Indie-licious Tues July 21st 2015

no talking, just listening

*Canadian

1. Beyond The Neon Lights – Raleigh Moncrief
2. Great Headless Blank – Makeunder
3. Shy – T H O M A S*
4. HAWAII – Ainslie Wills
5. Cowboy Guilt – TORRES
6. Want You Back – Nite Jewel
7. A Different Street – FUNKTIONSLUST
8. Halfway Zen – Jerry Paper
9. Suburban Nights – Sean Nicholas Savage*
10. The Magic Place – Julianna Barwick
11. 5ft7 – Tonstartssbandht*
12. Loud Mouths – Wise Blood
13. Prophets – River Tiber*
14. Kind Words – Gretchen*
15. Nobody – Renny Wilson*
16. Seven – Vinnie Who
17. Old Dream – Paul Bergmann

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Music Between Friends!

Katie and I were trying to think of cool things to do with the blog this year, so YouTube videos? Sure, why not?

So, here we are each talking about the handful of songs we think/hope will satisfy whatever mood you are in this Valentine’s Day:

Sasha’s Songs:

Metronomy – The Look
The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You
Miniature Tigers – Ugly Needs
Solange – Losing You
Gorillaz (feat. Little Dragon) – To Binge
Luke Lalonde – Undone
Born Ruffians – Red Elephant
Morrissey – I Don’t Mind if You Forget Me

Katie’s Songs:

Tv Girl – If You Want It
Broncho – Can’t Get past the lips
Jens Lekman – Your Arms Around Me
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home
Angel Olsen – creator, destroyer
Hall & Oates – She’s Gone

Download our Valentine’s day playlist or stream below:

Feel free to subscribe to the channel if you want to see more, or leave a comment of what you’d want us to talk about next. If we get a warm enough response I think we’ll try another… maybe with a fancier set-up (we used my MacBook for this one) but it was a fun experiment, hopefully you like the music and thanks for taking the time to visit our blog :)

Indie-licious Tues June 25th 2013

1. Man On Fire (Little Daylight Remix) – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
2. It All Feels Right – Washed Out
3. Zero – Chela
4. Safe With You – Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont feat. Malin
5. On Top feat. T.Shirt – Flume
6. Stayin Alive – Capital Cities
7. Coffins – MisterWives
8. Spins in Circles – Dinosaur Bones
9. Waiting – Alice Boman
10. Home – Austra
11. Glitter And Gold – Little Daylight
12. Sunday Nights to Infinity – Amity Beach
13. Only Really Care About Us – SolarSolar
14. Am I Wrong – Mikal Cronin
15. The Infanta – The Decemberists

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “That’s What’s Up”

Image Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros That’s What’s Up

If you were hoping Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros would come out with a love song that made your heart as happy as Home did, then you may enjoy their new honky tonk BFF4EVER song That’s What’s Up.  You can stream the entire new album, Here, on NPR and bask in the hippie-love along with me.

Review: Alexander’s A Million Years Music Video

From the dirty hippie lunatic that brought you Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, frontman Alex Ebert presents his new project, Alexander. With makeup effects by William Lemon III, who also disguised Lady Gaga as a skeleton for Born This Way, in this video, Alexander’s face gets manscaped. Literally.

Remember manscaping? That wickedly painful thing that Steve Carell did just to get laid in The 40 Year Old Virgin? Well, now it has a whole new meaning.

Knowing how infrequently hippies brush their hair and teeth, I bet his mouth is a tepid pond in real life too.

    The video starts off with Alex flailing down a sand dune at dusk. He doesn’t seem to mind. I wouldn’t either if I bore a striking resemblance to a filthier version of Ryan Gosling and could therefore get laid anytime I wanted.

    Then, Alex finds a hipster hat rolling around and puts it on, drawing instant comparisons to Blossom.

    Then, we’re on top of Hillside Alexander, watching two little kids stroll hand-in-hand, looking at Alex’s facial scenary.

    His eye is always watching.

    I hate when films idealize young love by forcing two kids into miniature vintage costumes and tell them to whisper sweet nothings into each others’ ears. In reality, they’d probably be flinging mud pies on his cheeks, crying in his cavernous nostril, or using his eyeball as a trampoline. And the only love they’d be likely to profess would be for cookies or sandwiches.

    Twoo Luv

    Days pass. Seasons change. Alex’s mouth sings from what could be presumed to be the worst sand trap you could ever fall in.

    Once you fall in, you never come back. Mentally.

    Then, Alex begins to dance with himself in the desert, wearing a white tunic dress and no shame.

    Riddle me this, Alex: if you’ve finally found your girl after a million years, why aren’t you dancing with her??

    "Baby, you're the prettiest girl in the desert! Did you gain weight? Because normally I don't have to extend my arms this far just to hold onto you."

    The rest of the video is more of the same. Alex sees himself as a constellation, which is a subtle nod to the fact that he probably sees himself as the centre of the universe.

    When the video pans out, you realize that you’ve been on Planet Alex the whole time, and there’s no escape, ever. Good luck.

    But just when you think it’s over, you’re wrong. There’s an extra minute of Alex doing this while a completely different song plays:

    Why not just write a separate song? No? Okay.

    Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed this video. For one thing, it gave me a lot to write about. And it was radically unique, which is hard to come by – most musicians just stick with the “look-at-my-band-playing-in-a-quirky-location!” formula. Kudos to Alex for being man enough to wear makeup and trees on his face. Six months from now, my money’s on Urban Outfitters selling overpriced diorama makeup kits in their Novelty Home Accessories section.

    I was into manscaping way before that hipster was.