Friday, August 31, 2012

Song of the Day #290 - i wanted to crash your party, but i couldn’t find your house

These guys would've fit right in on the Gentlemen of the Road tour...acoustic-driven folkie indie rock.  It's what the kids love these days.

Aunt Martha - Bloodshot

ps - it's gonna be a sweaty weekend

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Song of the Day #289 - yeah, outer space, it's a lovely place

I think this is fitting considering I'm going to Austin tomorrow...  Hometown represent!

Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City

ps - 4-day weekend!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Song of the Day #288 - i know there's someplace we can go to strenghthen our souls

Indie electro-pop? I guess that's good enough for me.

Fox in the Henhouse - Fears

ps - i want to sleep

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Song of the Day #287 - we could be alright

One catchy as hell little tune...

Champions - Changes

ps - gentlemen of the road was great! grouplove dominated as always, mumford was really good, and the very best closed it with an all out dance party culminating with a cover of michael jackson's 'will you be there' (yep, the free willy song)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Song of the Day #286 - i know you since you were a twenty (i was twenty!)

Excited to see these guys this weekend at Gentleman of the Road.  I always hear how fun they are live, yet never got to check them out.  Fun Fact: The lead singer was the co-star of Everything is Illuminated with Elijah Wood.

Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple

ps - i'm not going to wear purple

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Song of the Day #285 - is hip-hop heriditary? i don't know

I know you've been looking for some African-influenced dance music...

The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa - (feat. Ezra Koenig) (So Shifty Remix)

ps - 2 days till gentlemen of the road...these dudes will be there

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Song of the Day #284 - headed for the open door

I wanted to post this like 2 weeks ago, but it was nowhere to be found..looks like it finally made its way onto the interwebs.  Get ready for some anthemic pop not totally unlike Walk the Moon.

Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running

ps - 3 fantasy drafts in 4 days might be overdoing it...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Song of the Day #283 - i'm blind every mile that you burn

This forgotten classic from the most excellent Singles soundtrack is dedicated to my beautiful blue Zune.  I just found it under my bed after having thought I left it on a flight from Vegas back in March.  So happy right now.

Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You

ps - yes, i own a zune. jealous, much?  suck it, apple.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Song of the Day #282 - you and i, we're the same

Another great tune from those Avett Brothers.  This one has a very Old 97's feel to it.

The Avett Brothers - Live and Die

ps - breaking bad, you're so good!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Song of the Day #281 - in the streets, you got a secret to repeat

'Cause sometimes you don't want the summer to end.

The Jezabels - Endless Summer

ps - just had my last weekend in LA for a we go.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Song of the Day #280 - shut up, shut up, shut up

'Cause sometimes you want to dance to a song about judicious marsupials...

Capital Cities - Kangaroo Court

ps - and dance you shall!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Song of the Day #279 - no, i don't care if you screw him

'Cause sometimes you want a little pulp in your OJ...

Pulp - Do You Remember the First Time?

ps - yay, 90s!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Song of the Day #278 - i will f**k this up, i f**king know it

'Cause sometimes you want some angry, profanity-laced punk rock...

The Menzingers - The Obituaries

ps - that olivia munn 'ghost tits' fake preview was actually pretty good.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Song of the Day #277 - i need an anchor that never lets go

'Cause sometimes you want to profess your love...

The Apache Relay - Lost Kid

ps - i get to see these guys at gentlemen of the road in 2 weeks!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Song of the Day #276 - i’m not cold, i’m just a’shakin’

'Cause sometimes you want it fast and dirty and raucous and fun...   Sort of like Grouplove on crack..lots and lots of crack.

Sleeper Agent - Get Burned

ps - what i am going to do with no olympics??

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Song of the Day #275 - we've come a long, long way together

You know this song...and it's awesome...and it provided one of my all time favorite videos (which, watching now, I totally realize was shot in westwood!).  It was pretty cool seeing Fatboy Slim up there in the Olympic closing ceremony on top of some giant octopus...I forgot he's so old.

Fatboy Slim - Praise You

ps - i didn't know taio cruz was british...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Song of the Day #274 - crazy, crazy, feel so blue

A fun summer song for this ridiculously hot 81 degree Saturday.

Les Handclaps - Cacti are Delicious Fruit

ps - if it's hotter than 72, it's too hot in my book.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Song of the Day #273 - this world is not made for you

Dark and brooding, yet kind of beautiful, this song is like an indie movie you know is supposed to be good, but have trouble getting yourself to watch because it seems like a chore and you're not in the right mood...but once you do finally flip it on, you're thinking, "man, this really is good!". 

Woodkid - Run Boy Run

ps - i think we all get way more excited about the idea of shark week, than we do the actual watching of shark week.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Song of the Day #272 - oh! i keep trying to run away

This should get you moving...

Strange Talk - Climbing Walls

ps - while i love preseason football for indicating the nearness of the start of the nfl season, i also hate it because it's really crappy

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Song of the Day #271 - she's this crazy now, there's no telling what's in store

It doesn't get much more dreamy and beautiful than Cults.  Love the male/female exchange on this one.

Cults - Bumper

ps - last night at trivia i won the broadway/nfl round.  yep, that's about right.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Song of the Day #270 - i need you now to help pick me up from off the ground

A little folkish indie rock for this Tuesday.  Apparently these guys changed their name from Bison to The Last Bison about 3 weeks ago.  Cool.

The Last Bison - Switzerland

ps - if you plan on seeing killer joe, just know that it's probably going to ruin your appetite for fried chicken for the foreseeable future...  really liked it, all its twisted glory.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Song of the Day #269 - i wish i knew right from the start

Not quite sure how I hadn't ever heard this until yesterday. 

MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (feat. John Legend)

ps - usain bolt is fast at running.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Song of the Day #268 - do what i do, it's what i feel

This song speaks the truth....if you ask me, it's always time to dance in the city.

This is the 9 minute extended version with a mega crazy Jake Gyllenhaal. 

The Shoes - Time to Dance

ps - saw the play 'red' today...alfred molina is a damn fine actor.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Song of the Day #267 - travel back to where we lost our mind

I could swear I heard this song used in a movie trailer once, but I can't place it, and google isn't helping any either.  Well, if it hasn't been in a trailer, it sure should be.  Dark, spacey, haunting, really sets a mood.  Dig it.

The Boxing Lesson - Dark Side of the Moog

ps - atx represent!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Song of the Day #266 - this time i won't save you

This has popped in and out of my rotation since I got it off a SxSW 2011 MP3 compilation, and it's about time I finally give it some love.

Oh Land - Sun of a Gun

ps - man, the original total recall is still pretty sweet.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Song of the Day #265 - will you stand in this land forever?

I heard this a few times today and I always enjoy it, so it gets on here.  I didn't know a single lyric, other than the oh-oh-oh's, until I looked it up a few seconds ago.  I'll continue to sing it with gibberish.

M83 - Reunion

ps - nice vault, mckayla.