A not so daily record of the soundtrack to my life.

Posts tagged “Foals

Summer: It Is Upon Us!

Okay, so maybe I’m a little early, but I’m in full summer mode now that finals are over and school is out. So I’ve been searching far and wide (kinda) to find some cool songs to blast obnoxiously (not really) out of my car stereo on my way to the beach this summer. Here are some early favorites.

PASSION PIT – SLEEPYHEAD

FRENCH HORN REBELLION – BEACHES AND FRIENDS (HEY CHAMP REMIX)

CHILDISH GAMBINO – BITCH, LOOK AT ME NOW

If this track sounds familiar, it’s because he samples the song “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear.

PHOENIX – LASSO (TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB REMIX)

FOALS – THIS ORIENT

Hopefully this will be a good summer for music. Leave me suggestions!

Use the spiffy new buttons in the sidebar and hit me up on GMail, Twitter, or Last.fm

Advertisements

Fired Up About…

So we’re just about four months into 2010, and I think this will be a great year for music of all genres to come up with exciting and fresh sounds and ideas. The list of bands I can’t wait to hear new things from is endless! But, for the sake of time and space I’ll limit this post to just the five I’m MOST excited about. “O let’s do it!”

THEOPHILUS LONDON‘S NEW ALBUM

He’s been hard at work in the studio with the likes of Dev Hynes and Solange Knowles, putting the finishing touches on his latest musical odyssey. Here’s a sneak peak of his upcoming single “Flying Overseas”

FOALS‘ NEW ALBUM – TOTAL LIFE FOREVER

I’m a huge fan of these guys. A LOT of people have been anxiously anticipating a new album for years now and by the looks of it, it will not disappoint. Check out the album website HERE, where snippets of each song are played as you solve interactive puzzles! Also, check out this intense music video for their current single, “Spanish Sahara”.

LUPE FIASCO‘S NEW ALBUM – LASERS

These days it’s hard to find many positive hip hop songs that get regular radio play, but Lupe has always seemed to be one of the exceptions to this “rule”. Hopefully this trend will continue with the upcoming release of his new album, Lasers. The first single off the album, “I’m Beamin”, was released a little over a month ago.

LOCAL NATIVES‘ ALBUM – GORILLA MANOR

Technically, since this came out in February, I suppose it’s not somthing I’m “fired up about”. More like, “I’m still fired up for!” sorta thing, if that makes any sense. In any case, if you haven’t already given these guys a listen, please check them out. They definitely have a lot more success ahead of them. Check out this live performance of their hit song, “Wide Eyes”.

YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE – NEW ALBUM?

Paul Mullen, Gordon Moakes, and William Bowerman

Probably the most interesting of my choices, considering these guys have only played one gig to date, and have yet to release any music publicly. The band consists of guitarist Gordon Moakes (Bloc Party), singer Paul Mullen (Yourcodenameis:milo), and drummer William Bowerman (I Was A Cub Scout). They’re currently still in the process of recording, but in the meantime here’s “Wait A Minute”. The result of the previous time Moakes and Mullen worked together.

That’s it for now! More coming soon!

Hope everyone’s having a good week :)