I’ve decided I’m going to feature a few of my favorite songs at the end of every week. Because who doesn’t like starting their weekend off with some new tunes? Enjoy.
This Portland trio keeps electronic rock listenable. A lot of the time, I get disappointed with new electronic-based music because I feel the loops serve as lazy replacements for melodies. And that’s just the instrumental part. Even if I do get into the tune, once the vocals come in I struggle to hear anything new. However, Blouse is anything but another predictability. From haunting-yet-aloof vocals to a beat worthy of remembering, the band gives me much needed hope for what else is out there.
I cannot refer to this song as anything other than badass. My boyfriend showed it to me after he heard it playing at “the coop” — a house previously rented by friends in downtown Orlando frequented by pro-rollerbladers and ragers alike. Sadly, I only got to have a few experiences there (that I can remember) before everyone moved out and it became the end of an era (RIP coop.) Basically, the sound of this song embodies the vibe from these kinds of nights. The last time I heard this playing around the rollerbladers, three of them — boyfriend included — were sitting on a couch jamming while simultaneously chugging Coors and smoking cigarettes after a long night of downtown bar-hopping. Ah, memories.
All of my CDs are scratched and I no longer own an Ipod so the music choices in my car are limited. The Yardbirds have been on repeat for about a week now so I feel this is fitting. New York City Blues is one of my favorites by them. Have a listen and you’ll understand why.
I first discovered this band about two years ago while I was shopping on Spanish Moss. I can’t remember if this is one of the model’s bands or what and I’ve still only barely found any information on them. However, their 2009 album Golden Birthday is available on Itunes. I just liked this track the most.
Another oldie, but well-worth mentioning nonetheless. This is probably one of my favorite covers for its originality alone. I love how powerful everything sounds together. It’s beautiful.
This song understands me at the end of my week. I am always so busy that by Friday I have little energy to do anything besides chill out with some wine in my apartment. I have few complaints though, because listening to this soothing melody at night with a glass of Sweet Red feels so rewarding.