Category Archives: Music
Let me start by saying I’m not sure how many people will read this post. I’ve been gone for a long time and I can’t imagine people are still regularly checking in here to see if I’ve written anything new.
Anyways, I’m going to be moving this domain (patrickriggs.net) over to another hosting service and use it as more of a portfolio site. I’ll probably have some sort of blog there too but it likely won’t be the same as here and I don’t think I’m going to move all my posts over. Maybe some of them, but not all of them.
So that’s that. Here’s to the future, I guess. Thanks all of you for reading, it’s been a blast.
If you took 3OH!3 and added real talent and then planted them in British soil you’d get something like Hadouken. Electronic plus young male vocals singing about partying and such. I mean, I’m going to be honest, I have a hard time taking groups like this seriously if I listen to the lyrics. At least that was true for the first song I’m sharing here, Get Smashed Gate Crash.
Catchy, but room for improvement. With that I’d like to present Mecha Love
I’m not sure what’s up with the anime, but hey. Good song, music video that works well with it, and incontrovertible proof that everything is better coming from Britain.
Good news, everyone!
Cloudkicker, everyone’s favorite post-rock band, came out with another album! Keeping with their M.O., this album is another ‘name your own price’ one (naturally I chose $0). I swear, one of these days I will pay for a Cloudkicker album. Just not today.
Anyways, this new album, Let Yourself Be Huge, is fantastic. Probably my favorite one so far, and that’s saying something, given how amazing Beacons was. Here’s the link to their Bandcamp page, go download their music, and if you feel like kicking Cloudkicker a few bucks (see what I did there? I’m hilarious.), go for it, it’s certainly quite deserved.
The past week or so I’ve been bingeing on all the music I’ve acquired during the holiday season, and one artist in particular has been standing out far beyond the rest. Florence + The Machine is probably the best new artist I’ve heard in a long time, even if she isn’t exactly new. Regardless, here’s my favorite song by her, a little tune called No Light, No Light. I get chills whenever I hear this song.
Let’s be real, probably not. I mean, I didn’t really know A7X’s earlier stuff back when I first started listening to them, shortly after City of Evil dropped, and I was huge into them back in the day. As I’ve grown up a bit Avenged Sevenfold and I’ve drifted slowly apart, like something out a crappy romance story. After I, *ahem*, acquired their entire discography I was able to listen to all of it with a more objective ear, if you will. After much deliberation this track (tracks, technically: I Won’t See You Tonight is broken up into 2 parts on the album) and the album it’s on (Waking The Fallen) are by far A7X’s greatest work.
Yeah, I’m going back to what I affectionately call ‘high school music.’ I was bingeing on pop-punk for a little bit (Angels and Airwaves, anyone?), but now it’s post hardcore. If I could’ve formed a band in high school it would probably sound something like these next couple songs.
Memphis May Fire:
We Came As Romans:
And when exams are worth upwards of 25% of your final grade, and you have 3 of them per semester in five different classes, this is no laughing matter. Basically what I’m saying is I’m pretty busy. So here’s another cop-out music post. It’s the song I’m listening to basically on repeat while I try to teach myself French, or, as I would say, je m’enseigne la francais.