I’m so excited about this new track, For 12, by Oklahoma band, Other Lives. They are back in the studio working on album number two, which is scheduled for release in 2011. Take a listen, what do you think? For 12 is melodic ride made even more delightful, by the haunting lead vocals of Jesse Tabish.
Halloween is a few days away, as is Dia de Los Muertos, and I can’t wait because I’m finally going to try my hand at a Day of the Dead costume. I thought I’d get us all in the mood, by playing a little haunted house inspired band by the name of Dead Man’s Bones. With wonderful back up vocals by the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir, this is Dead Man’s Bones singing, Flowers Grow Out of My Grave.
Lykke Li, singing her new single Get Some. Featured twice today, once on an eclectic radio show I listen to and by none other than the ever-so-awesome, Downplayer. I figured I should give it a few listens and post it myself.
I’m admittedly very hot and cold when it comes to Lykke Li, some I like, some not so much. This song, however, is probably going to get some play. It’s got tribal beats, sexy lyrics, and layered vocals that might just make you dance in your seat or at least wiggle a little, or tap your toe…
Band: Mumford and Sons Song: After the Storm Album: Sigh No More
"And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears. And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears. Get over your hill and see what you find there, With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair."
It’s a blustery day, and the tree outside my window is turning red, yellow, orange. So, I’m dedicating this Lazy Sunday to the fall. This is the Vines, singing Autumn Shade II, from their album Winning Days.
I have a soft spot for Kate Nash. Listening to her is like reading someones journal, or blog for that matter. Her lyrics are full of emotion, often disguised in up beats. I like it. Her songs are very relatable and often worthy of a sing a long. That’s going to far, isn’t it?
So here’s a little Kate Nash singing, Don’t You Want to Share the Guilt, from her album My Best Friend is You.
I struggle daily as to whether a music blog has to contain current music every day in order to be good. When I say current, I mean within the past 2 months (which is pushing it). I never checked the release dates on records until I started doing this blog. Yesterday, while I was cleaning or something, this AA Bondy song came on my iPod and I realized I didn’t know it. This happens a lot. I download loads of music and don’t always get to listen to it all right away. Anyway, after a couple of minutes, I was enjoying the song so much I stopped what I was doing to see what was playing. After a couple of replays, I decided I would feature it today. While looking up the links for his sites, I noticed the release date was over a year ago and almost changed my mind about posting the song.
All this made me realize that I need to remember why I am doing this. Not to be the cool kid on the block that always knows the newest thing before everyone else. But instead, to share music I love, be it an upcoming release I’m excited about or a song I just discovered from 5 years ago. There is no time limit on discovering a great song. Think about how many years you’ve been listening to some of your favorites.
Anyway, with all that said. I hope you’ll take a listen to this song. It is brimming with poetic imagery. And tomorrow, perhaps you’ll come back for something new, possibly old, and always, always worth it.
This is The Dawn of Your Happiness is Rising from the Violens new album Amoral.
Maybe it’s just me, but I hear a little bit of 80’s going on… Thoughts? And, I guess when I hear the 80’s sound I think British, but this 4 piece band hails from New York, via Miami. Anyway, take a listen to what I would say is definitely a New Wave record, if that is still possible. I’m kind of digging it.
Listen to more of Violens and take advantage of free downloads at the official Violens site.
Tugging at your heartstrings, this is Tired Pony singing Northwestern Skies off their debut album The Place We Ran From. Vocals by Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol).
Tired Pony is part of a growing trend of super groups, this one being born out of Gary Lightbody’s love of country music and the desire to do his own alt country project. Other members included Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (REM), Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), Richard Colburn (Belle & Sebastian), Garrett Lee and Troy Stewart, featuring Zooey Deschenel, M. Ward and Tom Smith.
I admittedly don’t hear the country in this record over all. Perhaps it’s in the instruments used and the love letter like lyrics. That said, this is a great record with a lot of layers to it. The collaborative songwriting process and the sharing of lead vocal duties result in a cohesive yet evolving themed record. I like every song on the record, this one just happens to be a highlight for me.
Help the Monarques finish the making of their Album! If you’ve been lucky enough to see the them live than you know, It’s obvious they are having fun doing what they do, which is bringing us great music. So, take a minute and a support them with a buck or $10, or more! Whatever you can afford, every little bit counts and it’s important.
It’s Lazy Sunday, which generally means I post something old. I thought since it’s raining outside and it is 10-10-10 today, An acoustic song titled October would be fitting. So here it is, October, by Matt Harding off the compilation record Electracoustic.
From Los Angeles, California, this is Historics, singing Skin Orders off their album Strategies for Apprehension. Just one of those songs I had no idea was on my iPod, and when I heard it I turned it up, then hit rewind or back arrow, or whatever.