tunes i dig

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U2 - “California (There Is No End To Love)”

Songs Of Innocence (2014) - Buy (Free on iTunes OR album drops October 14)

Had I been well 6 days ago, I would have posted about U2’s new album right away.  Either way, by now you’ve probably heard they released new album, and they released it in a new and innovative way.

They released the album for free on iTunes.  While I don’t use iTunes and I think it’s a shitty product, if this whole deal turns out to be a great move, which it looks like it is, this means musicians in the future can do away with the hopes of selling records, and just make a lump sum deal and give their album away “for free” on iTunes or any other platform. 

Regardless, WE HAVE A NEW FUCKING U2 ALBUM—but more importantly—IT ACTUALLY DOESN’T SUCK.

No really.  For the first time in a long time, I’m actually getting sick of an album because I’m listening to it too much.  Like WTF!?

I’m all over this record, and “California” is my second favorite track.  For some reason, I love the way Bono sings both “cry like a baby” lines in the song.  I dunno.  I DUNNO.

What I do know is, we have a new U2 album, so it’s gotten me really fucking wet.

- Marco Pitino

California (There Is No End to Love) by U2 on Grooveshark

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Stephon Alexander & Rioux - “I Guess We’re Floating”

Here Comes Now (2014) - Buy

The intro coupled with the “video” makes it feel like I’m floating inside a pool of cotton candy while I’m eating the most flavorful strawberry vanilla yogurt ever.  How can I step inside this song?

- Marco Pitino

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Superstructure - “Out At The Deep End”

Out At The Deep End (2014) - Buy

So it’s been about 10 days since I last blogged.  It’s been a little tough.  I got a flu/fever.  It was actually quite wicked, and kept me out of commission for a bit.  As a result, I had to make up my time at my lovely robotic day job which is why it’s been a while.

IN ANY FUCKING CASE, since I only have 3 regular readers I’m sure it’s not that big of a deal.

So here’s a song I dig :D

- Marco Pitino 

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I GOT THE SCAWLET FEVAAAAA

Nah just kidding, but I got hit with something this week.  I got a flu and fever, and now I got a sore throat and still achy muscles.  Fuck I dunno.  Anyway, I’m off to Toronto Riot Fest, it’ll probably take me a few days to recover, but then I also got some other shit.  Sooo I won’t be back till next weekend probably.  I shouldn’t even be going to Riot Fest but FUCK THAT SHIT IT’S TIME TO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE—but can’t forget my medication and my cane lolooolollo jkjkjkjk.

Anyway, there’s only like 3 people that read my blog regularly so, this message isn’t really necessary. 

Thanks guy(s)!

- Marco Pitino

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Blackfish

(2013) - Buy
83 minutes
Documentary

God damn this made me sad.  It’s a great documentary though, and definitely a must see.

It’s weird.  You never really think about it.  I mean, we as a society never really thought about it.  Or maybe you have, I don’t know.  But how fucking crazy is it that we have zoos and marine parks and no one bats an eye.  Fucking crazy.

Anyway, this is a sad documentary as it showcases the rise of marine parks in the 1970s, the capture and brutal detainment of orca whales, and what happens when you deprive them of food, fresh water, family, and space.  Eventually… they fucking eat you maaan.

Again, it’s something you have to see.  Something your emotions ought to internalize.  And once you do, you’ll see just how incredibly insane it is that we have zoos and marine parks.  It’s just… it’s as ludicrous as putting humans on display.  It’s inhumane.  It’s crazy. 

Now watch this film by buying it on DVD or off iTunes or *cough* piratebay *cough* and start feeling bad for your sins!

- Marco Pitino

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Reptile Youth - “Structures”

Rivers That Run For A Sea That Is Gone (2014) - Buy

Kind of sounds like where Interpol could have gone, instead of recording the same low-tempo-vocal-and-clanging-guitar song for the last 10 years.

PS This whole album is pretty good.  Listen to it on SoundCloud if you get the chance.

- Marco Pitino

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Zola Blood - “Meridian”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

Blogged “Grace” by these guys 2 weeks ago.  Here’s a second track from… not sure.  Information wasn’t provided so not sure if they have an album coming or what have you.  Regardless, here’s a second solid single.

- Marco Pitino

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The Scenes - “Anorexia Is Boring”

Beige (2014) - Buy

Dat falsetto. 

- Marco Pitino

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Vision The Kid & Tru - “Devil”

Somewhere In A Dark City (2014) - Buy (Album drops September 2, 2014)

listening… pondering… conclusion formulating…

Yup, I’m impressed.

- Marco Pitino

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Black Whales - “The Warm Parade”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

I will echo the sentiments of a comment on this SoundCloud clip, because I agree and because I don’t want to think of writing something myself.  This sounds like Kurt Vile, and Kurt Vile is good, so this is good.  You dig?  I dig.

- Marco Pitino

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The Unicorns - “Let Me Sleep”

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone (2004) - Buy

If you haven’t heard yet… um… well… you’re hearing it right here, right now.  Well you’re reading but whatever.  THE FUCKING UNICORNS HAVE REUNITED BIIIITCHEEEES!!!!!!!1

Here is a new song they’re using in the digital re-issue of Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone.  They’re currently opening on a few Arcade Fire dates, and then we think (they’re hinting anyway) that they’ll be releasing an album sometime soon.  HO BOY, I can’t wait!

 - Marco Pitino

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Caribou - “Our Love”

Our Love (2014) - Buy (Album drops October 7, 2014)

Second Caribou song I’ve blogged this month.  They have a new record coming soon, and by the sounds of it so far, it’s going to be spectacular.  Also, great baby-making music.

- Marco Pitino

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Generationals - “Black Lemon”

Alix (2014) - Buy (Album drops September 29, 2014)

If these don’t become a super popular indie outfit soon I’ll be surprised.  By no sleight on their part, I feel like this is typical (but GOOD) intellectual indie-pop that you see filling up the medium sized venues in your city, and playing the 7:00pm slot at major music festivals.  Here’s hoping I see them next year at Bonnaroo or Osheaga.

- Marco Pitino

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Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely State) - “Ribbon”

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten (2014) - Buy

Why hello feelings from 2003… I have not felt you in a while.  Nice of you to be back.  I wish I was that young again :’(

- Marco Pitino

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Airscape - “Reflection”

Reflection (2014) - Buy

I don’t even want to say it’s beautiful, because speaking about it ruins how beautiful it is.  Just listen.  The whole EP should be listened to.

- Marco Pitino