Archive for August, 2010
Buy Song: Little Lion Man at iTunes
Buy Album: Sigh No More at iTunes
I’ve had this song on a playlist of mine for a while but can’t remember where I got it from. Maybe it was from a Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack I got from somebody. Either way, I remember liking this song but having no idea who sang it. Only today did I realize that all of their songs are good. This is a band I would buy the album from. Their songs are very genuine, about love and life mostly, about the bigger more beautiful things in life. Their fresh new debut album Sigh No More released in the US in February this year and was released late last year in the UK. It has since reached the #1 position in Australia and has already gone double platinum there, the Aussies just eat these guys up. But in the US it also reached #8 on the best album’s of the year list for NPR’s All Songs Considered. So if you like this song, I’d recommend checking out their whole album, I think you’ll be happy you did.
Check ‘em out at MumfordandSons.com.
Buy Song: Little Secrets at iTunes
After gathering together as the result of hearing 4 loves songs written by the now frontman Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit took form and released their debut EP “Chunk of Change” in 2008. However their first full length album Manners was released in 2009. You probably already know these guys very well already or have never heard of them. I particularly liked this song of theirs because of the happy teenage sounding PS22 chorus background vocals.
At first you might find the lead vocalist’s voice a little high pitched or strange, but it catches on quick and the beat is too easy to love. Quite a few of their songs have already been featured in movies and TV shows, but I still think a lot of people don’t know about them. I hope to hear more from these guys soon.
Check ‘em out at their website PassionPitmusic.com
Buy Song: Crossfire at iTunes
Brandon Flowers and I have a lot in common. We both spend lots of time in Las Vegas, we both love music, and we both love Charlize Theron. What can I say? It doesn’t matter how macho of a guy you are, you’d have to be crazy to not want her to break in and rescue you. Of course if you were being held hostage you’d be happy if anyone rescued you, but it’s hard to think of anyone else who you’d love to be rescued by than her. I really love the way this music video is put together. The production quality is great, and the repeated rescuing and unlikely fight scenes makes it dream-like. My guess is that the director of the video wanted to present a dream one of her fans might have had. I could write a lot about this video, but I don’t want to get too deep. I’ll just let it speak for itself.
This is the 8th track on Brandon Flowers’ first solo album “Flamingo” which came out in June this year in the US and will be available in the UK on August 23rd.
Visit Brandon Flowers at BrandonFlowers Music.
From a very young age Mike Grubbs, the frontman for Wakey!Wakey!, began playing the piano for fun. His mother, a piano teacher made him read music early, and instead of playing video games like most of us in our teenage years, he played the piano. Mix in some years of experimenting and releasing some songs and you get Wakey!Wakey!’s first full length album. After listening to a couple songs from Youtube and his website I was impressed and had to share the love. I’m a sucker for good piano and strings, what can I say.
Very first post on SongoftheDay.co!
This duo out of New York state started opening for big acts just two years after officially forming the group in 2007. I really like their light beats and full ambient electronic sound. The video and the lyrics make me imagine that they were inspired by taking too many drugs one night while out in a cabin somewhere deep within an Appalachian forest.
Update: Since posting this song I can’t help but keep listening to it again and again. Each time I hear the song I think I enjoy it a little more. It’s not the video, which kind of turned me a little off from it, but rather the song itself, something about the parts of the song when they aren’t singing that I really like. Although, the music video does add some mystery to it that provokes the imagination a bit.