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Today’s Song of the Day is as new for me as it probably is for the majority of you; the band was shown to me today by a friend and I couldn’t be happier that he did so. This song is “Such Small Hands” by La Dispute, a post-hardcore/experimental rock group from Grand Rapids, Michigan. It comes off their only studio album, Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, which was released back in 2008. The track isn’t very long, so please take your time and listen to the full thing. The raw emotion that comes out of lead vocalist Jordan Dreyer is truly remarkable. This can be found in all of La Dispute’s music and I have to say it is a nice change of pace. It gives me goosebumps when you hear him scream out his words of passion, something you don’t hear in mainstream music these days. I immediately downloaded the entire album because I liked their sound so much. Now I don’t expect the same from all of you but I wouldn’t be surprised if you did the same. Go ahead and vote about the song, and make sure to leave comments below! Remember, you don’t need an account to leave a comment, just start typing.

Today’s Song of the Day is “The Saints Are Coming” by Skids. It can be found in the movie The Boondock Saints. I think it’s a very catchy song that has some great drums in the background. They’re very simply, but provide a great beat for this tune. It’s full of energy and really makes you want to start drumming on whatever is in front of. However it wasn’t until Green Day and U2 did a cover a song until it blew up. See which version you like, and share your thoughts in the comments sections!

Above you find the music video to Linkin Park’s “The Catalyst” off of their newest album A Thousand Suns. The song itself strays away from the classic Linkin Park sound that everybody knows and loves, but let me just say, this song is catchy. Listen to it once and you’ll have it stuck in your head for hours, if not days. It starts out upbeat and continues that way until the final minute or so. The song transitions to a slower ending and I think it’s a perfect way to conclude the song. People have been giving Linkin Park a hard time as of late, saying that they’re becoming too mainstream and straying away from their original sound (I was a part of this group for Minutes to Midnight), but give A Thousand Suns a chance, it seems like a decent album so far. Yeah it doesn’t sound like Hybrid Theory or Meteora, but is that necessarily a bad thing? I loved those albums too, but I wouldn’t mind some new music every now and then. So go into new music with an open mind; you might be pleasantly surprised and find some new favorites!

Something about “The Catalyst” that shouldn’t be overlooked is the music video. MAKE SURE YOU WATCH IT! It is unbelievable. I don’t even know what’s going on it half the time, but you just can’t look away from it. It matches up with the song perfectly. The first time I watched it was also the first time I listened to the song, and I sat there with my jaw on the floor. I hope you all enjoy “The Catalyst” as much as I do, but if not, go ahead and throw on some Hybrid Theory and reminisce about “their old stuff”. Speaking of which, does anybody know why the common thing to say about bands is that “their old stuff” was good? Me neither. Probably just another example of people hating change.