In current listenings, tracks to listen to on July 18, 2012 at 11:30 am
Scheduled for release on July 24th.
Manners was a kick-ass release from this radical band we know as Passion Pit. I can’t tell you the number of spontaneous dance parties I’ve had to songs like “Sleepyhead” and “Little Secrets”.
When Passion Pit released one of the tracks from Gossamer about a month ago, I was not so impressed. It didn’t really do it for me. That easy catchiness of my favourite Passion Pit songs was missing. I was a little concerned about what the next Passion Pit release might hold. Would it evolve in a way that was exciting and still just as fun? Or would it fizzle?
With the release of Gossamer only one week away, NPR has been streaming the full album on its website, but I still haven’t listened to it in its entirety. I’ve heard a few songs briefly, here and there. I am excited to get the whole album and listen start to finish.
BUT in the meantime, I was cruising on The Hype Machine today and found “Carried Away”, which caught my attention right away. It has a fun upbeat sound that I loved right from the start. Its high-energy, with the synth-backed chorus that I loved in their previous sings. It also has a bit of a mysterious sass to it and I like that.
Check this song out, and let me know if you’ve listened to the album yet! Do you like it? How is it different from Manners? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…
In current listenings, tracks to listen to on April 25, 2012 at 10:28 am
This hip-hop track has the right kind of laid-back and also upbeat sound that I wanted to hear today. Atmosphere has been around since 1989 and its made up of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ and Producer, Ant (Anthony Davis), although originally Daley partnered with another friend on the project. These guys have already recorded 7 studio albums, but this song is currently unreleased. I heard it on The Hype Machine.
Like I said, I love the sound of this track. Its got an easiness and optimistic sound to it (contrary to many of the lyrics, which are about what’s not working in life, as opposed to the opposite). The song does end on a more optimistic note though, resolving to this statement of peace: “Someday we gonna die and I won’t be disappointed”.
Check out this track, and enjoy the groove.
In current listenings, tracks to listen to on April 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm
I found this track on The Hype Machine and I love it. Its got momentum that doesn’t stop, but an easy sound that is just enough to give you a bit of energy and tap into your heart chords at the same time. It also features Greg Laswell on a track that’s a little more upbeat than anything I’ve heard from him before.
In current listenings, tracks to listen to on March 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Capital Cities is back with another great tune that (once again) makes me want to bust a move, and even as I’m sitting here writing this entry I can’t help but move. Since I heard “Safe and Sound” last Summer, I’ve been a fan of these guys and their fun, feel good tunes.
If you don’t know this duo, check out their music on The Hype Machine or as a direct download from Soundcloud and enjoy.
Another short and sweet post for you today!
In musings on September 5, 2011 at 10:41 am
Exciting news, Music Fans!
earphone adventures has been added to the blog directory on shuffler.fm, which is a website that uses a wide number of blogs as a source for music. In other words, you can go to their website and choose a genre, or a blog name, and you can hear tracks from various blogs that fit the style you clicked. Its like an online radio station using bloggers as the DJ. Similar concept to The Hype Machine, I suppose.
And if you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, there’s also an app for shuffler.fm that you can download for easier, one-click access.
So head on over the shuffler.fm and check it out! Yahoo!!
In current listenings, tracks to listen to on July 19, 2011 at 9:00 am
Torches by Foster The People
Another radical Indie-pop hit from L.A.-based Foster The People. These guys have a knack for creating fun, upbeat, indie beats, and this song in particular has a super catchy chorus that makes it that much cooler. Their music has dance influences too which means you can move to it! The best.
Foster The People first played together in 2009 and has recently become in the public eye even more, after playing at South by Southwest and getting played frequently on The Hype Machine. You might know their track, “Pumped Up Kids”, which is part of their album, Torches, along with “Call It What You Want”.
This is another fun Summer tune for something a little more upbeat with a sly sound to it, and a little more funk to it, too.
Also cool, they have a remix competition happening on their website right now. You can download separate tracks (vocals, fx, synths, bass, guitar, percussion, etc.) and then make your own remix and submit it. I love it when bands provide you tracks to mix music – very cool to see that they want people to play with their music and create even more great music. I respect that.
Enjoy, music junkies!