So while I was trying to make the minutes pass more quickly today by playing stay at home roommate and swiffering the floor and washing the dishes after I ran a few miles (I call this my trophy wife training program) I had new music playing. And here is what I discovered to share with you:
Soundgarden-- King Animal
Official release date: Nov. 13, streaming now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/KingAnimaliTunes
It's hard for me to really tell how I feel about an album by just streaming it on iTunes, and my expectations were high because it's freakin' Soundgarden and I
Stone Sour-- House of Gold and Bones, Part 1
My expectations for this album were medial. I like the majority of the Stone Sour songs that I've heard, but they have never really been a band that I've put effort into hearing past what was on the radio. I saw them at Rupp a while back with Avenged Sevenfold and loved their live show (which didn't surprise me because it's mother f'ing Corey Taylor, what do you expect?!). Last week they had their cd release show for House of Gold and Bones, Part 1 in their hometown of Des Moines literally right across the street from where I was with Fifth on the Floor and I was curios to listen to what so many people seemed to be going crazy about.
I would go so far as to say that this is one of my favorite new albums of 2012. It is heavy as hell, but balanced with enough of actual singing from Taylor (the reason I am a fan of Stone Sour but not Slipknot). It is serious good music. My top three picks from the album:
Stone Sour-- "Rumor of Skin"
This is my favorite song from the album, and this acoustic version makes me like it even more.
Deftones-- Koi No Yokan
The Deftones are also streaming their new album Koi No Yokan on Revolver's website. It's available Nov. 13, but my suggestions for you to stream: "Entombed." And here's the lyric video already out for "Tempest."
.......And a few other suggested songs, that either I have been into lately or that my "the state of rock music today is so sad" wannabe-hipster friend suggested. Enjoy!
The Airborne Toxic Event-- "Sometime Around Midnight"
I feel like this song would be perfect in the soundtrack for my life at some epic moment.
Dawes-- "If I Wanted Someone"
This has been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now. I thought it was an older song until I looked it up and saw that it was actually Dawes and just came out last year. The 'when' isn't what matters at all, though- all that I care about is how damn good it is.
Civil Wars-- "Barton Hollow"
And finally this one, because even though they canceled the remaining dates of their current tour, I hope hope hope they stay together to make more music like this.