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
Fol Chen - I.O.U.
Fol Chen describes their sound as Opera House, which I think is awesome and hilarious, but also doesn’t really make sense, I suppose. Sounding more like floaty, electronic music helmed by the voice of an angel. Seriously, I don’t even think I could look her in the yes while she was singing….ha.
…anyways, the new album,The False Alarms,is out now and if this track is any indicator of the quality of the rest of the album, it is a must have.
Mp3: Fol Chen - I.O.U.
The Walkmen - We Can’t Be Beat
This is the best thing I have listened to today, and that’s pretty crazy because I was listening to a pretty damn good Andy Bird song like right before it.
Sometimes I forget what a great band this is.
Slow, acoustic goodness with vocals and lyrics semi reminiscent of something from the 50’s or 60’s. Harmonizing background vocals. Then it takes off. Electric. Really, just a beautiful song, perfect for Monday morning listening.
The new album, Heaven, is due out May 29th.
Mp3: The Walkmen - We Can’t Be Beat
Passion Pit - Take a Walk
This is crazy awesome seeing a new Passion Pit track this morning, because I was seriously just thinking about them, and why we hadn’t heard or seen anything new from them in a bit.
..And of course it’s great. A slightly more serious message behind the lyrics of this song, but it’s same amazing sound that made you like them in the first place.
The new album, Gossamer fittingly hits stores this summer(7/24).
Mp3: Passion Pit - Take A Walk
Bad Passion - Get Results
Slow, sexy guy on girl vocals with some nice, floaty electro slightly reminiscent of the XX.
Give these guys a listen, buy some tracks or some shwag,… go see a show.
They also, do a pretty nice cover of Beach House’s Gila, which you can download below.
Mp3: Bad Passion - Gila(Beach House Cover)
Roman Ruins - Mighty Love
This guy, Graham Hill, is like the drummer of that one really cool band,….Beach House. You should totally give him a listen.
Seriously though, give him a listen.
Mp3: Roman Ruins - Mighty Love
Also, you can get the whole album for wahtever price you fancy over on his Bandcamp page.
Regina Spektor - Don’t Leave Me ( Ne Me Quitte Pas)
Apparently, this is actually a new rendition of an older Regina song. Reworked. Whatever. It’s awesome.
Don’t Leave Me will be on the new album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, out May 29th.
Andrew Bird - Eyeoneye
A couple weeks ago, I asked if anyone had heard the new Andrew Bird album and how it was, and no one really answered. Ha.
Of course, it’s frickin awesome.
This album, Break It Yourself, is pretty much everything that made you love Bird in the first place; crazy strings, experimentation, whistling, that voice, and a plethora of instruments. Smooth, thoughtful and mellow.
“You’ve done the impossible now
Took yourself apart
Made yourself invulnerable
No one can break your heart
So you break it yourself”
Mp3: Andrew Bird - Orpheo Looks Back