to Feel Alive,” I cannot write a full preview of their up-coming album, ‘Rocketships, (available for purchase November 20th, 2008)’ however – If the rest of their tunes are anything like this track, (as well as the band member’s previous musical endeavors), I can guarantee it will be a great album. 

You can download their single for free here – or just check out the band’s website at www.elliot5.com.

Here, also is short promo video that fairly well previews the group:

Besides their own site, you can also find Elliot at PureVolume, YouTube, last.fm, and Facebook (also MySpace…but I just can’t bear linking to that wretched hive of scum and villainy…)

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Never Going Back Again

By Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham

True Musical Magic

Sometimes people describe two actors having what seems like a magical connection together on screen. I think this extends into musical performance as well. Here’s a prime example as Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks perform Say Goodbye. The result here is absolutely wrenching:

Some people just have it. It seems like you just don’t see this in music too often.

Great song and great performance.

Break the Same

An extended jam by Mute Math. Watch or just listen:

Neil Peart – Mildly Impressive – Buddy Rich Memeorial

Phatt Beatz.

Here’s the man (Buddy) himself:

Wednesday Morning Buddy

No comment really necessary…

Obligatory Mute Math Post

This is massively way overdue…

If you haven’t had a chance to check out these guys yet – well – here’s your chance. They have a very unique sound. I would say that it verges on a sort of electronic rock. …except – not teh ghey like some other electronic rock. The coolest aspect for me is that they can pull off some pretty amazing things live that, when listening to their album, you would just assume were all laid down during production. Yet – there they are – mixing and preforming it all live.

Consider the following song titled, Reset. It is purely instrumental, but is a great illustration of what I am talking about:

Another thing about Mute Math that I have noticed is that, like other great groups, (at least personally) there music grows on you. The more I listen to their stuff – the more I like it. If you get a chance to see these guys or pick up their album, it would be well worth your time and money.

Here is a great inview/introduction to the group if you still aren’t convinced:

I almost forgot to mention that their drummer is absolutely great. He takes a very simple kit and creates some surprisingly groovy beats.