Peaer: Peaer

A chicken nugget in one hand and my other on the keyboard, I’m listening to Peaer’s self-titled album. The whole time felt like when you’re hanging out with that one friend who is a constant Debbie Downer, but has like one funny thing to say. Not a record I could find myself listening to on a daily basis, but definitely for those who find themselves looking for the vinyl pleasures of Tigers Jaw, and going to catch Seahaven live.

Know those coming of age films set in the Middle of Nowhere, USA? The soundtracks to those live for songs like “Pink Spit.” Or at least that’s what I envisioned when it started to play. The sad spirits continued to rise as that trippy alternative rock came through in a new, modern way via “Cliff Song” and “Third Law.” “Karma Police” anyone? As things continued to progress, I was not feeling it on a personal level until “Sick” came into play. On some level, we can all relate to the simple line, “Sick of being tired of myself.” We all get down on ourselves at some point in our lives and after awhile, it can get not only frustrating but down right embarrassing. So of course you’d get tired of feeling low about who you are. Another song for the downtrodden, but a more universal appeal.

As the last nugget is consumed, so ends my time with Peaer. Not a record I’d place in my heart, but one I’m glad to share because there are people out there who’d find this sorrow sounding album a delight. If you’re a fan of Pedro The Lion and again, Seahaven – make sure to check out Peaer, out September 30 on Tiny Engines.

#FBF: Ashlee in an Alley

Listening to Ashlee Simpson today, I’m not sure why I ever paid to see her perform. She’s not the greatest singer but at the time I L-O-L-O-Loved this girl. So when she was going to be on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as just a guest – me and a friend thought it wise to brave the cold to stand in the wind tunnel that is the alley behind the talk show’s studio to try and meet her. Thankfully the cold made is so no one else was there and it was like our own personal meet and greet. The year escapes me but it was when she was with the guy from Fall Out Boy but before he knocked her up and they got married. Time aside, unlike Billy from Good Charlotte – this girl was a doll.

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GML: Chili Time

All I want is like five more hours in the day so I can get all these damn assignments done. With that, let’s get right to it! Madeira will drop her debut EP tomorrow night and with that she’ll play in LA at The Satellite. It should be a great show filled with new music excitement. You can check out the poster below for more dates from her. After that we have a couple of tours kicking right around the same time in November. Jim James will spend a month on the road, heading from Boston to New Orleans while The Bouncing Souls will also be tackling the US during that time.  Finally, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will – yes, they are about 80 and still going strong – embark on a new tour this coming January and won’t stop until mid-March. Now while I try and figure out how I’m going to get all my assignments done, you check out this week’s video picks!

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