SOTD: ‘Transatlanticism’ by Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie is no stranger to emotional music, and if you’re in search of some rip-your-heart-out levels of pain today, you’ve come to the right place. You can tell how good a band is by the quality of their longest songs. If you can produce an epic, 7+ minute track, you can do just about anything. For the same reason that “23” made … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Transatlanticism’ by Death Cab for Cutie

SOTD: ‘Sovereign Light Café’ by Keane

It’s never fun when one of your favorite bands goes on hiatus. Can you believe the last time Keane put out an LP was in 2012? That’s six Keane-less years*. Six. No wonder the world is messed up. Our collective life soundtrack is missing that classic blend of somber and uplifting beauty brought by these sincerely underrated British alt rockers. Am I saying that Keane is responsible … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Sovereign Light Café’ by Keane

SOTD: ‘Gravity’ by Coldplay

I’m looking out the window of my bedroom on this dreary afternoon, greeted by grey skies and the occasional drizzle. It’s cold. I could turn on the heat, but I choose not to. Sometimes you want to shiver. There’s a lot of honesty that comes from gloomy days. Something about the weather makes us dig deep inside ourselves and pull out emotions we’ve kept hidden, … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Gravity’ by Coldplay

SOTD: ‘Country House’ by Blur

Blur vs. Oasis. It’s one of the most heated rivalries in music history. Everyone has an opinion, and usually, it’s a very passionate one. The two bands defined the Britpop movement of the 90s with chart wars and media-driven hatred. The press started pinning the two against each other in 1994, and it wasn’t long before the rivalry exploded to extreme levels. The height of the … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Country House’ by Blur

SOTD: ‘AMBULANCE’ by My Chemical Romance

Welcome to the inaugural “Song of the Day” post on Alternative Echo, where we’ll be delivering a track to you once per day, every day. These songs won’t necessarily be new, and it’s very possible you’ve heard them before. However, the SOTD is meant to give a daily shoutout to one of our favorite songs, and more specifically, the songs that we’re really digging that … Continue reading SOTD: ‘AMBULANCE’ by My Chemical Romance