Thursday, July 29, 2010


So, I hate to admit that is where I've found a lot of music that I've been into recently. He introduced me to one of the songs in a previous post, Fire In Your New Shoes, and one of my favorite bands ever, Florence + The machine, and he has done it yet again!

Drum roll please...

Tunng - Hustle

It's so cute and upbeat and folky and I kind of love it. They are located in the UK and from what I've read barely ever come to the US. OF COURSE, why would a band I actually enjoy listening to be coming to the US to tour any time soon?!

Here are a couple others I found on youtube that I'm loving as well....

Tunng - Bullets
Tunng - It's Because We've Got Hair

Also, fun little quote I found..."Sam Genders and Mike Lindsey, two of the founding members of Tunng, began their musical careers together by composing scores for soft-core porn."

I wish I could jump on itunes immediately and buy their entire discography, but I spent $50 on new music last week and I'm broke. Anyone want to support a new music lover and buy her a few new CDs? She'll be your best bud!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Slow it down.

Slowing it down this morning because I can barely keep my eyes open. Yeah, I know my music taste is not cohesive in the slightest, but I like it anyway. :)

Matt Wertz - 5:19

He is very John Mayer and not one of my favorite artists, but I love his accoustic version of 5:19 as seen above.

Ingrid Michaelson - Morning Lullabies

I love her, she was all I had on my ipod when I first moved to Arlington and didn't have tv/internet.

Maxwell - Get to Know Ya

Who dosen't like Maxwell??

Xavier Naidoo/RZA - Ich kenne nichts (das so schön ist wie du)

This song is 50% in english and 50% in german and 100% INCREDIBLE so you should probably listen to it. Kudos to Will Wash for introducing me!

Sia - Breathe Me

This Australian singer is pretty great, but f'ing weird. This song brings back a lot of nostalgia from college and Dance Concert.

I also just remembered I have Nat King Cole, Oddis Redding, Sam Cooke, & Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong on my itunes...I think I will switch to some of that feel good music next. Enjoy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mixtape #2

Happy monday. I'm tired from kickball & too much sleep so take a listen to my new faves of the morning.

1. Geggy Tah - Whoever you are

2. Kaskade feat. Martina of Dragonette - Fire In Your New Shoes

This song is so super badass it will knock you off your feet, not to mention the video is sexy. It kinda makes me want to put red lipstick on and smear it all over myself. Or...just go out dancing.

(20 minute break while searching youtube...)

And on that note, I decided to keep listening to Dragonette instead of finishing this blog post with more random music and decided I am LOVING them so you should probably listen to them. They are very upbeat and very disco-y and definately some good dance music. They sound a lot like La Roux and if you like her, then you will most definately be into them.

Just found these other songs by them...

Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette - Boys & Girls

Dragonette -


Stupid Grin

I will be 100% dling their CDs after finishing this.

I am a happy girl today. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Legwarmers

Next weekend I will be making my return to the State Theatre to see the most rockenest 80s cover band around, The Legwarmers and I CAN'T WAIT! They must on one of the greatest shows I've ever been to, not to mention I love 80's music and any excuse to bring out the "legit Molly Ringwald mop top".

Take a peak at some shots from last time...

Morrisons Brothers Show

One word - Great! I really enjoyed their performance last night. Not to mention Iota is a great small venue to see local artists. Their set wasn't too long, but I loved every song, and couldn't help but tap my feet. I also managed to have the BIGGEST sh*t eating grin on my face the entire time.
I waited the wholeeee set to hear this one song and they finally came back for the encore and I heard it, which was totally worth the wait - Comin' To Get Ya.
I believe, in my tipsy haze, they said this was the last time they were performing for a while, which is SO unfortunate, but I'm super glad I found them and got to see them perform!
I will be listening to my newly purchased CD of thiers (Midnight in Virginia, which I suggest everyone buy) all day at work - Happy Friday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Upcoming Shows...

July 22nd - Morrisons Brothers Band
July 31st - The Legwarmers
Aug 6 or 7 - Spoon/Other people I don't really care about


The Pimps of Joytime

Allison to Chris: You would really like this band I'm going to see tonight, Morrisons Brothers Band.

Chris to Allison: You would really like this band I'm going to see tonight, The Pimps of Joytime.

You're right Chris, I LOVE it. Right up there with the sounds of Funkadelic with a little carribean flare. Straight out of Brooklyn, check out their myspace page (where you can hear their music best), their videos are pretty awesome!

Check out their songs - Joytime Radio & Janxta Funk

I can't stop dancing at my desk!

<- Pimps

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

MORE new music!!

So, it's no secret that I love me some indie and some folk music, but I also can get down with a bit of country, even the indie/country/folky scene.

With that being said, while trying to concoct some good thursday night plans for a couple of music enthusiasts I stumbled upon a band called "The Morrison Brothers Band" and I am LOVING their sound. Their sound is "an original, soulful fusion of Pop, Rock and Country" says their Myspace page and something I found myself bobbing my head along to when I tried out a couple of their songs. It made me want to turn up my stereo real loud and drive with the windows down at sunset through a wheat field. Imagery enough for you? They were pretty good. Not to mention I like bands no one else knows about.

Tomorrow night I hope I will find myself at Iota in Arlington getting to experience them first hand. And at $15 a ticket? Bargain for some new tunes.

She & Him

I might have, in the past day and half, bought Volumes 1 and 2 of She & Him - solely because I love the song "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?".

Volume One is pretty great.

I'm still waiting to fall in love with Volume Two.

The High Wire

Yesterday I found a GREAT new band - The High Wire.

I am thoroughly OBSESSED with their song "It's No Secret" and cannot stop listening to it. Unfortunately, I cannot find it on youtube or anywhere else to post here, but I definately suggest downloading it or at least trying to look it up.

They are super mellow are often described (at least by the 10 second google search I did on them) as "floaty", "drifting", and "dream-like". I dig it.

Here is another song by them that aint to shabby -> The Midnight Bell.

Check them out and enjoy drifting through your day. :D

Monday, July 19, 2010

Acceptable beach/camp fire tunes

I have just returned from a long weekend of camping on the beach and have come to realize there is some music that is acceptable to listen to during a camp fire and some music that is not. I have compiled a list of some acceptable artists to listen to...suggestions are welcome, as always. But only the good ones.

1. Bob Marley/Stephen Marley (Buffalo Soldier)

2. UB40

3. Blues Traveler

4. Real Big Fish

5. Hootie & The Blowfish

6. Steve Miller Band

7. Don Henley - Boys of Summer

This describes me perfectly all weekend ;)

"I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun, you got your hair slicked back and those wayfarers on, baby..."

Also, the ponies at Assaeatgue don't appreciate your crappy beach music, that's probably why they ransacked our site.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mixtape (for the modern retro in you)

1. Mayer Hawthorne - Just Aint Gonna Work Out
2. Caro Emerald - Back It Up
3. Frank Pop Ensemble - Breakaway

Yes, only three songs, but if you like those then you should DEFINITELY get Mayer Hawthorne's CD "Strange Arangement" and Frank Pop's CD "Touch & Go".

I have a serious soft spot for modern retro, enjoy.

Starbucks pick of the week...

As most everyone may know every tuesday Starbucks has a music "Pick of the Week" where they put out little cards announcing new music or new songs or new artists, etc. I have to admit that I really like this... a) because I like finding new music (although always hit or miss) and b) because I have found one of my FAVORITE artists, Mayer Hawthorne, this way.

I randomly picked up this card from Starbucks ages ago and instantly fell in love with the song Just Aint Gonna Work Out. He has this great falcetto to his voice, that mixed with a retro feel to all of his music is like heaven to my ears. His CD, Strange Arangement, is certainly worth checking out.

I definitely might have tried to stalk him on twitter for quite some time (before I realized twitter was an awful waste of time).

Anyway, point being....if you like finding new music, and don't think it's too much like the artist is selling out, then head to starbucks every tuesday and pick up their Pick of the Week. You never know, you may love what you find.

I did! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

ILU Jamie Lidell.

I mentioned in my last post, Jamie Lidell, who's music I have been lusting over for the past few months. It was suggested I listen to him after telling a friend how much I loved Mayer Hawthorne (another post will be dedicated to him because he is great as well) and I instantly fell in love with his music. He is a one man, modern, beatboxing, soul machine. His song, Little Bit of Feel Good, really sealed the deal for me. I can't listen to it without grooving (yeah, I said grooving). I am also fairly certain I've heard his song, Little Bit More, on a commercial at one point in my life.

(Note: The song Little Bit of Feel Good also reminds me of my friend DA who drunkenly jammed out to it in the back seat of my car, wearing my giant white sunglasses. Still kicking myself for somehow losing that video!)

So anyway, as I said in my last post. I have 3 of his CDs: Multiply, JIM, and his most recent and most interesting, Compass. JIM was an instant hit with me. Obviously, that's the CD that had little bit of feel good. Multiply was his first one, and although not bad, you can tell. I have to admit I was NOT a fan of Compass right off the bat. Except for the song Completely Exposed, and more importantly the lyric "I don't wanna be closed, but opening up has left me completely exposed". I found his beat boxing and unorthadox melodies to be annoying and unorganized unlike his first 2 CDs, but after listening to it for a few weeks I have fallen madly in love with it, maybe even more than the first two. It's strange, and soulful, and offbeat, and totally on beat, and melodical all at the same time. With songs like Enough Is Enough, The Ring, and Your Sweet Boom how can you not love him?!

Point being, if you like music that really makes you want to groove (and yes, I keep saying groove because I feel like it's the one and only way to best describe what I want to do when hearing him) then you should probably listen to him.

That being said, happy friday, happy listening.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New People = New Music

I haven't written in one of my blogs in a long time. I told myself some time ago I'd write about all my current music obsessions. I think it's about time I do that.

With that being said. I love sharing my music obsessions with annoying, oppressive, obsessive, and random as they may be. Sharing music tastes recently has sparked me to start writing it down because my music selection is usually fleeting.

Here goes nothing:

Mixtape #1
1. She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?

Honestly, I just wish I was Zoey Deschanel.

2. Angus and Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane

Thank you Perez Hilton, I love them. Except only their CD "Down The Way" - the other one kind of sucks.

3. The XX
4. Eye Alaska

Only their Yellow & Elephant CD, it's way more mellow than Genesis.

5. Matt&Kim - Daylight

I secretly wish I was in their relationship. It's so cute it actually makes me stomach ache.

6. Passion Pit
7. Her Space Holiday

8. The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo

I have loved this song from the moment I heard it. The video is hella weird, but I dig it. I hear the rest of Jack White's new music is semi country-ish. I don't think I care enough to listen to anything else.

9. Jamie Lidell - She Needs Me

I have three Jamie Lidell CDs and I'm relatively obsessed with him slash wish he didn't live in London. This song randomly came on my playlist the other day and I've listened to this one specific song maybe about 75 times. I wish I was lieing.

That's about all I have for now. Here is a tasty new morsel, even to me.

Youth Group - On A String