Archive for the ‘SongOfTheDay’ Category

Brandon Flowers – Only The Young

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I have been listening to Brandon Flowers solo stuff the past few days. You know him as the frontman to the Killers. He has a solid voice in my opinion.
And my favorite song off his album has to be Only The Young.

check out the video:

Khuda – Palingenesia

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Some music has this effect on me, where when I hear it, I have to get up and play my guitar. The sound gives me inspiration to play.

I found a band from the UK that does this to me: Khuda

They released an album just this month, check them out at http://www.myspace.com/khudamusic

A little more info about them: They are a two-piece instrumental group. A drummer and guitarist. You have to hear this stuff, its phenomenal. They make great use of dynamics, and the guitar tones are right where I would like my sound to be.

For your listening pleasure, here is some live action by Khuda:

GameFace – “Four Chords, Seven Years”

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Let’s do one thing I seem to enjoy quite a lot: take it back to the early ‘90’s. This is a pop-punk band you might not have heard of. But you need to.
They were signed to Doghouse records, a label that has signed many of my other favorite bands. For example, The Honorary Title, The Get Up Kids, Say Anything etc.
Here’s to the 90’s (you weren’t so bad afterall)

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Davenport Cabinet

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

“I surrender… to the stereo…”
What a great line to start this song with. It fits so well atop the main guitar riff, you couldn’t ask for more.

Davenport Cabinet is a side project of Travis Stever, of Coheed and Cambra.

I’ve listened to his album Nostalgia in Stereo a few times now, and it really is good stuff. The title track is very very stick in my head.

Lots of acoustic mixed with electric, guitar solos, and an instrumental track with some slide guitar.

Wikipedia claims this project is similar to Claudio Sanchez’s The Prize Fighter Inferno. I don’t see them as that similar. Prize Fighter has more electronic elements imo. Some of the Davenport Cabinet tracks have a very prog-rock feel to them. Maybe someone was listening to Yes. But they are both great projects, so go get it all. Close your eyes and listen.

Oh, check out this video. A great idea for a video, without having to spend billions. Its made of fan submitted footage, put together by Travis’ cousin Sky.
Good good good…

Fleet Foxes – “White Winter Hymnal”

Monday, December 28th, 2009

This song came out in 2008, but I felt I should share the song and video for those who haven’t heard about it. The video is some fun claymation. The song really stands out on its own, and will surely be stuck in your head:

Derek Olson – “The Going Price For Home” (D-Roc Remix)

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

If you haven’t heard of The Prize Fighter Inferno, today is your lucky day. They are one of my favorites.

They are one of those bands that people either really love or really hate. And I think most of that is because of Claudio Sanchez’ voice; I like his voice. But some dislike him for the same reason I like him. Oh well, nothing wrong with being polarizing.

Prize Fighter Inferno is Claudio’s side project; he is also a member of Coheed & Cambria. (another band people really love or really hate)
I just finished up on a remix of one of my favorite PFI song, The Going Price For Home.
See what you think:

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If you’d like more Prize Fighter Inferno, here is the site.
And for Coheed.

Ghostland Observatory – “Dancing On My Grave”

Thursday, December 24th, 2009


What is this?
That was my question when I first heard Ghostland Observatory.
I still don’t know.
Their brand of music has been called electro soul rock. Well, ok. It does sound like a music baby of Daft Punk and Queen, so I can see that. Give em a listen and see what you think. This is “Dancing On My Grave”
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Derek Olson – “Digital Tigers” (Surgery Mix)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Last week my brother Logan was having his shoulder operated on. While in the waiting room, I was going through my music and got some inspiration. Funny how creativity hits at times like that.

So I sat with my laptop and headphones in a corner of this large waiting room, full of people. The sound of 20 different conversations, and the irritating buzz of mid-morning television. My youngest brother sleeps in the chair next to me, and my parents solve crossword puzzles.

Every once in a while a doctor comes around in scrubs, looking for a certain family.

This song is basically a glitch-rock mashup of two songs by Thrice, “Digital Sea” and “Paper Tigers.”

Have a listen my darlings.

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Against Me!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Against Me! is one of my favorite bands, not just because their music is powerful and makes me get up and move, but also the seeming simplicity it has. Such songs as The Disco Before The Breakdown and Reinventing Axl Rose have so much infectious energy that you can’t help but sing along. They end up stuck in my head long after listening.
If a punk band can play their songs acoustically, and still retain that sense of enrgy and power, then they are amazing. And that is exactly what Against Me! does. I recommend you get their Acoustic EP just so you can hear the raw power that an acoustic guitar can have.

For your viewing pleasure, here are some great tracks by the wonderful Against Me!
Pints of Guinness Make You Strong. This song has rhythm thanks to the western sounding guitars and the bouncy bass riff in the verses:

And Thrash Unreal, which may be more familiar than the other songs, thanks to some radio play this one got:

They are amazing, and you love them.

Paul Burch – “Fallin'”

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This track is another of Paul Burch’s songs that gives me a good vibe. It just sounds happy, and reminds me of old timey tunes that give me the same feeling.

I wrote about Paul’s song “On the Mountain” some time ago. Well, he’s got a new release this year called Still Your Man. Here is one of the songs off that album, called Fallin’

[audio:http://audiopoop.derek-olson.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Paul%20BurchFallin.mp3]

Here is some footage of Paul doing a live set, check out his Epiphone hollowbody guitar (I want it): The Green Couch Sessions

If you want more check out: PaulBurch.com