Friday, December 25, 2009

A Happy Christmas From LoL Music

Just wanted to wish errybody out there, all of our readers and all of our myspace/ Twitter friends and followers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy holidays. We are just finishing off our albums of the year article and looking forward to a 2010 filled with solid music.

Love Captain Pownzor and Joe Noob

Monday, December 21, 2009

Squaresville: Hush, Here Comes The Wizbang.

Just turn the sucknob to full.

By Captain Pownzor
Staff Blogger

So recently I got a copy of the movie It Might Get Loud by completely legal methods which I wont get into. You know how it is on the Internets. Anyway along with the movie files was an .mp3 file. A clever and desperate marketing ploy which unfortunately worked with me.
So for the lulz I took a listen to Hush, Here Comes the Wizbang. The name Squaresville aptly describes this effort. Basically it’s a rehash of some 90’s one hit wonders, but it lacks any sort of hook that would allow me to associate it with the word hit. Yeah its more like shit. Singer moaning out some nasal mumble that has my eardrums begging for mercy.
I mean sure the band keeps it together, which is really all you can ask for from a myspace band, the fact that it does indeed resemble some kind of music. But yeah the sound of this is just as annoying as nails on a chalkboard.
The rest of the songs on Squaresville’s myspace are equally wtf. I mean come on wait for me in the summer is like some kind of spacey drugged up love song. But its so bloody out of tune any kind of effect or sentiment is lost in the suck.
If your going to attach an mp3 to a kick ass rock offering like It Might Get Loud you’re an idiot to begin with. The movie chronicles the musical processes of The Edge, Jack White, and Jimmy Page who are more or less gods of the music industry. To try and preview your music in relation to these three artists is just an impossible feat, let alone trying to stack something up that is this amateur and impressively awful. For this I decided to give you my feedback.
With that said If you manage to get through a full Squaresville song, or even manage to eventually like one, you are far more patient than I or just straight fucking deaf.

You can check them out on myspace
Be careful with your downloads my lovelies..don’t make the same mistake I did

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jónsi: Boy Lilikoi

Icelandic to English dictionary's used for Jónsi's: Boy Lilikoi

By Captain Pownzor
Staff Blogger

For fans of Sigur ros Comes the lead vocalist’s self titled solo project, Jónsi. The album is going to be released march 22nd 2010, which leaves quite a long wait.
Before we get started I’ve got to say, what a mindfuck it is to hear him sing in English on Boy Lilikoi. From what I have read in the rumor mill the majority of this solo project will be taken on in English so we can actually get the benefit of some really sort of spacey and out there style lyrics.
On this track for example we have the first bit of the chorus “We all grow old, use your eyes, the world goes and flutterby.. use your eyes” with lyrics like this its almost an imogen heap type of feeling in the song.
The lyrics may not have a seamless translation to English either, but that really doesn’t matter, for the first time we have the raw emotion of a Sigur Ros type of arrangement, paired with lyrics that connect to an English audience. This contrasting with the Sigur Ros album ( ), where Jónsi opted to make his own language called hopelandic allowing people to interpret the music on an emotional level only.
Having mentioned that, someone that is kooky enough to make their own language and sell records like a fiend doing it, is bound to have some decent ideas for a solo project. That is what I have heard here on Boy Lilikoi, its not like the louder side of Sigur ros, no violin bow playing distorted guitar unfortunately.
But what we do have here is an orchestrated piece with elements of the old Sigur ros. The sound of the strings, Jónsi’s signature falsetto voice and the use of the instruments in the song provide familiarity. While a new drum heavy track is added giving it a newer fresher feel, that I think a lot of people will enjoy. It makes it feel like a song you would want to hear in a stadium rather than in an orchestra hall.
I will be keeping an eye out for any new tracks that may pop up on the internet for now, and I am eagerly awaiting the new album.

If you want to download Boy Lilikoi, its available as a free mp3 here

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Touch Me Airborne Plague: The Rate Of Exchange

3.5/5 Gasmasks on for Touch Me Airbourne Plauge

By Captain Pownzor
Staff Blogger

Straight outta Brampton BRAP BRAP…Ontario… comes one of the most silliest band names I’ve come across in quite some time. But I suppose It works for them. I’m not going to lie, clicking the link I was bracing for a wave of suck with my other hand on my volume knob.
Touch Me Airborne Plague have got something decent in their newest song, The Rate of Exchange which comes off of their own self titled sampler album. It’s like a teen punk sound with blasts of rock/pop that your not afraid to like in your 20 something’s. Which, lets face it is rare. There is something about the music that is strangely more grown up than something like A New Found Glory or Blink 182.
The bass just pounds through the background and there is even some sweet tambourine action later on in the song. The melodic style during the verses sounds like someone doing scales in a panic, its something that sounds really strange but it works well here.
So, even with such a silly band name, they manage to pull off some decent tunes. I will be following these guys and I look forward to their full length album “Culling Season” which is to be released in Jan.

You can check out Touch Me Airborne Plague on their myspace.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A LOL SKA Special

LOL Exclusive
SKA Blogger

The ska and reggae industry is thriving with many bands coming up with ways to bring originality back to the genre. The Supervillains are one of these bands. Residing out of Orlando,
Florida this band has the funky fresh reggae sound that keeps it’s fans wanting more.

The Supervillains released their fifth studio album, Massive in 2008. Massive has some originals as well as some songs that appeared on previous albums. Little Girl, Smok’em, Crippy Weed and St. Thomas, plus a few more, have been edited and given a new feel that really changes the sound of the song. The band brought in former Inner Circle member Christopher Bentley for Smok’em. Also, Slightly Stoopid’s Kyle MacDonald for The Pit.

The group also did a cover of Billy Joel’s - Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) which, in my opinion, is much better than the original.

What you see is what you get with the Supervillains, some good partying music that includes some funny lyrics, great horns, groovy bass lines and great vocals. The band is known for its love of Marijuana, but also includes a subtle political message as they hope the great green grass is one day legalized.

This album is sure to fly to the tops of your most played. I personally listen to it at least once a day, just for good measure, and recommend the same for you!

Check out their website and Myspace!


The Danger Bees: Don't Be A Devil

By Captain Pownzor
Staff Blogger

I took a listen to Dartmouth Nova Scotia’s, The Danger Bees and I have to say these gents have made my shorts rise. Yes I can full on repeat I’ve swung all the way here.
The danger bee’s sound like a Weezer of old while incorporating a whole new breed of smart indie pop.
The guitars give the song a fun energy, and the vocal styling’s capture the same essence ranging from cool and composed to sometimes the whole band screaming in harmony. Although the song has a fair amount of repetition to it that is what gives it all the more staying power. With the spot on delivery of cheeky lyrics like “You don’t like her proposition but your heart beats your brain into submission.” Don’t Be A Devil leaves a lasting impression that will have the listener playing it over and over again.

If you want to check out the band here is the myspace.

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