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Eargasm: Musical Melange

10 Nov

Happy Hump Day friendos! I come to you bearing my latest aural fixations!  Here are a few songs that are stuck on my playlist right now – some more recent additions than others. Take a moment for yourself today and feast your ears on this motley assortment of musical selections:

Jukebox the GhostEmpire: I’ve been a fan of these guys for a while now; their pop-rock sound never fails to get me bopping around. Empire is off their latest album. Bounce away…

Dirty ProjectorsNo Intention: If I had a soundtrack to my life, this would most definitely be playing while walking casually down the street on the weekend. This is Saturday afternoon pedestrian music. New genre alert!

Mimicking BirdsBurning Stars: My co-worker Brad played this for me – I was immediately emo. It’s the perfect “I need to moment to myself” song when you’re tired of your Elliott Smith playlist. Not that we ever tire of it, do we folks…

Freelance WhalesHannah: Throw out your tissues – we’re taking it back up with this electro-folk group that fuses the two genres seamlessly. (If you dig, come check them out – Wednesday 12/15 @ Webster Hall – tickets here)

My Dear DiscoReplaceable: This band was my fave new find @ Lollapalooza (though Megan and I could have SWORN the lyrics were “don’t tell me I’m a cesspool” – which changes the meaning a bit). Either way, it’s SO danceable – makes me want to get to the gym (now if only I could keep that motivation past the 3:36 mark).

Band of HorsesNo One’s Gonna Love You: Ok, bring it back down a notch, let these haunting vocals sink in and just enjoy. Or not, because it’s kind of a depressing song. But still, try to enjoy his pain – he’d want that, don’t you think?

Mumford and SonsLittle Lion Man: Alright, so I know this song is blowing up right now but I think it’s one of those songs you may have heard and loved but not known what it was called. It was on my ipod for months before I realized it – I can thank tipsy iTunes exploration for that and now you can thank me.

Okkervil RiverCalling and Not Calling My Ex: I really like story songs and this one is no exception. I actually spent 10 minutes google-ing this song to try and find out who his “famous ex” might be, but I came up with nothing. Except that it was a less than desirable break-up situation – at least something good came out it all?

That’s all for now folks – now get to downloading these tunes!

Listen Up: Fitz & The Tantrums

8 Nov

Fitz & The Tantrums are in fact, tantrum-worthy – the song MoneyGrabber has been on repeat in my brain ever since my co-worker Dave played it for me a few weeks back.  I keep forgetting to tell people about this track, so here it is…


Don’t worry, I plan on having a full on “Eargasm” for you tomorrow – here’s to hoping this will hold you over until then.

Eargasm: Civil Twilight

29 Oct

No need for a catchy title folks, this self-titled album is hands-down, top of my list right now.  This band is Kings of Leon before everyone knew what the heck KOL stood for.  This band is loud rock and roll with a passionate male lead vocalist that has the restraint to pull off an emo song like “Next To Me”.

If you’re more of a music nibbler and don’t want to spring for the entire album, stand out tracks include “Trouble”, “Anybody Out There”, “What You Want” & “Next To Me”.   Give those a taste – you’ll be begging for more.  Listen on iTunes or a check out a few of the tracks HERE

In other awesome news: they are GREAT live, and sound totally consistent with the album, which is quite the feat when you have to compete with the mad scientists in Japan who are now manufacturing actual singing, dancing robotic pop-star proto-types.  It’s a scary world we live in folks.

Check them out live this Saturday night @ Irving Plaza… can’t make it?  I’m hearing they may be back in NYC this December – I’ll keep you posted!

Remember: Civil Twilight, go get your hands on this album, it’s awesome – I’m vouching – final answer.

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