08 Jan2012For the album, Danger Mouse reprised his role as producer and also contributed as a co-writer on all of its songs. Based on the difficulty the band had performing some of the slower songs from Brothers live, they conceived more uptempo tracks for El Camino. The record draws strong influence from early American music and popular genres from the 1950s–1970s, such as rock and roll, soul, and glam rock. Several retro acts such as The Clash, The Cramps, and T. Rex were cited as musical influences.
Awards and nominations
- Grammy Awards
- 2011 – Awarded Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Tighten Up”.
- 2011 – Awarded Best Alternative Music Album for Brothers.
- 2011 – Awarded Best Recording Package for Brothers.
- 2011 – Nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Black Mud”.
- 2011 – Nominated for Best Rock Song for “Tighten Up”.
- 2012 – Nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Dearest” from “Rave On Buddy Holly“.
07 Jan2012Hey everybody! For those of you who know what my show entails, it will pretty much be one of those. For those of you who have no bleeding clue what my show is like, well why not try tuning me in starting at Midnight right after Sinny’s Show, Revolutions Per Minute. I’ll have a mix of music I like, music you like, and comedy comedy comedy. It’s the weekend and that means it’s time to have fun. I can’t think up any more cliche’s so I’m just ending this now. See yinz at Midnight!
07 Jan2012Hello everyone! Yes, it has been a long time since I have last aired live, but, that does not mean I will be lacking in my offering of Electronic delights. Today I have a wonderful mix of Various Electronic (see, I came up with a genre), hopefully not too much dub as I have seem to be in a steppin’ mood lately. Just a reminder to the newer listeners out there, you may request anything for my show, metal, rock, pop (do know I will only play remixes of pop), and or anything in between as long as it is in before my show. Make sure to sign yourself into Sepultura’s Asylum from 4-6 Pm Est and after join Hawkeyed from 6-8 PM Est onward (Saturdays, good stuff)! Make sure to tune in to the Live Chat as well!
06 Jan2012“THE RETURN!” Hello Switchers, Mixers, and all alike! Thanks for making “The Switch!” I am overly excited for the anticipated return of The Marvelous Mix! As we ring in the new year, Tonight’s show is all about reflecting, celebrating, and jamming out hard-core to the amazing music of 2011! Mixers sent in their requests and now it’s time to play those fantastic songs of 2-0-1-1! There’ll be trivia, marvelous rants, and more all guaranteed to ensure you get your weekly dose of Pop Enema Goodness! Get POPfected tonight at 10:00pm eastern “exclusively” on TheSwitchRadio.com Follow the MIX @ Blogspot, Facebook, and Twitter!