Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Air - Don't Be Light

I'm at a rare loss for words.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You

Every time I listen to this song, it gets my undivided attention. Hope Sandoval averages one album every 6 years or so, but they're all top notch. So sit back, shut up and brood!
The Coral - In The Morning

"Thought I was sleeping, it was just a dream..." I love this song although it doesn't really showcase the Coral's signature sound.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Colder - To the Music

We discovered Colder when we stumbled (literally) into their set at 3:00am at the Benicassim Festival in Spain, 2004. We were on our way back to our tent after a Primal Scream religious experience when we were drawn to a side stage by their undeniably hypnotic music. They're from France.
Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows

The song that changed everything.
Tom Petty - Saving Grace

So once again, Steady Petty releases another catchy, memorable song. Is it 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006? Doesn't matter. Unlike most rock dinosaurs, Petty never lost it. Thrilled this guy is still releasing music.
Add N To (X) - Take Me To Your Leader

Add N to X put out some of the craziest music I've ever cranked. I often pump my fist when listening to this one.

I've been listening to the Tyde's Twice album a helluva lot since moving to California. Something about their carefree, sun-kissed attitude I suppose. New album drops this tuesday.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Verve: She's A Superstar live at Camden Town Hall

Greatest song of all time in my book and this live version is epic!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Elliott Smith- Pretty (Ugly Before)

Elliott Smith died too soon but he bared his soul to the world before he left. This song just gives me goosebumps. The lyrics capture a rare happy moment surrounded by an overwhelming sadness. I had never embraced the whole sensitive singer/songwriter thing until I discovered Elliott's incredible music.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Beta Band: Out-Side
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1

Just to show how serious I am. This song is pure genius. Not sure about the video though...
The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)

I'm a firm believer that the fate of great music depends on this band. Though they only have one album, it's one of the most inspiring ones I've ever heard. They're the one band that refutes the "everything's been done before" argument. Who would ever have believed that an accordian could be cool?