Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Steelwells' Vinyl District Takeover!

Today I went to each of the guys and asked them to tell me their favorite band or album over the last 10 years...

Robbie | Erykah Badu (Vh1's Soulstage Performance) and Elbow (The Seldom Seen Kid)
This was exactly what I had been wanting to hear for inspiration. This performance has so much energy and feeling. The rhythm section is locked in solid and the bass tone is killer. I've been learning and playing along to it ever since. I just recently realized how great this album is and how impressive the musicianship is.

Jon | Modest Mouse and At the Drive In
I was listening to these bands a lot in middle school when I was still new to but still active on the drums. Listening to these drummers gave me an idea of how to approach the instrument. Modest Mouse mainly by how the groove stays so loose and groovy and still folksy. At the Drive In mainly for the intensity they bring all together as a band. Great drumming. Great singing. They had a unique powerful sound.

Joey | Dave Bazan and Wilco
This is another one of those impossible things to distill down to only two bands. But there is only room for two. Dave Bazan because of his dedication to being honest. Wilco because they are entirely what I love about music.

Andrew | Brazilian Girls (Self titled) and Beck (Guero)
Brazilian Girls has been the soundtrack to my life for the past 3 years, and Becks album has everything I want in an album. Good grooves and solid melodies.

Billy | Gnarles Barkley and Department of Eagles

The Steelwells - El Capitan (Mp3)