Friday, August 26, 2011

New Music Friday

A few of my current favorites (sidenote: I did not watch any of the videos so I apologize if there is anything wrong with them--I just love the music):

The Civil Wars - Poison and Wine
Why I love it: It's gorgeous. Beautiful voices (especially his)!
Good for: When you have conflicting emotions and need pretty music playing in the background while you decide how you should feel (bonus points if it's a rainy day)

Frightened Rabbit - Swim Until You Can't See Land

Why I love it: They opened for Death Cab a few weeks ago and were so much fun!
Good for: Wearing a kilt and drinking a pint with friends

Awolnation - Sail
Why I love it: I don't have a choice--Michael listens to it 15 times a day. :) It's ok, I love it too. It's different than what we typically listen to. And I like that.
Good for: When you want to feel like a badass.

Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Why I love it: The chorus is so catchy. You have two options with this song: You'll love it or hate it. I love it. Michael hates it.
Good for: Driving with the windows down on a hot summer day.

Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
Why I love it: It makes me want to dance.
Good for: Making everyone question your taste in music.

Have a great weekend!


Jenni (Mac) D said...

The Civil Wars - LOOOOOVE harmonies like that. I heard a song of theirs on VH1's Top 20 a few weeks ago, and I dug it. :)

Frightened Rabbit - Lord I wish I had an accent. I remember you mentioning them at lunch a few weeks ago! Cool stuff! You should take a listen to our Gaelic Storm CD (BJ's aunt & uncle bought it for him a while back). It's kilt-tastic.

Awolnation - I've heard this song on is pretty badass.

Foster the People - I have no strong feelings one way or another, although BJ share's Michael's sentiments and hates it. I was watching some music video channel the other day and they said that it's a song about being bullied..."All the other kids with the pumped up kicks better run better run, faster than my gun" I'm guessing there's a little pent up rage in these hipsters' backgrounds.

Nicki Minaj - I know. I like it too. What is it about this song that makes me want to shake my hips and do some shoulder shimmies? Darn you and your pink hair and catchy tunes, Nicki!

katandkarl said...

dude in my total unhippness i have stopped today to leave a comment to say taht I have officially seen FR in concert - that gives me back some cool points, right? They were way fun.

Andy Row said...

If you like that Civil Wars song, the whole album is great and you should check out the rest. Also think you'd really enjoy Angus & Julia Stone.

Also check out the rest of the Foster the People album -- I think Pumped Up Kicks is actually one of the weaker songs on there and most of them have a different feel, so there's hope for Michael and BJ liking the rest of it.


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