Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, "Tralfamadore"
One day, I will discuss this band without mentioning their name. Today is not that day. Hee hee!
The Ethiopians, "Give Me Your Love"
A thing that's magical about good rocksteady is that it can make it feel like the sun is shining, even if it's 10:30 at night, you're tired, and your eyes are itching due to allergies. You know. Hypothetically.
The Regrettes, "Pale Skin"
There's a very strong throwback feeling to the Regrettes' first album. Everything in here reminds me of another band, even if I can't always put my finger on what that band is. Exactly which band shifts pretty constantly, but there's always something there. It's kind of déjà vu, but music. Uh, déjà entendu?
Coheed & Cambria, "Wake Up"
It's probably good that I didn't encounter Coheed & Cambria in high school (what with them not existing at the time). I probably would have been able to talk for an alarming length of time about the whole space opera thing, instead of just enjoying it from arms length as just plain ol' elaborate rock.
Final Light, "In The Void"
Final Light is a collaboration between James Kent (Perturbator) and Johannes Persson (Cult of Luna), and if you know those bands (Perturbator is here, Cult of Luna hasn't shown up yet), you'll hear this as a cross between them. Personally, "Perturbator but heavier" is a very appealing pitch, so I'm there.