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Bricklayer

Don't Make Me Use The Bat
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#31
Presumed first album drop. The Velvet Queen with shades of Fever and Amy Winehouse.

After Year #1375 of losing basketball, you guys need this song's message anyway:


Oh you know a lot of bitterness
There is nothing to do about it
Life should be
Life should be
Lived with hope

Oh you know a lot of bitterness
There is nothing to do about it
Don’t give up
Don’t give up
Cause it’s right in front of your eyes

Seventh heaven on my shoulders falls heavy
Sometimes I feel all my dreams are slowly fading
I see myself in the mirror I wanna love the person looking back at me
Seventh heaven on my shoulders falls heavy

Sometimes I wanna be powerful, gotta find the strength within me
Sometimes you look for miracle but there’s nothing in you
Sometimes you have to let go and get lost in the moment
Sometimes you wanna be careless and let go of sadness

Seventh heaven on my shoulders falls heavy
Sometimes I feel all my dreams are slowly fading
I see myself in the mirror I wanna love the person looking back at me
Seventh heaven on my shoulders falls heavy

Seventh heaven oh oh oh
Seventh heaven oh oh oh
Seventh heaven oh oh oh
Seventh heaven

Oh you know a lot of bitterness there is nothing to do about it
Life should be
LIfe should be
Lived with hope
 
#34
Hum were a significant 90's band within alternative metal/post-hardcore circles. They kind of bridged the gaps between fellow noisemakers like Failure and the "midwest emo" scene of contemporaries like Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate (neither of whom were actually from the midwest, funnily enough).

Last year Hum surprise-released their first new album since 1998. It's titled Inlet, and it was among my favorite records of 2020. It's been in heavy rotation for me recently. There's just something oddly romantic about the way they marry the pummeling, monolithic squall of their guitar sound with quieter, more introspective and genuinely pretty moments that practically twinkle in a way that suggests inner lives spent pondering the night sky. It's obvious why other luminaries of loud/quiet dynamics like Deftones and Nothing were so influenced by Hum.


 
#35
Hum were a significant 90's band within alternative metal/post-hardcore circles. They kind of bridged the gaps between fellow noisemakers like Failure and the "midwest emo" scene of contemporaries like Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate (neither of whom were actually from the midwest, funnily enough).

Last year Hum surprise-released their first new album since 1998. It's titled Inlet, and it was among my favorite records of 2020. It's been in heavy rotation for me recently. There's just something oddly romantic about the way they marry the pummeling, monolithic squall of their guitar sound with quieter, more introspective and genuinely pretty moments that practically twinkle in a way that suggests inner lives spent pondering the night sky. It's obvious why other luminaries of loud/quiet dynamics like Deftones and Nothing were so influenced by Hum.


Oh wow, Hum is back? That's cool! Their You'd Prefer an Astronaut album is pretty much my reference manual for how to record guitars. :)