FRCH | Over The Radar

Yeah, it’s been a while since my first post. Mostly because I realized I’m not the best person for a music blog. My musical tastes, while broad within genres, aren’t broad in general. However I’d be willing to wager that everyone pigeonholes his/her musical spreadsheet much like I do. Such is life. Anyway if you think I could benefit from a little exposure to Dubstep or Pop Country, feel free to tell me, or suggest me something on Spotify. Also, I encourage everyone to post a comment with songs/artists that blow your hair back!

Here are 5 songs that got me bouncing in my seat lately!

Fortune – The Marked Men from Ghosts (2009)

You ever hear a song and it captures your imagination so intensely that you get goosebumps? Chances are this song won’t do it for you, but it definitely did for me. I don’t know what they put in the water in Denton, Texas but I want some. If this song lit up your life, check out some of their side projects that literally sound exactly the same: The Potential Johns, The Reds, High Tension Wires.

In a Big Country – Big Country from The Crossing (1983)

This band is a testament to my musical ignorance. I have a friend who is OBSESSED with Big Country and would always blast this song at 4am when only four or five of us were still awake on a Friday night. I was under the impression that this band was some unknown gem from the 80s. I was so wrong. So very wrong. This band’s career spans decades and they still tour today. So dust off your record player and go buy this LP now and blast it at 8pm while your neighbors are trying to watch American Idol. Your kids will love you for it.

Torche – In Return from In Return (2007)

This band is my new obsession. It’s hard to explain the genre they fall into. They are generally classified as “stoner metal” but there is so much other influence thrown into this band (indie, pop punk) that it is daunting. No other songs on this EP sound much like the title track so if you like the song, I would suggest listening to the LP Songs For Singles. They also just recorded three amazing Guided By Voices covers for a split with the band Part Chimp. Go get it!

Son et Lumiere/Intertiatic Esp – The Mars Volta from Deloused in the Comatorium (2003)

Let me start off by saying that I don’t like this band…at all. But for whatever reason these two songs (you can’t really listen to the second track without the previous one) get my hair standing on end every time I listen to them. Songs like this make me truly believe that artists sometimes sit down and craft an arrangement of music that they know will absolutely blow everyone away across the board. Which is probably why they’re huge.

I’ve Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison from Cloud 9 (1987)

I know this song was a cover, and the album itself has much more substance than this hit single, but there’s no possible way anyone could dislike this song. Even the music video was genius. Plus, it was because of writing this album that Harrison became fond of writing music again and went on to form The Traveling Wilburys. So back off!

Now i need to know what you all have been listening to while ignoring your fellow co-workers! Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars kids!

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I'm Jon. I've never had a cool haircut.

3 Responses to FRCH | Over The Radar

  1. cristinaferrari says:

    It would be a sad, sad world if we all had the same taste in music – keep doing your thing Jon!

  2. cristinaferrari says:

    P.S. the song I can’t get enough of right now is Lights by Ellie Goulding http://open.spotify.com/track/7gUpO6td4OOnu0Lf9vhcIV

  3. TechSkirt says:

    Make sure you check out Weird Al’s version of Harrison’s ‘I’ve Got My Mind Set on You’ called ‘(This Song Is Just) Six Words Long’. Genius.

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