Monday, December 27, 2010

My new favorite music to chill to

I recently discovered the band Land of Talk while aimlessly clicking through artists that iTunes says I may “like.” I’m so happy they did!  Land of Talk’s lead singer, Elizabeth Powell, has been featured in songs by Broken Social Scene, which drew me to her music. 

Powell’s voice is soft and almost bluesy and the music ranges from a folk rock to alternative.  If I were to make a playlist with her music, Beach House would be an obvious addition to it because they have the same soft sound. 

I have not listened to all of the albums yet; however, I personally love her song “It’s Okay.” It’s about goodbyes and letting go, a little depressing but I still like it!  All of her songs are great to chill to, check them out!  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What I'm listening to... instead of studying for finals...

I recently found this new song called "All for you" by Dr Meaker.  They are a live dance band from Bristol, UK.  The music has a catchy base and drumming beat while the vocals are deep and raspy like Inara George or  Goldfrapp.

I was not aware of the band until I heard the song on my new guilty pleasure, "Skins,"a BBC show that takes place in Bristol.  They have many decent songs on the show which, unfortunately, my "Shazam" will not trace.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This Ain't A Scene


Currently, my new obsession is with The Henry Clay People's song, "This Ain't a Scene."  I got the song from my ACL iPhone App and haven't stopped listening to it since.  It's pretty much on every playlist I have made lately.

They started out touring with Silversun Pickups and Against Me!, two bands that are decent, the former more so than the latter.  My iTunes Genius seems to compare them to Brand New and Local Natives, which, to me, are on opposite sides of the rock spectrum.  I think of them as more of a soft rock band.

I feel like I am not doing them much justice here.  Just check out the song.  In my opinion it's their best hit. I also enjoy "You Can Be Timeless," from the "For Cheap For Free" Album. There are two versions of "This Ain't a Scene."  I personally prefer the "Somewhere on the Golden Coast" version.