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mlarmalade is doing 37 things including…

discover new music

5 cheers


mlarmalade has written 12 entries about this goal

A Band and a Musical

Right now I have a pretty large list of music I’d like to check out at some point. However, one band I think is pretty good so far is “Dirty Pretty Things.” I also went to a community college production of Phantom of the Opera. I wasn’t too excited about it at first, but the music kind of wormed its way into my head, especially “Masquerade.” (Which I know isn’t the show’s highlight or anything, but I’m humming it all the time now.)
Finally, this is entry 12 of the 12 I decided to do, and while this goal is never exactly “done” I think I can certainly mark it off my list. I’ve heard a lot of new music and made trying it out to be more of a habit, which I’m glad about, because it’s a lot of fun! :)

All Time Low

Today I found out something completely horrifying: There is a whole All Time Low album that I have not heard. (I have not documented the extent of my love for this band in my entries, but I am now. Be warned.)
Also in the realm of music I started liking in pursuit of this goal, but never wrote up an entry on, Panic! at the Disco is pretty good(and also, Pretty Odd).
Both of these are considered “pop-punk” if my casual wikipedia research is to be believed. I tried listening to Blink-182 from that point, but for whatever reason I feel the same way about them as I do about Green Day, which I can only describe as uninterested. (Like: “If it’s on, I’ll listen, but if it’s not, that’s cool too.”)

Music From the Buffyverse

Over the summer I pretty much watched every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in like, a month. While this was probably not a fantastic use of my time, there is a lot of music to be heard, particularly on Buffy. New music discovered from my summer BtVS obsession include: the Radio Sunnydale album, the Buffy musical episode, (my middle school listening was a strange mix of musical soundtracks and “post-hardcore” bands that I sort of grew out of…but the showtunes stay) Nerf Herder, Darling Violetta, and branching from Darling Violetta, potentially Rasputina, who I have heard a song of that I like very much, but will have to wait to hear/buy until probably Wednesday when I have more than 30 minutes free time. Good fun. :)

Great Classical

I heard songs by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, The Section Quartet, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, and liked all of them, especially Penguin Cafe Orchestra.


Heard about Sugarcult on tastekid, they’re a recent-ish rock band, although right now they’re on a hiatus or something. I like ‘em!

Falling In Reverse

In middle school I was really into a band called Escape the Fate, whose original vocalist was in prison for a while and lost his spot in Escape the Fate because of it. When he got out, he became part of Falling in Reverse, which a friend told me about.
I have mixed feelings about this band, partly because of the prison thing but also because I sortof grew out of that “grouchy” (as I think of it) kind of music. However, the three songs I’ve heard sound really good, so I’ll probably get the first album when it comes out anyway.
And for once I’m finding about a band when they’re still relatively new instead of 10 years broken up. :)

Death Cab for Cutie

I’m still kind of deciding if I like them. I think I do…they sound good, kinda mellow, at least what I’ve heard, but it leaves the question: Am I turning into a hipster? :O


Not exactly a new genre or artist for me, but this is something I was previously unaware of. You’d take a song (of any type, really, I think most everything should probably work) and basically computerize it, Nintendo style. (Boss battle, anyone?) I found some songs I had liked previously turned into this 8-Bit style. It’s really just fun. :)

Don Caballero

Math rock. Enough said…
I’m just kidding, there’s more to be said. The basic lowdown on this band is that they play with all those instruments we love in rock music, just a little…crazier. It’s kinda hard to follow at first, and especially because there’s no vocals it’s hard when you first hear it to distinguish things…until a little while later when you’re trying to do homework and thinking “I wish I was listening to that one song…” and then it’s too late for you, you’re hooked. But that’s just me. They’re definitely worth a listen.

We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists is a New-York based indie-rock band. I think I first heard them following the “suggested videos” on youtube.
Here’s a link to one of their songs, I Don’t Bite:
Don’t scare the faun!

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