Thursday, April 26, 2012

I make my own sunshine & don't stop

Lowe's knows music.  Both of these have been getting stuck in my head often.  So, I thought I would make sure they can be stuck in your's too.

The Little Ones - "High on a Hill"

Faux Fir - "Work Suite"

The Umbrella Sequence - "Urban Lull (At Once Charmed)"



Here's to the best band Minneapolis has ever known. If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Stephen Schmiel was a clapper on this album. Correct?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Besnard Lakes - "Because Tonight"

There is something about pedals and other doodads on guitars that intrigue me. Around the middle of this song, some pretty sweet stuff starts to happen.


Deerhunter has some great examples too. I'll share them sometime.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Girls - "Thee Oh So Protective One"

I sometimes forget how good this album is. Didn't care for their latest though. This particular song I like a lot, and it reminds me of Captain Beefheart's "Hot Dog Tropical Night" song with the crying trumpets.



And for reference... I won't be made if you don't listen to the whole thing, lol. But at least listen long enough to hear the crying trumpets!

Dawes - A little bit of Everything


This isn't the newest song in the world, but Dawes is growing on me - except the drummer.  He is not winning any cool awards.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Explosions in the Sky


Do you remember that time at an MLC talent show when a kid had a long introduction about his song and then it was just a guitar solo - no words, nothing?  This song was like that for me, except I loved this one.  Maybe today I was just in the right mood.  Everything about it was beautiful.

The Cribs - "Moving Pictures"

Le Loup - "Forgive Me"

Eef Barzelay - "Lose Big"

Said the Whale

These Canadians are doing it right.  This is a mock of "we are the world."

FridayRemix: "Lovesick" - Lindstrøm & Christabelle

Remixed by our dear friend, Mr. Kieren Hebden.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Punch Brothers - "Just What I Needed" (Cars Cover)


Punch Brothers cover The Cars

The Onion has an arts and entertainment section called "The AV Club." They do a series each year where they ask bands to come in and cover a song in their offices. Sometimes they're really bad. I thought this one was pretty good.

Tanlines - "All of Me"

Friday, April 6, 2012

Youth Lagoon - "Daydream" (and concert review)

Pretty poor concert to be honest. The opening bands were a special kind of terrible. The YL kid himself got food poisoning from a hotdog in Chicago the night before (lol), and only played 5 songs. For $10 though it was worth it to say I saw him. At least he played an extended version of this song:

"Drive" Soundtrack

As recent viewers of Drive, Stephen and I thought we'd share the best of the soundtrack--which is fantastic.




Wednesday, April 4, 2012

LCD Soundsystem - "New York, I Love You



Old song, I know. I rediscovered it today, however, and decided to post it.

Youth Lagoon - "Montana"

I'm going to see this kid at Turner Hall tomorrow evening. I'm very excited. He's 22 and from the same childhood Pacific Northwest area as Isaac Brock. Special call out to the song "Montana" in honor of Stephen :)