Friday, June 26, 2009

We could be the best of friends

For the better part of the last few months, I've stuck myself in a musical box. Listening to the same stuff, good stuff, just the same stuff. There's nothing wrong with getting some good mileage out of your music, and in fact it's a great thing. But I sort of acquired a very narrow minded view of music during this time. So i was in the funnel, or vortex, if you will, where i was mainly listening to the same stuff, shunning friends' attempts to turn me on to new stuff.

But thankfully in the past few weeks I've slowly come around. Kind of like the aging slugger who takes a few months in the season before he's cranking out home runs. Or maybe more like I was just hit upside the head with a kettle pot, and I am just now realizing what kind of box i had been living in.

Whatever the case, here's some new stuff that I've been listening to a lot, mainly through myspace and and such. The music industry is just so different now with Itunes and amazon offering digital copies, and it's great for us consumers. We get to listen to way more music for free, and after we've sifted out the wheat from the chaff, we can make better purchasing decisions. I love it.


Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day (listen to the whole album here)
she is the perfect summer singer/songwriter, easy on the ears. the post title is also a snippet of one of her lyrics

Wild Sweet Orange - We Have Cause to be Uneasy (listen to selected clips here)
they're from birmingham, and their music is like eating a snickers bar...its satisfying

Meiko - Meiko (listen to selected clips here)
another nice summer album. it's not for everybody, but there are some good tunes on this album. kind of like a bag of skittles.

mewithoutYou - It's All Crazy!... (listen to the album here)
like any other mewithoutyou album, you've just got to listen to it for yourself. it is absolutely impossible to try to explain. make sure and check out the lyrics, or contact andy farmer or james fenwick if you want to try to figure out the deep meanings of these songs. i've still got to listen to this album a lot more before formulating a good opinion

Honorable Mentions:
Ingrid Michaelson
U2's new album
Manchester Orchestra's "Mean Everything to Nothing"
Fiction Family

so i want to hear from you. what's some music i should check out? are my selections terrible?

1 comment:

Andrew said...

bro, you need to spend a day on Your life (and music library) will be improved.