Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Killer's 3rd Slated for November

TMI has gotten wind that The Killers are liking November for releasing their third album. According to Rolling Stone, the band is working with Stuart Price, the producer largely responsible for Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor. Ew. Anyway, that's about the extent of the album or track titles yet, but you've got to know that as soon as they hit, TMI's going to be all over it like synth on Hot Fuss. Stay Tuned.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Notes From the Brink of Destruction

While this horse is both dead and beaten, I did think this scary little chart from Rolling Stone was worth posting. In reality, there's little mystery left in the future (or lack thereof) of the CD. Enjoy this graph. 

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mélee on Twisted Ear

Happy Monday, folks. I had the pleasure of reviewing Mélee's Devils & Angels again, but for Twisted Ear this time. Seven months later and I'm still madly in love with this album. Check out my original review here and the new one here.  As always, stay tuned. Apparently "Built to Last" broke the top 20 in the U.K.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Musically Inclined Turns One!

Time sure flies, folks. One year ago today I was plotting a way to write about music on my own terms and for my own enjoyment...and of course put all that opinion out there for other folks to read. Considering that the average blog life is six weeks, you could say that I'm more than a bit proud. We started off with a healhy little rant on Live Earth and have since waded through monster album releases, trips to Best Buy, new discoveries, unfortunate discoveries, and the ocassional industry appraisal. It's been great and a lot of fun to watch a tidy group of subscribers form. What's also great is that this well is far from dry and (knock on wood) The Musically Inclined is going to be cruising along for many more years to come. Thanks for reading.

Peace kids,

TMI's Finer Moments
Caught in the Mélee
Best Buy is the Man
The National: Boxer
Finally Got My Hands On...
Jack White Tries to Make Nice with Detroit

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Coldplay Offers Up Extra Track

Bet you thought you wouldn't be hearing much more about Coldplay for a long while. Well, it looks like they're not quite finished with their Viva la Vida blitz just yet. The band put up an extra song called "Death WIll Never Conquer" for download on their website as a thanks to the fans who bought the album and have bought tickets to their upcoming shows.

As for the song, is it worth the download? That depends on how obsessed you are with Coldplay, or just how plain curious. It's just Chris Martin singing along with his piano for about a minute and a half about accepting one's own mortality...or something like that. Nothing too special, but a good will gesture nonetheless.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sesame Street Goes Indie

I saw this on Pitchfork this morning. It appears that Feist is the latest visitor on Sesame Street, performing a version of "1234" to express her undying love of counting and the number 4. The singer dances with the likes of Telly Monster, Zoe Monster (no relation), Elmo, Rosita, and-- you guessed it-- 4 penguins and chickens. What's next, My Morning Jacket playing Mr. Hooper's store? If this keeps up, this generation is going to have really good taste in music.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Jupiter One on Twisted Ear

I've got another review up on Twisted Ear. The band is a Brooklyn based quintet who seem to have not been informed that it's not 1986 any more. Check it out here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Death Cab Made a Video

Indie darlings and TMI favorites, Death Cab for Cutie have added another video to their collection. "Cath..." was released today according to Pitchfork and seemingly the only place I can find it is the MTV web site. In any case it's a simple video, the four band members sitting on the floor of a dressing room mouthing the lyrics-- which looks a bit odd, admittedly-- interspersed with the story of the reluctant, melancholy bride. Very Graduate-esque. Anyway, check it out.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Jack White Tries to Make Nice with Detroit

I've got a soft spot in my heart for Detroit, MI for a number of different reasons. Those reasons on the whole don't matter much, but given their existence, Jack White earned himself a place in my disdain for turning his back on the city which is a good deal responsible for why the White Stripes and subsequently, the Raconteurs are so successful. You can't get that kind of cred or edge from Boise. He went on a bashing spree. It was disgusting and unfair. Honestly, I'm not much in the mood for a rant but I saw that White wrote a poem about Detroit for the Free Press to clear up any misunderstandings about his true feelings. If he loved Detroit so much in the first place, he would not have disparaged it the way he did to any publication that would listen. Unfortunately, the Freep printed it and now the record has been rewritten. It doesn't matter that he violated unsaid codes: you don't talk bad about where you're least not to outsiders, the same way you don't talk bad about your family. Also, you don't kick some(thing) when it's down. No one can pretend that Detroit doesn't have serious problems, but still-- have a heart, dude. Nope, he's sweet talkin' his way back to being a favorite son. Personally, I don't forget easily.

"I think it's just a pathetic city."
-Jack White, August 2003

The Blakes on Twisted Ear

Recently I started writing for a music web site based in the U.K. called Twisted Ear. It's a pretty cool site and I'm happy to say that my first review went up today. I wrote about a band from Seattle called The Blakes...not the greatest album I've ever heard but you can read why here.