MP3: Jónsi – Gathering Stories

Date November 18, 2011

Jónsi has been a busy man lately. Sigur Ros just announced their glorious return next year with a “floaty and minimal” new album and they just released a magnificent live double album, Inni (which is worth the purchase for the beyond-gorgeous version of “All Alright” alone). If that wasn’t enough, he also composed the score [...]

Commercial Watch: Jónsi, Rogue Wave, Big Boi + more

Date February 24, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I again highlight some of the best and brightest indie songs that are out there soundtracking commercials for cars, mobile phones, chewing gums and national football leagues. Since I know all of you are the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube type, here’s a few of the [...]

MP3: W-H-I-T-E – Fountain

Date February 15, 2011

Picture this, the sun. It’s an easy task, but can you feel the warmth? There isn’t a more concise way to describe the latest single from Santa Clara’s own than a real climatic gem. W-H-I-T-E (or White Horses In Technicolor Everywhere) promotes the upcoming release of his LP Twin Tigers with a track that is [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2010

Date December 27, 2010

(photo by cubagallery) In a few days 2010 will come to a close and as I look back, I really must say this has been one of my favorite years to cover since I started writing about music. I don’t know how the rest of the decade will keep up the pace, because this year [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2010

Date December 16, 2010

(photo by cubagallery) Best songs of the year is typically the most difficult list to make but also the most rewarding. There’s nothing more indicative of a year in music then it’s greatest songs, and evident from the tracks listed below, I’d venture to say 2010 was a pretty great year. To add some perspective [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2010

Date December 8, 2010

It’s time for more end-of-year lists! It’s been another busy year for me, but I’ve managed to see lots of great live shows. I figured out that well over half of the artists that made it onto my favorite albums of the year list I saw in concert, which I suppose is a pretty good [...]