April 1, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Nothing But Our Love

Weird name. Great music. From their 2010 EP.

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February 15, 2011

Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream

I missed this album when it came out in 2009. It has some fun, chill, poppy tracks. Especially this one. I think I first heard this song on my favorite surfing movie Picaresque. I heard it again at a bar on Saturday night and decided it stands on its own (ie didn’t require awesome surfing to be awesome).

OK IVAN, IM TRYING TO POST AGAIN! ;)

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November 16, 2010

Young The Giant - My Body

Some rock is just fun. The first time I listened to The Killers I thought it was fun. The first time I listened to Kings of Leon I thought it was fun. Young The Giant has their own sound (ie not a Killers or KOL copycat), but the first time I heard them I thought they were… FUN! And their live show rocks. Hope you enjoy…

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November 10, 2010

Geographer - Kites

Such fun synthy dancey indie rock. I was at a Dawes show a couple months ago and the venue background music really stood out. We Shazaamed it and I have been obsessed with this EP ever since. Finally saw them live last Friday and it was a fantastic show.

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October 19, 2010

The Head and The Heart - Down in the Valley

One of the best albums I have heard this year. I have been listening to it on repeat for the last month. Took forever to pick a song to share. My favorite album since Local Natives.

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September 27, 2010

Laura Marling - Blackberry Stone

I have been wanting to post from Laura Marling’s excellent album for a while but struggled with choosing a track. The album has a lot of breadth, “Blackberry Stone” starts off quiet but builds to a level that only suggests her later intensity. A couple tracks sounds very influenced by her boyfriend, Mr. Mumford. Thanks for the reminder David!

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August 19, 2010

Dan Mangan - The Indie Queens Are Waiting

Love this whole album, I must have listened to it five times today already. Hope you enjoy it even half as much as I do. Beautiful folk that compares favorably to Damien Rice if you like that kind of thing.

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July 20, 2010

Matthew & The Atlas - I Will Remain

This is really good. I love all the great new folk that has been coming out the last few years.

bijan:

Matthew & The Atlas | I Will Remain

Yesterday, @david sent me a dm on twitter turning me on to Matthew & The Atlas. And I’m very happy he did that. 

via david-noel:

Matthew & The Atlas | I Will Remain

Ian Hooper dropped four of Matthew’s tracks to my Spotify inbox and I Will Remain has been stuck on replay for an hour and is the stand-out track from his EP To The North which I just got it from iTunes. Hush hush, go and grab it.

By the way, Matthew releases via Communion Records, Mumford & Sons’ label.  

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July 8, 2010

Beach House - Apple Orchard

Similar to my LCDS post: if you love Beach House’s album “Teen Dream” then make sure you listen to their earlier albums.  This track off their first album (of three so far) has a beautiful mellowness that (in retrospect) suggests where their sound will evolve to.

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July 6, 2010

Dirty Projectors + Bjork - When The World Comes To An End

Fun collaboration EP from the above artists. Interesting that it was written before Bitte Orca (although only recorded recently).  I love listening to the ladies of Dirty Projectors use their voices as instruments.

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