Monday, June 25, 2007

Let Your Long Rope Down

I can't believe it's taken me this long to post this song, but late is better than never. M Ward's music makes me feel really melty inside. Not only is he a great lyricist and vocalist, but his guitar work is just amazing. The layered vocals add a fuller effect to the song, and when he reaches that high note in the chorus, you just can't understand how anybody could do something like that, but you wish more people would.

This post if I were "Said the Gramaphone":

M Ward's music flows through your heart like a river of mercury. It poisons your veins with it's melody and lodges its death into your head. It's a death that seems so very worth it. If this is how beautiful death is, one must wonder why they lived for so long. The vocals intertwine upon each other like newborn birds awaiting food from their mother, climbing over each other and trying to reach the top of the pile. The guitar plinks along with the song, never exactly conforming to it, yet never pulling too far away, like if the Tiananmen Square fiasco had merely been a shouting match, as opposed to a massacre. The song shows that beauty can exist in the world, even if one wishes to escape from it.

This is what happens when you read all the posts on the front page of Said the Gramaphone.

Translation: This song= awesome.

M Ward - Helicopter

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Best. Music Video. Ever.

Just so everyone knows, this was all in one take, and there was no editing save for the text at the beginning.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Maybe You'll Make the Evening News

I saw his video on Muchmusic's The Wedge a week back or so, and now that I got my internet back I had to post this track.

Just Jack's Starz in Their Eyes is not flawless, but damn is it catchy. His style reminds me a bit of Mike Skinner (of The Streets), and that's not just because he's British. It's less grimy, and a little bit more electronic and glammy, but it's such a fun song. If British rap does anything for you, check this out.

Just Jack - Starz in Their Eyes