Author Archives: Tyler

5 O’Clock Shadow May 7

Looking to burn a little time at work? Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: This group of noble men had the first hit with this song, so in most people’s minds this is the original. This song got the group investigated by the FBI over its…

How The Postal Service Was Formed

give-up

We know The Postal Service constructed one of indie rock’s most popular albums ten years ago, we know they are releasing some new music and will be touring together this summer. But there may be one question lingering in all of our minds. How did the band get together? It may not have been as…

Foals Release Video for “My Number”

Foals

Foals gave us a taste of what their next release Holy Fire was going to sound like this past fall with the heavy tune “Inhaler”. Some fans embraced this new sound while others were jumping ship in the comments sections of blogs and YouTube. The band’s sound is evolving but this new track “My Number”…

Jake Bugg Chucks the Duece to Yesterday on “Conan”

Jake Bugg

“Two Fingers” is the new tune from Jake Bugg that is slowly picking up steam here in the U.S. and is already largely popular in England which is where this 18 year-old calls home. It’s an ode to his not so far off teenage years. He chronicles his inebriation experiments with friends, dealing with the…

Tyler Laporte’s Top Songs of 2012

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Wild by Beach House Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent Dark Star by Polica Third Stone From the Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say by Gary Clark Jr. I’m Writing A Novel by Father John Misty Be My Stars by Cris Jacobs Band Inhaler by Foals Would That Not Be Nice by Divine…

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Cayucas

Check out this new band Cayucas.

Golden Gods on the Silver Screen

LZCelebration

Five years ago 20 million Led Zeppelin fans were all looking at their bank accounts, seeing how they could justify a trip to London in order to see the beloved quartet one last time. Many were not able to come by tickets and only 18,ooo fans were able to attend. However the rest still had…

Ben Folds Five Let the Music Play, Down at Fraggle Rock

Fraggles

Ben Folds Five have reunited and have released their new album The Sound of the Life of the Mind today. But wait, there’s more! The video for their single “Do It Anyway” stars some folks we haven’t heard from in a long time. That would be Gobo, Red, Wembley, Boober, Mokey, and Uncle Traveling Matt….

Omar Creepin’…Me Out With Those Dance Moves

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And just wait until you see Snoop! The Wire: The Musical with Michael Kenneth Williams from Michael Kenneth Williams

CD of the Week: Rachael Yamagata “Chesapeake”

yamagata

Artist: Rachel Yamagata Album: Chesapeke Background Info: Yamagata’s third album, recorded in producer John Algier’s bedroom Who Will Love It: Female singer/songwriter fans that are not fans of Colbie Caillat Why You Should Care: Chesapeake is a pleasant album for the most part but she likes to get loud every once in a while. There’s…

CD of the Week: Dum Dum Girls “Only In Dreams”

Dum Dum

Artist: Dum-Dum Girls Album: Only in Dreams Background Info: The follow-up to the stellar He Gets Me High EP Who Will Love It: Ronnie Spector Why You Should Care: Dum-Dum Girls is essentially a classic girl group, but with the meloncholy sensibility of The Cure.  The lo-fi sound gives it a dreamy sheen, and there…

CD of the Week: The Black Keys – El Camino

blackkeys

Artist: The Black Keys Album: El Camino Background Info: The brothers are back once again with Dangermouse who worked with them once before on Attack & Release. One more step in the band’s quest to conquer the world with just a guitar and drum set. Who Will Love It: Jack White for sure and if…

CD of the Week

Happen Cover

  Artist: The Happen-Ins Album; The Happen-Ins Background Info: (from their bio) Abandoned by their maternal mother, The Blues, and forced to suck off the withering teat of R&B, the Happen-Ins were birthed unto the blistering heat of an East Austin garage with little hope or means of survival. Weathering the extreme circumstances through clever…

CD of the Week: St. Vincent “Strange Mercy”

St. vincent

Artist: St. Vincent Album: Strange Mercy Background Info: Annie Clark’s highly anticipated follow-up to the critically lauded Actor Who Will Love It: Fans of Kate Bush and Regina Spektor Why You Should Care: Who is Annie Clark?  After listening to Strange Mercy, it’s hard to tell.  It’s a wonderfully quirky and hypnotic album. Key Tracks:…

CD of the Week

friedberger

Artist: Elenor Friedberger Album: Last Summer Background Info: The Fiery Furnaces’ first solo album, recorded last summer Who Will Love It: Hipsters, folkies Why You Should Care: Friedberger can sing, but her songs read like conversations.  It’s a really interesting way of writing

CD of the Week

Feist

Artist: Feist Album: Metals Background Info: Follow up record to 2007’s The Reminder and fifth overall album. Who Will Love It: Fair weather fans will be weeded out, Original fans will rejoice. Why You Should Care: While Metals may not have the pop chops that her last record had, Feist has created a very nice…

Author Archives: Tyler

5 O’Clock Shadow May 7

Looking to burn a little time at work? Try and figure out these hints for the Shadow today. Original Performer and Song Title: This group of noble men had the first hit with this song, so in most people’s minds this is the original. This song got the group investigated by the FBI over its…

How The Postal Service Was Formed

give-up

We know The Postal Service constructed one of indie rock’s most popular albums ten years ago, we know they are releasing some new music and will be touring together this summer. But there may be one question lingering in all of our minds. How did the band get together? It may not have been as…

Foals Release Video for “My Number”

Foals

Foals gave us a taste of what their next release Holy Fire was going to sound like this past fall with the heavy tune “Inhaler”. Some fans embraced this new sound while others were jumping ship in the comments sections of blogs and YouTube. The band’s sound is evolving but this new track “My Number”…

Jake Bugg Chucks the Duece to Yesterday on “Conan”

Jake Bugg

“Two Fingers” is the new tune from Jake Bugg that is slowly picking up steam here in the U.S. and is already largely popular in England which is where this 18 year-old calls home. It’s an ode to his not so far off teenage years. He chronicles his inebriation experiments with friends, dealing with the…

Tyler Laporte’s Top Songs of 2012

tylersp copy

Wild by Beach House Who by David Byrne & St. Vincent Dark Star by Polica Third Stone From the Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say by Gary Clark Jr. I’m Writing A Novel by Father John Misty Be My Stars by Cris Jacobs Band Inhaler by Foals Would That Not Be Nice by Divine…

Need A Smile?

Cayucas

Check out this new band Cayucas.

Golden Gods on the Silver Screen

LZCelebration

Five years ago 20 million Led Zeppelin fans were all looking at their bank accounts, seeing how they could justify a trip to London in order to see the beloved quartet one last time. Many were not able to come by tickets and only 18,ooo fans were able to attend. However the rest still had…

Ben Folds Five Let the Music Play, Down at Fraggle Rock

Fraggles

Ben Folds Five have reunited and have released their new album The Sound of the Life of the Mind today. But wait, there’s more! The video for their single “Do It Anyway” stars some folks we haven’t heard from in a long time. That would be Gobo, Red, Wembley, Boober, Mokey, and Uncle Traveling Matt….

Omar Creepin’…Me Out With Those Dance Moves

omar

And just wait until you see Snoop! The Wire: The Musical with Michael Kenneth Williams from Michael Kenneth Williams

CD of the Week: Rachael Yamagata “Chesapeake”

yamagata

Artist: Rachel Yamagata Album: Chesapeke Background Info: Yamagata’s third album, recorded in producer John Algier’s bedroom Who Will Love It: Female singer/songwriter fans that are not fans of Colbie Caillat Why You Should Care: Chesapeake is a pleasant album for the most part but she likes to get loud every once in a while. There’s…

CD of the Week: Dum Dum Girls “Only In Dreams”

Dum Dum

Artist: Dum-Dum Girls Album: Only in Dreams Background Info: The follow-up to the stellar He Gets Me High EP Who Will Love It: Ronnie Spector Why You Should Care: Dum-Dum Girls is essentially a classic girl group, but with the meloncholy sensibility of The Cure.  The lo-fi sound gives it a dreamy sheen, and there…

CD of the Week: The Black Keys – El Camino

blackkeys

Artist: The Black Keys Album: El Camino Background Info: The brothers are back once again with Dangermouse who worked with them once before on Attack & Release. One more step in the band’s quest to conquer the world with just a guitar and drum set. Who Will Love It: Jack White for sure and if…

CD of the Week

Happen Cover

  Artist: The Happen-Ins Album; The Happen-Ins Background Info: (from their bio) Abandoned by their maternal mother, The Blues, and forced to suck off the withering teat of R&B, the Happen-Ins were birthed unto the blistering heat of an East Austin garage with little hope or means of survival. Weathering the extreme circumstances through clever…

CD of the Week: St. Vincent “Strange Mercy”

St. vincent

Artist: St. Vincent Album: Strange Mercy Background Info: Annie Clark’s highly anticipated follow-up to the critically lauded Actor Who Will Love It: Fans of Kate Bush and Regina Spektor Why You Should Care: Who is Annie Clark?  After listening to Strange Mercy, it’s hard to tell.  It’s a wonderfully quirky and hypnotic album. Key Tracks:…

CD of the Week

friedberger

Artist: Elenor Friedberger Album: Last Summer Background Info: The Fiery Furnaces’ first solo album, recorded last summer Who Will Love It: Hipsters, folkies Why You Should Care: Friedberger can sing, but her songs read like conversations.  It’s a really interesting way of writing

CD of the Week

Feist

Artist: Feist Album: Metals Background Info: Follow up record to 2007’s The Reminder and fifth overall album. Who Will Love It: Fair weather fans will be weeded out, Original fans will rejoice. Why You Should Care: While Metals may not have the pop chops that her last record had, Feist has created a very nice…