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In current listenings, tracks to listen to on September 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Friends and followers.

I am pleased to announce that earphone adventures has partnered with Appoet.org for a special guest post. We’ve released an Autumn 2013 playlist on the Appoet website, chocked full of new music from every inch of the music world.

To keep this short and sweet, check out Chicago-based Appoet.org and surf on over to the earphone adventures guest post.

Movin Slowly (Figaro)

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on September 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

The trio calling themselves Figaro have released this cool and cleanly produced track, “Movin Slowly” and within the first few minutes of the tune, I knew it had something a little special to it. It’s got enough of an edge to have a great rock sound that references classic rock guitar riffs. But again, that’s all balanced with the clean production, a la Vampire Weekend.

Very cool sound, and definitely worth a listen. You can also download the track from their Soundcloud account!

Warm Water and Waiting Game (Banks)

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on September 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

These quietly demanding tracks have a beautiful ease with underlying intensity. Her name is BANKS. This Los Angeles singer sets her sweet vocals over the smooth electronic sound, the first track, “Warm Water”, is produced by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The sound is simple and precise. It’s fantastic.  And with her newest release, “Waiting Game”, Banks has a different intensity, like an explosive, waiting to go off.

You need to watch this girl, because mark my words, she will be everywhere in the next two years.

Check out these incredible videos and let me know whether or not you agree!

Riptide (Vance Joy)

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on September 6, 2013 at 9:25 am

The first time I heard this song was about a month ago, when it was part of the April 2013 Birp! release. I gave it three stars out of five on my iTunes. But when I heard it again today, it sounded like an old, familiar tune that struck a different chord than it did one month ago. So I changed that three star rating to a four star rating. And now, I’m wondering…

…did any of you have a chance to see Vance Joy at The Drake Hotel in Toronto last night? And if so, how was it?

Check this out. You’ll love it.

27 Songs for Spring 2013

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on May 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

It’s Spring. Everybody is seeking out new music. I always am! So here’s a list of 27 songs that you might love for Spring this year, if you haven’t heard them yet. And if you have, then great. Its an eclectic mix but I think you’ll love it. Highest rated are last, lowest rated are first!

27. Shine (Wild Belle)

26. Riptide (Vance Joy)

25. Diane Young (Vampire Weekend)

24. Love in 100MB (Sand Tiger)

23. Childhood’s End (Majical Cloudz)

22. Every Night (Lane 8)

21. On Your Own (Fryars)

20. Big Things (Fiction)

19. Float (The Ecstatics)

18. You Can’t Be My Girl (Darwin Deez)

17. Brown Bear, Brown Bear (Bronze Thesaurus)

16. Loh Dalum Bay (Baobab)

15. Close (Atu)

14. Light & Love (Teen Daze)

13. I’m Not Through (OK Go)

12. Made To Stray (Mount Kimbie)

11. Darling Are You Gonna Leave Me (London Grammar)

10. Cut To Black (Lemaitre)

9. Lady, You Shot Me (Har Mar Superstar)

8. Say When (Generationals)

7. If You Didn’t See Me (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.)

6. My Orbit (Coma)

5. Holding On (Classixx)

4. Little Numbers (Boy)

3. Ocean’s Deep (Born Ruffians)

2. Treehome95 (Tyler, The Creator)

1. Hard on Me (Robby Hunter Band)

Little Numbers (Boy)

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on April 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

These two ladies, a Swiss-German duo comprised of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass, have a sound that reminds me of a mix of Sara Bareilles and Leslie Feist, combined with some undertones of more celebratory music stylings. They’ve got a great sound in “Little Numbers”, which begins with anticipation and curiosity in the underlying piano line, perfectly capturing the moment of waiting for a phone number.

I love the shift of sounds in this track – from the initial nervousness, the bridge resolves into something more definitive and quiet, before exploding with celebration about how fantastic this potential relationship could be (in theory, of course, if this exchange of phone numbers actually happens).

These two ladies are on the Nettwerk label and although they’ve been playing together for five years, were recently signed and are now seeing more and more publicity.

Keep following these two to see where they end up, but in the meantime, enjoy their single “Little Numbers” and let me know what you think!

The Latest

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on March 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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We Need Love (Johnny Osbourne)

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on March 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

This groovy tune is a classic in my easy-listening repertoire and makes me feel incredible everytime. I can’t believe I haven’t shared it yet. Old, or new, is irrelevant because this song is timeless.

Enjoy the groove and feel the breeze.

Inner Ninja (Classified feat. David Myles)

In current listenings, tracks to listen to on February 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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I heard this song and IMMEDIATELY thought about how badly I need to share this. Its got an intensely catchy hook with a pace that moves with energy but maintains a laid back feeling. The David Myles-Classified combo kicks ass. And the message in this song and the amount of people who can connect to the lyrics is huge. I love that its uplifting, inspiring, and also hilarious.

This song is the first in quite a while, that I actually heard and knew it was “the one” to share next. I’m totally into music that is stripped down, bare, and not too produced…the kind that hits your gut in ways that sometimes you just really need to experience. And on the flip side, I love (what I call) my sunshine music, which is exactly like this tune, and many of the others I’ve posted on earphone adventures. The songs that undoubtedly make you dance or at least lift your mood.

So boom-shakalaka, here is another great tune for you to bust it out to. Or at least groove a bit.

Enjoy, music fans.

Some Chilled Out Shazam Tags

In tracks to listen to on February 1, 2013 at 5:53 am

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