I find joy in music. I relish in sharing that joy. So, mostly music. Plus, whatever I'm into at the time. Photography is not mine (unless stated). Click on images to go to the artists site. Click #tag to see more images or music from the tagged artist(s).
Matt & Kim - Overexposed - Lightning (2012)
Did I mention how flippin’ fantastic this album is?
“…Let’s wake the world
And sing them back to sleep
But people don’t listen
So we’ll scream and shout
As if these words are cheap
Like a picture
I was overexposed
I still see it with my eyes closed…”
Matt & Kim have produced another outstanding album. I’ve been jamming to it a ton since it dropped (October 2).
I highly, highly recommend buying the album. Purchase it here.
They’re coming to a town near you so keep an eye and ear out. It’s a must see show if you haven’t caught them live. Tour dates.
Matt & Kim - Much Too Late - Lightning (2012)
Oh my flipping goodness. Matt & Kim have produced another flat out fantastic album. I can NOT get enough of it!
Fans will love it — just indulge in the head bobbing goodness. Those that aren’t fans will quickly change their tune — it’s that friggin’ good.
I highly, highly recommend buying the album. It drops on October 2 (this coming Tuesday). Pre-order/purchase it here.
They’re coming to a town near you so keep an eye and ear out (tour begins on October 3rd). It’s a must see show if you haven’t caught them live. Tour dates.
Head on over to facebook.com/mattandkim and “Like” them to get a free download of the new track “Now”. A favorite.
Lastly, visit the Matt & Kim website for ear and eye candy, the inside scoop, downloads and a bunch of other goodies.
Did I mention how flippin’ good the album is? I’m floored….
Lightning Love - Together - Blonde Album (2012)
Lightning Love for the remainder of this evening. Perfect.
Love the emotive nature of the lyrics, Leah Diehl’s vocals, the delicate but paced feel and the perfectly complementary instrumentation.
Absolutely in love with this album — dropped 8/28/12. I’ve been wearing it out for the past few weeks.
The Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law - 2012
This song again and again and again… The build up = wow.
Posted the video a couple weeks ago. It’s beautiful and poignant and awe-inspiring and most definitely worth a watch.
Can’t get enough.
Small Black - Light Curse - New Chain (2010)
Love it when tunes are on random and I stumble across an almost forgotten favorite song and album.
Can’t help but bob my head to this gem from Small Black <— btw, free download of MOON KILLER MIXTAPE.
More info and more FREE downloads here (via Jagjaguwar).
Lightning Love - I Know - Blonde Album (2012)
Absolutely in love with the new album from Lightning Love (dropped 8/28/12).
“Get up get up I’m out of time again. I’m late for what I started and for all that I just can’t begin. The time goes by so fast that my head spins. I’m waking up, I’m passing out and meanwhile no one notices - oh.
But underneath your clothes I saw what no one, no one knows. I know, I know of nothing I have learned. I’ve lost all touch with hate and love and feeling it with my own words. I notice no one thinks that hopes a curse. Then why do we sit praying, wishing, planning without trying first - no.
But underneath your clothes I saw what no one, no one, no one knows. Your voice had grown so cold. I’m much to old for what I’m told and now and now I know - oh…
I’m way too old for what I’m told and now and now and now and now I know.
Get up get up I’m out of time again. I’m late for what I started and for all that I just can’t begin. The time goes by so fast that my head spins. I’m waking up, I’m passing out and meanwhile no one notices - oh.”
Stream and purchase the album here.
The Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law (Official Video) - 2012
Wow. Just WOW! Delicate and then…
An unbelievably beautiful and breathtaking and awe-inspiring video by The Joy Formidable.
Eels - The Beginning - End Times (2010)
Short and sweet. Beautiful song. A favorite.
“She put on her party dress
I put on my jacket
We walked out the door
Didn’t have nowhere to go
Didn’t matter that the night was getting cold
Pulled her close up to me to keep her warm
And everything was beautiful and free
In the beginning
She woke up late in the morning
I pulled the curtain back
The sun came pouring in
There wasn’t no one in the world
There wasn’t nothing else
Just me and my girl
She put her arms around me
Gave me a kiss
And everything was beautiful and free
In the beginning”
Three free mp3s from Eels.
Cat Power - Cherokee - Sun (2012)
Lots and lots of Cat Power as of late. I’m absolutely hooked to Sun — Chan Marshall’s latest album (drops on September 3rd in the UK and September 4th in the US).
The album is a fantastic and eclectic collection of tunes. My favorite songs thus far are ‘Cherokee’, ‘3,6,9’, Nothin But Time’ (a brilliant 10+ minute anthemic tune) and ‘Manhattan’.
The album is a wonderful listen from top to bottom. A more in depth review to come as we get closer to the release date.
Meanwhile, download the new Cat Power song ‘Cherokee’ plus a Nicolas Jaar remix here.
Pre-order the album here. I highly recommend it.
Dum Dum Girls - Lord Knows - End of Daze EP (2012)
First song off the new Dum Dum Girls End of Daze EP. It’s called “Lord Knows” and I’m digging it. Melodic, emotive and that classic Dum Dum Girls sound. Dee Dee’s vocals - oye!
EP drops on September 15th. I, for one, can’t wait for new DDG tunes.
Rosie and Me - Arrow of My Ways (feat. Greg Thomas) - Arrow of my Ways (2012)
Absolutely delightful. So perfect on a sedate Monday afternoon…
I’ve been listening to Rosie and Me for the better part of the last day and a half. ”Arrow of My Ways” and “Bird and Whale” are two superb listens. The latter being their initial offering (an EP) and the previous being a brilliant debut album that dropped in early 2012.
This is indie folk (or alt-country) at it’s purest — and it comes from Brazil!
Rosanne Machado’s (Rosie) vocals are soothing and enchanting while her bandmates instrumentation complements thoughtful and sometimes heartbreaking lyrics.
Wonderful all around, quite addictive and, for me, the perfect accompaniment on a quiet Sunday afternoon, on a slow motion Monday or whilst writing. I highly recommend both.
Download the FREE EP from the band here. Well worth your time and a fantastic intro.
SuckerForLights - The Wasted Years - SuckerForLights EP (2011)
I love this SuckerForLights self-titled EP.
It’s comprised of five fantastic songs and I’ve been through it 15 times, so far…
SuckerForLights is a Dreampop duo from Portland, Oregon. The band was started in 2008 by vocalist/keyboardist Olivia Voss and guitarist Bryan Brunt. Voss’ distinct falsetto and verbrato coupled with Brunt’s perfectly complementary guitar hooks make for an eclectic mix of catchy (in a good way) tunes.
SuckerForLights offer lyrically brilliant, often anthemic, 80’s-influenced goodness and my ears are eager for more. I simply can’t get enough.
Download SuckerForLights music for FREE here: http://suckerforlights.bandcamp.com/
You’ll be hearing more from this duo…
Ghost Animal - Vanity Affair - Summertime In Heaven (2010)
I was getting ready for my day, tunes on random, when Ghost Animal stopped me in my tracks. Wonderfully noisy, shoe gazey, lo fi brilliance that made for a fantastic way to start this day.
I proceeded to listen to Summertime In Heaven in its entirety - an impressive album that had slipped my mind… Check out Lastfm for free downloads and to purchase.
Ghost Animal is Michael Avishay and Marisa Rowland (w/ Cole Browning live)
From what I understand, Ghost Animal is on the verge of producing and releasing some new records, for various artists, through the Death Party Records label in the coming weeks and months. A label they started in 2011. I for one can’t wait to hear what they have in store.
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