here's the good song. in video form. "rill rill" by sleigh bells
31 January 2011
you can be mad at me if you want. but i'll admit it. during sxsw, while i was waiting for bone thugs, i accidentally saw sleigh bells... and they hurt my ears. that's why i was totally surprised when "rill rill" made it onto a npr mix and i loved it. that does not mean, however, that i can tolerate the rest of that noise and go to the concert with my friends.
Labels: sleigh bells
30 January 2011
thanks goes to beau, who shared this song with me.cinematic orchestra song i love so much. and although brief, this song stays with you. you'll find "dreem" on the bonus track version of the album, learning, on which the perfume genius, shares his learning with us. it's powerful.
in light of missing my man, the lyrics--as reported on one website--are apropos: "if you were here right now/i wouldn't have to write it down/i would just sing/and let you listen." (it's hard to make them out to see if they are correct, but i like the idea.)
i think i may like the live version best.
"dreem" by perfume genius
Labels: perfume genius
24 January 2011
here she is w/ justin vernon of bon iver, "daphne"
and the title track, "grown unknown"
i think this is a great little teaser:
if you like 'em, go and get 'em: lia ices
Labels: lia ices
19 January 2011
17 January 2011
"down in the valley" by the head and the heart
"lost in my mind" by the head and the heart
free song download at their site: the head and the heart
Labels: the head and the heart
11 January 2011
karin dreijer andersson's. it might start to grate after awhile, maybe if i listened to this song all the way through... for now, a few minutes of it is head-bopable.
"farewell to wendo" by mock & toof
Labels: mock and toof
01 January 2011
where to begin?... how about with last year's new year's resolution: i wanted to keep track of every concert i attended so i could do an end of the year count. i have been on a concert hiatus since november, but up until that point, i recorded 72 shows (that's with lollapalooza and acl shows clumped together as one show). yikes.
my favorites of 2010:
miike snow @ galaxy backyard & acl
memory tapes/washed out @ klub krucial
beach house/washed out @ emo's
lcd sound system @ stubb's
mumford & sons @ la zona rosa
gogol bordello @ lollapalooza
arcade fire @ lollapalooza
the fuck buttons @ lollapalooza
the foals @ acl
deerhunter @ fun, fun, fun fest
jónsi @ austin music hall
sufjan stevens @ the long center (tie w/ jónsi for most beautiful show of 2010!)
ah, summer in new york. i love you forever: bowery ballroom, music hall of williamsburg & ps1 moma. and in austin: the long center and the parish
songs (they may not have been released in 2010, but that's when i discovered them)
"closet astrologer" by the ruby suns
"modern drift" by efterklang
"go outside" by the cults
"swim until you can't see land" by frightened rabbit
"this is how we walk on the moon" by arthur russell
"i need a dollar" by aloe blacc
"spanish sahara" by the foals
"chinatown" by wild nothing
"frost" by salem
albums of 2010
mumford & sons: sigh no more ("awake my soul")
lcd sound system: this is happening ("dance yrself clean")
beach house: teen dream ("take care")
deerhunter: halcyon digest ("he would have laughed")
the walkmen: lisbon ("blue as your blood")
washed out: life of leisure-ep ("feel it all around")
to my loved ones: i have been blown away by the people in my life this year. i am so blessed. you are the music in my heart!