Titus Andronicus – “A More Perfect Union” music video

From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.

— Abraham Lincoln

Icky Blossoms – “Heat Lightning”

Icky Blossoms is one of the most danceable bands around and I have a crush on their music. I saw them in a tiny venue in some hotel in NYC and they blew me away (then I saw them open for The Faint and I was blown even further away). “Heat Lightning” is probably my favorite song on their current album but they are all fantastic. (Good job choosing the opening song for your album, guys!)

The Front Bottoms – “Mountain” video

Why do I @#$%ing love everything the Front Bottoms do? I had to reblog this video for the fireworks, if nothing else.

UPDATE: The Front Bottoms violate basically every fireworks safety guideline / regulation in this video, so don’t try this at home. If you want to learn how to shoot fireworks safely I recommend taking the PGI Display Operator Certification course. The PGI has a perfect safety record and are experts at using fireworks responsibly.