Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

Blasphemous thoughts & actions

There is a mindset about the music elitists that you should never shuffle your music, and rightfully so. When you are actively listening to music you really need to be listening to the whole album to understand what the artist is trying to portrait to their audience. The downside to listening to music in this fashion is that it removes the chaos out of life, and what kind of life is that?

I haven’t been on the look out for new music like I was a couple years ago, and due to this I have just been listening to Julian Casablancas, She & Him, Pete Doherty, Kanye West, and The XX on constant repeat. Then one morning while I was working on my car, I threw the trusty iPod on shuffle and let it do the music finding. About 5 or 6 tracks into the shuffle I heard a song that was extremely familiar, but could not place from where. The song was “From the Stars” and the band is called White Lies.

To be completely honest, I really have no idea when I added this album to my library but I am glad that I did. The main thing that I love about this album is that it reminds me of Joy Division, and I don’t like Joy Division. That’s right I don’t like Joy Division, deal with it. To me, Joy Division is like having sex but not finishing; yes it feels good but at the end of it all you are just disappointed. So why do I like White Lies? Because there actually feels like a finish; with a bit of early Morrissey thrown in just to make it that much better.

I still don’t know where I heard this song from, but thanks to adding a bit of chaos to my life I have a new band to listen to on constant repeat.

-till next time.