Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Addition to SFDownbeat: The Bear

Okay. I am the new member of the SFDownbeat and hereby making this blog a team effort. This being my first post I just want to share a few songs that I am currently listening to. For our two followers, and anyone else who stumbles onto this page, I hope you enjoy.

The first track is by a band that I am very fond of at the moment, Future Islands. I will probably write a post about their album, In Evening Air in my next post.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tuesday Night Boogaloo at Madrone's Art Bar

Seriously, this is the best thing on Tuesday nights. Only $2 for hours of high level entertainment. All the players are top notch and it's a dance party all night! Be there!


Julian Casablancas or better known as the mastermind behind the ultra hit band "The Strokes" has finally decided to loosen his grip on the creative design of their new album "Angles." Casablancas has been known as a perfectionist and for this reason their first three albums sound more or less similar, this is not the same for Angles.

Their first three albums were critically acclaimed for defining a sound to a new generation of indie artists, though their third album "First Impressions of Earth" was not so popular amongst critics. Casablancas was known for writing and insisting on certain ways passages were played ala Prince. Casablancas deciding to let the musicians assist in writing the parts the album gives the album a different feel though it still sounds like The Strokes. Drum machines and synthesizers gives Angles a more produced and tight feel as opposed to the pure raw garage sound of their earlier albums.

Fans of The Strokes might not see it as a pure Strokes album, but non-the-less will still enjoy the songs and feel a sense of satisfaction. For people who have been under a rock for the last 10 years this is a great introduction to the band.