Okay, I’ll be completely honest here. I heard this song playing in Forever 21 and whipped out my “shazam” app because it was just so cool. This is one instance where I’ve actually liked a remix better than the original, although the rest of CHVRCHES’ stuff is pretty awesome too. This song - its quick beats combined with its cool lyrics - is great for working out or just for motivation in general!
I can’t stop listening to Air Traffic Controller! Their songs are mostly upbeat and almost alternative, with just a hint of electronic hidden in the background. (Their sound could be compared to bands like Phoenix.)
I absolutely adore their album “Nordo” which this is from, and if you want to try other songs from them I’d suggest “If You Build It,” “Pick Me Up,” and “Magic.” (That last one has an almost eerie sound, it’s really cool!) But I’d honestly suggest anything by them!
My sister says I’m becoming “unhipster”, because I suddenly like songs such as this one. Anyway I think this song is really awesome and I am such a slut for any song that has an upbeat gospel touch to it.
My friend originally thought this song was two old guys singing, because of the album cover. Sorry to disappoint anyone who really likes listening to old guys, but this song is actually by Twenty One Pilots. Anyway you guys should check it out, I have been listening to it on repeat for the past few weeks.
Hey guys! It’s been a while! I wanted to return to share with you a song I just found this morning and have absolutely fallen in love with. It sounds best with headphones and the bass turned up high!
SBTRKT is Aaron Jerome, a DJ from London. His sound can best be described as intense electronic, but not hard enough to be considered dubstep. I’ve listened to some of his other stuff as well, and he’s fantastic at creating songs with a clean beat that keeps your mind feeling fresh paired with a bass that moves your soul.
The voice you hear is “Sampha” - SBTRKT often has featured artists to provide vocals. If you’re into this kind of music I suggest looking into the rest of his songs right away!
For some reason I really dislike Sweater Weather, which for a while was the only song I had heard by The Neighbourhood. Thankfully Spotify salvaged the situation by showing me this song. You guys should check it out.
The song Tahiti has a sound that could be compared to that of Florence from Florence and the Machine. However the song is also drastically different with more of a traditional choir feel during the chorus.
Jah Didn’t Kill Johnny by Sage Francis is not only funny and really chill, but it also makes me want to dance. This song has a really cool earthy Bob Dylan feel (it’s the harmonica) and a more modern feel hidden in it as well. This is currently my favorite song and it’s been on repeat forever. I think I’m addicted.
In Young and Cold, The Raveonettes managed to capture not only a twang folky sound, but also a slight rock sound. I really like how they intertwined a bit of piano in the song as well. All around this song really comes together to be something amazing.
Fiction might be my new favorite The xx song. This is a song I can really connect to from the rhythm to the lyrics. The xx has just outdone themselves on Coexist all around. Really I recommend anything to do with The xx.
Lish’s post of the week: How Six Songs Collide by Norwegian Recycling
Since I didn’t post last week, I’m making it up to you guys with two songs, one today and one tomorrow. This song isn’t something I would normally post, but I had to share it. This six songs in this mix are:
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz, Collide by Howie Day, Superman by Five For Fighting, Always Getting Over You by Angela Ammons, All That I Need by Boyzone, and Here Without You by 3 Doors Down.
Too often song mix-ups can sound forced, or like the originals were altered too much to make it work. But here, an extremely smooth mix-up is accomplished with all six songs. Talk about skill!
Broken Bones by Aqualung is a beautiful song. I really like how this song conveys a friendship between three people. I feel like every other song I listen to is just a love song, so this song is really refreshing.
This song is a bit less electronic than the others I’ve posted, but that doesn’t mean I love it any less. Metronomy is a “dance-meets-rock” group from London first started in 1990. It took me a few tries to get into, but the clean and catchy beat finally hooked me. It also has a unique tune that’s hard to get our of your head! Metronomy does many other cool songs too, I would start with “A Thing For Me.”
The British Rock band Beady Eye that was formed former members of the band Oasis excluding Noel Gallagher. In my opinion this band has a similar sound to The Beatles mid-career. The Roller has such a cool sound to it and I adore the chorus to this song.
Lish’s post of the week: Disorganized Fun by Ronald Jenkees
A few months ago my Pandora introduced me to this song and I fell in love with Ronald Jenkees. He is an independent indie-electronic artist from Kentucky that has released two albums since 2007. This song actually isn’t my favorite by him, my favorite is “Clutter,” but that one takes a while to get into. This one hooks you right away in my opinion and is refreshingly smooth compared to a lot of electro music. If you want to check him out more I recommend the song I mentioned before, “Clutter,” and “Neptune” to get you started.
National Anthem by Lana Del Rey took me a couple tries to like, but now that I like it I can’t stop listening to it. I love the historical references it has as well and all of the different sounds it has.
I haven’t heard so much soul in a band in a long time. Every single song the Alabama Shakes make is a masterpiece filled with beautiful lyrics and a mesmerizing voice. You Ain’t Alone is a prime example of this.
Wandering… by Fine Cosmos is definitely a little more electro then I would usually go, but I really like the sound of this song. I have been introduced to a whole new type of music through this song. Check it out!
It’s so nice to hear some folk music every once and while. Whiskey and Fish by Joe Purdy is an amazing example of folk music. This song has some amazing banjo playing in it and is definitely worth checking out.
Chemicals Collide by Cloud Cult not only has the general indie sound, but also has a softer possibly beautiful side to it. Especially when you can hear the sound of a Cello in the background. This band is amazing at using different instruments in their songs.
Lost at Sea is my favorite Never Shout Never song. I have enjoyed Never Shout Never for almost three years and I have to say Lost at Sea and the whole album Time Travel is Christopher Drew best album yet. Lost at sea is really a song you can connect to Christoper Drew’s unhappiness to his rise to fame and all that comes with it.
Lish’s post of the Week: Fortune Days by The Glitch Mob
I wanted to start off this section of the blog with one of my very favorite groups. Because I could never choose my favorite song by The Glitch Mob, I decided to share the song that made me fall in love with them in the first place. They are an electronic group of four that came out of L. A. This song is upbeat, yet not annoyingly “peppy,” Perfect workout music if you ask me! If you want to check them out further, I recommend the rest of their “Drink the Sea” album, particularly the songs “We Swarm” and “Drive it Like You Stole it.”