I know summer JUST started, but I’m already freaked that June is nearly over and it’s not the healthiest, but I just love the warm weather and not having to wear pants all the time… I’m also pretty happy to have a good musical soundtrack for summer to back up the season change, check out some of that music below:
I’m sad I missed the Alvvays show at NXNE because the more I listen the more I fall in love with their music. Archie, Marry Me is so sweet, and I also love their song Adult Diversion great local music.
CYMBALS lyrics in The Natural World kind of make me laugh: “I don’t know enough about you, to be kind to you”. Something tells me this band isn’t a group of friend-makers, but they sure write a great summer song.
More TV Girllove, perfect for a sunny day lounging in a pool while laying out on a floaty.
Can you go wrong with Kevin Drew? Probably not, and more local music that I’m proud to say is Canadian.
Mac DeMarco has this really awesome psychedelic 70s thing going on with his music, I love it.
Surf rock from Ireland’s Laurie Shaw, you can click through the Soundcloud track to their page and download the song for free too :)
Capping off this week’s list with a little Tokyo Police Club, loving the lyrics:”Living in the minds of girls who would never say shit to me now. As pretty as they were in high school, I wonder if I’ll ever see them around”.
That’s it friends! Hope you all have a great long weekend :)
Katie and I are both TV Girl Fans, we probably both got hooked by their super cute, well-sampled song, If You Want It:
Well now, fellow fans can get just as excited as us that the band’s released a debut album, French Exit. You can download it for free through their Bandcamp, (or stream it at the bottom of this post) but it’s totally worth paying for and supporting the band if you can. I just started listening this weekend and so far Birds Don’t Sing is growing on me as the stand out because it’s a boy singing about relationships and feelings, and I really like that…
I’m sure I will post more from this album as I get a better listen, but if you’re liking the tracks above, definitely give the rest of the album a listen. It’s great lounging summer music:
1. Ode to Viceroy – Mac DeMarco
2. The Echo – Wild Honey
3. Cloud 69 – Lowell
4. Gather Around – The Allergies
5. Waiting For The Summer – The Pandamonium
6. Martian Man – Lora Logic
7. Sweet Discontent – Tuff Love
8. Too Tired – Meat Market
9. Looking For A Fight – Bleached
10. Ball & Chain (Dave Newfeld Version) – The Cruelty Party
11. Little Fang – Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
12. No Waves – FIDLAR
13. teeshirt – Quaker Parents
14. I Wanna Be Forgotten – Bass Drum Of Death
15. One Million Lovers – The Growlers
16. Baby You Were There – TV Girl
17. Somersault – Jettison Tape
18. Milk Crisis – The Go! Team
19. Careless – The Delphines
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 :)
1. Tomorrow is Yesterday – Field Mouse
2. I Belong In Your Arms – Chairlift
3. Hits Me Like A Rock – CSS
4. Same Mum – BRAIDS
5. The Reflection Of You – Bear In Heaven
6. Hell Yes – Marnie Stern
7. Cover Your Tracks – Young Galaxy
8. Don’tneedya – Oberhofer
9. Tosta Mista – Hooded Fang
10. She Smokes In Bed – TV Girl
11. Penal Colony – Women
12. Confidence – The Dodos
13. Pendulum – Pure Bathing Culture
14. Still New – Smith Westerns
15. Adventures in Solitude – The New Pornographers