Speakend Playlist (11/11-14)

“As soon as y0u’re born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time.”

And may the Speakend Playlist enable you to have such a time.

Black Birds

Black Birds’ “Brightest Diamond” is back on the list as the reigning champion.  I know I previously compared this band to Blondie, and in some cases that analysis still holds true, but, after taking a closer listen over the past few days, I’ve gotten an Oasis-type feel from this Asbury Park four-piece.  The vocals are dark and melodic with heavy instrumentals played underneath.  It’s fun and depressing at the same time.

“Brightest Diamond” by Black Birds

Kid Cudi

Cudi’s follow up to his 2009 debut officially dropped on Tuesday and cements his status as the premiere Stoner-Rap artist on the market.  Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, like his first studio effort, is an instant classic, although much darker thematically.  This next cut from Part II is the single featuring Kanye West, a simplistic guitar laden chorus, and adds Cudi and company to the list of artists doing Weezer better than Weezer.

“Erase Me” by Kid Cudi (feat. Kanye West)

Jet Lag Gemini

This Mahwah, NJ Pop-Punking powerhouse last churned out a studio album in 2008 titled Fire The Cannons which spawned the singles “Run This City” and “Fit To Be Tied.”  Supposedly, this foursome is in the process of recording another full-length, but I’ll believe when an official statement is made.  Until that time, I’ll wait in excited anticipation.  This next track is my favorite from this album and gets played a shit ton at SIMGE.

“Doctor, Please!” by Jet Lag Gemini

Dave Roberts

Who is Dave Roberts?  A Rumson, NJ beat farmer reaping crops upon plentiful crops of rhymes about life in the Dirty Jerz, strenuous familial relationships, getting lit with the boys, and what the hard climb to the top of Garden State rap game is like.  Today is Mr. Robert’s birthday and he dropped this new track in celebration.

“Jerzey Boys” by Dave Roberts

Suburban Legends

One week before this group of flamboyant Southern Californian Third-Wave rude boys venture into Starland Ballroom on the back of a Reel Big Fish/Aquabats co-headlining tour (see you all there) the band has released its first new track since 2008 today.  Check it out.

“My Friend” by Suburban Legends

Beady Eye

Beady Eye is the mutant offspring bred from radiated fallout of a nasty brotherly breakup between Oasis cofounders Liam and Noel Gallagher.  While Liam, the voice of Oasis, is off squandering away years of eligible hit making time by in a fit of unwarranted self deprecation, also known as a temper tantrum, the rest of the band has carried on under the leadership of Noel and has recently put out this up beat number that has fallen under  a lot of scrutiny from Oasis fans.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this track.  I have mixed feelings.

“Bring The Light” by Beady Eye


About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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3 Responses to Speakend Playlist (11/11-14)

  1. Carley M says:

    dave robeerts is amazing

  2. ky says:

    thats my cuzzz right there dave roberts will b a legend

  3. Patty B says:

    Dave Roberts is legitttttttt

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