August 2010

Welcome to August everyone! Warm weather, long weekends, and (for me at least) birthdays.  I intentionally put a song with some birthday lyrics in there just for me, but the rest of the songs are a mix of older and new.  It’s basically a mash-up of what I wanted to listen to in the car/at work for the rest of this glorious month — so I hope that  you’ll like it too.  Enjoy.

Track Listing
01 Wires - Coconut Records
02 Turtles Have Short Legs - Can
03 Sheila - Atlas Sound
04 Yellow Wings - Keepaway
05 Swift Coin - Land of Talk
06 Hey - Pixies
07 Black Sheep - Metric
08 My Heart Rate Rapid - Metronomy
09 Kites - Geographer
10 Polygons - Magic Man
11 New Country (live) - Broken Social Scene
12 Come Back - Born Ruffians
13 Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire
14 Frankenstein - Tokyo Police Club

Down to business…

Alright, no more family nostalgia, here are a few songs currently on repeat from my playlist:

Joanna Newsom- Good Intentions Paving Company

Now I guess me and Joanna Newsom have a bit of a history,  I listened to a song of hers a few years ago, and didn’t like it because it was very harp heavy – for those of you who don’t know, Joanna Newsom is a popular harpist (I know– 1802 called, they want their instrument back) but this song is super upbeat and fun. I sing the “step ball chain and a pirouette”  part in my head all day at work and I don’t mind one bit.

Caribou- Leave House

There are a few standouts on this CD– Odessa, Lalibela and the ending track Jamelia (Don’t ask where he got the inspiration for these song titles, cause I’ve got nothing), but this one is my favourite of the moment.

Keepaway- 5 Rings

This is another EP I’ve been listening to a lot, they have an Animal Collective vibe- not a bad band to be compared with.

Hard Mix- King of the Stars
This was a random find from Hype (I usually just let the latest page play as my radio around the house). But, I’ve been listening to his myspace and I’m liking it quite a bit.

And I guess I will cap this post off with my favourite band:  Broken Social Scene. There is something about the way this band makes and plays music that just makes me happy and I can’t wait to hear this whole album.