John Grant of Colorado, but now residing in Iceland, introspectively recounts his failings with ethereal beauty and laugh-to-keep-from-crying humor on his single “GMF.” The kicker for me is the lyric in the chorus “You could be laughing 65% more of the time.” Sinead O’Connor provides backing vocals.
Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
“Cirrus” by British DJ Bonobo (aka Simon Green) features electronic beats, bells reminiscent of the gamelan, and the trippiest music video ever made with 1950s iconography.
Any groovy new tunes running through your head this week? Let me know in the comments.
Soulful vocals are rapidly becoming England’s best export, with the voice of Birmingham’s Laura Mvula a great addition to the mix. Check it out on her single “Green Garden.”
What music is moving you to think, feel, or dance this week? Let me know in the comments.
The New York-based trio Archie Pelago composes electronic music intended for live performance which lends itself to interesting and unique sounds as you can hear on “Avocado Roller.”
What new sounds are entering your ears this week? Let me know in the comments
Join SingPositive, JP! for our Spring Concert!
Sunday, May 19th, 4pm @ St. John’s Episcopal Church (1 Roanoke Ave.)
“Awake, My Soul” – celebrating spring, change, growth, and rebirth
with JP’s biggest intergenerational chorus and band
Songs from Mumford & Sons, Michael Jackson, The Muppets,
James Taylor, “Hair,” Peter, Paul and Mary, and more
Tickets available at the door or by emailing us:
$10/adults, $5/kids ages 2-16.
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“A Tattered Line of String” is the new track on the rerelease of The Postal Service 2003 album Give Up, although you can be forgiven for thinking the song is from 1983 instead. I can imagine hearing this song between tracks by the Human League and The Pet Shop Boys. Lead singer Ben Gibbard is also known for his work with Death Cab for Cutie. Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley provides backup vocals.
What new songs are you listening to this week? Let me know in the comments!
I didn’t want to like this song. Kimya Dawson can be excessively twee and the whole rap-twined-with-soft-music dichotomy is played out. But ultimately The Uncluded’s “Delicate Cycle” won me over with it’s play on words, interweaving stories of lunch ladies, launderers, and apparently vivisection, as well as a catchy melody won me over.
I didn’t post a SOTW last week so this will be the first of two songs I’m posting today. Plaid Dragon is a band from Springfield, MO. ”Dog Physics” a pretty tune with ethereal vocals. Both the band and the song have cool names.
What are you listening to this week? Let me know in the comments.