December 30, 2008

'08's Music to Love More Than Music: Love More, Pt. 11

Love More (<3)
Neva Dinova - You May Already Be Dreaming
Certainly on the country side of the indie rock continent, but the thing is that when country is done right, it is done right. There is so much soul on this record that I'm afraid my computer may be a little more haunted that it was previously.
Neva Dinova - Supercomputer
Neva Dinova - She's A Ghost

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster...
This was one of the albums that hit early, and then I forgot about until the summer when my friends found out about it and fell in love with it. They played it and I re-fell in love with it myself. Dance Punk almost at it's finest. I say almost because some of the songs don't feel like they were very well put together, and I've never been a fan of songs that have 30 word titles (I know that's a dumb thing to be turned off by, but whatever). Those things aside, these songs are childish (in a good way) and very high spirited. (see original review)
Los Campesinos! - Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
Los Campesinos! - This Is How You Spell "Hahaha, We Destroyed The Hopes And Dreams Of A Generation Of Faux-Romantics"

Hearts of Palm - Demo EP
Denver locals (you may have heard of them by their old name, Nathan & Stephen) that is basically a Denver staple, meaning that if you've not seen them and live in Denver, you've only lived in Denver for about 4 minutes. They've got a history about them, but they've pretty much purged it with the name change (always a risky move as far as I've been able to tell), but with songwriting sensibilities such that these characters have, this is not a huge problem. The songs are just great. I have a feeling that the reason I have it as high on my list as I do is because I have to look out for the locals, but I also have to consider that these guys are such a blast live that maybe the songs don't come off as interesting on record as they do live. Quite the band.
Hearts of Palm - (Full EP Here)

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