A really fun and happy pop/rock tune to make you feel better about the worsening weather. Enjoy! (Grab it here)
My friend Zia recommended I take a listen to the live cover of Sia’s “Chandelier” by Sara Bareilles. I’ve always been a fan of her music, but she knocks this one clear out of the park. Despite listening to her for so long, for some reason I never really knew Sara Bareilles had such a fantastic voice. Chills watching this one, seriously.
A really cool new track from NYC based Penguin Prison (Chris Glover). Known mostly for his remixes, I think he’s got some serious credentials in the original track department as well. I guess I’d describe the music as indie-dance or maybe electro-pop. Anyway that you want to describe it, listen more with your own copy here.
I saw this band play live in Australia before I had ever heard of them and directly after the show I went home and downloaded their entire first album. They have a really subtle and enticing sound. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but they remind me of Mumford and Sons, not with the folksy twang, but with the slow build throughout the entire song. Check it out, and make sure to give it proper attention as the song pulls you in deeper the longer you listen. Grab it here.
I just finished watching “Boyhood”, and if you’ve seen it, I’m sure you’ll remember the track towards the end of the film (the road-trip sequence); one of the defining songs in that great soundtrack. I sometimes get bored or too sad listening to music in this genre, but this one stands out for really being melancholy and optimistic at the same time. No easy task. Take a listen and grab it free here.
This is one of my favorites off their newest album. I saw them live in Australia and they were phenomenal. They kept playing different instruments throughout the set, and this song is no different, with Marcus Mumford on the drums for this track. Nothing new here, but a great tune nonetheless.