Tag Archive: Music

Miike Snow – Sylvia


It’s funny how discovering music is like following a trail of breadcrumbs. I can’t quite recount the steps that brought me to Miike Snow, but I am so glad they did. I especially… Continue reading

I Blame Coco – Caesar


Deep, raspy female vocals that echo over pop dance base lines typical to British Rock. Reminiscent of Bloc Party. From the start I Blame Coco incites your attention. She’s got the J’ne Sais Quoi that… Continue reading

Discovery – Swing Tree


If Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear had a baby, Discovery would be it. Swing Tree, (2009).

Jeff Buckley


When Buckley sings, your spirit lightens. If you care to know anything about music, you’ve got to know about him.

Toro Y Moi


Futuristic Beats, Chillwave, Soul? It’s hard to say which one. I don’t know for sure what I’m hearing, but I like it. Toro Y Moi gives us Underneath the Pine-– and from the… Continue reading

Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time


Simply a beautiful rendition. I love his voice, so full of emotion and vulnerability– a haunting, echoing, shell of a voice.  I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time, (2011).

The Whitest Boy Alive – Burning


I came across this song the other day, I just wanted to listen to it on repeat. It’s got a solid beat and up-tempo style but the subdued lyrics keep it from being… Continue reading

The XX – Islands


Islands, is a demure love song by The xx. Simple, poetic lyrics set to gentle chords. Somewhat reminiscent of beatnik culture. I love the timid female vocals quivering in contrast to the grainy,… Continue reading

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

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