Posts Tagged ‘funny video’
Maybe I should just call them Quinn. A Band Called Quinn is from Glasgow Scotland and probably uses the moniker “A Band Called Quinn” instead of just going by “Quinn” so that people don’t mistake them for something else. They’ve already made huge waves in the UK and have had their music featured in several shows and have already amassed some encouraging accolades.
I enjoy this song and really appreciate the beginning and end of it, but somewhere in the middle I just get distracted by the confusing cuts between the nurse standing over an injured guy on a bed and the drunken vampwolf stumbling through the woods. I appreciate the musical-like interludes in the song and the bohemian feel it all has to me. Watching this video is a little like watching a scene from the TV series True Blood in which the supernatural is just a normal everyday part of the lives of the characters and having to give up your own body parts. Sacrificing yourself literally to the stomach of your partner in a melancholy and tragic way brings me chills, it’s kind of sweet and super morbid, but that’s why I love it.
Alexander Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, released his solo artist work under the band name “Alexander”. His first single was title “Truth“. The music video for this track “A Million Years” is a creative blend of imaginative settings in which the timeless monuments of our world narrate the song of love found. And although it may feel like the sadness we’ve seen has existed for millions of years, the strength and beauty of love can blow it all away. The words of the song tell us how valuable and precious love is and the power it has to make all of existence and all its sadness worth enduring just for this one love.
I’ve got a thing for indie bands, San Francisco, music that’s uplifting, songs that you can dance to, music videos that are original, anything funny, quick drum riffs, black & white videos, and songs with choruses with non-verbal vocal sounds. This music video for Black Night by The Dodos off their latest album No Color hits a lot of chords for me. All that’s missing is a plane ticket to San Fran and a big group of friends causing a raucous.
The Dodos have released 4 albums since their first in 2006, so there’s plenty of this stuff to go around.
Here’s a band from Norway, Donkeyboy, with their song Ambitions off their one album Caught in a Life which released in 2009. The band is all male but they feature Linnea Dale who is one of the top performers from the Norwegian Idol and X-Factor shows akin to American Idol. She’s the first person who I’ve seen with that name besides my sister, and coincidentally they were born in the same year. Must have been a popular name that year.
For some reason fashion styles from the 80′s are being pushed by designers and stylists in Europe and the US. Although I have no idea why. But I speculate it’s because there’s a lot more clothing left over from the 80′s that’s still wearable than there is clothing from older eras, and stylists just love recycling things that are cheap and just laying around. But that’s just a wild guess.
Anyway, good song, the more you listen the more you’ll like it. There’s also another video for this song online, but I liked this one better. Here’s the other music video for Donkeyboy – Ambitions featuring Linnea Dale, enjoy.
Let me be your everlasting light. I know everyone’s heard of the Black Keys and maybe you wouldn’t put them in an indie category, but I don’t care, this is my music blog bitches! hahahahahaha
I actually didn’t really like their sound until I heard this song, now I like this song and they have my respect, what’s your favorite Black Keys song? Or don’t you got one?
From his 2006 album Goodnight William Fitzsimmons captures your ears and heart at the same time with this gentle humble and emotionally drawing songs. His songs well made lullabys remind me of the Weepys and Greg Laswell but he creates a softer more personal and intimate tone that seems to sit next to you and speak with you as if it were the actual voice in your head at the loneliest of times.
I’ve been trying to find this song online for years now and have finally by some stroke of luck found this song tonight. I’ve really been searching all over the place for it and I’m so glad I’ve rediscovered him and his music now. Hurray for keeping track of good artists, this song has been a long time coming!
If you have an artist that you want other people to discover, please don’t hesitate to share them with me and if I like it I’ll post it on my Song of the Day blog here. They don’t have to be an indie artist, but the idea is to share music that most people probably wouldn’t find out about by listening to the radio or watching TV.
Dan Black rules. This was the song that made me listen to Kid Cudi because Cudi remixed it. I want to show the comparison of the two music videos here. Tell me which one is your favorite and why…
I’ve never seen two music videos so similar in which an artist was more or less surgically inserted into half of the video the same way his vocals are added into the song. Either way, I think Dan Black makes some most incredible music. His entire album “UN” is awesome! My other favorite song on the album is U+Me, but there are a lot of other gems in the track list. Anyway, here’s the other song where Kid Cudi was added. Which of these would you make the indie electronic song of the day?
I think I just realized what the problem is with music today. PROPRIETY!!! The reason why music suffers sometimes and why good music is hard to find is that people don’t share enough, and that’s because of money and the fact that our culture does not spend money on art and music. No, instead we spend at least half of our energy and funds on building bombs to destroy things, bullets to kill people, chemicals to speed up the growth of our subsidized genetically modified food, and research how to find ways to make people dependent on drugs so they come back every month to buy more of the drug instead of actually curing people.
My point here really is that artists should be collaborating more. Just like how gene pools require and benefit from a constant mix of diversity, just like eco-systems, music needs more marriages of two diverse styles. It’s a fact, when you mix two creative and vibrant things that come from different backgrounds but that are from the same species you get the most beautiful results. I present this song to you to help illustrate my point.
Upon previewing the songs from both the band Planet Funk and the DJ producer Benny Benassi, I could not find a song that either band produced that had more richness than this one. Now, that could also mean that when you combine the total sum of time that both artists spent on the song in their own respect perhaps there was more energy poured into this song, but that’s also kind of the point. From new blood, collaboration, sharing of ideas, and having a creative dialog you get things like “The Postal Service”, “Zero 7″, and a whole slough of other bands that I can’t think of right now because it’s late and listing a bunch of bands isn’t important, because I think this point illustrates itself.
So basically, I wish more remixes were made, I wish artists started out with more “Open Source” rights to their work or collaboration was facilitated more.
It produced great results, and makes for great Songs of the Day!
Seems like the Song of the Day is disgraced by two guys doing their best to waste $30K, but hey, it makes for good watching and is a fun song. Also, being that I live in Vegas, it seemed appropriate! You may have also seen another of their songs featuring the well known video of naked girls walking down a street in public in these guys’ home country of France called “Baby Baby“.
HA this song is great! It comes off the band’s self-titled album “Friendly Fires”! I just love this video, but at first was a bit thrown off. The lack of visuals and slow energy in the beginning made me hesitate, but the more you watch, the more you love it! The song is awesome too. It’s like the name of one of my favorite ski runs, “Sheer Bliss”! This band, if I venture to call them indie, or punkpop, or poppunk is from England and released their latest album through a record label in Berlin.
The high emotive and energetic nature of Passion Pit come to mind and the playfulness and originality of the music video remind me of Does it offend you? Yeah!‘s Epic Last Song. I love the feeling these kinds of songs bring me. It’s encouraging, not self deprecating, inspirational in it’s attitude, and is the kind of music that lets you do and be whatever you want. Music is truly a force in this world, and has such an enormous power to affect.
I hope when you listen to any of the songs I post on here that you find what you can love about then, that they meet you like a stranger who feels like an old friend and brings only brightness and enjoyment to your day. I love this stuff and I hope you do too! I just want to help others discover new music and in my time keeping this blog up over the last few months I’ve noticed that because of it, I’ve been keeping up on finding new music and am feeling great positive energy through doing something I’m passionate about. Combining two things I’m good at and love, listening to music and making websites. hehehehe
Also, check out the new Song of the Day Playlist music player that I added recently.