Love when I come across a new band that immediately makes me run to iTunes, purchase, and listen to non-stop. This week it’s Typhoon (via The EveryGirl). They have a bit of a more controlled sound than Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, so if you dig them, you’ll probably dig Typhoon.
The crazy part?? The band is a 12-piece group. I cannot even imagine the stage presence they must demand while playing live. They’re putting quite the pep in my step during the work day just coming through headphones.
Current favorite song at the moment– “Young Fathers”
A few months ago, a friend introduced me to Atlas Genius when he used their song “Trojans” in a promo video for us. I gave this Australian band a little listen and then stopped, for no real reason.
After looking through the Osheaga Lineup to get psyched for the Fest in August (note: we’re psyched), I started listening to them again as they’re playing.
And now I’m addicted.
“If So” was the jam of last week. This week, it’s “Don’t Make A Scene.” Just ready for Osheaga to finally release those schedule times so we can see who’s competing with our Atlas Genius Dance Party.
It’s that time of year where music fests start announcing their line-ups. The leaked Lolla line-up looks unreal, Bonnaroo nearly makes me want to camp (nearly) and Beale Street will tell the world any day now.
But none will come close to this. It’s all in the presentation folks and well, Firefly Festival really delivered. In this epic mash-up, I’m not sure what I want more, tickets or this song mix.
I feel another Northeastern adventure to a state neither of us has been to is in Amanda’s and I’s futures.
It’s award shows season, which is my next favorite season to college basketball season. Right alongside that actual season called Fall.
The Oscars don’t have too do much to get me jazzed for the awards night. Which is why I’m so over the moon about their latest campaign “Oscar RoadTrip.”
That’s right, Oscar is going on a nationwide tour with two reporters capturing videos and photos along the way. They’ve listed cities the statue will make an appearance, then turn to the public to determine where in town Oscar must stop.
It’s genius. And I for one, cannot wait for February 11. Time to start prepping that acceptance speech for screenwriting. And here’s to hoping they have a mixed CD with some stellar soundtracks (looking at you Beasts of the Southern Wild).
Last week’s iTunes free single was a little jam called “Bleeding Out” from The Lone Bellow. I immediately became a fan. And listened to that song a good 50 times before I just decided to buy the album.
Every song is loop-worthy, but I’ve found my current repeat: “You’ll Never Need Nobody.” Shockingly, this one does have an accordion (I just cannot get enough of those) and I find the rhythm of the song to just be the perfect winter companion. And those lyrics? Game over.
Thanks to Noisetrade, we get some serious jams to get us through the work day. Today’s was an EP from Sooner the Sunset (Graham Colton is part of this duo, so if you still obsess over Best Days, you’ll enjoy).
Needless to say, I cannot get enough. And had one rockin’ morning.
“Long After I’m Gone” // Sooner the Sunset
Maggie and I have started a roommate tradition during the holidays of having a little date night. Typically it involves dinner, but this year, we decided the Of Monsters and Men concert would be the perfect option. So I bought tickets and we were off!
Only to find, I forgot the tickets. Cab home, search and nothing. So now, I’ve lost the tickets. Cab back. Buy some more from someone on the street, go in and have one hell of a time. (Note: lesson learned, it’s time to carry a purse. The stuffing-it-in-your-pocket method has failed more than a handful of times. Time to adopt a new practice).
The show this Icelandic band puts on is nothing short of stellar. Granted, you can’t really understand what they’re saying due to their accents, but their spirit and energy are quite catching. We couldn’t stop smiling, laughing, dancing and singing right along. If you get the chance to see these guys, take it!
Also to note, the band passes around instruments. Everyone pretty much plays every single thing. When the keyboardist was on the clarinet and playing the keys, I was completely mind-blown.
As Maggie said at the end of the night, “Europe does everything right. They have cooler clothes, accents and can play a variety of musical instruments.”
This is just pure awesome, insane and genius. I think it just goes to show, it’s all about the experience. And I can assure you, if I was in this store and a person holding Red Stripe was responsible for this great moment, I too would quickly grab one.
Via AdFreak The finished video is below, though the behind-the-scenes is worth a look.
Ever since Treasure Island Music Festival in 2011, I have been in love with Silent Discos. They’re a dance party, where only a select few know what’s going on. To participate, you throw on the headphones and then you can hear the music and DJ. You start movin’ and groovin’ and singin’ along. For those walking by, you look completely ridiculous. All they see are you rockin’ out, shuffling your feet on the ground and humming off key. Needless to say, I was hooked from the get go.
And to be honest, Amanda and I silent disco bomb Celia in her cube at least once a month to brighten up her day (and let’s be honest, it brightens ours too). Celia joins right in with the dancing and tries to guess the song we’re listening to (shockingly, she’s often guessed the jam. She gets us.).
And finally, a brand has taken the silent disco party and used it as a stunt. I’m sold.
Via I Believe in Advertising
Short work week thanks to the holiday on Thursday. And I for one am having difficulty sitting still at work; I cannot wait to be back in STL for some time off! I love the city, but I’m a gal who loves stars and Oscar the dog, so I’m eager to get back to that life.
This song off Ellie Goulding‘s Halcyon album is helping me power through the hours of the work day.