January 23, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year!

I went home for lunar new year and had such a grand time! There was so much delicious food on the table (lobster, sashimi, oysters, steak, etc) and I feel like such a fatty. Time to work it off with some indie (dancey) tunes!

The Rosebuds - "Get Up Get Out"

This just really makes me want to dance in the sun, roll around in the grass a little, and be foolish and young.

Head Like a Kite - "Daydream Vacation"

A little bit less dancey as the one above, but the rhythm is constant and driving. It's like I'm shuffling my feet while in the midst of a stupor, which is pretty appropriate for the title.

January 20, 2012

It's been 20 years since I've been on a train

I'll be heading home on a train this afternoon - for some reason, I'm super excited. This song is also increasing my excitement (rule of thumb: don't fall asleep on a train because epic things will happen).

Yuksek - "On a Train"

January 19, 2012

Well that was quite the hiatus...

...but thankfully I've passed my first semester in medical school! Woo! I thought I'd celebrate by trying to bring this blog back to life. We'll see how well I adhere to this plan. In the mean time, I bring you the following tracks:

[me] - "Naked"
I love the sound of this new Australian band. They've got that epic melodic rock sound that Muse is known to have. And the icing on the cake (for me): the lead singer's got a falsetto that reminds me of Irwin Sparkes of The Hoosiers, but more suited to the rock genre. If you like this, check out one of their other songs.

Lianne La Havas ft. Willy Mason - "No Room For Doubt"
I fell in love with this track while studying for an exam one autumn morning and watching the sun rise. It's just so peaceful and I love her vocals. Beautiful track.

Bedouin Soundclash ft. Coeur de Pirate - "Brutal Hearts"
Another quiet track, this time by Canadian artists Bedouin Soundclash and Coeur de Pirate. Can't go wrong with those two!

New Navy - "Zimbabwe"
I first heard this track on the newest Kitsune Maison compilation (numero 12), and this dancey tune was definitely one of my favourites off that album. That catchy guitar riff is just irresistible, and I'm sure we've all fantasized about chucking our work and office equipment out of windows before, just like in the video.

September 17, 2011

More Florence and The Machine

If you haven't heard already, Florence and The Machine has a new album ("Ceremonials") coming out on October 31st. This is their latest release from the album:

My favourite B-side from her last album:

September 8, 2011

September Playlist

Taking 19 credit hours and working sucks. But you all probably know that too.

Lana Del Rey - Video Game
This is art.

M83 - Midnight City
Played it 50 times over the course of the week. Awesome Awesome Awesome.

Marina and the Diamonds

Ok ok ok so I'm a little obsessed with marina and diamonds, but her music is so honest! She sings songs about things I think about myself all the time.

The Cool Kids - Bundle Up

Sort of old/new it was released in March...how did I let it slip, I don't know. But hey I'm posting it now.

Girls Generation - Mr Taxi (Japanese version)

Yeahhhh it's K pop yeahhh you know I'm obsessed, but this was definitely one of the catchiest songs I've heard allll summer. And hey K pop is cool now (at least according to NYLON) and when Nylon posts things you know its cool...well cool in two years or so...

August 30, 2011

Theo Martins For Helena

He samples Foster the People's Helena (that band is so hot right now...but hell I told you that months ago! Oh and if you can see them in concert...go.) Anyways school is in full swing, but this song has definitely lifted my spirits really cool remix/fusion/whatever Theo Martins Does it comes out sounding pretty dandy.

Oh and side note...August sucked! So now that my procrastination is in full swing (thanks school) I'll have more stuff on the blog.

August 24, 2011

New Ladytron album on the way

And this is the first single! I don't really have an opinion on it yet to be honest...I think "destroy everything you touch" and "they only want you when you're seventeen" will always be the standard for them unfortunately. This doesn't really do anything for me...but its the first track, there will be others!