Tag Archive: one take

Future Islands – Long Flight


Dismal, ’80s-style Dreampop.

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RAC – Let Go


RAC always mixes songs with amazing beats at catchy hooks.

Rhye – Open


Rhye is one of those sexy, moody bands with jazzy vocals and electronic chill melodies.

The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap


The poetry here is deep and fluid.

Broken Social Scene – Sweetest Kill


This song lingers in your mind spinning it’s dismal tale sweetly through your thoughts.

Generationals – I Never Know


This is the Rock ‘n’ Roll of our generation. The Generationals pull off a pretty cool tone with heavy use of electronic¬†beats. This time they’ve taken it back a little– turned up the… Continue reading

Vampire Weekend – Step


The song, the melody, the lyrics, the beats–all are enough to make me more optimistic and centered in the moment.

The Lumineers – Stubborn Love


If you decide to just sit down and really listen to a song, this would be it. Kill me with sorrow, and then lift me from the ashes. The Lumineers, Stubborn Love (2012).

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

Discovery – Swing Tree


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

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