Two Door Cinema LOVE

At some point a little over a month ago, I was in the midst of a revelation that I really need to do a better job acknowledging the non-American music of today, when I came across this band from Northern Ireland called Two Door Cinema Club. If you’re already deeply immersed into the hipster music scene, then you might be thinking that I’m a little behind on this personal discovery, but better late than never, right? I’ve been listening to their two albums non-stop ever since, and I just think they’re so rad. Their songs are incredibly catchy without being cliche — with quote-worthy lyrics, and guitar riffs that stick with you all day (in a good way), combined with their general quirky adorableness, Bask in the Music gives these guys two thumbs up. When you get a second, I suggest you check out their 2010 album, Tourist History, and their 2012 album, Beacon (both available on iTunes and Spotify).

 

Their newest single, “Sun”:

Also, don’t forget to watch them tonight on Conan O’Brien at 11:00 PM EST! YAY!

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Smells Like Another Crappy Sitcom

With the exception of a very cliche’ “Kurt Cobain is rolling over in his grave, and then proceeding to dig his way out, find a gun, and shoot himself all over again”, I’m kind of at a loss for words.

According to Stereogum.com, CBS has officially green-lighted a new sitcom called Smells Like Teen Spirit, by the same people who bring us one of the most overrated shows on television, The Big Bang Theory. I’ve seen Big Bang a few times, and if I said I didn’t chuckle along with the laugh track (a.k.a. dead people) once or twice, I’d be lying. But why, Dave Goetsch? Why, oh why, did you have to go there?  Sure, the song “Smells Like  Teen Spirit” has been way over-commercialized as is–in fact, apparently Cobain got to a point where he despised playing it–but this just takes the insult to a whole other level.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the basic plot of the show will “[revolve] around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents.”

So. Stupid.

The irony: If the parental characters in the show are, in fact, so “indie-rock” , they themselves would probably find the creation of a sitcom named after the grunge anthem of the 90s (and eternity) rather insulting… Conundrum!

Just incase you forgot, this is what “Teen Spirit” use to mean:

Doom and Gloom

At the beginning of September, the Stones announced that they would be releasing a greatest hits album, title: GRRR!, U.S. release date:  November 13, in celebration of their 50th anniversary.  Hardly an “album”, it will actually be available in a few different versions, including a three-CD 50 track version, and a four-CD 80 tracks version, and will act almost as a time machine, from their start to present day, with songs including “The Last Time”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, “Get Off Of My Cloud”, “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Brown Sugar”, “Miss You” and “Start Me Up”.  It will also include two new songs, one of which was released today and entitled “Doom and Gloom”. Check out its brand new lyrics video here.

Now if only they would release some 2013 tour dates..

I Have Returned.

The Foo Fighters may be on hiatus, but I have officially returned from mine.

Hello blogisphere. I missed you.

It’s been a long three months, filled with concerts, festivals, beaching, “life organization”, and a splash of day job consumption. But I’m here now. And we have LOTS to catch up on. It blows my mind that despite my absence, my readership has continued to stay strong. I have received countless emails, messages, and face-to-face questions about my continuation of this blog that I hold so near and dear to my heart.  Well do not fret, because Bask in the Music isn’t going anywhere.

The past 3 months in pictures…

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…Peace out, Summer 2012. You rocked.