It’s Fall, and Fall is somewhat synonymous with television. New series are starting up for the first time, old beloved series are picking right back up where they left off, and some series that have over-stayed their welcome are still sticking around to push us even further over the edge. In any case, every show has a theme song, and here are some of our all time faves:
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The Whole Love
Over the years I have made an affirmative effort to try to get into certain bands or albums that my friends have raved about. These efforts have been met with varying degrees of success. While inorganically force-feeding myself a certain album or band is not the ideal way to begin to enjoy a band, I have learned that it sometimes leads to rewarding results. Due to my efforts, I fell in love with early Kings of Leon (which has led to crippling disappointment in their more recent work). I also have been able to enjoy a fair amount of Radiohead (when Thom Yorke’s voice is not sodomizing a track).
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Santa Barbara Bowl
Santa Barbara, CA
One of the best things about Conor Oberst is his unpredictability, and when I say this, I mean this in almost every facet of his music. In just the past three years alone, Conor has played tours and recorded albums with three different bands, taken on many different genres of music, all while also being on some highest of the highs, and lowest of the lows of his career. One thing that you can always seem to predict, however, is the high quality of his music.
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In the Grace of Your Love
Spiritually uplifting indie dance music? Weird…
That was my reaction as well on first listen of In the Grace of Your Love, NYC dance-punk outfit The Rapture’s fourth album and first following a five year hiatus, but The Rapture actually make the mix fit like a glove. Following 2006’s commercially viable Pieces of the People We Love, front man Luke Jenner had an eventful half-decade; becoming a father, losing bassist Matt Safer from his band, and far worse, losing his mother to suicide. From these experiences, Jenner converted to Catholicism, and the lyrics on In the Grace of Your Love reflect this conversion and his experiences, reaching out to God to make sense of things, showcasing candid frustration but also devoted praise.
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Well, we are just about two weeks into this whole LxL thing, so on behalf of Wes, Todd, and me I would like to thank anyone who finds our work interesting enough to read. We are enjoying the whole process of seeing what works, what needs work, and what should have been a stain on the sheets instead of a fully formed idea. Nevertheless, thanks for the patience.
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Are you at the Pizza Hut? Are you at the Taco Bell? Or perhaps, the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell? Can white people go outside without getting a disease? Have Glenn Beck, LL Cool J, or Toby Keith“ sat down yet” … man? These are all questions the Brooklyn-based rap duo (trio when you include the hype man) Das Racist has addressed and answered for us in the past. I can’t express to just how much I have appreciated these issues being resolved.
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5/6ths of the contingency here at LxL are diehard Radiohead fans (with 4/6ths of that being full endorsements from Todd and I, and just 1/6th additionally for Austin since only half of Radiohead’s music agrees with him).
But with the majority of us being all about Radiohead, we were excited to see tons of new Radiohead news.
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