Well, at least it wasn’t ‘Royals’. Krist Novoselic did that one on accordion the other night…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNXvAaaYLeo
Did you catch this one a few weeks ago? Girls fight back with awesome toilet-paper guns! Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau – Changes (Official Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_tyPKUZumw
Half Moon Run made a pretty good Halloween themed horror movie video for one of their best songs: “She Wants To Know” http://vimeo.com/78239816
My favorite release this week was KHUSHI- Magpie. It is getting some attention on music blogs but definitely deserves more. Sweet video too, especially toward the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=undoSJOhfg0
I’ve heard it on the radio in Canada.
So, Canada has some great bands like Half Moon Run and last years summer song topper, Japandroids. But then I remembered that Carly Rae Jepson is also from Canada. So I’ve got to warn you that Classified-”Inner Ninja” could sneak up on you this year like Call Me Maybe did last summer.
Is it possible that it has already peaked/reached saturation point? Songs that have been lingering around for what seems like forever, such as Imagine Dragons-Radioactive and Capital Cities-Safe and Sound might end up getting more spins than Get Lucky in the summer months…
I’m pretty sure “When I’m Gone” AKA the “Cups Song” from Pitch Perfect will be sung and done by kids & teens everywhere as a summer song/trend this year.
Has Half Moon Run released their album in the US yet? The whole album is a great album for summer. Full Circle is my favourite song on it.
Yes! This is my top pick.
The ties between Noel Gallagher and Jake Bugg are pretty close…
He’s a young guy with an ‘old’ sound. I thought most of his fans were quite young. Now I’m curious about what else is in your Granma’s collection?
Great book on this topic: Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock
It is maybe getting a bit out of date (2006) but if I remember correctly there is quite a bit about Sufjan in it.
I’m enjoying The Last Bison lately and their style that is a bit darker and more orchestral than most other folk-pop bands.
Mumford and Sons member Ben Lovett’s Communion record label has led me to some of my current favorite acts.
I’ve been enjoying the Windows 8 ad with the Kishi Bashi song, “Bright Whites” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBmtde_XNBs
I’ve heard his live shows are unreal. Here’s a taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgqAmZHkkTg
Why the down-votes to this? Just curious about the reasons.
This one is my favorite this week. It tells a good story, with nice shots, great b-boying and a good song. Defnitiely worth the 5 1/2 minutes of your time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9-Lwpgfd1E
I commented about them in a Summer Songs post and people thought I was spamming. An Awesome Wave is set to hit North America, Sept. 18th and is a definite possibility to win the Mercury Prize- so Alt-J won’t be unknown for long. My favorite album of the year!
The Ben Howard cover of it is more up my alley.
I’m going to have Alt-J An Awesome Wave on repeat this summer! http://soundcloud.com/alt-j/sets/an-awesome-wave/ They are playing LA, San Fran, Chicago, NYC, Brooklyn in early August.
Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave really is awesome. Prepare for this tidal wave that started in the UK to arrive on US shores soon! Listen on soundcloud for now. http://soundcloud.com/alt-j/sets/an-awesome-wave/
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes-Man on Fire
-might be the one that bottles up this year’s mood for a lot of people.
I’d give a thumbs up to Capital Cities-Kangaroo Court, though l still listen to Safe and Sound more often. It was one of my favorite songs of the summer of 2011.