I moved last weekend, so even though I put the bones of this post together a week ago, I disconnected the internet too soon and didn’t get a chance to finish, or make it live. (so many excuses…) Aaaaaanyways, here is some music that I was listening to as I packed up all my junk, then lugged it from one spot to another, as well as some new stuff for this weekend.
I love this band, I’m not as in love with this Tokyo Police Club album as I was with Elephant Shell or Champ, but this song is cute, upon cute, upon cute. “When you smile, you smile with all your teeth at once”… I mean most people smile with all their teeth, but I think the lyrics are adorable and for a band that usually caps their songs around 2.5/3 minutes (even though I wish they’d go longer), I’m happy to see a song that almost hits the 9 minute mark.
Phoenix has been releasing some great remixes, SOS In Bel Air is still my favourite, but this one by Gopher & Devin is starting to rack up the plays in my itunes. Fun fact: both bands are French.
There are no lyrics in this PEELERS SELLERS song, just straight up “computer sounds” as my parents call them that make me feel like I should be doing something cool by the ocean.
Excited for some new Caribou, Can’t Do Without You takes a moment (around a minute and a half) for the beat to drop, kinda couldn’t help but think of this, but it’s a great song, now I only have to wait until October 7, to get the album.
CATHEDRALS made an appearance on one of my favourite TGIF playlist back in March. They just released Want My Love and it reminds me of a smooth 90s R&B slowjam, another winning track from the band.
I saw Foster the People at Massey Hall and Are you What You Want to Be? stuck out, it is one of those songs that you listen to again because it’s really upbeat/catchy, but then you slowly pay attention to the lyrics, and they’re deep and interesting.
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:
Metronomy – The Look The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You Miniature Tigers – Ugly Needs Solange – Losing You Gorillaz(feat. Little Dragon) – To Binge LukeLalonde – Undone BornRuffians – Red Elephant Morrissey – I Don’t Mind if You Forget Me
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 :)
2013 is just hours away and I’ve been trying to come up with a top album list for 2012* these past few days, but I gave up because I just haven’t given enough albums the time and devotion it takes to name them “best of” so INSTEAD, I went the song route, because that is a safer place for me. SO, to christen the end of the year I’ve decided to bundle 12 of my favourites song and basically make myself a personal 2012 soundtrack that I hope you can enjoy as much as I have. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!
* If I were to give you three albums that I enjoy every second of whenever I put them on I would go with: 1-Channel Orange (worth the hype– times a bajillion) 2-Happy to You and 3-Coexist.
01 Reunion - The xx
02 Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) - Kendrick Lamar
03 Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston
04 Rosie Oh - Animal Collective
05 Vase - Miike Snow
06 Radio - Lana Del Rey
07 Argonauts - Hospitality
08 Half Gate - Grizzly Bear
09 Disparate Youth - Santigold
10 Ugly Needs - Miniature Tigers
11 Undone - Luke Lalonde
12 Crack Rock - Frank Ocean
Homegrown Owen Sound band First Rate People have been riding a blogosphere buzz-high ever since breaking onto the scene with their 2010 debut, It’s Never Not Happening.
With its quaint, homestyled pink-gingham album cover and hooks so strong they could catch a 10-pound freshwater bass, It’s Never Not Happening became an instant pick for many Top Album lists at the end of the year (including mine!).
So it’s no surprise that I’ve been waiting with baited breath for the band’s next single, Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art, which also happens to feature Luke LaLonde of Born Ruffians.
The band is offering Someone Else Can Make A Work Of Art as a free download here (grab it before it goes!).
The song starts off with a light and airy Peter Bjorn and John-y vibe, complete with handclaps and echoey, layered, multiple-octave vocals by Liam Sanagan. Continuing on with a gently strumming guitar and sensitive stylings, the real kicker comes when Jon Lawless (unique voice extraordinare!) joins in.
The breakdown sounds like an arranged marriage between Owl City and 90’s dance-piano anthems. A strange, high-pitched voice warbles over the song layers as everything gradually mutes and melts into nothing.
A nice, soothing slow-jam for summer nights. I look forward to hearing the rest of the album!