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Something told me to take that chance…

Kit’s Shiny New Awesome Vid of the Day

The Coronas – Closer To You




The Week in Music…Blogs – June 9 to June 15, 2012

The list is a little short this week as I am packing for vacation and trying to get the reviews for next week written ahead of time.

Carrow from the Blue Walrus reviewed Closer to You by The (awesome) Coronas.

The Digital Fix interviewed Shade of Red on their debut EP Don’t Trust the Captain and streamed the track Mahatma Gandhi in Space.

Viv and the Revival released a new video from Seven-



Merlin Jobst interviewed Brendan Benson for The Line of Best Fit. They discussed Nashville, Benson’s new album What kind of World and his new label, Readymade Records.

John Allman from Ninebullets.net reviewed the new Bruce Springsteen album Wrecking Ball, while Autopsy IV convinced me to give the new Shooter Jennings release, Family Man, a listen.

New Alabama Shakes vid recorded live at Bonnaroo



I took a walk on the punk side with a review of Born Strange, the debut album from Haley Bowery and the Manimals while Phil Allely from FameMagazine UK interviewed Haley on her music and the new album.


The Week in Music…Blogs – May 19 to May 25, 2012

Grab your mugs and pull up a seat. The coffee is hot and there is plenty of music to read and enjoy this morning. Sending out a quick Happy Birthday to both my baby brother and my dad-in-law.

Michalis Limnios from Blues.gr interviewed Debbie Davis about her new album, After the Fall.

Terry Mullins from Blues Blast interviewed Bob Margolin.

indieLondon tossed up their ‘singles of the week’ including music from Rumer (cool little cover song btw), and The Coronas.



Seba Rashii Culture reviewed Closer to You by The Coronas. I’m not going to argue since Addicted to Progress is a great song – but it isn’t the best track on the album. (that would be Write to MeThough it does have a nice video.

Getting her punk on, Laura Snapes from Pitchfork interviewed Savages.

And over on NPR Music, Joel Rose talks Ramones, Joey Ramone and music, both old and soon to be released.

That’s it for me this morning.  I have an omelet to finish and a pool to lounge (can lounge be a verb?) around. As always, if you have a music post on your blog you would like me to add to list please send me a quick email (guitarkit at gmail dot com) or toss a comment below the post with your addy and I’ll add you to the post.


I can feel a new Coronas video close to me…

Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day – The Coronas – Mark My Words



I love the stage shots where the band looks like vector graphics, the lighting, the colors and how well the moving images are layered. The  video was directed by Simon Eustace and won Best Video at the Bray Music Video Festival. 


Just say to me, that you love me…

The Coronas released their new album, Closer To You, this past November. It is awesome and you all should go buy it.

What? Okay, okay. That is brief, even for me.  Let’s try this again. 

The Coronas, Danny O’Reilly on vocals and guitar, Graham Knox on bass, Conor Egan on drums, and Dave McPhillips on lead guitar, are an indie rock band out of Dublin with a knack for for taking basic themes like relationships and religion and adding in subtle layers of meaning. They have always written good songs but the tracks on Closer To You are some of their best so far.

My favorites are the beautiful and bittersweet Write to Me, the bouncy Addicted to Progress and What You Think You Know with its heavy rock drums and the closest the guys get to ‘screamin’ guitars’.


I also like Mark My Words, the next single set to release on February 3rd. It has a just a little of an ’80’s sound.



You can listen to all the tracks and purchase Closer To You from iTunes or Amazon. Catch The Coronas on their website, check out their facebook page or follow them on twitter @TheCoronas.


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