Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Some new stuff for you and for me~!

Y'know, I like to think that I bring a strange mixture of awesome to your daily internets. Though I'm staunchly a metalhead, I find that being open to all kinds of new music can broaden not only one's musical tastes but also their mentality, y'know?

One who can wield a flexible mind as well as a flexible body is one who is prepared for all forms of onslaught and invasion.

For me, it always starts with the music that I learn to love, or love at first hearin'. Care to share some with me?

I gotta give much love to LuDubs, that glorious bastard, for introducing OTHER forms for Dubstep to me. While I hate most wubstep (oh god, he's got this one over at his site that is pure fucking crunchy. Check the featured links over at That Bastard On, he's on there), he's found some stuff that is borderline electronica/experimental that I just fell in fucking love with.

This song is DEFINITELY top of the list~!

Xilent - Choose Me II (High Quality version)

Seriously, that is just fuckin' BEAUTIFUL!

Fun factoid: I'm kinda-sorta into Vocaloids. I like the idea of a computer being able to sing ever since Macross Plus, and apparently they've practically gone full-blown Sharon Apple with 'em.

Now, up until recently I've only ever really listened to Miku Hatsune or Zatsune/Hagane. Or however you spell that, I don't care enough to googles it up.

Anyway, then I came across this gem from someone close to me. Ugh, ya know me too well, darlin'.

Len Kagamine (the male one of the twins), lookin' downright penetratable and singing his heart out in what has to be the most haunting chorus I've ever heard.

Len Kagamine - Pitiful Pet Boy

Now, speakin' about beloved new friends, one in particular just sent me spiraling headfirst into nostalgialand. I mean, this song came out when I was friggin' 12~! Haven't even thought about this song since I was, like, 25 or some shit...lol.

Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise

Great, now I'm in the mood for awesome songstresses. Screw something new, let's just post ooooone more goodie you oughta know 'bout. Have I posted this before?

I don't care, it's fuckin' good. :3

Souixsee and the Banshees - Peek A Boo

Yeah, I'm gonna do a Souixsee and the Banshees blowout sometime. I GOTTA!

So, back to new shit I've recently checked out. Now, mind you, it's not like new as in "JUST CAME OUT" but shit I haven't really listened to before, y'know?

With that said, I recently came across Phantogram's "When I'm Small," I don't even remember whose blog I found it on. But yeah, 's some good shit, mang! I mean, to be honest I should actually hate these guys - the background hooting she does would be annoying on any other track, and the dude looks like hipster garbage.

BUT, instead I found this track to be just charming and keepable. Meh.

Phantogram - When I'm Small

...y'know, I don't like talking about my ex. There was a couple of songs that I associated with her.

At least I can FINALLY listen to this song (more hipster-emo garbage) without wanting to either break down or break something/someone. While I hate Owl City's entire discography, for some reason this song always struck me as being both beautiful, romantic, and just...deep.

Still hate the rest of their discography though.

Owl City - Saltwater Room

And last but not least, it's not inexactly NEW for me, but I rarely get an opportunity to post it up anywhere, so might as well do it here, yeah?

Hey, maybe they're new for you! If so, grats and enjoy~!

Rasputina - The New Zero (some AMV someone made of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Actually works like a charm!)

Yeap, there's a few possibly new-ish songs for ya to check out! Next post, expect me to regain some of my hardcore street cred by posting up angry, angry heavy metal.

Just...no fuckin' excuses, no explanations.

Just music you can get really angry to.




~That Bastard


  1. man you keep going up in my opinion...
    I have a continuing teenage crush on Suzanne Vega...I got to meet her in Glastonbury festival and have a few drinks with her...well I was drinking, she was tolerating. But she was lady enough not to call security when I proposed marriage.

    But also Souixsee and the Banshees! great choices.

    1. It's what I do, it's why I'm here, bruddah. :D

      I was actually reminded about Suzanne Vega recently, which is why I posted it this time. I mean, GOD, I haven't heard this song in suuuuuch a long time!

      Too long. D:

      Man, I need to hang out with more than just local rockers...but I guess that'll come with the territory of gigging and touring and such. We shall see~!

      May I direct your attention to the side bar for Sooth(e), which is different than the side bar for The Pen Is My Sword. I've got a TON of good stuff just waitin' to be posted~!

      And hells yes, Souixsee and the Banshees. Peek-A-Boo (on Beavis and Butthead, nonetheless, circa 1993-1995 or so) was the first video of theirs I saw, and I've just tripped over as many of their songs and discography as I can. Kiss Them For Me and Cities of Dust almost got posted up here instead of Peek-A-Boo, but Peek WAS the first Souixsee and the Banshees song I've heard, so that gets more points.

      Good music is good, m'man. Even for a metalhead like me, ya gotta branch out into other things in order to appreciate your chosen genre more.

      With THAT stated, next post is all metal. Grampaw metals, thrash metals, power metal, whatever...it's gonna get reaaaaal angry up in hurr.