a girl who has a multitude of interests, spanning from well-spun words to piano to gaming to humour that shows that she resides near solely on the internet to the contrasting sounds of rock and jazz, who also cannot find a succinct way to describe herself.
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Everything Everything - Cough Cough
This song is a different kind of catchy. I often find catchy synonymous with terrible lyrics but that is not the case here. The choppiness hooks you from the start and with each play you fall deeper into the Everything Everything trap. Arc, the album where this song resides, came out in January of this year and I found it to be a huge improvement from their first album released three years prior.
They’ve started developing a clearer stronger sound that leans towards the Django Django side of the music spectrum. I hope they’ll continue on this path because the response to songs like Cough Cough usually involves the word addictive. I think they sum it up best in song when they say:
It’s whispering into my eardrums and it tells me that I want more,
English Sporting Defeat – English Sporting Defeat
Submissions Week 2013
I’ve played the circuit in South East England for some years now – filthy venues, flat beer and packs of unfriendly bands who all sound the same. You’ve got to get out there though, right?
We loaded into a venue a few weeks ago and were greeted by these guys, a four-piece indie extravaganza with all the luster, energy and pop sensibilities of an Arcade Fire/Maccabees gang bang.
I had googled them the night before and gotten into this track. I think it’s the subtleties that make it – the delicate string arrangement, the precision harmonies and that cymbal bashing that glues it all together. To meet them face-to-face and discover they were sharp, friendly and as excited to be making music as we are was awesome – we found some friends!
It’s bands like these that make the scene in the South East. With their own club night in Denmark Street and wild ideas about how music works, I look forward to seeing them every time.
my good friend lorn had this ridiculous/fantastic idea to mix together “No Church in the Wild” and “Clint Eastwood” so i did it and you can listen to that now and it’s called
Jay-Z & Kanye West vs. Gorillaz - No Clint in the Eastwood
Air - Alone in Kyoto
this is just so
Super Rich Kids by Lips
originally by Frank OceanThanks, pierreism! He adds:
New Zealand musician Stephanie Brown, whose 2011 breakout ‘Everything to Me’ was so good it even managed to win a prestigious songwriting award in her homeland, now brings her low-key, Little Dragon inflected r’n’b to Frank Ocean’s superb portrait of the disaffected elite. Her sultry swoon is a nice counterpoint to Ocean’s impassioned delivery.
by Utada Hikaru
taken from Kingdom Hearts II
“My sanctuary where fears and lies melt away…”
Rudimental feat. John Newman | Feel The Love
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home
I have posted The Cinematic Orchestra before, but a friend of mine recently made me go hunt down the rest of their discography. To my delight, they are just wonderful.
I had started listening to this song because a friend of mine did an absolutely amazing a cappella cover of it. I fell in love with the song immediately and I couldn’t stop listening to it. Hell, when I downloaded the Sampler EP from Fitz. I was thrilled to see that they did a cover of this (and it’s awesome).
It’s a quiet but very powerful song. The instrumentation is quiet and extremely mellow which is nice, but man can you ever belt along with the song. It evokes a sense of sadness but also nostalgia as well.
The Cinematic Orchestra has been around since 1999 and To Build a Home is from their album, Ma Fleur.