Ok, not quite “all-time” low, but pretty close. My standard for blogging failure is when I go from one week to the next without anything to post other than a few lame songs at the end of the week. And so, here we are. Four more songs.
TV on the Radio – Will Do // I think something didn’t work as it should have last week, so you may have missed out on the goods here.
The National – Exile Vilify // This song is old news. Like maybe three days or so. I believe that it was written for a video game. Strange. Anyway, whoever was able to get The National to record a song for a video game should probably get a raise.
The Head and The Heart – Sounds Like Hallelujah // Did I mention that I’m liking this band right now?
Freelance Whales – Girl U Want (Devo Cover) // Speaking of bands that I like, who knew that Devo could sound so good? I’m pretty sure Rob Bell listens to Freelance Whales… or Devo. I think Charlie Sheen does too. It really doesn’t matter. You know why? Because “LOVE WINS!” I’m ending most of my conversations these days with those two words. Try arguing with that. You can’t.
Well, maybe next week I’ll be able to put some stuff together besides the very best in music.
It’s Friday… again.
1) Freelance Whales – Day Off // Brand new single from one of my favorites.
2) Ben Ottewell – Lightbulbs // Ottewell is the frontman for Gomez, and this is a single off his forthcoming album, Shapes and Shadows.
3) Chris Bathgate – No Silver // Another single off of a much anticipated (by me) album, Salt Year, due for release this spring.
4) The National – Conversation 16 // As anyone who has been married for a while knows, it takes work to keep the daily interaction from becoming so predictable that the conversations can be allotted their number.
Kind of a downer list here. I suppose I’ll have to come up with something more “cheery” next Friday. Peace.
If you unfamiliar with the music site Daytrotter, I’d like to commend it to you. I actually don’t know all that much about it myself other than they regularly put up some great music from the artists
you I love. I believe the way it works is that a different band comes into their studios everyday, they play a mini-set, and then Daytrotter makes it available to the rest of us. I love it… both the idea and the music. Below are some samples of what you might find.
Freelance Whales – The Great Estates (Daytrotter Sessions)
AA Bondy – A Slow Parade (Daytrotter Sessions)
Iron & Wine (with Rosie Thomas) – Naked As We Came (Daytrotter Sessions)
Blitzen Trapper – The Tree (Daytrotter Sessions)
One other thing… they have a pretty slick app for all you iPhone users. Non-iPhoners – don’t hate.
So here’s some music to get your weekend going…
Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn
Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Bear Colony – A Winter Vessel
Freelance Whales – Generator 2nd Floor