Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Reds

I would like to be in love. But maybe it's not a good idea. Maybe just in lust. That seems to hold less potential for heartbreak.

Until then, I've compiled songs into a playlist to win over a pretend boyfriend. That's okay if you don't understand what that means - we can talk later.

The Shins - Caring is Creepy
Camera Obscura - French Navy
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Paul Simon - You Can Call me Al
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine
The Darlings - If This is Love
Tegan and Sara - Not Tonight
Pinback - Penelope
Joy Division - Love will Tear us Apart
The Smiths - Panic
Antlers - Two
Carla Bruni - Quel qu'un M'a Dit
Eric Bachman (Archers of Loaf) - Web in Front
She and Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Adel Bengo - Pilot Can at the Queer of God
Black Lips - Transcendental Light
The Joy Formidable - Whirring
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything
Slingshot Dakota - Until the Day I Die pt. 2

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh hi there!!

WELLL! Exams. That's all I have to say.

In the mean time, let's talk music.

I'm enjoying this track alot, Local Natives - Airplanes (this is a link to their myspace). I listened to the whole album - it's decent. They've got an Animal Collective feel to them, mixed with the airy-ness of Neon Indian, but more pop-sounding. This song, however, blows the entire album out of the water, and I was a bit disappointed in their whole album based on my expectations from this song. It's worth checking out, though.

While checking out some reviews about Local Natives, I stumbled upon Nurses. Totally up my alley of magical, lovely, weird-sounding experimental synthy-folk music. WOW - that's a genre, for ya'. Anyways, check out their track, Caterpillar Playground. I'll let you know what I think of their album, which was apparently recorded in the attic that this threesome live in together! I WANT TO LIVE IN AN ATTIC!

KAY time to watch some movies - Control, 24 hour party people, or the story of the Ramones? Think I've got a theme in mind???

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Landing of my Jacket

So I did include Thao Nguyen in my last post, but only one song. I failed to mention how incredible their album "We Brave Bee Stings and All" truly is. I suggest listening to the full album, and I guarantee, no matter what mood you are in, you will feel good (or better) after listening.

If funds are tight, and album purchasing is not an option, check out their myspace.

Now get out and go dance. Or at least bob your head.