Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Another new beginning....

I had this well-thought and prepared statement ready to explain why I was sadly putting an end to Your Forgotten Favorite 2000 (formerly Your Forgotten Favorite), but then I had an idea. While it's been fun looking back these last three years (587 posts) at music from the 90s and then the 00s, it just got a little boring to me. I'd rather look at the present and more so to the future.

So I bring you, Your New Favorite Song (as you can tell, naming things is not my strong suit...seriously, I'm surprised my cats aren't named Grey Cat, Orange Cat and Fat Orange Cat). The premise will be pretty much the same as Your Forgotten Favorite (post some words of occasional wisdom/truth and then the video). Most of the acts should be somewhat familiar. But some won't be.

Every so often I'd also like to feature lesser known and unsigned acts (bands on Twitter who follow me take note). The hope here is to spread the word with some interviews and links to download a song or two if available (legally of course, but hopefully for free). I've already talked about this with some artists and they seem into it. If you're in a band or a singer/songwriter and want to be featured drop me a note here or on Twitter (@sneezeguard). This may take some time to implement, but hopefully it will be sooner than later.

So, starting Monday October 29th, the Your New Favorite Song era begins. The schedule will likely be as such:
Mondays: Punk/Hardcore/Metal
Tuesdays: Indie
Wednesday: Pop
Thursday: Country
Fridays are always live

So, come back on Monday (trust me, I'll remind you) for some new music videos and fun. And once we get going, please feel free to retweet on Twitter and share on Facebook. Use the comment section and let me know what you think about the bands, or bands I should feature, or even how awesome I am. Particularly that last one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Shivaree - I Close My Eyes

I fell pretty hard for Shivaree the first time I heard this song on the radio. Ambrosia Parsley has one of those voices that just makes me melt. I got to see them when they toured for Who's Got Trouble (the album today's song is on)...amazing show. So click on that video below and see how good they are for yourself. Enjoy!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets

So I see Neurosis has a new album coming out on October 30th. I'm definitely down with that. Here's a video from their 2001 album of the same name, while I impatiently wait two weeks for Honor Found in Decay to come out. If you're unfamiliar with their brand of doom metal give it a starts out slowly but kicks in after a minute or so. Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Noisettes - Scratch Your Name

It's FRIDAY FUNDAY!!! Here's a fun tune by British indie rockers the Noisettes to get your weekend started out right. This one's off their damn fine 2007 debut -- "What's The Time Mr. Wolf?". Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lee Ann Womack - Last Call

It's Country Thursday!!! Here's one of my favorite late-night songs. It's off Lee Ann Womack's stunning 2008 album - Call Me Crazy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Butthole Surfers - The Shame of Life

I'm a Surfer! 

Here's a video from the last Butthole Surfers record, 2001's Weird Revolution. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Coheed and Cambria - Devil In Jersey City

There's a new Coheed and Cambria record out today. I haven't heard it yet, but I'd be shocked if it didn't live up to their previous proggy/hardcore goodness. I'm sure I'll pick it up sooner than later. But for now, let's go back to where it all started with a video from their 2002 debut - The Second Stage Turbine Blade. Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

fun. - All The Pretty Girls

Hey, it's Friday fun. Day!!! Here's a fun. video from their first album Aim and Ignite. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Eric Church - Smoke a Little Smoke

It's Country Thursday!!! This week we'll go with one of my current favorites - Eric Church. I got to see him a few weeks ago and he was electric. Easily one of the best performances that I've seen this year. Here's a video from 2009's Carolina record. Enjoy!

Oh hell, I know it's from this year, but the Springsteen video is just too good not to post.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Richard Ashcroft - Check The Meaning

Here's a video by former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft . The song is from his second solo album -- Human Conditions. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sixpence None The Richer - Breathe Your Name

Excited to be seeing Sixpence None The Richer tonight at our town's happy little concert venue. This will be the third time I've seen them. The first time was in 1994 when they were just an up and coming band from Texas (four years before their breakthrough hit Kiss Me). The last time was in 2002 -- pretty much at their height of their popularity. And now I get to see them 10 years later on the heels of a great new record -- Lost in Transition. But for today, let's go back to 2002's fantastic Divine Discontent record (since that's what we do at YFF). Here's the video for the album's lead track. Enjoy!