To some new music I like. Well, new by my standards (as in “New To Me”). In turn, if you have a song you really love and want others to listen to, you should share it in comments. Link it from youtube. I want to be educated. EXPAND MY HORIZONS. DO IT WITHOUT REQUIRING A WALK OF SHAME AND A PATERNITY TEST LATER ON. (Innuendo rules the day!)
Snow Patrol – Set Fire To The Third Bar
Interestingly enough, I hated their Chasing Cars hit. It got overplayed to the point that whenever it came on the radio, I’d shred at my eyes and hair and scream WHY GOD, WHY. I managed to purge it from my head by sacrificing squirrels to my dark gods, but eventually, my yard ran out of squirrels.
Regina Spektor – Samson
This might be the saddest song I’ve heard in a very, very long time. It has a sweet melody, a sweet love story, and a huge dose of bittersweet. Last time I can remember a song moving me this much was Tracy Chapman’s The Promise. Anyone listening to those two songs back to back should probably invest in wrist-guards so they don’t start cutting.
Mirah – Special Death
Thank you American Horror Story for introducing me to THIS little gem. It’s a very creepy lullaby type deal (reminding me of Ivy’s Worry About You, which wins it awesome points.) Also, total side note? If and when American Horror Story comes on Netflix? If you don’t watch it the rabid wombats will come and eat your eyeballs while you sleep. It’s THAT good.
Missy Higgins – Where I Stood
This girl’s got that dusky, dreamy type voice that feels a bit like a cross between Shawn Colvin and Hope Sandoval. As I like both of those chicks, BOOM CHICKA WOW. Another softer, sweeter lamentation type tune. Apparently I’m feeling all sensitive and shit these days.
Guster – Two Points For Honesty
You know a band is great when you constantly rotate favorite songs by them. The thing I like best about Guster is every time I think I’ve explored every bit of their musical catalog, I find another little gem of a song that just gets to me. It’s been Satellite, it’s been Either Way, it’s been Airport Song. Right now? It’s Two Points For Honesty.
SO PEOPLES. Those who I adore and who read my words and think they’re not a bunch of crap – share with me the songs you’re playing on rotation these days. Edu-ma-cate me on what’s good. I like all genres, I like all sounds. Hit me with your best shot.