Tuesday, August 26, 2014

T.T.T 8-26-14

These amazing 16 year olds....I tell ya. I posted an album a few months back that had Grace Mitchell's first single, a cover of Man Eater on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Now she has two singles on Sound Cloud and I love them both too much to only post one of them. I have a girl crush on her hair, her synth love lorn pop music and the awesomeness that will occur as this girl blows up the indie scene within a few months...Wait for it!

I love it when favorite things connect....speaking of Walter Mitty and the band who basically did half the soundtrack....

I get major high it when you can call something and end up being right about it. I was sent this album by a friend and within the first minute I knew that Frightened Rabbit was involved somehow....the voice was just too distinctive. And sure enough, with a little research today I found that it was definitely frontman, Scott Hutchinson's solo project. Awesome. Every inch of it. My favorite song so far is Los Angeles, Be Kind. Could be cause I live here, could be that he sums up peoples relationship with Los Angeles pretty damn well. I feel like this album will be played quite a bit when I'm roadtripping the pacific northwest in a few weeks. Just fits that atmosphere and mood.

I minute I hear this album I started it over and played it again. Then again. I think I'm on loop 6 at this point....Not only does he give me that nostalgic gritty feeling I get like when I listen to Lucero, or the Alabama Shakes ( which makes sense cause his album had the same producer) but he's not hard on eyes whatsoever.

Hello Handsome!

If you are headed on a trip this weekend, play this guy. It will fit your drive.

HAIM feat A$AP Ferg- My Song 5 with guest appearances by 'SNL"s Vanessa Bayer, Grimes, Ke$ha....oh wait I mean Kesha...apparently she dropped the $ sign....which is cool cause there's already one person with $ in their name for this video anyway...Artemis Pebdani from "It's Always Sunny....", Vampire Weekend frontman, Ezra Koening....How can this NOT be my video of the week? 

GUYS. This is the hottest thing I have ever seen. If I take up roller skating, will my body look like that? Dang. I have not seen a sexier video, maybe ever. It is hypnotizing. And the song is sultry as hell. have some ice water near by to cool yourself off with after watching this more than once, cause you will....

Happy Labor day 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Take Cover: Summer Camp AND Dana Buoy/ Fleetwood Mac= Everywhere

Today I have two covers of my 2nd favorite song of all time. Seems appropriate. Fleetwood Mac grew on me over the years, I think you have to have some serious breakups and life experiences to really appreciate how good their songs really are. The one 'm posting today may not be the most popular Fleetwood Mac song, but out of all of their songs, the first time I time I heard this, I was hooked and it became a personal anthem and instant happy song for the rest of time. Summer Camp was the first group I've heard to cover it in recent years and it made me heart ache it was so good. They filmed it 2 years ago for Mulberry's "Sound of Love" for Valentine's Day and the instant I heart it, it became the best thing to happen to me on Valentines Day in YEARS. (Kinda joking...but not really) I have tried to find downloadable version of this, but have yet to find it. Their band started as a fun joke and now has turned into an awesome career for them. This duo write great songs about longing and that youthful lust that reminds you of teenage poetry from the 80's and 90's but you love it and relate to it anyway.  So this is a perfect song for them to cover and its so just SO. DAMN. PURRTY.  Also, how cute is it that they are married in real life? Cute as hell, right? AWWWWWW

The second cover is more recent, as in I heard it this week and it made my morning so happy today that I thought I should make a post about it to make everyone perky on Friday afternoon. Dana Buoy's new album just dropped July 22nd ( Just listened to the whole thing today. Totally good) and he's touring with Slyvan Esso for the rest of the year so keep an eye out!

Feels good to post a cover again, it's been a hot second....or um longer.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Monthly Mixes: Larkspur ( July)

I feel spoiled this month, you guys. Not only did great singles ( Banks, The Drums, Alt-J) drop this month, but I found myself listening to multiple full albums that I just put on repeat cause every song was just awesome, which is not mostly the case for me, I'm a singles girl at heart. So if you like what you hear on this play list, I recommend checking out the full albums of Lola Wolf ( Zoe Kravitz band), La Roux, Bleachers, and my beloved Jenny Lewis.

I was telling my friend the other day how she has seemed to find the perfect balance of being famous, She's was a child actress, strayed from that and has a great reputation of singing and putting out great albums. She's almost a house hold name to the younger generation, but can totally go out and not get mobbed by the paparazzi. Every girl I know has a lady boner for her and not only does she have enough pull to get Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart in her new music video, most guys will admit they listen to her music and thinks she's a classic babe. She nailed it.

Even though she isn't on Spotify yet, you should really check out Ryn Weaver, because this girl is about to blow up all over the place. Trust me. After you listen to her two singles Octahate and Promises, you will see why.