tuesday’s tunes.

June 9, 2009

I love the internet. Here’s how I found this song {it’s a couple of years old, but I had never heard it}:

Last week I had a gal named Amanda Donaho follow me on Twitter…so I went to her site to check it out {she’s a photographer based in Ohio}. As I was perusing her great portfolio, the song, Trouble by an Ohio band, Over the Rhine came on. Usually music on a website is a bit of a peeve of mine, because it usually interferes with what I’m already playing…but I just couldn’t seem to get enough of this little tune. I haven’t listened to any more of their music…but if you like it and want to know more, here’s Over the Rhine’s website {click the little record player option on the right, and you can listen}.

tuesday tunes.

June 2, 2009

Thought I’d bring you a favorite indie band every Tuesday. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m music obsessed…so I feel the need to do more than just twitter about what I’ve been listening to!

My newest fave is Fanfarlo. Love them. My new favorite band. Hope you enjoy! {ps…they have more great videos on their site!}

my 2008 album faves.

January 2, 2009

Here are my picks for music that are SO last year:

• My VERY favorite album is by TV on the Radio and their album Dear Science. Couldn’t get enough of this. Here’s a link to their video Providence.

• Next in line is Noah and the Whale’s album Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down {even though I’m REALLY bummed to hear their song on a Saturn commercial…that’s usually is a deal-breaker for me}. Here’s a link to a video of their song “Shape of my Heart”.

• Next is The Heavy and Great Vengeance and Furious Fire. I listened to this disk for about 3 months straight. Here’s a vid:

• Next is Helio Sequence and Keep Your Eyes Ahead. This is one of my favorite songs:

• Vampire Weekend’s self titled album is my next fave. What I love even more than their poppy music is their 80’s garb. They personify geek chic. Here’s a video:

Because I need to stop at some point, I’ll just leave it at my top 5. Though, I was also loving Lykke Li, Frightened Rabbit, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, The Dodos, Why?, and last-but-not-least Flight of the Conchords {hilarious EVERY time I listen}.

So there you have it. Let me know what you think!

heavy rotation.

September 10, 2008

Holly from Decor 8 blog suggested that fellow bloggers post what music they are listening to, then link back and maybe find common ground or some new tunes! I’m all over this. Anyone who knows me is WELL AWARE of my music obsession. So, here goes {in no particular order}:

I love the poppy goodness that is Ra Ra Riot. Especially the songs “Can You Tell” and “Dying is Fine”. So good {btw, you can download “Dying is Fine” from their site…scroll down a tiny bit…it’s on the right}. It’s in my car’s disk player as we speak.

My favorite album of the year is Alopecia by the band Why? My very favorite songs on the album are “The Vowels Pt. 2” and “The Hollows”. I’ve been playing this over and over for months.

We Were Promised Jetpacks is probably the best band name of all time. I love their music…but have to go to their myspace site to hear it. They are from Glasgow, massively hyped, super young and unsigned. No albums out there that I can find. You can {legitimitely} download “Quiet Little Voices” via KEXP‘s song of the day. Catchy goodness.

Lastly, I’m totally in love with the Watson Twins cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”. I think I’ve listened to it 20 times in the last couple of days. It’s from their most recent album. You can hear it on their myspace page {One of my favorite music blog reads, Thanks Captain Obvious turned me on to this song}

Oh I could go on…and on…but that’s it for now. Let me know what you think!

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