Snow Patrol featuring Martha Wainwright – “Set Fire to the Third Bar”
If you weren’t familiar with this song previously from Snow Patrol’s “Eyes Open” release, then it may have found its way to your ears via the trailer for the movie Dear John. Have I ever mentioned that my dream job would be something along the lines of selecting music for tv or movies, or even putting together music that you hear playing overhead in stores and restaurants. Until then, I guess I’ll stick to the day job.
Love the way this song builds from just some hand claps and foot stomps to a full sonic blast.
It started with hearing a hauntingly beautiful song featured in an episode of Dollhouse. After a bit of searching I discovered the song and its artists. Fitzsimmons I was already familiar with (please, check out his album “The Sparrow and The Crow”), but Golan was a new find for me.
Charlie Mars – “Darkside of the Moon”
Caught Charlie Mars’ opening set for Griffin House last year. I’d previously seen Mars open for Bob Schneider in Boston back in 2004, but his music didn’t catch my ear as much as this time around. Can’t deny a song that wedges itself in your head on first listen.