Lissie – “Everywhere I Go”
Sometimes I think it’s imminent that I discover some artists and songs. Take for example Lissie. Paste Magazine touted her as “Best of What’s Next” in their Dec ’09/Jan ’10 issue and even featured a song that month’s sampler. Fast forward to the end of January and her song “Everywhere I Go” plays the perfect soundtrack to the final scene of the final episode of Dollhouse. To be honest, I’m a bit behind with my Paste reading so I completely missed her the first time, but was given a second chance with Dollhouse. So here’s your chance to see what you’ve been missing.
Blackchords – “Broken Bones”
I think after watching this video I love this song even more.
fun. – “All The Pretty Girls”
When I heard that The Format were no more as of February 2008, I was a little disappointed. You see, I’d just barely discovered their indie power pop when they were one of the special guests at Guster’s Boston Opera House shows back in April 2007. After the split, Nate Ruess went on to form fun. and released “Aim and Ignite” in August 2009 which is still full on power pop with a bit more rock and just like their name, is fun to listen to.
I’ve made some great friends through music and the thing is that they usually have similar taste in music. Dave Mallick introduced me to Erin McKeown’s music a few years ago as he was a fan and had taped several of her shows. This past Thanksgiving while I was in NJ with the Mallick’s I had my second visit to Princeton Record Exchange (PRex) where I scored McKeown’s new album “Hundreds of Lions.” “The Foxes” is one of my favorite tracks from the album.
Manchester Orchestra – “Shake It Out”
Someone once asked if I had any “angry” music and the best I could come up with was Pearl Jam. I thought of that question when I heard “Shake It Out”, but the irony is that I first heard Manchester Orchestra through their much mellower song “I Can Feel A Hot One.”
Or if you prefer, here is the video inspired by the movie “Over the Top”