Ambient solo tracks:
Thank you Riley for your musical contributions to my life —in conjunction with or apart from Thrice.
This perfectly fits rainy Dallas right now, and may actually help me get started on some of my Thesis before heading to So Cal for xmas (where no working is going to happen). Everyone needs to hear this—kind of sounds like some Album Leaf stuff as well.
Will have Rile’s solo stuff on repeat <3
This song rocks. Its SUCH a different sound from what I’m used to from them, which is what I was hoping for, but I actually LIKE IT…no LOVE IT. This song in particular starts off slow, which allows you to concentrate on the voice and the lyrics and then towards the end breaks into this upbeat lyrical rock style Black Keys that I love.
…of me seeing them in the Bay Area.
Slim’s, San Francisco - 02/26/2008
(my own personal video!)
The Boardwalk, Orangevale - 03/28/2010
Thee Parkside, San Francisco - 11/11/2011
(yes, that’s me getting pulled on stage by Jordan)
Unfortunately, there’s no video on YouTube from when Johnna and I saw them at the Oakland Metro last year! But needless to say, these guys are one of the craziest bands I’ve ever witnessed live (only second to The Dillinger Escape Plan), and I just realized that I’ve seen them live more than any other band.
Thrice stopped by Philadelphia on the Major/Minor Tour with La Dispute, Moving Mountains, and O’Brother not too long ago, and Dustin Kensrue had time to do a fantastic Session with PropertyOfZack. Dustin played a stripped down version of “Disarmed,” one of the many great songs off the bands new release, Major/Minor. Hit play and enjoy!
(For Tumblr Users: Click the direct link to view the videos)
*This footage was edited by Eric Teti
WHAT is RANDOM START??
(STOLEN/COPIED FROM RILEY of THRICE)
Since I’ve had several questions about it as of late, and since my Tumblr theme either won’t let me add a FAQ page (read: I’m probably too computarded to figure it out), I thought I’d post the basic gist of Random Start here, should you give enough of a damn to read it.
Every weekday morning, I wake up and fire up my iTunes Library or iPod (depending whether I’m at home or on tour), hit shuffle, press play, and listen to whatever gets thrown into my ears. In the olden days, it’d be like hiring a blindfolded music gnome to grab an LP or CD out of your collection every morning and throw it on your record or CD player without telling you what was coming.
Then, I briefly comment on the song I’ve been subjected to and post it in the hopes that: a) you might hear a band/song you like, b) we might have similar taste in music, c) I might find a record that I forgot I even owned, or d) you might laugh at the dregs of my music library and/or what I have to say about it.
It’s all about embracing the randomness and commenting on it without shame. And yes, it truly is random, so when it seems like I’m on a stoner metal or electronica binge it’s not me, it’s all my iMac or iPod’s fault. Blame them.
Belated intro post and day#1 of this music experiment. LeCoda is here to tackle the world, kind of. As my co-poster Ms. Keren stated, we’re pretty amazing, great, and modest. Not like the mouse.
So at first I thought it would be weird to make a music blog WITH someone else, especially someone who doesn’t necessarily always agree with my about music or share my exact same taste. And then I thought it would be weird for us both to start/do the same band for this music immersion. But then I realized that that’s what would make it really awesome and dynamic to read. Keren and I are besties. We are alike in some ways, and different in others, but there is always a lot of overlap and compatibility when it comes to us…similar to our tastes in music. Damn, I should just quit this whole guy thing, and date her. Anyways, and that’s why our music commentary will complement itself quite well. Super excited!
This is a blog shared by two pretty amazing, unique and fun girls. Who are also extremely modest.
Its about a music journey, an immersion, an experience.
Every month we will choose an artist, that we like, that might inspire us, that we would want to immerse ourselves in. We will listen to their entire discography and albums in existence and write about it, right here, in this blog.
We thought of a good name for this blog…Music Melody or Music High or Music Therapy or Day Six….none of them worked out. So we turned to a mediator, a pretty awesome individual who lives for music more than 90% of people we know and the mediator saved the day. Thanks Mr. Gatto. LeCoda is here.
AND SO ARE WE!
We announce the first artist we begin with for the month of February: RADIOHEAD.
Love & Music,
Keren & Johnna.