Archive for The National

Review: “High Violet” by The National

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 12, 2010 by 30daysout

The Brooklyn-based, The National, has built its fan base the true “Indie” way by putting out great songs and touring incessantly. I became an instant fan when I heard the tune “Start A War” on an episode of One Tree Hill. Their latest, High Violet, takes the band to another level with its excellent mix of lush arrangements, dark, sad, clever lyrics, catchy hooks and, of course, singer/songwriter Matt Berninger’s distinctive baritone.

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The music of “One Tree Hill”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by 30daysout

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As season 5 ends, Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) is sitting in the airport, he picks up his phone, and says “I have two tickets to Vegas, do you want to get married?” Three girls; Lindsey (Michaela McManus), Brooke (Sophia Bush), and Peyton (Hilarie Burton) all say hello and then the screen fades to black. I figure I’ll find out what happens the next day. However, instead of going to season 6, SoapNet goes back to season 1, leaving me hanging.

I know you’re probably shaking your head, or thinking I’m a big fan of candelabras, but we all have our guilty pleasures, and One Tree Hill happens to be mine. Yes, I tape it every day and watch it every night. Not only is the show entertaining, but the producers and the music coordinators are really tuned into some good indie music. Like I said in a post earlier this year, if it wasn’t for shows like One Tree Hill, I never would have come across most, if not all, of these bands.

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