Four for Friday… is back

It has been several weeks since I’ve done one of these. There was music overload (as if that’s possible) there at the end of December, so I’m guessing you’ve appreciated the break. But now, back to business.

Teen Daze – Let’s Groove // This is a re-working of a classic from Earth, Wind & Fire.

Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid // Sleigh Bells is back and I believe they have an album coming out sometime soon.

Boy & Bear – Part-Time Believer // “I hope you know how lucky you are.”

Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars – Safe and Sound // Love me some Civil Wars. Taylor Swift I can tolerate. This song is somehow connected to The Hunger Games movie coming out soon.


The Barr Brothers – Beggar in the Morning // That these folks got left off my end of year wrap-up is inexcusable. There is such a flurry of activity in putting those collections together that I’m often not in my right mind. This is better than most of the stuff that managed to find its way on there. Here they are bringing it on Letterman.

Sleigh Bells

If you need a little something to make your music collection more interesting, you’ve just found it.  They took a some getting used to, but now I can’t get them out of my head.  Sleigh Bells… Enjoy!

Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground (this was a huge hit at middle school camp this summer)

Sleigh Bells – A/B Machines

Sleigh Bells – Ring Ring

Four for (Party) Friday

Ok, so by my reckoning, I’ve neglected this blog for about a month and a half.  I’m not sure what any of you have done to fill the empty void left by my blogging absence.  Probably just watched a few more minutes of American Idol or NBA playoffs.

There are a few reasons to explain the lack of activity around here, but frankly they are pretty uninteresting. So I’ll spare you.  My return would have been delayed indefinitely, but I got tired of visiting here only to see the lame excuse for a post staring back at me.  Not that this is going to be much of an improvement.  Its only redeeming quality will be that it is different.

So…  this edition of Four for Friday was inspired by the fact that this weekend there are some parties around town that are sort of a big deal.  These four should pretty much carry you all the way through.

1)  Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA

I understand that it might be a bit shocking to see something so blatantly mainstream on here.  But my favorite moment yesterday was driving around town with my nearly thirteen year old son and embarrassing him by blaring this song with the windows down.  He was literally sinking down in his seat to avoid being seen by others.  A great choice to get the ball rolling this weekend.

2)  Sleigh Bells – Crown on the Ground

This one brings things up a notch.  Hard not to love.

3)  Broken Bells – The High Road

This one is for when you are hanging late night with your friends and want to look like you are in the know on what is hip.  That’s right… hip.

4)  Romany Rye – All the Boys

When you are winding down things on Sunday, this is a good one to help you get there.  Romany Rye is largely made up of some great local musicians.  They are on tour with Delta Spirit this summer.  That’s sort of a big deal.

Alright, my work here is done.  Enjoy the weekend!