2019-08-11 Music

Aug 11, 2019

I’m going through Don Broco’s albums today and Monday while I do house stuff. They’re touring with Trash Boat, but Trash Boat won’t be at any of the shows near me. If there was a sad raccoon emoji to rate these albums with, I’d use that. Instead, I’ll use the regular raccoon emoji.

Don Broco - Technology

Loud, crystal clear, very dancy, and a great selection of some pretty deep, interesting topics in the lyrics. The U2-inspired “Got To Be You” is amazing. 🦝🦝🦝🦝🦝

Don Broco - Automatic

Big, loud, energetic, and just plain awesome. 🦝🦝🦝🦝

Don Broco - Priorities

A good intro to what this band will eventually become. A bit more mellow than the newer entries, still great. 🦝🦝🦝🦝

Also, from Coworker Recommendation Time:

Bon Iver - i,i

Now sure I’ve ever listened to Bon Iver before but they remind me of TV On The Radio a bit. I think this would make for a good eveningtime/rainy day album/long road trip album for me, so it gets πŸ“ΊπŸ“ΊπŸ“ΊπŸ“Ί.

2019-08-10 Music

Aug 10, 2019

A few albums that Google Play Music said were like Trash Boat. I will rate them with 🦝 emoji:

The Gospel Youth - Thoughtless

6 track album with enough screaming, melodies, and plenty of emo-y/pop punk-y goodness to get me going this morning. 🦝🦝🦝

TheCityIsOurs - Low

A bit more screamo than I typically go for, but I don’t hate it. Would be good background music for an aggressive house cleaning. Yes, I’m old. 🦝🦝

Bad Heaven Ltd. - Strength

A little too lo-fi and shoegaze-y for my tastes. 🦝

MonsterVision - The Hidden II

Aug 10, 2019

Symbiotes run amok in this film that is also half of the first The Hidden movie. The commentary was good, the film was all right. A few definite gross-out scenes that I’m glad I was not eating during.

2019-08-09 Music

Aug 09, 2019

Children of Nova - The Complexity of Light

Very much in the vein of other bands I like (Coheed & Cambria, TREOS), and, as the title says, complex. I’ll have to give it another listen, but I like it a bunch.

Lost Years - Amplifier

Solid synthwave, a little darker than I usually like. I give it 1.5 yellow Lamborghinis.

Arcade High - Kingdom

Synthwave-y and video game-y. I give it three quarters put on the ledge of the Gauntlet machine.

The Dear Hunter - Migrant (Deluxe)

It’s The Dear Hunter. It’s some of the best indie prog you’ll hear, and you don’t need to listen to 5+ albums to get the full experience like with The Acts or Color Spectrum. It’s just this album. Listen to it. It’s pretty mellow.

Inside Out

Aug 08, 2019

Amygdalas run amok in a movie I’d put off watching for a while and now wish I hadn’t. Couple watching this movie with playing the super hard platformer Celeste and you’ll have what I think is a good introduction to some interesting modern neuroscience and some ways to look at and deal with your own issues.

Sometimes I forget what media I’ve seen/read/listened to and what I thought of it. Hopefully this will help me remember.