June 30, 2011

Veronica Maggio

I believe that Scandinavians are just born better than all of us...they are slender, attractive, pleasant people, who live in the most socially progressive countries in the world...and they can all sing! What is this!? Robyn, Sophia Somajo, Lykke Li, Those Dancing Days...and now Veronica Maggio...

Sophia Somajo....sorta new

I think I've mentioned before how under-rated i think she is, her debut album "laptop diaries" was fantastic...but her new stuff, I'm not too sure of. Some of my Asian friends were actually really offended by her song "Chinese Techno" I mean she literally says "honk tonk" and talks about noodles and chop sticks...yeah...to be honest I do like the beat, she composes some sick beats, but her voice is so distorted, and I know she can sing...I also admit that I can't listen to the song in full because of the perpetuation of "ethnic stereotypes" in the song...it makes me feel uncomfortable...Well listen for yourself:

But then there is Wristcutters...and that's actually pretty good, it reminds why I liked Sophia Somajo in the first place...

June 29, 2011

The Pierces

Really pretty. The best damn thing you'll listen to all day almost guaranteed.

June 28, 2011

Anna Calvi

Ok I'm done freaking out...for a while...I hope, at least not posting anymore freak outs for a while (but it felt damn good) but yeah this is good too:

The Ridiculous Rants of a 20-Something Woman Child, oh Yeah and Miles Kane

God fucking dammit. Why am I such a woman-child!? there I said it, as all my old classmates are getting engaged, getting jobs at Apple, going off to med school I am trapped taking back to back summer sessions of organic chemistry. And once more I'm stalking them on facebook, yes I have resorted to facebook stalking...you can now play the tiniest violin for me. I guess I just feel I need to have some sort of stability, I mean fuck I don't even have a car! I have a bike, and no I'm not one of those tools who rides around telling everyone how "I'm saving the world one less car at a time" I ride around on my tiny green bike because it's cheaper than taking the bus...the bike which almost killed me today I might add. Don't you love when your breaks stop working when you're trying to stop at a busy intersection while your commuting to school? And then getting lectured by the fat guy on the bike in front of you who you're TRYING TO AVOID with "honey take it easy you should slow down." I WAS FUCKING TRYING TO DO THAT IN THE FIRST PLACE...ok ok I'm fine, I'm calm...not really. I just feel as if I have to become more adult like somehow, I try I do, I'm in school non-stop, I'm trying to find another math tutoring job to pick up...but seriously how adult like can you really be when you still live with your parents and your a super senior in undergrad (I live at home to save money....tis true) my boyfriend keeps telling me to chill, it's a good thing I'm taking my time, when in reality I pace around my basement trying to drown out my own thoughts with my headphones...I also tend to dance like a gimp footed circus elephant in the basement...but that's another story. Every time I hear of someone else I know going to grad school I immediately run for the tub of ice cream in my fridge and go into total shut in mode...well not entirely but hell if there was a nuclear apocalypse I would be well stocked with ice cream, and big bang theory episodes. Hell maybe I'll just end up living in my basement...sorta like how the guys in the first Clerks were forever trapped in their jobs, you know the iconic movie that forever glorified the slacker and made Kevin Smith famous...but until then I'll just sit here eat ice cream and listen to Miles Kane over and over and over again...and over...but seriously Miles Kane is awesome...AWESOME.

June 27, 2011

Lily Allen covers are the next best thing since sliced bread.

Another anxiety coping mechanism? Listening to Lily Allen covers of songs. No matter how sad the original song was or glum...Lily manages to make every single one cheerful. Hell she even covers the Clash's "Straight to Hell" and doesn't ruin it! Now that's a feat worth celebrating, or in my case crawling up in a ball on my bed rocking back and forth to...this anxiety thing better get under control soon...seriously.

New Santigold

FINALLY. I've been waiting for a new album from her to drop. If it's anything like this new track, everything I've been waiting for will be worth it.

June 26, 2011

New Kreayshawn

And she stings! This one is for "her hoes in the secondhand clothes who use the dollar bill to put the powder in they nose." And who can't "dance with any rhythm, major in photography, and her boyfriend is in a indie band and has a mustache." OUCH. For some reason this feels directed at me...but I don't sniff cocaine, and no my boyfriend is not in an indie band...but geeeez, hell I can't hate the chick for hating people who look like me...I hate most people who look like me...that said it's totally because I'm the original vintage hipster *cough cough* but whatever I still played it 3 times already.

Marina and the Diamonds again...

So none of these songs are new, but for some reason I revisit this album over and over again, especially when I'm having an anxiety attack...which happens a lot. Marina and the Diamonds has helped me through many a time of curling up in a ball in the fetal position on my bed rocking back in forth thinking about the multitude of ways I have screwed up my life...including becoming an art major, haha. Yes the trials and tribulations of being a 20 something without any sort of guidance for a future career path, I feel like a lost sad starved puppy...but not as cute. And now more than ever I need music I can freak out to, especially since all my classmates from high school are now around for the dreaded summer after college graduation...and I of course am running into alllll of them...yeah. So then comes the dreaded "oh how are you?" and "what have you been up to?" And I have to start with "No I haven't finished undergrad yet!" followed by "I'm at Buff State now!" all the while holding a smile while gritting through my teeth as they tell me about what Law/Med/Grad school program they are going to in the fall. Then when I tell them I'm in art now (I am dual degree in chem...but art is my primary...) I get that strange cock-eyed stare, of "what happened to you?" This is probably because I was the girl who won every fucking science award, the girl with the highest regents standardized test scores, the one who went to the University of Toronto and swore I would never ever ever ever come back to Buffalo. Great. So essentially my strange transition disturbs some people including me...hence the panic attacks...but I think I have finally grasped the concept that I am neither completely artsy or sciencey but some strange hybrid in between, and unfortunately I crave a career that can give me a little of both. But until then I will continue to crawl into a ball and and yell the lyrics to Marina and Diamonds songs at the top of my lungs. Because I'm not satisfied with an average life.

Beth Ditto-Good Night Good Morning

I had noooo idea she had a solo career (Beth Ditto is the front women of The Goosip)well anyways heard this on NME radio today. Pretty rad.

J-Cole The Work Out...not working...

Ok so I tried to listen to it, he had so many people hating on it I at least had to try. I mean there were already countless blog posts and webcasts dissing it, I was just sorta confused. As someone who has been a J Cole fan from the get-go and respected him as a lyricist and musician..I just wanted to know from what dark part of music hell did this came from? I mean if this was Lil' Bow Wow's new track, Or Soulja Boi's (hell is would be a STEP UP for Soulja Boi) I wouldn't think anything of it, but J Cole? I'm wondering if this is the record label's idea of what will sell or his? When J Cole first dropped I said he was legit, the antithesis of Drake...I still believe all of this...I just think that he has to pull back to his roots...I mean as one person on youtube noted: "you know it's bad when the best part of the song is when he's singing." So very true.

New Song:

Old J. Cole:

June 23, 2011

Black Hills

A friend Hector posted this on my facebook wall today and I really liked them. And after a craptastic day including a major chemistry lab flub on my part...why did you freaking mix sodium chloride solution and calcium chloride together with ether???? Whyyyyyy. Well rest assured, my melting points of my products were still in range...the fact that these tiny things make me happy is slightly disturbing. It's the little things that keep me happy in Buffalo, getting to class on my bike in less than 20 minutes, eating pho at pho99, not getting stared at when I go to a coffee shop, successfully avoiding people that I don't want to see in coffee shop, getting good percent yields and melting points in chem labs...that and good music.

2NE1 - I am the best

It's only a few hours old!!! So the single has dropped...by default I already like it...I can't hate 2NE1 its not in me....but it's also really catchy, so you know I've already played about 5 times.

June 21, 2011

New 2NE1 music teaser...

You know what's even more fun than memorizing halogenation, and hydrogenation reaction mechanisms? By the way if you must know halogenation is the addition of a halogen like chlorine gas, or bromine to a unstaurated organic molecule like ethlyene and hydrogenation is the addition of hydrogen to an alkene by a platinum or palladium catalyst. See I can study...and blog...sorta...but guess which South Korean super group is releasing a song in three days! Why are all these things coming out while i need to study? Why do I constantly find myself blogging at odd hours of the night while I should be studying? And why do we need to use the convention of naming things R and S when we are talking about optically active isomers? Because seriously...I cannot properly number the functional groups and properly orient them if my life depended on it...which it kinda does.

June 20, 2011

Another Weekend in the City

I feel betrayed by Bloc Party. Yes betrayed, because as Bloc Party's number one most important fan...I BOUGHT THAT 30 DOLLAR AMERICAN APPAREL T-SHIRT AT YOUR CONCERT DIDN'T I? DIDN'T I???? I thought that I owned every, LP, every EP, every mixtape and every remix-mix tape and remix to the remix tape...this is sadly not the case. I may own the Marshalls are Dead I may own Silent Alarm AND Silent Alarm remixed AND the special addition Japanese version of Silent Alarm, PLUS the "One More Chance" EP but no...one album has slipped passed me...hell I didn't even know it existed until today and it's called "Another Weekend in the City." It's B-sides from "A Weekend in the City" put together by fans. Now my life won't be complete until I own it. It's a minor obsession...

Last Name London - Theophilus London

Ahhhhhh so I have a huge organic chem test tomorrow so you know what I'm procrastinating on....eeerrrrrrr studying. I have rearranged my room, played the "countries of the world" game on Sporacle 3 times I got alllll 195 baby (including Tuvalu, Vanuatu, AND Nauru...BEAT THAT)! Andddd I've been watching music videos. groan. I'm gonna be having my own personal study party allll night! But anyways "Last Name London" Debuted today from my questionably wayyyy too metrosexual music crush Theophilus London. Check it out.

June 19, 2011

Rye Rye feat Robyn

So I like Rye Rye I like Robyn so no complaints...at all. Plus they use my favorite Robyn song "Be Mine." I'm just a little saddened by how huge Robyn and Rye Rye are getting...I know I am really selfish, I just don't like sharing!

Absynthe Minded

Discovered this group through the youtube channel "watchlistentell" check it out! They have a ton of really good live acoustic performances.

June 16, 2011

Tory Lanez

Interesting songs. All I know is that he is some how associated with Justin Bieber, yeah Justin fucking Bieber. He has lived in both the US and Canada, however he considers Toronto his hometown. He also can play piano as well as the drums. Thanks google. I tried getting more information on him...haven't found anything. Oh and he's only 18. Nice.

Soulja Boi feat. Nicki Minaj...snore.

So yeah two rappers I can't stand. In one song. This is essentially a list of why their swag is sick, and how Soulja Boi is on "cloud nine above me" rhyming "hewey" with "dewey" and honestly there is really nothing of any sort of substance in this song. In fact this song is so bad it's impossible to make fun of. Yeah that's a first, its not even funny, it's just dumb, and unnecessary. It was sorta like why even make the song? Soulja Boi even sounds half assed in it...yeah I actually said that Soulja Boi sounds half assed, as if he didn't sound half assed enough in "kiss me through the phone" he actually sounds more bored and ass like now, almost like he has completely given up on his rapping career all together. Ah sweet sweet defeat.

New Jon Connor

Hailing from Flint Michigan one of the poorest cities in the US...but that's not saying much coming from Buffalo...
I'm sure growing up in Flint gave him plenty of material to work with, his raps tend to be on the more aggressive side, antagonist, and a little sad. Regardless he pushes forward while dishing out backhanded advice along the way.

Anyways if you're wondering where all the hip hop posts are coming from, I'm sick of indie rock (not forever, I just haven't been jamming to it lately). As most people know by now I go through indie rock-k-pop-hip hop cycles, so right now hip hop is what I'm mostly listening to...at least this week...

Guess Whose Unsigned? This Guy Is!

Ok fine so he looks likes a Tatted up Chris Brown...but at least Kid Ink doesn't sing like him...well he doesn't sing, he's an unsigned rap artist and has more singles than recently signed Sony recording Artist Kreayshawn...

Correction! He recently inked a deal with independent label 'Tha Alumni' but only very recently...

Big Sean is finally getter Bigger...

A new Big Sean song featuring Lupe Fiasco was posted two days ago, I remember posting his music two years ago...when he was just a blip on the interweb! Well more than a blip...but not by much. Now he's touring with Wiz Khalifa and rapping with Lupe, I may just shed a tear. They grow up so fast...just don't sell out like Wiz Knalifa and B.o.B ok? Ok.

June 15, 2011

Jojo Covers a Drake Song....and it Works.

You shocked I'm posting this? Because I am too...two names I thought I would never say in sequence Jojo and Drake, let alone in a post where I wasn't completely ripping apart their music...yeah...that's right...this is actually pretty good. I mean I still feel as if Drake may be the most over-hyped hip hop act of all time, but god damn Jojo has officially gone from teen idol pop tart to someone who I actually might take seriously? shocking indeed. In fact this song (not this version) has more views on youtube collectively than Drake's even more shocking.

June 14, 2011

New Company of Thieves

I wasn't too fond of them when I posted one of their first singles about two years ago, but I think their sound has definitely improved since then.

New Jill Scott

Been listening to this all day. Allllllllll day.

Arctic Death Album

Ok so I sort of went off the deep end about a week ago, and went on a tirade about Buffalo, suburbanites, the Elmwood Village, Thursday at the Square and...Arctic Death. I tend to get into funks about living in Buffalo and then write posts that are waaaaay too long ranting about it (sorry). However, Arctic Death happened to find this rant and preceded to message me their LP...awkward yes. However I thought it was very cool of them to sort of take the post with some sense of humor. Anyways my blog is quite small and I don't take it too seriously (I mean I get 30 to 80 readers a day if you must know...that's tiny). I enjoy posting things and listening to music, but mostly I have it out of my own personal need to have hobbies, ha. So since Arctic Death sent me their LP, I listened to every track, twice and have reviewed it below. Just a fair warning though, I didn't particularly like the record (sorry). However, I always post the music below my posts, for whomever wants to listen to it. I feel strongly about sharing music on my blog with everyone whether I like the band or not.

And I would just like to say that even though I am still not particularly fond of your music, I'm sure Buffalo Rising and ArtVoice will give you good reviews...if they haven't already. So here is a track by track review.

1. Bathe My Heart
Well, it started out slightly promising, the guitars and drums are ok, until the lead singer starts singing. I would like to bathe my heart in disappointment too. Maybe its just the way certain things are pronounced or the weird accent changes, but I just could not get into this track.

2. April
There is a bit more emotion in the lead singer's voice on this one, I can tell that they were trying really hard. And I think the song writing picked up here, But I felt as if the track was incomplete, the ending was too abrupt, and overall I feel as if the lead singer's voice takes away from the band rather than adding anything to it. I understand that whomever is singing has a very unique voice and sometimes that works in an indie rock group. Bjork doesn't have a "traditional" singing voice either, nor does Bob Dylan or Tom Waits. I feel as if these guys listen to a lot of Tom Waits...I could be wrong. But what works for Tom Waits isn't working for them.

3. Sisters
This one actually had a catchy chorus, and I like the incorporation of the female voices and the "call and response" singing in the middle. Out of all the tracks on the album this one was the one I liked the most.

4. Basement Stars
I think this was the point where I finally accepted the singer's voice (that doesn't mean I like it), I was just available to get passed it. I liked the other bands members yelling/singing in the background. But again I thought the song ended too abruptly, and overall it's still not something that I can imagine listening to in my free time (but that's just my personal opinion). I do feel as if this song had potential, but honestly this would be so much better with someone else singing it.

5. Pill Sized
Nice guitar riffs, I did like the instrumentals on this one.

6. Over
Meh. This one I was sort of neutral on, not bad, not good either. The guitar was good, I like the bass and the drums are decent, in fact the instrumentals on most of the tracks are fine. It's just that voice...

7. Trivial Honesty
Not good. That's all I can really say.

8. Toothache
I didn't get a toothache, more like a headache. But I did listen to this track three times...I tried.

9. Golden
I actually loved the beginning instrumentals of this one, but then the lyrics come in...Putting that aside, I thought the biblical references in this track were pretty cool. In fact I actually really liked the lyrics, but again, not only is the song almost completely ruined by the strange accent changes of the lead singer but they are almost hard to discern at points. However I know that's sort of the concept, it's a stylistic choice and I know the same could be said for the singing...but it just ain't working.

10. The Morning
For some reason this track reminds me of mornings when I wake up with a hangover, mostly because I usually have ringing in my ears, and nothing sounds good. However I did like the drums and the bass guitar in the middle.

11. River
Uh...its sort of hard writing reviews of all these tracks when in some cases there is nothing really distinguishable from one track to the next. This one was one of those mediocre tracks...I just don't have a ton to say. But nice guitar solo.

12. One Throat To Choke
Finally. One that had a slightly more experimental feel. Even the lead singer's voice sounded better on this one, the slight echo, the distorted instrumentals, all improved things exponentially. It's funny that this was also the shortest track.

While I may not have given the best review, I DID listen to every song multiple times. I thought it was only fair, since you sent me and LP that I listen to it from start to finish. And that's what I did. Obviously my opinion is pretty trivial, and I don't usually post too much local music. Most people who read this blog are not from Buffalo, and many are not even from the US, which means most of my more popular posts having nothing to do with Buffalo at all! Ha. Anyways good luck with the record, I'm sure you already have a pretty loyal local fan base.

If you are interested in buying the record it is already available pre-sale on their website.


Their Music:

Arctic Death - new song by buffablog

The Art by Arctic Death

'88 by Arctic Death

June 11, 2011

Kreayshawn Million Dollar Deal with Sony

Does anyone remember Kreayshawn? The white gurl rapper from Oakland who I was rather...confused about? So yeah 3 weeks after the video went viral for "Gucci Gucci" the "White Girl Mob" has signed a deal with Sony so now Kreayshawn really is "young rich and flashy." It took a lonnnnnnng time for me to realize that she was completely serious about being a rapper, and in that time-span I ended up playing "Gucci Gucci" at multiple intervals during the day. Singing it in my free time to everyone's subsequent embarrassment (mostly my own), cursing Kreayshawn for existing, and then replaying the song for the 50th time. So yes I've been obsessed...in a really freaky sorta fan girl way, but I didn't really start out liking Kreayshawn at all; I was initially just confused and a little...disturbed? Now "Gucci Gucci" has over 2 million hits on youtube and she has a million dollar record deal after one song? It seems a little impulsive to me. She has one hit (sorta) and a few other songs that came before "Gucci Gucci" that I have posted, but her career hasn't really had anytime to develop on it's own without the aid of a record label. I feel like she could either majorly flop and get dropped, end up as a "gimmick act" or get completely commercialized to the point where her songs fill a niche market. While Kreayshawn's first ep "bumpin bumpin" has been out for a while the 'gucci gucci' ep won't be released for another week or so...and no new material has been released. How can you sign someone on essentially two songs? However...she did direct her own music video...and regardless I still like the chick...and I'm still playing Gucci Gucci all the time...and singing it in my bathroom...and getting yelled at for singing it my bathroom...god damn it please make this pain stop.


The lead singer sort of sounds like Ben Gibbard...you know before Death Cab sold out to the masses and I had to burn all my Death Cab for Cutie merch (at least I kept vowing to do it...vowing...but alas it's in a box in my closet, along with all their albums including Plans and Narrow Stairs)that was such a rough sophomore year. I felt as if my indie cred had been totally compromised, not that anyone ever really paid any attention to any of the bands I rattled off in my free time, I still felt it was a cross I had to bear. I had let everyone know that I was indier then they were all the time, it was my responsibility to impose my music taste on the world...unfortunately scribbling band names on all of your folders isn't exactly world domination, you just look really uncool. And then a magical thing happened my first university year, I started listening to K-pop and my entire world view was shattered. The end.

Anyways I like this song...so yeah you should too. obviously.

June 10, 2011

Housse De Racket

Other things that make me mildly happy, the Kitsune Maison Mixtapes, probably the greatest mixtapes ever made. My opinions are obviously superior to anyone else's which is why I have the authority to make such grandeur statements. Although its pretty obvious that I have a wild passionate obsession with Kitsune Maison I post their stuff like allll the time. One of the reasons I love listening to them is so that I can add more awkward dance moves to my repertoire. You're lying if you say you've never awkwardly danced by yourself...at least once? Maybe? Not? Ok. Well usually I bust out a few moves when I'm too drunk to use decent decision making skills...last Saturday night to be exact. And what's better to awkwardly dance to then French electronica?

Hey Rosetta!

Shitty shitty week a ton of not fun stuff has happened, a friend moving to Michigan without any sort of warning, a suicide, and just my generally crappy sleep schedule of crashing at 1 only to wake up at 5. Anyways I've been listening to this band's newest album "Seeds" all week, it has a really solid feel, I really like how they incorporate string instruments like cellos and violins into the traditional four piece rock band.

June 3, 2011

Guillemots "I Don't Feel Amazing Now" Makes Me Feel Amazing

Really incredible song.

Alex Winston

I like 'choice notes' soooo much better live!

Forest Fire

After getting all the negative energy out my system I can finally focus on music I actually enjoy...phew. And yeah I like them. They're from New York, they make decent music.

Arctic Death...kinda really sucks...(Buffalo Rant)

So every time I decide to leave the shelter of my home and venture out into the wide world of the city of Buffalo, I always come back feeling a tad...annoyed. This blog post may explain why. I'm sorry that this is sort of a "local" post I don't do these too often, but I need to vent. And unfortunately this band will take the brunt of it.

Ok so they're from Buffalo, which automatically means every publication within the city limits has praised them endlessly. Unfortunately I have an undying hatred for my own city (don't even get me STARTED on the "Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros" crowd at Thursday at the square yesterday...I'll save that for my next blog post). Anyways I have grown to see through much of the hype that have propelled a bunch of these "bands" to notoriety, because I mean I lived in Toronto, so c'mon, I know by now what decent local music sounds like. Anyways Arctic Death is slightly better than the regular fair exhibited in most Buffalo bars, but that's as far as I will go. In terms of reviewing local music I always liked to take it out of context, such as "Is this something I would actually listen to if the guys in the band weren't from the surrounding Buffalo suburbs? (notice I didn't say CITY)" The answer is "HELL NAW." The lead singer's voice is so nasal to the point where I feel like I get induced sinus headaches. I mean props for actually having a melody but when all your songs have the same GRATING sounds (on top of his voice I CAN'T STAND HIS VOICE) as well as the overall "blahness" of the songs...there's nothing really special about the music or the band. But that should be sorta expected from a bunch of suburbanites who moved to the elmwood "village" (notice people its not called STRIP anymore) only to grow mustaches, wear beanies and prance around the neighborhood like they live in Brooklyn. Did I just say that? I think I did...oops. Well if the entire arts community comes running after me with pitchforks I'm only going say this: Buffalo you can't take ANY negative criticism from anyone which is why our "music scene" is so embarrassingly LAME...because without any sort of constructive criticism no one is allowed to develop or grow. Why am I so bitter? Because I freaking grew up here, I freaking dressed like a freaking "hipster" my entire life only to move back and be antagonized by these newbies from the 'burbs' who now apparently believe that living in an urban environment means shunning their hot-topic mall punk roots and buying the entire urban outfitters catalog. End of rant. Anyways I will post the music below as I always do, simply because just because I get a bad taste in my mouth doesn't mean you will. Hell there is plenty of stuff i can't stand that other people LOVE (Animal Collective, EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, Katy Perry, Girls, Nicki Minaj....I could go on).

June 2, 2011


Long untamed hair? Check. Long unruly beards? Check. Uncomforatble to watch music video with bad acting? Check. Yeahhhh it looks like we have another awkward indie band! At least their music has its redeeming qualities...I mean it's quite decent actually. Nice guitar riffs, the lead singer had a good voice...maybe you guys should just stop making music vids and stick to playing in graveyards in north London, like the video below...

Guilty Pleasures List 14

It seems that as soon as I start a new course/semester I revert back to K-pop...its catchy I don't know what they're saying...I don't mind shouting the lyrics in my basement...mostly because again, I don't know half the time what I'm saying. Anyways when it comes to most Korean music I have the taste of a 13 year old girl...but I've stated this before, I'm easily amused. And while I'm frantically searching for the "eutectic point" for a percent urea composition versus melting point graph as I am doing now...DAMN YOU WIKIPEDIA. I like simple songs that I don't have to think too hard about...and can pace frantically to when I'm frustrated.

Miss A - Bad Girl, Good Girl

They wear tight black clothing have bodies that I totally envy and prance around singing about how "you don't know them" so you should just "shut up." Plus the leader has pink hair...which I'm still on the fence about, I can't really decided if its cute or awful. I think I'll go with cute at the moment but it's 1 am...so...my decision making skills are impaired.

KARA - Jumping

They're jumping! And they made a song about it...along with a strange dance routine where none of them actually jump. god I love KARA if only for the weird song titles. I think this is the Japanese version...but they are a Korean girl group (there is also a Korean version).

KARA - Wanna
This was actually mashed up with a Rihanna song check out "I Wanna Rude Boy" (I will post that below too)anyways this is just so catchy...sorry. But I still don't understand the video...they sneak into the house of the guy the girl likes so they can break his leg? And then giggle about it?

2NE1 - Lonely

Probably my favorite Korean girl group ever and I normally don't put them on "guilty pleasures lists" mostly because their songs are wayyy too decent. But this on is sort of on the borderline. Anyways I can't hate on 2NE1...plus I realllly would love to steal one of those jackets they're wearing in the video...even though it would look absolutely ridiculous on me.

June 1, 2011

THE BEST June Playlist EVER...maybe

So summer school officially started yesterday, I am taking 4 courses! I already feel like I'm setting myself up for a terrible sleep schedule. Given that all my peers and friends are graduating except for me, I'm feeling (or have been feeling) cranky and generally crappy. But I guess it's my fault for going away to an extremely prestigious university only to come home go to Buff State and completely switch majors from Molecular Biophysics to Chemistry and Fine Arts...yeah...I'm having a tad of a quarter life crisis. Or I have been in the midst of one for about 2 years. As of late I have been reading tons of self-help books (what color is your parachute is like my bible right now), and of course updating this blog in order to forget my own problems! I also love paging through the GRE book in my library so I can fool myself into thinking I am actually going to take it this summer...it gives me a sense of false hope. Anyways without further ado, this is the official June 2011 playlist! I put a TON of artists on here, just for you! Feel special it's long.

Oh Land - Sun of a Gun (Yuksek remix)

When I'm not freaking out about my future, I'm usually dancing erratically in my basement...this remix is perfect 'freak-out" dancing music.

The Vaccines - All in White

Yeah I know I posted this song before, rather recently actually. But it's so god damn good! Believe me it's been on replay on my computer forever...well forever being the three weeks since I posted it...

Dry The River - New Ceremony
Really pretty. Amazing song.

Plus I have the worst crush on the lead singer...he's so awkwardly cute!

Wolf Gang - Lions in Cages

I don't know if anyone remembers me posting him AGES ago (he has a ton of really awesome songs) This happens to be one of my favorites.

Champagne Riot - A friend of a Friend
Can I just say that Scandinavian music is awesome...especially in the past ten years! The talent coming from Norway-Sweden-Denmark-Finland has been been really incredible.

MillionYoung - Calrissian
Normally I am kinda apprehensive to really experimental electronic-y stuff (DUBSTEP) anything where I can't freaking understand what the guy is saying essentially. However Kitsune Maison mixtapes have changed my mind about many of these artists. And I actually like this guy.

At Swim Two Birds - In Bed With Your Best Friend
Disturbing, but great song.

Lucy Rose - Bikes

I keep finding these really awesome English folk rock artists...I don't know where they're all coming from...but hell at least they're coming from somewhere.

Liam Bailey - You Better Leave Me
SEXY SONG. That's all.