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Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye and Kimbra


Hello everyone,

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.

~Brian


The Times, They are a-Changin’ – Bob Dylan


Hello Everyone,

Sorry for the long delay between posts, I got really sick for about a week and have been busting my ass for the last 3 weeks just to get caught up with everything.  Anyway, I decided to go with a bit of a classic.  Bob Dylan is one of the most profound singer songwriters of all time, and he is in fact from the Minneapolis area, which I suppose will also classify this as a local music selection.  Anyway this song speaks for itself so just give it a listen and hopefully it touches you as much as it has touched many from every recent generation.  This song was released in 1964 as the title track for Bob Dylan’s Album The Times They are a-Changin’.  Written and recorded in the early 60’s, this track is a testament to how when people band together, change for the better can occur.  Civil Rights, social, political, and economic issues can all be overcome.  Hopefully we can band together in this day and age and offer up another era of change.  Also, I find it interesting that Bob Dylan’s studio apartment as a young adult is more than 6 blocks from my current residence.  I present to you, one of the most iconic tracks of the early 60’s an era of change.  Listen, rate, and subscribe.

~Brian


Stuck in My Id – Reptar


Hello everyone, today’s track was introduced to me by my brother, and his advice once again is very correct.  “Stuck in My Id” by Reptar is a very catchy song and sounds sort of like the aspects of Foster the People that I enjoy.  It’s a very electronic, funky, dance song that really gets my feet tapping.  The group hails from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area and formed back in 2008 and is yet to release a studio album.  That being said this track was on their EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all which dropped in 2011.  Anyway give this funky, electronic, dance beat a chance and hopefully you liken them.  As always, listen rate and subscribe.  These guys will be in Minneapolis on the 3rd of April, and you can bet your ass that I’ll be there.

~Brian

“Stuck in My Id” by Reptar


Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles


Hello everyone,  This fine early morning (or mid-morning, mid-day, afternoon, evening, or night, whatever time you’re currently at) I’d like to introduce you to probably my favorite song right now.  Again a great mix of electronic beats, but this time they are combined with the voice of Robert Smith from The Cure who also have some major playtime on my list right now.  When you combine the 8-bit sound of Crystal Castles with an outstanding lyrical artist that is Robert Smith.  This particular track is a parallel to the song “Not in Love” which is off of Crystal Castles (II).  For those of you who may have heard this song previously, it was also featured on the FIFA ’12 soundtrack.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy, rate, subscribe.

~Brian

“Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith) by Crystal Castles

Also, anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship can attest to the validity of this song


On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz


 

Hello everyone, first off let me apologize for Ross, as he apparently forgot that he was supposed to post yesterday.  I’d like to hope he was blaming it on the SOPA blackout, but as he probably has no idea what that even means, I can’t vouch for him.  Anyway today’s track has been a favorite of mine for the past year or so.  “On Melancholy Hill” by The Gorillaz is a funky slow beaty song that runs deep in my veins.  It’s a perfect intermingling of everything that I hold dear.  That’s enough from me as the track will speak from itself. Enjoy “On Melancholy Hill” off of Plastic Beach by The Gorillaz

~Brian

“On Melancholy Hill” by The Gorillaz


Don’t Wake Me Up – DJ Shah feat. Inger Hansen


Hello everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning.  This morning I’m presenting you guys with a song that I heard about a year ago by DJ Roger Shah (electronic production) and Inger Hansen (vocals).  This particular song hits me in a sappy way about a girl.  Roger Shah has done a lot of work in the techno/trance world, and is renowned as one of the world’s best electronic producers.  When you mix his lucrative beats with the sultry Norwegian accent that Inger’s vocals contain, you get a recipe for a catchy and great song only made better by the lyrics.  I present to you Don’t Wake Me Up by DJ Shah and Inger Hansen.

~Brian

“Don’t Wake Me Up” by DJ Shah and Inger Hansen

 

P.S.  For an added bonus watch the music video


Happy Up Here – Röyksopp


Hello everyone, let me formally introduce you to a band that I first learned about with their song Poor Leno which was included in one of the SSX snowboard / skiing games that I purchased for my GCN (yes we’re talking a while ago), although this particular track is from their 2010 album Junior.  Recently my brother introduced me to this track which has everything that a song requires to be catchy.  Röyskopp is an electronic pop duo from Tromsø, Norway but shit, they produce some pretty amazing beats.  Check it out, rate and subscribe.  Much love to our followers and a special shout out to a Cary V (te amo hermano), that has brought alot to this blog, part of me wonders why you aren’t blogging about music myself.

~Brian

“Happy up Here” by Röyksopp


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