Jonathon Coulton has decided in his infinite wisdom to give us a taste of artificial heart. You can go download it here.
It’s supposed to be a thing for newsletter subscribers only, but its pretty easy to get to. You should think about repaying the favor and subscribe to his newsletter just cause too.
If you’re new to JoCo then just navigate over to the music tab on his site and you can listen to everything for free. Heck you can even download a good portion of it for free.
Before O’Malley crashed into popularity with the (Amazing) Scott Pilgrim series, their was Lost at Sea. Lost at sea is a look at the confusing lonely time of being a teenager.
Lost at Sea
Writer and Artist: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Editor: James Lucas Jones
Publisher: Oni Press
Well, I listen to a lot music. Recently I started listening to as many albums as I could but between family, school, and other stuff. I haven’t done many. But now because of summer, I’m gonna go crazy!!! Here’s my list:
Shallow Grave – The Tallest Man On Earth
The Tallest Man On Earth, at a whopping 5’7, is a great folk singer. He has been compared to Bob Dylan due to his lyrical abilities, and vocal stylings.
So hello, it’s Timothy here with another music review because THAT’S THE ONLY THING I KNOW HOW TO DO.
Today I’m reviewing Banned the Math by Math the Band.
Unfortunately i can’t link the entire album, but this one is one of the best
And if you didnt just have a nerdy little giggle at that title, then I have no idea what you’re doing here. Let me start by saying that this album was AMAZING. FUCKING AMAZING. This is easily in my top 5 favorite albums. It’s not the best made, not the best songs, and he’s not the best singer, but thats what makes it so good. The difference between Math the Band and bands like My Chemical Romance, is that My Chemical Romance are kids trying to be adults and Math the Band is adults trying to be kids. They don’t take themselves overly seriously and because of that they make unusual, happy, beautiful, and frankly ridiculous music.
They’re style can only really be defined as techo-indie. Fun bopping electro tracks are bountiful and despite the quantity, each song is very high quality. The lyrics are all just fun and light hearted. like “My teacher asked us what we wanna be when we grow up! Most kids said a doctor, or a lawyer, or some boring stuff like that, but no, not me! / I wanna be 40ft tall! I wanna have Hydraulic arms! I want to fly! want to eat trains! Have laser eyes, computer brains, I wanna live on the Moon!!!!!” The best way I can think of to describe them is a cross between They Might be Giants and MGMT.
Another thing that I enjoyed about this album is that it was just so happy. The next time I’m down in the dumps, a few Math songs will be all i need. So my official rating, is 10/10. My only complaints are that the vocals were a bit quiet for some parts. Nonetheless, simply amazing.
i give it 30 geek points