Anatomy of Songs

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“Anatomy of Songs” is a comic by “Wrong Hands” cartoonist John Atkinson that breaks down the musical genres of the indie rock, country, blues, pop, and classic rock into their most basic elements.

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How to Get “High” Without Drugs

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(via Conscious Media News)

Binaural Beats are the products of two different sounds in harmony; they produce sounds that are only heard by the brain. The effect of this can be quite calming, relaxing and meditative. There are many different types of binaural beats that can suit your specific mood and also help with various ailments. Many people have said that if you are someone who generally has trouble with quieting the mind and meditation (like me), then binaural beats are likely to have a greater affect on your overall ability to reach the higher frequency states. Furthermore, studies have shown that these beats can assist with mental clarity, more focused thought patterns, increased energy, heightened creativity and many more positive changes for your overall wellbeing…

Read more: http://consciousmedianews.com/how-to-get-high-without-drugs/

 

Video of the Week: Frank Turner–Eulogy (Live from Wembley)

Pass the Mic: 15 Big Hits Not Sung by the Lead Singer

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(via Rolling Stone)

While there are many bands without even one good vocalist, some groups are blessed with several. Think of the Cars, the Commodores or the Beatles, all of whom had multiple hit singles with different band members taking turns at the microphone. Sometimes, however, a band gives a member who isn’t the usual lead singer a chance in the vocal booth. Occasionally, it’s even the drummer, and now and then, the resulting track becomes a huge smash, maybe even big enough that it overshadows everything else the band has ever done. In our modern age of careful brand management by corporate A&R guys, we don’t see that sort of fluke hit very often, but consider these 15 examples of when a band’s hierarchy got upended and a popular single was sung by somebody other than the usual lead singer. By Gavin Edwards

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/pass-the-mic-15-big-hits-not-sung-by-the-lead-singer-20140722#ixzz38Klg8Rh2

Brian Wilson’s Girl-Powered New LP

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(via Rolling Stone)
July 18, 2014 10:00 AM ET

Brian Wilson was deep into writing songs for a new Beach Boys album when Mike Love pulled the plug on the group’s 2012 reunion tour. “It was a shock,” Wilson says. “I was so proud of how the Boys were singing. Then it just ended.”

For a while, Wilson let the music go: “I was writing for the Boys, so I thought, ‘What am I gonna do without them?'”

But last year he got the idea to bring in guest singers to finish the songs. Wilson had loved working with female vocalists since his early Beach Boys days, when he’d moonlight producing tracks for girl groups like the Honeys, which featured his first wife, Marilyn Rovell. He invited some of his favorite young singers to Ocean Way studios in Hollywood, including Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves and Zooey Deschanel. Frank Ocean rapped on “Special Love,” though the track remains unfinished and may not make the album. A track with Nate Ruess from fun. was more successful: He “sounds a little like my brother Carl,” Wilson says…

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/brian-wilsons-girl-powered-lp-in-the-studio-with-the-beach-boy-20140718#ixzz37vMenW6O

 

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