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September: On Repeat

This month’s “On Repeat” just might be the strangest collection of music yet. A lot of new music from August bled into September and one of my corrupters in particular was determined to outdo the others (he succeeded, btw). Also, this month my sister can be added to the corrupters list and like last month, I’m only responsible for one of the finds in this month’s list. We’ll start with my find…

Hayley Williams of Paramore posted this on her tumblr and I instantly fell in-love. In addition to this video, they also revealed another song via soundcloud called, ”Can’t Explain” which was equally as awesome. This album comes out in October so there’s a very strong possibility that States will make next month’s “On Repeat” too!

States – “Timebomb”

The next track that got a lot of plays came from Heather (edgyauthor), but technically I’m the one who turned her onto this band; I just didn’t have this song yet. 🙂 I have GOT to get the rest of this album!

The Hush Sound – “Honey”

The following two songs came from my sister. The first of which was used for her wedding and since we had to edit the track to fit our walk down the aisle I listened to it a boatload of times. I wasn’t even sure I liked it initially, but now I’m positive I do especially with the extra meaning it will always hold. And the second song is something my sister hums and sings to herself so much when I’m around her that I found it stuck in my head before I’d ever even heard the real song.

Bibio – “Lovers’ Carvings”

(The wedding party walked in to the beginning, slower part, and then my father and sister walked in when the beat changed. It was awesome!)

Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

Everything from this point on is from Steve! Some are new, some leaked over from last month (sorry).

So remember how last month I posted a bunch of Chiodos songs and said that sadly they’d kicked the lead singer out of the band, but were still making music? Well if you don’t, that’s what happened. New Chiodos doesn’t exactly sound the same. In my opinion they have more mainstream feel and the mastering sounds more refined, but I like them regardless of these things. In addition to the video below, quite a few other tracks got a lot of love including: ”His Story Repeats Itself”, ”Let Us Burn One”, and ”Notes in Constellations”

Chiodos – “Hey Zeus! The Dungeon”

Maybe now you’re wondering what happened to the old Chiodos lead singer? Maybe you’re not, but I’m going to tell you anyway. He created this band which also doesn’t exactly have the same sound as old Chiodos, but it’s pretty damn great in my opinion! In addition to the embedded track ”Graveyard Dancing” also got a ton of plays!

Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows – “My Swagger Has a First Name”

This next artist is the former singer of two bands I love, Emarosa & Dance Gavin Dance. I really hope he returns to the latter at least, but at the moment he’s currently in rehab or some nonsense like that. (It makes me sad when talented people waste their talent on addictions) Anyway, aside from the song embedded a couple other tracks got a lot of love too like: “I’ve Been Hearing that You’re Freaky” & “Children of Divorce”

Jonny Craig – “So Many of Us Hide Our Black Hearts”

This band isn’t really new to me, I’ve known OF them for quite some time, but until Steve came along, I didn’t actually own any of their music. I still don’t own a ton, but of the stuff I’ve bought since being reintroduced to them, I’ve been very pleased. Outside of the video below I also listened to ”Sink into Me” a heck of a lot too!

Taking Back Sunday – “Catholic Knees”

This band is the kind of band you can’t hate a song by. Everything I have by them is just so easy to listen to altogether. With that being said, picking a favorite is a little difficult, but there were a couple that got more plays than others like the track shown below as well as ”His Silent Film” & ”Cars.”

Lower Definition – “If We Speak Quietly”

Okay and last but not least is Dance Gavin Dance. I realize I posted about them last month, but gosh, they have SO MANY GREAT songs that I just can’t get enough right now. The song embedded was actually the most played song this month over everything I’ve listed above, but in addition to it the following got a crazy number of plays too: ”Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex”, ”Nasa”, ”Don’t Tell Dave”, ”Powder to the People”, & ”Strawberry Swisher Pt. 2”

Dance Gavin Dance – “Reprogramming Mental Preprogramming”

That concludes September’s music “On Repeat.” Who will corrupt me next month? 😉

Peace – Sarah
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August: On Repeat

August was a seriously big month for music in my world. I’ve acquired and loved so much new music this month that putting together this list proved difficult, so, like I’ve done in the past when there were far more than 10 songs for the month, I’m going to list them by artist instead of just certain songs.

I’ll start with the only band I actually found on my own…

The Burning Hotels

The most played track was a song used on the BandSlam soundtrack and because I loved it so much, I went ahead and bought their two albums. I was not let down.

Other songs that lived on repeat include: “My New Romance”“Hey”“Austin’s Birthday”

Everything else in this list was introduced to me by my two favorite corrupters (one old and one new).

*OLD Corrupter* From edgyauthor (aka: Heather):

Sixx:A.M.

Sure, I’ve posted a Sixx:A.M. track before, back when I was listening to “Pray for Me” ad nauseum, but I didn’t own anything else by the band and it wasn’t until Heather sent me a track off their latest album that it made me realize it was time I should check out the rest.

Hurt

While chatting about another series of mine and sending drug themed tracks to her that I felt fit the tone of the book, she turned me on to Hurt because of this song:

I still have plenty more Hurt tracks to check out, but what I’ve heard so far is great! And that track is so great that my book quickly snatched it up for its soundtrack!

Heather left for vacation early on in the month after this and our ability to chat daily disappeared. In her absence, I buddied up with another music lover and his ability to corrupt me is so on point it blows my mind. Over 300 new songs later and I haven’t been let down once. Give that boy a gold star!

*NEW Corrupter* From Steve:

He Is Legend

This is the first song Steve sent me and 3 albums worth of He Is Legend later and I’m in love with them. While all of the songs got a lot of love, the following got just a little more than most: “That’s Nasty”“The Creature Walks”“Eating a Book”

Just Like Vinyl

A band so good that every track on the album could potentially be a favorite. A band so great it sucks that there is only one album so far, BUT another is in the works which is happy news for anyone as in love with them as me! Most played was the first song he sent me:

Other songs that were played an insane amount include: “Cardiac Harassment” and “Death of a Sheep”

The Fall of Troy

Technically I already knew this band. I totally destroy “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.” on Guitar Hero and the band has always interested me, but I was foolish in not owning anything more than a handful of songs before.

Other songs that would not leave my ears… “The Dark Trail”“Quarter Past”“Chapter IV: Enter the Black Demon”

Emarosa

What can I say about this band? What do I really even have to say? Jonny Craig’s voice is like “sex on a stick” and well the music is just the perfect backdrop for such a voice.

You want more? Yeah, I did too and I listened to the following almost as many times as the embedded track. “Heads or Tails? Real or Not?”“A City Called Coma: Pt 2”“Pretend. Relive. Regret.”

So sad this band is no more, but…. At least there’s….

Dance Gavin Dance

Okay, so yeah, they’re definitely heavier, but such a wonderful clash of screaming and Jonny Craig. This bands name just totally suits them, in my opinion. I want to dance (or jump around at least) whenever I hear them!

Other fun songs you should check out include: “And I Told them I invented Times New Roman”“Spooks”“Uneasy Hearts weigh the Most” (which actually has a different singer)

Chiodos

This band sadly kicked their singer out and will no longer be as great as the songs I’m going to share. The new stuff isn’t terrible and something will probably pop up in next month’s post, but it’s just not the same. Their use of both the piano and violin in such “hard” music just amazes me.

Other songs that got lots of love: “If I cut my hair, Hawaii will sink”“Lexington. (Joey Pea-Pot With A Monkey Face)”“Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered”

*Their ridiculously long titles amuse me.*

Of Mice & Men

A band I wasn’t totally sure I liked initially, but with a few more listens I suddenly found myself picking favorites!

Other tracks played ad nauseum include: “My Understandings”“Second & Sebring”

Honestly, there is so much more music I’ve been turned onto in the last month, but since I haven’t stopped listening to any of it, I’ll let it bleed into September. I don’t foresee my corrupters cutting back anytime soon. I think they enjoy their musical power over me and I’m totally fine with that!

Until the next time,
Sarah

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