Sia featuring the Weeknd and Diplo- Elastic Heart
This is the first single off the soundtrack for the upcoming film, The Hunger Game: Catching Fire. The soundtrack also includes songs from Of Monsters and Men, The National, The Weeknd, Lorde, The Lumineers, Ellie Goulding and Santigold, just to name a few. In other words, its going to kick ass. Soundtracks used to be so important to films and before you could make mix cds they were some of my favorite albums growing up ( Empire Records, Mrs Robinson etc). When you see a really great line up like this, it gives me hope that the importance of music in a film is making a come back.
Jonny Pierce -Home
The Frontman of The Drums ( easily one of my top 15 favorite bands), Jonny Pierce, has had rumors going around for literally a year that he has a solo project coming up. THEN he led me on more by doing this adorable video for Vogue for Valentines Day and then NOTHING. But now the actual recording of the song Home is out on a compilation for Kitsune Maison (Paris label) and I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat that something ELSE is coming. Great love song, BTDubbs.
The Dig- You And I
They recorded this upcoming album during the winter and fall in New York, and you can seriously tell from the slight darkness to it. Kinda like The National if you want to know what I mean. I want to walk around Brooklyn to this song right now. Dang.
HAIM- Days Are Gone
Well, I think this goes without saying that OF COURSE this was going to be my top album of the week. These guys fall under that category if they eat a bad piece of pizza, I'm all over it. Obsessed with every single they have put out this past year, I've been like the dog waiting under the table waiting for them to sneak me another piece of bacon. Even though half of their album has already been out for almost a year, there are still a few extra songs you should check out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS: all ther singles so far, but Don't Save Me is still my favorite song on the whole album, I couldn't begin to guess how many times I've listened to that song. As for new songs that weren't singles: My Song 5 is a hot, vengeful track that I will be singing in my car at the top of my lungs. I love how her sweet honey voice sings: Honey, I'm not your Honey Pie. Go Slow is another catchy single that really shows off their harmonies. But seriously the whole thing is gold. So happy that it was worth the wait.
Dr. Dog- B-ROOM
Do you like The Lumineers? How about the Alabama Shakes or My Morning Jacket? Great. Here ya go but let's add a slight 60's influence. They've toured with My Morning Jacket and recently been opening for The Lumineers so get ready to hear these guys more and more. Catchy tracks include: The Truth, Broken Heart being my favorite. Distant Light is great too. This is not one of those albums where every song sounds the same, give it a listen and I think you'll agree.
Charli XCX- SuperLove
The video basically shows every reason I want to go to Tokyo: LOOK AT ALL THE CRAZY STUFF! SO NEAT! Oh yeah, I like the single too. And I don't even think she's 18 yet....*shakes head* sh's so awesome.