Music Monday: “Halloween” by Mastodon

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Halloween”
Artist: Mastodon
Album: Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014)

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension and Descension

Albums: The Afterman: Ascension and The Afterman: Descension by Coheed & Cambria

Released: October 9th, 2012 (Ascension) and February 5th, 2013 (Descension) 

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returned to the sci-fi concept with their newest album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which was released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2012

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On the Subject of Collecting Vinyl Records

Collecting vinyl has become synonymous with the hipster identity in recent years, often conjuring the image of snotty, upturned noses talking about how “it sounds better on vinyl.” I’m not here to debate the sound quality of hi-fi versus lo-fi, or digital versus analog. Instead, I want to dive into my personal journey toward collecting vinyl and what I find to be the most interesting aspects of the hobby.

1. Hipster Meme
¿por qué no los dos?

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – Year of the Black Rainbow

Album: Year of the Black Rainbow by Coheed & Cambria

Album Cover
Year of the Black Rainbow

Released: April 13th, 2010

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returned to the sci-fi concept with their newest album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which was released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2010

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – No World For Tomorrow

Album: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow by Coheed & Cambria

Album Cover
No World For Tomorrow

Released: October 23rd, 2007

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returns to the sci-fi concept with their upcoming album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which will be released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2007

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