Guillemots!!


Everything you ever wanted from a band! That’s how I describe the Guillemots, For almost 10 years now I have been dreaming splendidly from the vast array of musical stylings this band has… Continue reading

Heyrocco


The strangest cross between Kings of Leon and Jeff Buckley (though that’s not all you’ll hear), Heyrocco have quickly become one of my go-to favorites. I hate to bring age into the equation, but… Continue reading

Ray Lamontagne


Like honey on a sore throat, Ray LaMontagne is soothing to the soul. When you just need to chill, or you’re looking for inspiration, Ray is the perfect choice.  With four full-length albums… Continue reading

Young the Giant


Have you ever kicked yourself for waiting so long to buy an album once you’ve realized how great a band is? That’s how I feel about Young the Giant. The first few times… Continue reading

Little Dragon


You’ll find Little Dragon collaborating with Gorrilaz and SBTRKT on some pretty amazing tracks. On their own they produce an electronic, chill-groove sound that pulls inspiration from vastly different genres. Layers of sound including… Continue reading

Ear Candy


Sugary sweet, with a peppy beat. [Click on Band Names to see the Website, Click on Album Titles to see the iTunes store page.] Neon Indian, Psychic Chasms.  Neon Indian, Deadbeat Summer (2010). Neon… Continue reading

The Twilight Singers


Talk about a time warp; whenever I hear this band I am immediately transported back to the first time I heard each song. Some bands have the ability to make a permanent mark… Continue reading

Passion Pit


I had a friend–who’s advice on music I’ve since learned to ignore– tell me that Passion Pit was a garbage band with no substance. Considering I was a pretty big fan of his… Continue reading

Marie Antoinette Soundtrack


Another soundtrack I am particularly fond of is from Marie Antoinette (2006). Sophia Coppola strings together 80’s new wave, classical and posh rock of the 21st century into a cool set of songs that… Continue reading

Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack


If there was ever a job I’d wish to have, it would be to create soundtracks for movies. I suppose it’s because I love soundtracks so much. I love the way a collection… Continue reading

Ambulance LTD


In the first few weeks of Spring when the air is still cold and the sunlight catches you from  a farther distance than it should, so that it just barely warms your skin–the… Continue reading

Generationals


Sometimes you need a band that just makes you happy– Toe-tapping, dancing-in-your-seat happy. I stumbled across the Generationals one night, looking for new music and I was amazed at how quickly I was… Continue reading

Throwback: Kimbra


Lately it seems everyone is in love with Gotye‘s single, Somebody that I used to know. I am as well but amidst a conversation about that song a dear friend asked if I’d… Continue reading

The Kooks


I first heard The Kooks while driving through LA for one getaway or another– which may have influenced my appreciation of them. Regardless, I love them. Their first hit and my first encounter with them was Naive (2006), from Inside In / Inside Out.

Everyone’s a Little Emo


There is no logical explanation for me to admit this secret to you, other than the fact that I just really like some Emo bands. Several years back I had a friend who… Continue reading

Sunny Despite the Rain


Here’s a fun playlist to combat the nasty weather outside– even though it may actually be nice where you are.

Tools


Songs are moods, they represent moments in our lives. You can’t go on listening to the same songs for too long or you’ll go nuts. This is my mantra and motivation to find… Continue reading

Brothers


Every once in a while you come across a CD that just blows you away, and everyone you give it to loves it just the same. I figure by now most of you… Continue reading

Leona Naess


Naess captures the spectrum of femininity in her songs.