Monday, November 2, 2009

Regular Girl Celebrity Dreams


90210 (prod. by Mark Ronson)- Wale

Ellie Goulding

You look at me it's like you hit me with lightning
Sweet as hell you might close your eyes and possibly guess Lykke Li and Marina & the Diamonds, but Ellie Goulding is as original as a female musician gets. Struggling in this overrated music pool to the verge of overridden music sensibilities, the point is she's getting her message across so remember the name folks. Ellie Goulding is gearing for the release of her debut album and she just released her first music video for single Under The Sheets.

Starry Eyed
Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix/ Passionpit Cover)
Wish I Stayed (feat. Frankmusik)
Under the Sheets
The Wolves (Bon Iver Cover)
Black and Gold (Sam Sparrow Cover)


Monday, September 28, 2009

My Love Should Be Illegal

Photobucket~Tim Walker

Revolver- Madonna feat. Lil Wayne

The Pierces

Make love with the lights on baby, tell me what you see
Clear the bed to lie on darlin', make a mess of me
The Pierces are singer-songwriters sisters Allison and Catherine based in New York City. Former ballerinas turned songstresses, they released their self-titled debut in 2000 with Epic but was met with lukewarm reception. 0pening a week’s worth of shows for Albert Hammond Jr. in November 2006 greeted the girls with much more enthusiastic reception.

With a psychedelic indie and folk sound, the sisters are compared over the years to Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, the Indigo Girls and Sheryl Crow. When asked how they would want others to describe their music, the girls responded, "like a fever induced, gypsy dream that you have after drinking too much red wine while listening to a cabaret singer in a southern speakeasy that is run by witches".

Kill! Kill! Kill!
Lights On
Boy in a Rock and Roll Band


Thursday, June 4, 2009


When I walked through the door my wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes did soar, I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand and I saw the telegram
Said that I was a brave, brave man, but that I was dead
As Ive mentioned before, MDA (Must Discover Artists) doesn't make other artists solely featured here any less adept to music or less suitable of acknowledgment per se but only to widen each eargasm experience by delivering what's currently hot and full of buzz out there while filtering sleazy from superior. After 4 reeling months Metaphor brings back to you her well-preserved post as being away from the interweb cause me an overflowing list of news-worthy artists in my desktop.




Django guitar, windy street swing; music for both art directors and for your mother. Well-known in Sweden, but unheard of elsewhere, they fold together elements of 1930’s big band swing, roma swing and rhythm & blues, then drop hiphop vocals on top for some serious energetic firepower.

"Swing For Hyresgastforeningen"

YACHT (Young Americans Challenging High Technology)


Jonathan Warren Bechtolt (born December 2, 1980), performing under the name Jona Bechtolt, is an electronic musician and multimedia artist based in Portland, Oregon, United States. He is a former member of The Blow, and has released solo records under the name YACHT since 2003.

"Psychic City"

Grizzly Bear


Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Grizzly Bear are a four piece psychedelic/experimental band. Grizzly Bear’s music is seductive and intimate, deep with hazy-eyed choruses, whistles, piano, banjo, and several woodwind instruments. In their music, melody and ambiance are necessary complements.

"All We Ask"
"Two Weeks"
"Southern Point"
"Fine For Now"

Fibes, Oh Fibes!


Fibes, Oh Fibes!, a swedish six piece band hailing from the town of Gothenburg on the Swedish westcoast. They play piano-heavy pop with influences by american westcoast rock, adult oriented rock, the slick production of disco-era fleetwood mac and blue eyed soul.

"Love Child"
"Get Up"

Pony Pony Run Run


Pony Pony Run Run is a french power pop band formed in Nantes, FR and Angers, FR with original members; G for guitar and lead voice, A for bass ,T for Synth, S for guitar and back vocals and F for drums. Neat isnt it? But Pony Pony Run Run is not just another electro-pop band, no, that also would be too easy. Pony Pony Run Run is just a damn good pop band from this new easy and unselfconscious generation.
Their first album is coming out on June 15th 2009 in France on their label 3ème Bureau featuring the single “Hey you”.

"Hey You"
"Hey You" (sayCet Remix)
"Hey You" (PPRR Dance Remix)

Iron and Wine


Iron & Wine is the stage and recording name of folk rock singer-songwriter Sam Beam. The name Iron & Wine is taken from a dietary supplement named “Beef Iron & Wine” that he found in a general store while shooting a film. His songs range from in-depth literate narratives to love songs, and have helped to usher in a new generation of folk-pop singer/songwriters.

"The Trapeze Swinger"
"Love Vigilantes"
"Peng! 33"
"Belated Promise Ring"

Company of Thieves


An indie rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2007, Company of Thieves are erudite without being pretentious, hooky without being saccharine, and plainly dedicated to its ideals.

"Oscar Wilde"



Phoenix started during their childhood by Thomas Mars, Deck D’Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz in the affluent suburb of Versailles, in the same culture that produced late-’90s bands such as Air and Daft Punk. The band employs traditional and electronic instruments, ranging from a recorder to a laptop, and all four members contribute vocals. And yes, and hypemachine already overyhped this band along with the blogosphere.


Marina & The Diamonds


With a self-desciption of "Im Marina, you are the diamonds", Marina & The Diamonds with one look and first listen would be instantly associated between the spectra of La Roux of Little Boots. There's the right amount of innovative panache coupled with wonderful musical pieces.

"Mowgli's Road"
"I Am Not A Robot (The Shoes Remix)"


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lead by the Nose

If only it was only me now.
This is certainly a rare post as Ive never featured shows and web projects here before. But I'm glad to make an exception as Im fairly late with this discovery.



I hopped on a KT Tunstall's video on the youtube recently and it lead me to her sessions with Daryl and John (Hall & Oates). Her sessions included of Daryl Hall, John Oates & co. and Tunstall's reworked versions of "Black Horse and A Cherry Tree", "If Only", "Out of Touch", "Kiss on My List" , Bonnie Raitt's "Lets Give Them Something To Talk About" and along others. After an hour of watching these mind-blowing versions around the channel, I proceeded to the root of my moments of insanity which was LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE.

How have I not known about this before??!!

Basically LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE is Daryl Hall and John Oates' (pop music duo in 1970s and 1980s) monthly performance webcast of playing music with his friends at his house and putting it up on the Internet. It is/was(?) an online sensation and I couldn't agree more after sauntering along the website. So far the show has had appearances by U.K. singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, Kevin Rudolf, Eric Hutchinson, and Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy, a longtime Hall fan, as well as a holiday special featuring songs from the Daryl Hall and John Oates release, Home for Christmas. The show recently also featured guests Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger of The Doors and the list goes on.

Daryl and John are already both in their 60's yet they definitely can still knock my socks off. I really do think that this is a very very very wonderful and unique way for artists/musicians for proving their virtuoso talents in their art. Because sometimes media frenzy can generally change a lot of how people perceive musicians and their material. P-Thugg and Dave 1 of Chromeo even rock out superbly "No Can Do", a Hall & Oates' original. Now what does that say about their musical limits? And this also refers to Daryl and John taking on mainstream pieces such as "Tenderoni" and "Let It Rock" beautifully. LFDH has been been praised by such varied publications as Rolling Stone, Daily Variety, Yahoo and the influential Lefsetz Letter.

Along with today's mix are artists one way or another featured on LFDH.
Hall & Oates- "Kiss on my List"
Company of Thieves- "Oscar Wilde"
Company of Thieves- "Pressure"
(LFDH also introduced me to Company of Thieves!)
KT Tunstall- "I Dont Want You Now"
Bonnie Rait- "Lets Give Them Something to Talk About"
Chromeo- Call Me Up (Banana Dynamite Remix)
(Chromeo is truly amazing)
Eric Hutchinson- "Oh"

I couldn't stress out more my love for this webcast. As a proof, heres a video of Chromeo's Tenderoni session (fast forward to 2:25) from LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE for verification of this webcast' greatness. Some videos can be found in their channel but for complete and archival sessions, the website is the best way to go. Happy watching.
:) :) ;)


Friday, May 29, 2009

The Sounds

You know its hurts so bad just like I knew that it would,
But I'd do it again, do it again if I could.
This is another band Ive been meaning to bring up even before the mini-hiatus of this blog. The Sounds is a Swedish New Wave band with influences of punk and pop/Synth-pop. They somehow reminds me of The Clicks in retrospect with bands also such as Roxette and Ace of Base. +/-

The Sounds
is about to release their new album "Crossing the Rubicon" this 2nd of June. They are set also to play series headlining No Doubt as part of the latter's Summer Tour 2009. Proceed to their page for additional details.

4 Songs and a Fight (Crossing the Rubicon)
No One Sleeps When Im Awake (Crossing the Rubicon)
My Lover (Crossing the Rubicon)
Rock and Roll (Living in America)
Tony the Beat (Dying to Say This to You)
Painted by Numbers (Dying to Say This to You)


In some manner their songs have formula that got enough drums and bass along with the resonating vocals for one to keep going. Just pulsating and stellar, and I couldn't wait for them to release new stuff as of now I have been loving the songs from their upcoming new album.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gossip Girl Music Season 2 Episodes 15-25

As a continuation to the first part...,

15: Gone With The Will
Franz Ferdinand - "No You Girls"
The Faint - "Mirror Error"

16: You've Got Yale!
Greycoats- "Watchman, What is Left Of The Night?"
Dan Crey Trio- "If You Could See Me Now"
We Fell To Earth- "The Double"
Cold War Kids- "Mexican Dogs"
P.O.D.- If You Could See Me Now"
Cold War Kids -"Against Privacy"

17: Carnal Knowledge
Light FM - "Black Magic Marker" - "It's a New Day"
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to Inform You)"
The Dandy Warhols - "Mission Control"
Jessica Lea Mayfield - "Kiss Me Again"
Brighton, MA - "Bet You Never Thought"

18: The Age of Dissonance
Razorlight - "North London Trash"
The New Monarchs - "Kiss Me At the Gate"
Siouxsie and The Banshees - "Hong Kong Garden"

19: The Grandfather
MGMT - "Kids"
Home Video - "I Can Make You Feel It"
One Silver Astronaut - "Band-aid for a Fracture"
Vienne- "Be Alright"

20: Remains of the J
Lady GaGa - "Money Honey"
The Dears - "Lights Off"
The Handcuffs - "Baby Boombox"
Heartsrevolution - "Dance Till Dawn"
Alana D- "Break It Down"

21: Seder Anything
Bjarte Engeset & Malmo Symphony Orchestra - "Anitras Dans (Anitra's Dance)
Stellastarr - "Graffiti Eyes"
Gotan Project & Sarah Vaughan - "Whatever Lola Wants"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Runaway"
Miss Eighty6 - "Inside Outside"
Dinah Washington - "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?"
Flo Rida - "Right Round"

22: A Southern Gentleman Prefers Blondes
Anya Marina - "Waters of March"
Coconut Records - "Is This Sound Okay?"
Xu Xu Fang - "Your Way"
The Kills - "U.R.A. Fever"

23: The Wrath of Con
Say Hi - "Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh"
Gotye - "Heart's a Mess"

24: Valley Girls
Fountains of Wayne - "Prom Theme"
The English Beat - "Mirror In the Bathroom"
Missing Persons - "Destination Unknown"
Huey Lewis and the News - "I Want a New Drug"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
No Doubt - "Stand And Deliver"
New Order - "Blue Monday"
Men Without Hats - "The Safety Dance"
Depeche Mode - "Just Can't Get Enough" (duh!)
Freur - "Doot Doot"

25: The Goodbye Gossip Girl
Shiny Toy Guns - "Season of Love"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero"
Hotpipes - "The Future Is Where We Belong"
Say Hi - "The Stars Just Blink for Us"
The Handcuffs - "I Just Wanna' Be Free, Man"
Brighton, MA - "Bet You Never Thought"
Say Hi - "November Was White, December Was Grey"
Coconut Records - "The Summer"



Will you meet me in the middle, will you meet me in the air?
Will you love me just a little, just enough to show you care?
Someone told me that rock stars can sing anything. America for example does that exquisitely. Back when the rock revolution was just given birth in the pop culture, and new wave or heavy metal music was a mother's version of evil, America became popular with their light/folk take on rock music. America is best known for their songs, “A Horse With No Name” and “Sister Golden Hair". Not really a favorite of critics (remember The Beatles?), but they somehow crawled their way and still continually doing so with their exceptionally successful and commercially selling singles and albums. +/-

This is coming from somebody who was born two decades after so you really don't have to believe me. You know how it goes, listen and decide. Just a reminder, vinyls and cds would be more convenient if ever you'll like them.

Sister Golden Hair
Ventura Highway
A Horse With No Name
Tin Man


A Message

The clock keeps ticking and my thoughts are streaming.
These five months have been excessively busy for me and it was not a no-brainer if I should continue tending this blog. In the first place, I never intended for this blog to be as updated as possible. Honestly, I think I put up this as a form of a creative release and a way of looking for people who appreciate music the way I do. So, for the next weeks, months and hopefully years, yours truly will post only random entries and feature bands or singers that necessarily wouldn't be up-to-date with the current music fiasco. One thing's for sure, craptastic sound would be generally filtered as entries would be minimize. I wouldnt necessary promote bands or labels and Metaphor might become my own personal journal. Now I know this isn't any good news but be sure to check out other amazing blogs if you like to stick around to a more all-around and active blog such as Popsense, Persona Sauna, Pretty Much Amazing, TSURURADIO, Pasta Primavera, WAWSTF and Pigeons and Planes.

Thank you for all the support. This blog would be forever grateful. BBS!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Depeche Mode Upcoming New Album


Depeche Mode, one of the longest-lived, most successful and influential bands to have emerged from the New Wave era just announce details for their upcoming new album, Sounds Of The Universe and its tracklisting as well.+/-


1.In Chains
2.Hole To Feed
4.Fragile Tension
5.Little Soul
6.In Sympathy
8.Come Back
11.Miles Away'/'The Truth Is

This 12th studio album release is slated for April 20 and will be preceded by a single, Wrong on April 6.

Déjà vu again.


Website// Myspace//

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sufjan Stevens- You Are The Blood


This track is included in the Dark Was The Night compilation. Along with the other tracks in the ace compilation, You Are The Blood is a cover (Castanets). Laden with thumping electronic beats and hypnotic lyrical intones in between, this 10-minute song is not your usual Sufjan Stevens piece. If you want to listen to other tracks, just visit Dark Was The Night myspace. As mentioned before, each track will be release/stream for a day. Get a move on.

You Are The Blood by Sufjan Stevens

Website// Myspace

New Lily Allen Its Not Me, Its You Tracks

All she wants is a boyfriend
She gets one-night stands

He Wasn't There
Kabul Shit
Fag Hag
Straight to Hell

I dont want to spoil Its Not Me, Its You but alas five great tracks are available for download right now. These songs remind me why I hold on so much to Lily Allen. Basing on the new leaks, Its Not Me, Its You is a definitive album on my list. Be sure to watch its release on Feb 9.

Website// Myspace

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Rakes' New Album

Another inbox love here (I should spend more time on my inbox, perhaps).
We didnt have no where to go
Waiting for the daylight to begin
Singer, save our secular souls
How can you have hope with no God?

The Rakes are a four piece indie rock band hailing from London. Releasing their debut album Capture/Release in 2005, The Rakes were the talk of the Reading and Leeds Festival after joining forces with Indie elites such as Bloc Party and Maxïmo Park in the NME Tent.

The Rakes acquires that "sonsie" sound coupled with humorous lyrics. As well as famous for their fashion sense, this band also is associated with their songs capturing the working life, mundane routines and escapism.

We Danced Together
The World Was a Mess but His Hair Was Perfect

The Rakes will release their third album 'KLANG' on March 23. The first single, The Light From Your Mac is a stumper.


1.You're In It
2.That's The Reason
3.The Loneliness Of The Outdoor Smoker
4.Bitchin' in the Kitchin'
5.The Woes Of The Working Woman
8.The Light From Your Mac
9.Muller's Ratchet
10.The Final Hill
11.Never Get Married

The single '1989' will be released one week earlier on March 16.

website// myspace

Dave Wrangler- Black & Tan DJ Mix + TVOTR Refits


Mr. Dave Wrangler dropped this mix to my inbox...+/-

A big thank you to everyone who reviewed and/or posted my Animal Collective - My Girls Remix - it's everywhere! haha For you DJ's out there, I've included the 320K version of the track that was on my Byte.FM DJ mix. I had posted the mix from the radio show on my website- then decided to just put up the full, unedited mix of the "Black & Tan DJ Mix."
Black & Tan DJ Mix


1. Notorious B.I.G. vs. Peter Bjorn & John - Party & Bullshit (Dave Wrangler Remix)
2. Nas - I Can (Dave Wrangler Remix)
3. Pharcyde vs Ghostland Observatory - Passin' Me By (Dave Wrangler Remix)
4. Notorious B.I.G. Vs. Ghostland Observatory - Nasty Boy (Dave Wrangler Remix)
5. Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (Hot Chip Remix)
6. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong
7. TV on the Radio - Golden Age
8. Kid Sister feat. David Banner - Family Reunion
9. The Astroids Galaxy Tour - Around The Bend
10.Pase Rock - So Fuckin' Disco Blend
11.Greenskeepers - Fingerblasting
12.Ludacris vs Hercules & Love Affair - Stand Up (Dave Wrangler Remix)
13.Animal Collective - My Girls (Dave Wrangler Remix)
14.MGMT – Kids
15.Estelle – American Boy (Nadastrom Remix)
16.Dances With White Girls - Everybody's Got To Make A Living
17.Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade (DJ Kue Remix)
18.Britney Spears vs Digitalism - Womanizer Dub (Dave Wrangler Remix)
19.Britney Spears - Circus (BitchSLAPhappy's 3 Ring Circus Remix)
20.YO Majesty - Don't Let Go (Photomachine Bounce Remix)
21.Rick Ross – Hustlin' (DJ Lobsterdust Remix)
22.M.I.A. – Boyz (DiscoTech Remix)
23.Playdoe – It's That Beat
24.The Prodigy - Omen

... and along some goodies from Dave Wrangler lab.

2pac vs. TV on the Radio - Me Against The World (Dave Wrangler Metal Radio Remix)
TVOTR - Staring At The Sun (Dave Wrangler Conscience Clear Remix)


Drake- Unstoppable Remix Prod. by Diplo


Unstoppable Remix prod. by Diplo (ft. Santogold & Lil' Wayne) by Drake


Monday, January 19, 2009

Animal Collective and Remixes/Mash-ups

I don't mean to seem like I care about material things like a social status
I just want four walls and adobe slabs for my girls

I am yet to listen to Merriweather Post Pavilion therefore I cannot wager others impressions on Animal Collective. The album had emerge before Christmas 2008 to the world, so unless you're an absolute skeptic and nonconformist listener or just sheds away from popular fads, its really impossible not to be influence by opinions and reviews stating what a "masterpiece" this album is. Hopefully, I can generate my own and catch up with the huss and buzz soon.

Below are remixes floating on the blogosphere and on my inbox. There is not really that many to choose from. Perhaps the DJ's are afraid to touch MPP? Anyhow, remixes like these have been known to jumpstart careers of enthusiast DJs. What are they waiting for?

Your Love, My Girls (Frankie Knuckles Mashup/Remix)
My Girls (Dave Wrangler Remix)
My Girls (Mexicans with Guns Remix)

In the Flowers- Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino, 2009)
Little Bird (Animal Collective Remix) by Goldfrapp

My Girls (Coachella 2008) by Animal Collective

Myspace// Website// Amazon

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ben Gibbard & Feist = Train Song (Dark Was The Night)


Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Feist lend their voices for Vashti Bunyan's "Train Song" which is included to Dark Was The Night, a charity compilation produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National with 32 exclusive tracks from some indie royalty.+/-

Some of these royalties are Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, The National, Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Blonde Redhead and ya-da-ya-da.

Each track of the compilation will be release for a day from January 15 through February 1 on the artists and Dark Was the Night’s Myspace.

If all songs are as close as being soothing, unpredictable or even decent as this cover, then this compilation is a sure treat for indie lovers. It doesn't hurt either to spare a few bucks for good intentions.

Train Song (Vashti Bunyan cover) by Feist & Ben Gibbard



1. “Knotty Pine” - Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2. “Cello Song” - The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3. “Train Song” - Feist and Ben Gibbard
4. “Brackett, WI” - Bon Iver
5. “Deep Blue Sea” - Grizzly Bear
6. “So Far Around The Bend” - The National
7. “Tightrope” - Yeasayer
8. “Feeling Good” - My Brightest Diamond
9. “Dark Was The Night” - Kronos Quartet
10. “I Was Young When I Left Home” - Antony with Bryce Dessner
11. “Big Red Machine” - Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12. “Sleepless” - The Decemberists
13. “Stolen Houses (Die)” - Iron & Wine
14. “Service Bell” - Grizzly Bear + Feist
15. “You Are The Blood” - Sufjan Stevens

1. “Well-Alright” - Spoon
2. “Lenin” - Arcade Fire
3. “Mimizan” - Beirut
4. “El Caporal” - My Morning Jacket
5. “Inspiration Information” - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
6. “With A Girl Like You” - Dave Sitek
7. “Blood Pt. 2″ - Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8. “Hey, Snow White” - The New Pornographers
9. “Gentle Hour” - Yo La Tengo
10. “Amazing Grace” - Cat Power
11. “Happiness” - Riceboy Sleeps
12. “Another Saturday” - Stuart Murdoch
13. “The Giant Of Illinois” - Andrew Bird
14. “Lua” - Conor Oberst with Gillian Welch
15. “When The Road Runs Out” - Blonde Redhead & Devastations
16. “Love Vs. Porn” - Kevin Drew

Thanks indiemuse.

Feist official website// Myspace
Death Cab for Cutie official website// myspace



Kutiman draws influences from afro-beat, psychedelic rock, funk and reggae but in different way than most disciples of Fela and Mr.Brown have done before him. +/-

An impulsive writer and artist, Kutiman tries not to be intelligent with his pieces. Now you may wonder what this means. He plays according to what he feels in that moment, shedding all inhibitons and letting art blend itself together.

The result is a spirited and texturally rich mix of psychedelic soul and Afro-funk, with slippery grooves and snapping beats. His music is not for everybody but if youre in for a genre-swapping listening, Kutiman is a must for your playlist.

No Groove Where I Come From (feat. Elran Dekel)
Trumpet Woman (feat. Karolina)

Music Is Ruling My World

Myspace// Amazon

Hold Time

This picture says a lot of things, I like it.

I'm a big fan of She & Him. Zooey is just downright pasty. And Ward, well, plays guitar and does his thing.+/-

M. Ward will be releasing his album, Hold Time this February 17th. Never Had Nobody Like You, with backing vocals of Zooey Deschanel is available for download via Merge Records.

Pre-order here.

Hold Time Track Listing

1. For Beginners
2. Never Had Nobody Like You
3. Jailbird
4. Hold Time
5. Rave On
6. To Save Me
7. One Hundred Million Years
8. Stars Of Leo
9. Fisher Of Men
10. Oh Lonesome Me
11. Epistemology
12. Blake's View
13. Shangri-La
14. Outro

Official Website// Myspace// Merge Records