Time to knock it up several notches for some high-octane, upbeat and explosive music from Japanese electronica/rock duo, â€œBoom Boom Satellitesâ€. A mix of big beats and heavy hitting guitars, the music is incredibly loud and punky – ready to help you forget today is Monday. Their seventh and latest album, from which todayâ€™s track is taken from, was released in 2007, is called â€œExposedâ€ and also features a track â€œShut up and Explodeâ€ used as the opening theme tune to a new anime series Xamâ€™D: Lost Memories â€“ also, in fitting with an ongoing theme explosive and loud. Todayâ€™s track however, is â€œUpside downâ€, enjoy!
I came home today completely exhausted, and what better way to get myself back up and running than a catchy pop punk rock tune that gets you jumping and feeling good? Canadian Band Marianas Trench give me just the opportunity! There is an interesting story behind their name – when the band was caught up in bad weather over the Mariana Trench, they decided if they made it out, they would call the band “Marianas Trench” – fortunately they did! Their debut album released last year, “Fix Me” has had three top 20 records in Canada, and one that hit the US Hot 100. And one of those, was “Decided to Break it”:
Like Gatsbys American Dream before them, Forgive Durden (so named for Fight Club) brings about a concept album to an indie pop-punk rock mix of music – then throw in some social commentary, a couple of banjoes and maybe even a mandolin or two). The album follows several characters through “Wonderland” – a place of corruption, where life spends most of its time in a cubicle. If you can’t get into the story (or if you can relate to it far too much than you’d like) you can simply enjoy the rock! Here’s “Parable of the Sower” – which provides a suitable example of the band’s music, especially when all hell breaks loose at the end!
Today’s short, sharp and snappy (alliteration rules) punk rock track comes from “Reggie and the Full Effect” – a band consisting entirely of Jason Dewees, formerly of The Get Up Kids. His latest album released in 2005, “Songs Not To Get Married To”, was quite a breaker for the musician – finally reaching more mainstream audience, especially with inclusion on EA’s Burnout 3 soundtrack. The band is quite a magnet for drama – with a lot of his music being based on nasty personal situations and various oddities on his MySpace (where all the cool kids hang out, of course *cough*). Still, there’s a reason the songs being played – its awesome, and its only downfall is its upsetting length, and the very abrupt end it has. Here’s “Congratulations Smack and Katy”:
My apologies for the lack of updates – a combination of being away since Thursday, some general feelings of ephemeralness and then plain stupidity prevented me from getting the goods out on time. If something changes on Something Chewie (see what I did there?) regarding planned schedule changes, you’d be the first to know!
Molmott, a four-piece rock band from the Mie Prefecture, Japan started way back when in 1997, before finally deciding on their name in 1999. They aren’t a particularly big band, unlike some of my previous Japanese presentations, and in fact, I found them completely by accident, whilst searching for “Monoral” – a result came up with “Monoral Wonderland”, the name of their latest 2004 album. Unfortunately since then, nothing else has been released, and according to the Japanese Wikipedia article, they are considered inactive. This track, taken from the album, is called “Park”: