November 2014 Playlist

November is an interesting month when it comes to music and myself. I usually spend it checking out albums I missed over the year after seeing end of the year lists from other editors and for my own list. I also rekindle my ties with other tunes that remind me of Thanksgiving, family and friends. This year, I listened to some older music for nostalgia’s sake, some newer music for my list and some music to hype me for the only concert I attended in November.

Tyson Stevens passed away on October 19th from an apparent heroine overdose. For those of you that did not know who he was, he was the ex-lead singer for Scary Kids Scaring Kids. The band called it quits in 2009, but they still played a prominent role in my adolescence and meant a lot to me. I cherry-picked some tunes from all their releases to start out the month of November.

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Check out this picture off of Scary Kids Scaring Kids’ old Myspace profile. Bring back any memories?

A week or so into the month, I really got into the new Pianos Become the Teeth album, Keep You. Even though I heard a lot of good things about it, I was worried because I read that they abandoned their heavier sound for something more melodic and for lack of a better word “mature”. I’m all for a band evolving especially if it results in an album like Keep You. Expect it on my end of the year list!

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I added in some Seahaven because even after seeing them in late September with Balance and Composure, I could not get them out of my head. I only own Winter Forever, so I primarily jammed to songs like “End of the World” and “Save Me”. I really like the sound they put out and expect big things from them in 2015.

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The only concert I attended in November was RL Grime in Lincoln, Nebraska. I spent a lot of the month listening to his debut album, VOID, which dropped on the Tuesday (11/17) before the show. I think the album is great and seeing RL Grime live is something that everyone needs to experience, fan of EDM or not. The concert was unbelievable! My friends and I got into the front row for his entire set.

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