A Silent Film - Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well
I love a song that tells a story. Actually, it’s my favorite kind of song. And this song tells an amazingly sad and beautiful story. Abso - freaking-lutely love this song.
…..and what a cool band name, yeah?
Mp3: A Silent Film - Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well
Phosphorescent - Muchacho’s Tune
Another newish album out is Phosphorescent’s Muchacho. For me, this was one of those albums that at first I just liked a few tracks but kept finding more and more I liked until now where I pretty much love the whole thing. This is my latest find that I love on the album.
Mp3: Phosphorescent - Muchacho’s Tune
Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey
So, the new Vampire Weekend album, Modern Vampires of the City, is now out and boy is it a doozy! Doozy meaning awesome.
Then again, if you’re a fan of the band, would you expect anything less?
The album is once again chock full of summery, poppish songs that instantly transform the listener into a better world of soda pop from a glass bottle, a sunny day on the beach, swim wear, sunshine, a ride in a comfortable, puppies, a nice cocktail, mangoes, a lounge chair and maybe some surfing or a swim.
On the flipside, and even though I’ve only played the album through a half dozen times or so the lyrics and feel of this album is by far the most mature and quite possibly the best thing I have heard from the band as of yet.
Buy. Listen. Love.
Greg Laswell - Salvation Dear
This is an older song, new to me, but man oh man do I love it.
Go ahead and stay but don’t sleep in too late
I’ve got to wake alone
It’s just that goodnight is easier than goodbye
I’m already sold on ending up alone
Don’t you dare pray for my salvation dear
Can’t you tell that I’m in love with you here”
Mp3: Greg Laswell - Salvation Dear
Noah and the Whale - There Will Come A Time
A new track by Noah and the Whale is always a good thing, and a new album is even better(Heart of Nowhere is due out May 6th, 2013).
This new track is a perfect example of exactly why I love this band.
Mp3: Noah and the Whale - There Will Come a Time
Of Monsters and Men - Skeletons(Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
This cover is as good as the title implies, assuming you know the bands. If you don’t know either of the bands,…..well, you should probably get your head out of the sand and familiarize yourself with both.
Two bands, with two entirely different sounds.
Of monsters and Men a earthy, folksy sounding band take a brilliant song by the edgy, in your face Yeah Yeah Yeahs and put their own twist on it, and the result is amazing.
Mp3: Of Monsters and Men - Skeletons (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover)
I really love this. Thoughts?
Jinja Safari - Plagiarist
According to Wikipedia, “Jinja Safari are a self-produced & recorded band based in Sydney, Australia who draw from “afropop rhythms, (and) tumbling island guitar” to create African-inspired “dreamy folk pop, with a melodic richness comparable to acts like Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros”. They are known for their energetic live shows.[”
And actually, the bands entire Wiki page is pretty cool and it alone will make you want to give them a listen.
With a sound very similar to Vampire Weekend, Jinja Safari, Is perfect on this bright sunny day.
Mp3: Jinja Safari - Plagiarist
Patty Griffin - Ohio
The latest from a living legend.
Patty has a new album, American Kid, due out May 7th.
Mp3: Patty Griffin - Ohio
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Let The Day Begin
I’ve heard at least a handful of BRMC songs since they formed and was never really that impressed(maybe I was just listening to the wrong tracks?). However, last week I heard this song on the radio and googled the lyrics, blah blah blah, and well, I love it. Slightly anthem like in the veins of a U2 song(A good U2 song,..and yes, they exist. ;) ) with some solid lyrics.
Mp3: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Let The Day Begin