Category Archives: Music

Angus and Julia Stone

It is with honor that I introduce you to my new favorite duo… Angus and Julia Stone.
Angus and Julia are brother and sister and originated from Newport, Australia.  The duo started their musical endeavors together in early 2006.  Before then, they mostly performed as solo artists at open mic nights.  They have very distinctive vocal styles and...

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Foals – “Spanish Sahara”

Foals, a fabulous band out of the UK, has released their single ‘Spanish Sahara’ from the highly anticipated album Total Life Forever due out in May.
“Spanish Sahara” starts off with a low and gentle sound almost making you second-guess your volume level.  It slowly rises with vocals from Yannis Philippakis… then it takes you to a...

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Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

Foster The People is a super spankin’ new band coming out of Los Angeles.  They formed less than six months ago but is quickly emerging on the scene with this great pumped up (pun intended) track – “Pumped Up Kicks.”  They’ll be playing at SXSW on March 17th and a few other joints right after...

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The Radio Dept – “Heaven’s on Fire”

The Radio Dept is another noted Swedish-born indie-pop rock band with great sounds.  These guys have been around since 1995 and have released two albums with their anticipated third, Clinging to a Scheme, due out this April.  Their song “Heaven’s on Fire” is from this upcoming album and has been the most popular among the music blog realm. Check...

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Florence + The Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”

Florence + The Machine is a super newly formed band from London.  Florence Welch is the lead singer and the only constant member.  She recently won the Brit Awards’ Best Album.  There’s a funny story behind how she got discovered, actually… she was singing in the ladies room of a nightclub.  How I discovered her… a video...

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Noisettes – “Never Forget You”

Noisettes are an Indie rock trio from London formed in 2003.  Their song “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” appeared in a Mazda 2 commercial which greatly upped the group’s popularity.  They’ve been featured in a ton of other TV shows…  sadly, it was an episode of One Tree Hill that put them on my radar.   Shingai Shoniwa leads the band...

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anjulie “Boom”

New sounds coming out of the Toronto suburbs have made it onto my playlist… introducing Anjulie.  She’s got an eclectic range of sounds on her debut album with my particular favorite pinned on “Boom”.
“I think I have something to say lyrically,” she says. “My background is in songwriting, so I’m really invested in melodies,...

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The Generationals

I came across the song “When They Fight, They Fight” by The Generationals at work and it has been on heavy rotation every since.  They’re an indie pop band out of New Orleans and very new on the scene.  I love their happy sunshiny sound that’s reminiscent of the 60’s tunes.
Here’s a bit written about them...

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“Haiti” by Arcade Fire

This song is a little gloomy but very appropriate in some darkish ways.

Lyrics:
Haiti, mon pays
Wounded mother I’ll never see
Ma famille set me free
Throw my ashes into the sea
Mes cousins jamais nes
Hantent les nuits de Duvalier
Rien n’arrete nos espirits
Guns can’t kill what soldiers can’t see
In the forest we are hiding
Unmarked graves where flowers grow
Hear the soldiers angry...

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