NOMP » Spoon GET YOUR DAILY MUSIC FIX HERE Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:27:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 [new] Spoon: Do You (video) Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:49:43 +0000 Spoon_Do You video

Britt Daniels & co. are back with their 8th album titled They Want My Soul. Check out the video for Do You from the said album.


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New On My Playlist September’11 Mixtape Fri, 30 Sep 2011 06:27:19 +0000 Continue reading ]]>  

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Is it only me or did this month just fly by? Must be because of all the great music that I was swamped with in September with new music by the likes of Friends, Dirty Beaches, Lana Del Rey, Lanterns On The Lake, Girls, The Rapture and Dawes coming my way.

The NOMP September’11 mixtape features music by the aforementioned bands and many others featured on this blog this month. Check it out below and if you like it don’t forget to share it with your friends. Spread the word and love around people!


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(Re)Discovering The Noughties: Jamming To Some Spoon Tue, 20 Sep 2011 07:58:10 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Having grown up in the 1980s and 90s (the process still continues) on a staple diet of 80s pop and 90s alternative rock, I have to admit that musically speaking the noughties (2000-09) kinda passed me by for the most part. (Re)Discovering The Noughties (hopefully it is going be a series) is my way of trying to rectify that.

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I’m going to start of this series with a couple of songs by Spoon that are taken from their 2002 album Kill The Moonlight. I became familiar with this indie rock band thanks to the brilliant I Turn My Camera On (Gimme Fiction 2005), but apart from that song and their 2010 album Transference I hadn’t really heard too much of them.

I spent sometime over the weekend listening to Kill The Moonlight and I must say it’s a pretty cool album. While The Way We Get By is the most well known song from the album, my personal favorites are Jonathan Fisk (a song about a high school bully) and Stay Don’t Go (love Bret Daniels’ beat boxing on this song).

Enjoy both these songs below.

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In the mystery zone: My first post Thu, 16 Dec 2010 17:18:23 +0000 Continue reading ]]>  

I love music, listening to it that is (even my shower shudders when i sing!).

Having grown up on a steady diet of pop & rock in the 80’s & 90’s in a country(India) where English music is a distant second to Bollywood, over the last few years despite technology improving accessibility its surprisingly been a lot harder to come across good music : the kinds that doesn’t leave you confused or blank, doesn’t make you cringe and want to pull your hair out & that you can listen to without going deaf.

For me personally part of the reason why its been hard has been the paucity of time as I started working (yup, been there haven’t you!) but the bigger reason has been how the music scene has changed in the last decade or so.

While technology has ‘democratized’ in a sense music production and distribution leading to a quantum increase in the amount of music available out there, music genres have multiplied to mind boggling levels – you now have progressive rock, arena rock, jam rock, psychedelic rock, rap!! rock, shock rock (gimme some of that i say) to name a phew! within rock. As a result given the little time one has and the sheer amount of choice one doesn’t know where to begin.

The other thing is that most music nowadays seems to straddle two extremes: there is either the mass produced, manufactured but emotionally vacuous popular music (don’t get me wrong i love some of it too) that you soon get tired off or there is the critically acclaimed, indie music that can be pretty arcane and tests your patience. There isn’t too much in between.

The sad thing is that as a result of the above i find myself, my friends and people around me losing touch with something that i believe is essential and integral to our lives. MUSIC.

This blog is my way of trying to get back a lot more good (my definition is anything that gives me goosebumps at the first listen), hell awesome music in my life and share it with all of you out there. Feel free to share your comments and more importantly your music recommendations with me.

The first song i want to share is the Mystery Zone by Spoon (more on them later) which still passes the goosebumps test on repeated listens :). The song and post title is contextual to me as well since I recently quit my job of 9 years in search for something more meaningful and i find myself in this uncertain, mystery zone where i’m not too sure about what i want to do in the future.

But for now i am taking a cue from the opening lyrics of this song:

Picture yourself, Set up for good in a whole other life, In the mystery zone


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