Thanks to a fantastic friend of mine who shares many of the same musical tastes as I do, I found a new band I can’t stop listening to. My friend sent me 13 hours worth of music she loves and thought I would love too. To make a long story short, as of this posting, I’ve only gotten through about 3 hours of music and 1 of those hours happened to be the 1- track album called Conditions by an Australian band called The Temper Trap.
I had never heard of them before, but as I went through each song, I kept being blown away. Have you ever been in the mood for just hearing something new as well as really good? On top of that, you might be looking for a sound you just haven’t heard before? Well, that’s what The Temper Trap was for me. After many repeats, I found that certain songs invoked similarities to other artists I’ve heard before, which isn’t a bad thing. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were some sort of inspiration. Anyway, one song, “Soldier On” sounded like a Led Zeppelin song to me. Another song, “Fader” (nice music video, btw), had a Maroon 5 vibe to it. This is all in my opinion, by the way. But one thing is for sure, I feel these are some original artists and I may not understand what all of their songs are about, but that doesn’t keep me from looping it dozens of times in a single hour.
Coming soon to the Indoob is a Grooveshark widget feature which I will try out on the sidebar. Eventually I’ll change it up since I’d love for others to be exposed to the awesome music I enjoy regulary. This was brought to my attention by my same friend who introduced me to The Temper Trap, who, on a side note, I may be seeing in a couple weeks in NYC. So perhaps there might be a part 2?
But what in the world has come over me? How have I gone on and on talking about this band and not mention their most famous song which I’m pretty sure you’ve heard quite a few times on TV commercials, movie previews (if not the movie itself) and dozens of other places: “Sweet Disposition.” I think the first time I heard it was from (500) Days of Summer. Or a car commercial. Either way, once I heard those first few notes, I was like “I’ve heard this quite a few times on TV commercials, movie previews (if not the movie itself) and dozens of other places!”
And after listening to them practically all week, I finally peeped a few of their music videos. “Sweet Disposition” has 3, officially. I’m only going to post 2, let me know which one out of the two you like better. I think I like the space one, but the lead singer, Dougie, I like his hat. The songs I like the most are “Rest“, “Fader”, “Love Lost”, “Fools“, “Science of Fear” (another awesome video) and “Sweet Disposition.” Not necessarily in that order, but like I said, it’s only a 10 track album and the few I didn’t mention aren’t bad, I just don’t find myself keeping them on repeat as much. But this is one of the few albums I can play straight through without skipping. Sadly, quality albums like this are never long enough for me, hence the repeat button. And I found this fan-made video for “Love Lost” that I thought was pretty cool and I like better than the official, so check it out:
And call me a little crazy, and I don’t blame anyone for thinking I’m trying to make a stretch to connect this band or that last song I played to LOST, but doesn’t the lead singer kinda look like Miles Straume (Ken Leung), or is it just me?
Well I may be back for a special edition and addition post all about how they perform live. I expect nothing less than great and I can’t wait for their next album… even though this one pretty much just came out.