Song of the Day

Song Of The Day: No Joy/Sonic Boom – Triangle Probably

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After a few years of doing her thing in the standard rock band setup, No Joy’s Jasamine White-Gluz is branching out into other forms of music-making for her latest release, a collaboration with Sonic Boom aka Pete Kember. The resulting EP, unsurprisingly entitled No Joy/Sonic Boom, takes things in a more electronic, spacey direction, as anyone who’s heard Kember’s previous output as Sonic Boom would expect.

The video for “Triangle Probably” seems to be made up of just a bunch of weird, random computer animation stuff, including a cursor that appears occasionally on screen. Check it out below:

Song Of The Day: Anna Burch – With You Every Day

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Anna Burch, March 15, 2018

During the Panic Manual’s recent trip to Austin for SXSW, Detroit’s Anna Burch was high on my list of acts to catch and she certainly did not disappoint.

In his review of Burch’s show at Cheer Up Charlie’s, Gary described her sound as “light and airy” yet also “twisting and turning.” Her just released single “With You Every Day” probably leans more towards the light and airy aspect of her sound, and while not as immediately catchy as “Tea Soaked Letter” or “2 Cool 2 Care” (both also featured on Burch’s Quit The Curse album), it’s just as memorable in its own way. Check it out:

Song Of The Day: Sugar – Tilted

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The Easter weekend is upon us, which got me to thinking – what are the great Easter songs? Unlike Christmas, there aren’t really that many noteworthy Easter songs (with Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade” being an obvious exception).

So in lieu of an actual Easter tune, we give you “Tilted,” one of the tracks off of Sugar’s 1993 EP Beaster, which was released right around Easter 25 years ago. And even though 25 years have passed, it still sounds as vital as ever.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Victim Mentality – Way Of Steel

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If I learned one thing from the recent Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, (other than the fact that a lot of people are kind of obsessed with whether or not Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are romantically involved) it’s that South Koreans love their metal.

The sight of a 13 year old guitarist shredding his ass off as he played a variation on Vivaldi’s “Winter” followed by a brief performance by heavy post-rock band Jambinai made for perhaps the most metal Olympics closing ceremony ever. So while the most heavily hyped Korean acts playing SXSW this year are likely the K-pop ones, the presence of retro glam metallers Victim Mentality is also welcome as they represent all that’s heavy in their homeland.

Victim Mentality play the very metal Dirty Dog Bar on March 15 at 9:00pm. Go see them and then grab a slice at Hoek’s next door for the full Austin metal experience.