Ben Howard’s “Promise.” Hauntingly beautiful, and the youtube description of it as a “night time song” is completely accurate. I love the idea of the driving footage in this video, though it does get a bit old after five minutes. Still a gorgeous song though.
This is a video a certain someone suggested that I post awhile ago…sorry about the delay there. But it’s fantastic. Just Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists, obvi) playing The Crane Wife 1, 2, and 3. My favorite part is when he asks for suggestions and, after hearing requests for Crane Wife, asks which one and people respond, “all of them!” So he complies. Gorgeously.
I know, I know - I’m super behind in posting (Tallest Man on Earth, summer playlist, Girls, tUnE-yArDs, etc.). But I just got through a hellish week and am now on spring break, so that deserves one of the happiest songs of all time - “You Make My Dreams Come True” by the classic Hall and Oates. Sure, I could have posted that scene of JGL from a certain movie, but this video (albeit terrible quality audio and video - sorry!) is so 80’s and awesome.
so, The Shins’ new album, Port of Morrow officially came out yesterday, any thoughts? Pitchfork went crazy for it, surprising no one. Honestly, I’m not sure I agree. I’ve only listened to it once so far, but it has a very different sound from Wincing the Night Away, which I adored. There are definitely some good tracks - “Bait and Switch,” which I posted about a couple weeks ago, and “September” are both good, but overall I’m not sure how I feel about the different group sound. Definitely deserves another few listens, though, so I’ll see how those go.
I’m not sure why, but this has always been one of my favorite Of Montreal songs. I think they’re pretty ridiculously awesome, heavy emphasis on the ridiculous. I really like the line “I don’t want to catch you with some other guy’s face under your eyelids,” mostly because it makes me giggle to think of something literally underneath someone’s eyelids. But it’s also a good lyric. Anyway, this video is a little weird, but I like the song.
brimattia asked: i've heard you have a pretty cool sister.
it’s true. I wonder where you heard that from. also, my song recommendation here makes less sense lyric-wise, but it’s the first song I could think of called “sister” …so the black keys’ “sister” it is.