Today’s track is from the Belgian songwriter Gotye with his colleague from New Zealand, Kimbra. “Somebody That I Used To Know” is a very chill track with excellent sound mixing on the part of Gotye. There are many points in the song where he is harmonizing with himself, which sometimes make a grown man (me) shake with excitement. This track is off of Gotye’s third album Making Mirrors, which was released on August 19th 2011, this song was released as a sample to the album on July 6th of the same year. Kimbra’s voice is has a slight resemblance to Katy Perry’s when you listen to her own music, and you can hear it here as well, though this time it’s not in a gross pop setting, so it’s much more enjoyable for me and many others. The soft melodies of the guitar and xylophone really set this song up, as it builds, and when it hits the chorus, the harmony presented is absolutely wonderful. This song and especially the video are full of emotion that alot of people can relate with. Anyway, if you haven’t heard this track yet, I guarantee you won’t be able to stop listening to it now. As always, Listen, Rate, Subscribe.
Hello everyone, I was up late and noticed it was past midnight, which means it’s a new day and a new post. Today’s track is from one of my favorite post-rock artists Jónsi. For those of you who don’t know Jónsi he is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic group Sigur Rós. His music is very progressive and has a spiritual feel. Something that I learned from posting this, is that Jónsi uses a cello bow to play his guitar, which as you may expect gives it a much more orchestrated sound. While Sigur Rós is on an ‘indefinite hiatus’ with some members having children, I was glad to see Jónsi solo career take off. I have a hard time concentrating when I here his tracks. Anyway, give it a listen, rate, and subscribe.
I’m sure a lot of you have heard the rustic sounds of Bon Iver before. Well he’s coming out with a new self-titled album, set to be released in June. The Wisconsin native is one of the classic indie artists in today’s music world. His first album, “For Emma, Forever Ago” got me hooked on him and I was excited to hear his new single called “Calgary.” This track features plenty of cool harmonies and a quite groove on the drums. Overall a sweet preview of what’s to come on his upcoming album.
I’m featuring local music today with “The Farmer and the Nomad” by the folk-rock duo, Jayber Crow. Jayber Crow is made up of two musicians, Zach and Pete, utilizing their talents on the guitar and mandolin. Through their music, they write songs about their experiences and love for the midwest. This song and their other music is perfect for road-tripping or sitting around a bonfire. Enjoy some Jayber Crow.
I randomly found this band on Purevolume one time, and the first time I listened I was hooked. The singer, Rachel, is really talented, and Trevor the guitarist is too. The music isn’t too complex, but when you can make simple music sound awesome, it doesn’t matter. That’s what I love about music. Anyways, “I Wouldn’t Mind” is one of my favorite songs from their old demos that they released a while back. They do have an album “My Forever” that was just released this past November, and also their song “Happily Ever After” is a free download this week on iTunes, so go get that! I have a feeling this duo is gonna catch on soon, so look out.
I have a fairly new song/artist for you today. “This Old Dark Machine” is a calming track from James Vincent McMorrow’s new album “Early in the Morning,” set to be released on January 25. McMorrow produces smooth melodies and beautiful harmonies that give the song a full sound and an odd, eerie feeling (in a good way of course). I look forward to hearing more music from this artist. He sounds like he’s going to be the next Bon Iver.
I just heard this tonight and really liked it. I was chillin’ with some friends and they brought out the acoustic guitar and started playing and singing along with this song. I know Iron & Wine best from their track “Boy With a Coin,” which is great, but hearing this song really got me in the mood for some acoustic music so I figured I should post it. Take note of his awesome beard too!