Just Another Lazy Monday

How can I be so lazy as to not post in half a year. Here’s music. You’ve probably already heard it. But these are actually a few of my favourite bands. Be back soon.

“Brighter than the Sun” by Brick + Mortar

Every Brick + Mortar song is gold. Can honestly say favourite band.

“Train” by Brick + Mortar

Okay this video is honestly amazing. I’ve watched it fifty times.

“Wolves without Teeth” by Of Monsters and Men

“We Sink” by Of Monsters and Men

Some newer stuff? :

“Glorious Morning” by Waterflame

“Tribe Society” by Kings

“Creation” by True Noir

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Just Another Music Monday

My love affair with Indie Rock will never end – here are some tunes from the November Playlist that I have been dying to share….just slacking off in the generosity department apparently (that and writing in general…tsk tsk).

One of my favourite bands, Brick + Mortar have another stellar (or Hollow?) tune

A hollow tune, within the fire.
I feel them breathe, so uninspired.
My broken hands my weary bones,
I sit my words beside my throne.
You’re not alone. I’m not alone. (Brick + Mortar)

I crank this song by Bad Suns every time I’m driving

Grab my bag and bring me into the ocean, take my love and run
The tide rolls in void of all emotion, take my love
Oh, break my heart, disintegrated what would be
Yeah, take my love, you might as well listen to me (Bad Suns)

Love the warmth in Catey Shaw’s voice

and the roof that I’m standing on feels like an airplane
city streets below me moving far away
what I wouldn’t give to be there now
I’ll find my way to you somehow (Catey Shaw)

One of my other favourite songs right now by Mother Mother

How’d I ever get so off my rocks?
How’d I ever get so lost
Everybody out there on the job, but not me oh no
How’d I ever get so indiscreet, how’d I ever get so freakly
Everybody out there on a leash
But not me (Mother Mother)

This song speaks for itself

What you don’t know won’t hurt you, yeah
Ignorance is bliss
I’m a happy idiot
Waving at cars.
I’m gonna bang my head to the wall
‘Till I feel like nothing at all
I’m a happy idiot
To keep my mind off you. (TV On the Radio)

Really enjoying this jam by Adam French – even in its repetitiveness

I never asked, but I always wondered
just why you’re here
when there’s so much more to life (Adam French)

FRIDAY

So….

1) I haven’t posted in FOREVER. Shame. Shame on me. Shame on you for not caring! But more so, shame on me.

2) My first post back is going to be music…even though it is SO the opposite of Monday.

3) I’m going to treat this blog like a diary for like TWO SECONDS, so please bear with me.

I love music. I know most people say that. But I REALLY love music. (I know most people say that too – and I’m NOT saying I love it more than them. I think that’s GREAT! We all love music together!)

But then there are these songs that GET me. Like…this is really hard to put into words, but everyone (anyone?) who is reading this is going, yeah – I so know what she means. It’s as if this song was a laser gun, and it just shot music into your soul. That’s too corny. But how else can I describe it? It has a beam like quality. It doesn’t just affect your ears, it affects the very way your heart beats. It turns your room into this planet that you can’t truly reach on any physical level. And these songs can do this for a short time or a long time but they can do it again and again.

I call these songs “epic.” They are the songs that I will record onto the soundtrack of my life. They usually bring me back to a specific time and place – mostly because I’ll listen to them on repeat until that godly feeling is mostly gone. Then I’ll find another one. Sometimes the periods in between these epics are too long. Sometimes they overlap.

I still remember one of the first times I listened to a song and was just like: wow. This is all I want to hear for the next 48 hours.

Of course, I didn’t have high speed internet, an app on my phone that could tell me what it was (I didn’t even have a camera phone for goodness’ sake!), and the pure rarity of this song only made me want it more. I was lusting after an intangible noise.

The song was (*embarrassed face*Matchbox Twenty’s “How Far We’ve Come.” (Ah! I feel it again!)

Actually, the first time I felt it (and just didn’t realize it), I’m fairly certain it was with Sum 41’s “Fat Lip” and soon after that Blink 182’s “First Date.”

These are the songs that I listen to by myself, usually driving, usually with the stereo on a deafening volume, often a night, or on a long drive, …and I’m usually screaming them at the top of my lungs or totally rocking out as if I weren’t afraid to do karaoke. These are the songs I dance to in my room, singing into a hair brush, looking longingly in the mirror, just at myself, and I’m usually thinking, damn I am so into this I actually look good. (A lie obviously).

It’s something I will never grow out of. Some of the songs are singles, and I’m not even ashamed that I’m unoriginal. When it hits it hits. And I have no idea what people are talking about, saying that when music hits you feel no pain. I feel pain. I feel love. I feel light. I feel a fucking lot! But it’s amazing. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

So here are some other good songs. They may or may not have been epic tunes at one point in my life. I may or may not be in love with them now. But that doesn’t really matter, because all I want to do is share some good, sometimes unusual, music with you.

Maybe I’ll see some of the stuff you share too.

Racing Glaciers – “New Country” 

Wildlife – “Lightning Tent”

Lorde – “Buzzcut Season”

Dear Rouge – “I Heard I Had”

Bastille – “Daniel in the Den”

Just Another Music Monday

Don’t you want to have somebody who objectifies you?
Have you thought about your butt? Who’s gonna tear it in two?
We’ve never had it so good, uh-huh, we’re out of the woods
And if you can’t detect the sarcasm, you’ve misunderstood

“Hard Out Here” by Lily Allen

I wasn’t born a beauty queen but I’m okay with that
Maybe radio won’t mind if I sing a little flat
I wear my boots to bed, hang a cross up on the wall
To save me from a shallow grave that wants to take us all

“Black Sheep” by Gin Wigmore

The water is warm
But it’s sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention
Memories fade
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decisions too
Decisions are made and not bought
But I thought this wouldn’t hurt a lot
I guess not

“Kids” – MGMT Cover by Unwoman

I know I’m never gonna make it anyway
I think I’m gonna make it anyway
I know but really I just don’t care
I think I’m gonna make it anyway
I know the things that I just can’t say
I think I’m gonna say ’em anyway
I know I think I’ve finally found my way
I think I’m gonna make it today

“Bangs” – by Brick & Mortar

This escapee was never gonna stay
On an unfamiliar building on the rooftop where we lay
Where all the constellations shine to pave the way
Temptation’s not a word until we’ve let it go astray

“Architecture in Helsinki” – by Escapee 

 

Just Another Music Monday

This week’s theme is resonance. (oh you didn’t know there were themes? There aren’t really.)

“Agoraphobia” by Autoheart

“Francisco (Where the Heaven Are We)” by Swim Deep

“Loud Like Love” by Placebo 

“On Our Way” by The Royal Concept

“Candlelit” by Frightened Rabbit

Once more, all these songs, and more, can be found on the new September Indie Rock Playlist for your personal downloading and listening enjoyment.

Just Another Music Monday

“Locked in a Cage” by Brick and Mortar

“Border Line” by Goldspot

“The Wire” by HAIM

“Moscow” by Autoheart

“King City” by Swim Deep

“Too Many Friends” by Placebo

“I’ll Wait for You” by Lowing

I also highly recommend “Midnight Oil” by Winchester.  However, I can’t find it on YouTube, so here is August’s Indie Rock Playlist with all these fabulous songs and more. I highly recommend the download.

Just Another Music Monday

“Paint” by The Paper Kites

See where I am is where I’m wanting to be,
I know what I need, know what I need
And there are many different places to see
I know how to dream, know how to dream
Still there’s a wound and I’m moving slow
Though it don’t show, though it don’t show
I’ve got a hole where nothing grows,
How little you know little you know

“Isjaki” by Sigur Ros

“Born at the Right Time” by Dappled Cities

We never had to fight
for the world we would’ve liked
The war’s already won
I guess I was just born at the right time

“In the Middle of the Night” by Chloe Foy

“Spaceship” by Miss Li

So, have you heard the news today?
If you listen closely, you’ll hear his heart break.
Cause in the psycho world of Eden,
this is the version where she is the snake.

“Little Letters” by Paper Aeroplanes