Tuned Out: July 2007: Archives

July 31, 2007

The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

The Bravery is another New York band that has found recent success and in May they released their second album, The Sun And The Moon. The following video is from the album and the song title is Time Won't Let Me Go.

You can also find a remix of the song on the band's MySpace page here. The remix is worth a listen if you enjoy more of a dance beat.

Sam Endicott, the lead vocalist, has a voice very reminiscent of Robert Smith of The Cure though I view the overall sound of the band to be far less moody. The band is described as a "synthesis of disco and synth rock".

Tagged as: The Bravery, The Sun And The Moon

Daniel DiRito | July 31, 2007 | 5:13 PM | link | Comments (0)
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July 27, 2007

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Bohemian Rhapsody is probably my favorite Queen song...perhaps because it reminds me of my senior year in high school. When I think back on those times, it was a period of great change and expanding social awakening. Each day was filled with new experiences and the world was immense.

I have fond memories of that time in my life and it's always heartening to reconnect with them. Music has always been my means of keeping track of the years and when I hear a song that brings me back in time, it is both rewarding and inspiring.

Bohemian Rhapsody is from A Night At The Opera which was released by Queen in 1975. That year and the following year likely marked the high point in the bands popularity and it certainly marked a memorable time in my life.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Tagged as: 1976, Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

Daniel DiRito | July 27, 2007 | 12:40 PM | link | Comments (0)
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July 25, 2007

The National Performs Fake Empire On Letterman genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

The National appeared on David Letterman last night and if I were a betting person, I would wager that they are going to be big. The song in the video clip is called Fake Empire and it is from their new album titled "Boxer".

The group originated in Cincinnati and is now located in New York. They have been around for a while and they have a dedicated and distinctive following but they have yet to garner any significant mainstream attention. Their most recognized album, "Alligator", earned them notable acclaim for an independent album.

The group has a sound that is hard to describe. Fake Empire is an interesting mix of vocals reminiscent of Crash Test Dummies' Brad Roberts in the groups well known hit, Superman's Song. The instrumentation builds slowly and is led by melodic keyboards which are eventually layered with strings and then the song closes with a slowly expanding and upbeat brass finish...all accompanied by an oddly laced injection of drums.

You can read more about the band on their MySpace page which can be found here. Keep an eye on this band and, by all means, feel free to share your own impressions and feedback.

The National - Fake Empire

Tagged as: Alligator, Boxer, David Letterman, Fake Empire, The National

Daniel DiRito | July 25, 2007 | 8:51 PM | link | Comments (0)
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July 21, 2007

Mute Math Performs Typical On The Late Show genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

Mute Math, a band originally from New Orleans, performed their song Typical on Letterman the other night and anyone that likes to watch a great drummer will love this video. You can tell this guy loves what he is doing and I loved watching him.

The actual music video for the song is pretty cool as well so I've included it below the Letterman performance. You can find more information about the band on their myspace page here.

Mute Math - Typical On The Late Show

Mute Math - Typical Music Video

Tagged as: David Letterman, Mute Math, The Late Show

Daniel DiRito | July 21, 2007 | 9:28 AM | link | Comments (0)
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July 8, 2007

Madonna At Live Earth: La Isla Bonita & Hung Up genre: Tuned Out & Video-Philes

I didn't get to watch that much of Live Earth but I did find these two video clips of Madonna's performance in London. The first one is a new version of La Isla Bonita. I think its a great remake and once again demonstrates Madonna's resilience.

The second clip is of her singing Hung Up, one of her recent hit songs. As usual, she's always entertaining and she looks great for a woman who is nearly fifty years old.

Madonna - La Isla Bonita

Madonna - Hung Up

Daniel DiRito | July 8, 2007 | 8:21 PM | link | Comments (0)
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July 5, 2007

Beverly Sills: 05/25/29 - 07/02/07 - Her Final Song genre: Happy Remembrances & Tuned Out & Video-Philes

I've never been a huge opera fan but one can't fail to acknowledge the passing of Beverly Sills. The following video is from her farewell performance and it seems a fitting tribute.

Beverly Sills - Tell Me Why

Daniel DiRito | July 5, 2007 | 2:14 PM | link | Comments (0)
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