Young the Giant, “It’s About Time”

November 5, 2013 at Three Links

Catching up on a little backlog of things I’ve been up to the past few months. Last month, I had the privilege of seeing Young the Giant play an album preview show at an itty bitty bar called Three Links in Deep Ellum here in Dallas. For a frame of reference, the last time I saw them play was on a huge stage at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011 in a crowd of like 10,000 people. The capacity of this bar was maybe 200, and I was about a foot from the stage. Surreal.

YTG is one of my favorite bands, and their first album is one of those I never get tired of. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see them and I can’t wait for their new album to drop in just a few weeks. 

music:

THE #MUSIC EDITORS’ TOP ALBUMS OF 2013

This panel of bloggers, musicians and industry experts have been picking out the best in music all year. We asked them to list their favs. 

Do you agree, disagree? Take the users’ poll here

1. Kanye West – Yeezus
2. Disclosure – Settle
3. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
4. Drake – Nothing Was The Same
5. HAIM – Days Are Gone
6. Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
7. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
8. Beyoncé – Beyoncé
9. Danny Brown – Old
10. Savages – Silence Yourself
11. The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
12. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
13. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
14. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
15. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
16. Jagwar Ma – Howlin
17. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
18. Lorde – Pure Heroine
19. A$AP Rocky – LONG.LIVE.A$AP
20. Arctic Monkeys – AM
21. Deafheaven – Sunbather

GIFs by Matthias Brown.

This is a pretty good list. 

oneweekoneband:

I structured this week very deliberately, to highlight Britney’s evolution, to bring up resonances and overlaps and crucial shifts, and you can of course read it straight through; but I think the posts stand on their own as well. The songs certainly do. Compiled in one place, our journey through the work, the life, the magic of the legendary Miss Britney Spears:
Prelude
Early Britney: Not That Innocent
…Baby One More Time - give me a sign
"Then they see the video and it’s like — fuck!"
"Everyone’s been doing e-mails."
Born To Make You Happy - a statement of terms
My loneliness ain’t killing me no more.
Oops!…I Did It Again - not innocent, not sorry
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - I’ve got my own identity
Lucky - this is a story
Bye-bye, sweetheart
Britney On The Dance Floor
Slave 4 U - just listen
Me Against The Music - grab a partner, take it down
(I Got That) Boom-Boom - I see you looking
Do Somethin’ - some kind of freak/got what you need
Gimme More - DANGER DANGER DANGER DANGER
Circus - all eyes on me in the center of the ring
Till the World Ends - see the sunlight
Chillin’ With You - I danced so much till I was tired
Visions of the dance floor
Britney And The Cameras
Overprotected - you’re gonna learn to see from my perspective
What does it mean to play with a fire you have never touched?
Brave New Girl - curiosity is hunger; to see is to devour
I Am The American Dream
My Prerogative - [drives a car into a pool]
A celebrity is not a people; no more Britney Spears jokes.
OMG Is Like Lindsay Lohan Like Okay Like
Piece of Me - I mean, please
Kill The Lights - you still listen, I don’t have to
I Wanna Go - I like dreams. And seashells.
Britney And Love, Britney In Love
Cinderella - I don’t believe in fairy tales
Anticipating - this is our song they’re playing
Touch Of My Hand - I’ll teach myself to fly
"It’s a reality we have, aaand… yeah. Okay."
Everytime - who are they these secular saints?
Toy Soldier - is that her?
Why Should I Be Sad? - they couldn’t believe I did it
Womanizer - I got your crazy
Unusual You - sweet surprise I could get used to
Inside Out - gotta look my best if we’re gonna break up
Passenger - we’ll see more without a map
Now That I Found You - all my life I’ve waited
This has been a thrill and a trip and a joy, the best way to close out my year. Unspeakable thanks to Hendrik for the opportunity and the patience with my lag; to all of you for reading along; and to Britney, to quote Max Martin quoting ABBA — thank you for the music.

oneweekoneband:

I structured this week very deliberately, to highlight Britney’s evolution, to bring up resonances and overlaps and crucial shifts, and you can of course read it straight through; but I think the posts stand on their own as well. The songs certainly do. Compiled in one place, our journey through the work, the life, the magic of the legendary Miss Britney Spears:

Early Britney: Not That Innocent

Britney On The Dance Floor

Britney And The Cameras

Britney And Love, Britney In Love

This has been a thrill and a trip and a joy, the best way to close out my year. Unspeakable thanks to Hendrik for the opportunity and the patience with my lag; to all of you for reading along; and to Britney, to quote Max Martin quoting ABBA — thank you for the music.

New Cold War Kids is a solid album. I think its much better than all of their previous, collectively. — Asked by vstr

I will have to check it out! I feel about them kind of the same way I felt about Vampire Weekend before Modern Vampires — a few good songs but nothing that really grabbed me. Always open to having my mind changed!

I’ve never been the world’s biggest fan of Vampire Weekend, so when their new album came out earlier this year, I didn’t pay much attention. Then I heard “Unbelievers” accidentally on the radio a few weeks ago.

I was so wrong. Late adopter mea culpa — this might be my favorite album of 2013. Maybe tied with HAIM’s Days Are Gone. Can’t stop listening.

(Related note: I guess now I’ll be paying attention to any album producer Ariel Rechtshaid works on going forward.)

youngthegiant:

Our new single ‘It’s About Time’ from our upcoming album Mind Over Matter is available now on iTunes. Check out the music video above.

YESYESYESYESYESYES

youngthegiant:

#itsabouttime 10.28 www.youngthegiant.com

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youngthegiant:

#itsabouttime 10.28 www.youngthegiant.com

!!!

aclfestival:

HAIM during Weekend One of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013. Photo by Nick Simonite.

*Rebecca was here* :)

aclfestival:

HAIM during Weekend One of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013. Photo by Nick Simonite.

*Rebecca was here* :)

billboard:

Check out some great shots taken at Abbey Road Studios from Paul McCartney’s 'NEW' album sessions taken by his daughter Mary McCartney!