Listening: Harvey Danger, “Little By Little”

C’mon, you all know it…Flagpole Sitta

I wanna publish scenes
And rage against machines
I wanna pierce my tongue
It doesn’t hurt it feels fine

It’s funny, when we were on Ships and Dip 3, we went to the Harvey Danger show, and they were sort of reluctant to play the song. Well, maybe not reluctant, but you could tell they’d played it a billion times and they really wanted to play other stuff.

And well they should! They’re an amazing band. When we went to see them in the main theater of the ship, there was a moment where Sean, the lead singer (who is sick of being called Harvey) stepped out from behind the mic and BELTED! He was amazing. His voice filled the hall and it was like sitting there watching a chubby, male Andrea McCardle singing the hell out of the songs from Annie!.

They’re an awesome group with a really wide repotoire and it really shows in their latest release, Little By Little. Ranging from grungy pop to some things that sound like broadway show tunes.

And you can get it for free from their web site.

If you like it, support them with a donation or by buying the physical CD. In these tough economic times, you can’t beat that kind of deal.

Here’s a sample from Ships and Dip 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMItgcgUdMM

Listening: Vagiant “Seven”

If you’ve played Rock Band or Guitar Hero, you’ve probably heard a band called Vagiant. They’re a bunch of tatooed chicks from Boston, rocking a pretty incredible punk style.

I bought their CD a few months ago, after falling in love with the “Seven” when I played it on Rock Band. I love the lyrics especially, because it’s basically about a person having a good breakup with someone.

This is a warning
To everyone who thinks that I’m in mourning
You know they’re wrong in fact
I’m reassuring you that I’ll be true
Won’t let no one mess with you tonight

Included in the package was a really nice note from the band. Made me feel good to be buying a CD from someone, instead of some crappy DRMed files from iTunes. (Although, I think you can get their music from iTunes if you prefer crappy DRMed music.)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/i9ONDsM7FDgLpOwJdfuueA

You can catch a listen to their music or buy their album from their MySpace site.

(Be aware, there’s another group named Vagiant out there that’s a lot different than these ladies.)