Ahoy! On this fine March Monday I'm listening to Tinpan Orange. I first heard these guys after listening to a interview with Cat Empire. The lead singer to Tinpan Orange is married to Harry Angus of Cat Empire. The first song of theirs I heard was Lonely People. From the start I knew this was going to be a band that I obsessed over. This song alone is haunting and beautiful. Starts out slow and builds into this overwhelming amount of relatable emotion. After looking up more of their songs I found that most of them are quite happy and upbeat lil'tunes. The lead vocals are raspy, elegant and unique enough for me to keep listening. Their songs are all layered nicely. Which makes it fun to listen to over and over, trying to find something new each time. In the end I'm quite fond of this Aussie group and just wish it was easier (and cheaper) to get my paws on some of their albums! Yet another reason I can add to my "reasons to runway to Australia" list.
"I won't show it, 'cause a fool I will seem. So I'll sit on my hands, and swim in my dreams."
Ahoy! Today I'm listening to We Were Evergreen! I'm super excited to share this band with you today! I'm a recent fan of these lovelies. I didn't discover them until flipping through some take-away shows on youtube. After obsessing over there videos for a little bit I had to look up more. I automatically fell in love with the song Penguins and Moonboots. You all know how much of a sucker I am for a good ukulele! These guys know how to take simple idea and make it into something complex that wraps you up in loving arms. Its fun, poppy and slightly electronic. These fellas know how to layer instruments so beautifully. They are quite unique in the way that they are French, but don't sing in French. Which I'm kinda glad, because learning to speak/understand french I've always failed! But I'm sure I'd still have a appreciation for there tunes. Needless to say I'm looking forward to hearing more from these guys!
"Weird dreams, trampolines, girls playing bass guitars.
I like falling asleep in the back of other people's cars."
Hello! It's Monday yet again and it seems like we are on our way into the short month of February! The awkward Valentines holiday is quickly approaching so it only felt necessary to do a themed playlist this Monday. Now I'm not a huge fan of Valentines. It always causes more issues then anything else. I could ramble on about how silly I think it is but I'll save you the lecture. As I sat down to make a playlist I couldn't decide what kinda love songs I wanted to compile. I mean, it's obvious that a valentines playlist would be love themed, right? I couldn't decide it I wanted mushy love songs or anti-love songs. So I decided to do both. Well, I didn't decide it just kinda happend.
Playlist number one: Happy songs that are kinda about love!
I wanted to do an upbeat dance you pants off kinda love playlist. I think I was fairly successful. Hopefully these songs are unique and not on your average Valentines playlist.
Playlist number two: Songs about how messy love is.
Now these aren't your average anti-love songs. They are more like love songs with sad endings. Songs about how complicated and messed up love can be. Let's face it, love is a tricky thing to survive.
"People say they love a lot of things, but they really don't. It's just a word that's been overused."
Have a lovely week filled with lots of mushy Valentine-ness!
I feel a bit guilty because I've been neglecting our poor little bright side blog. BUT on the up note I've been keeping consistant with a peachy keen day blog! Which I'm very proud of. I'm torn because I like the personality of my new blog but I've lots of time spent with bright side blog as well. The only thing that keeps me coming back is Music Monday. Mostly because I make the playlists anyways and it encourages me to be constantly looking for new music to share. Maybe one day I'll change Music monday over on to my other blog or maybe Zoei will take it over. But until then seems like this blog is just going to fill up with only monday posts.Which isn't a completely bad thing! Maybe we should just drop the monday and just make it music. Hm, so many options!
Phew! Anyways lets get to some tunes! This week I'm listening to Alt-J. I'll be honest when I first heard these guys I was unimpressed to say the least. It wasn't until the Triple J hottest 100 that I found the song Breezeblocks (coming in at #3). From the first 10 seconds of this song I was automatically hooked. Like I always tend to do I had to look up more from them. I wasn't completly blown away from the songs that they had to offer. But as I was clicking and meandering through differnt songs of theres, I came to the conclusion that I needed to listen to the whole album start to finish in the order that they intended it to be listened too. After doing so, it seemed like it all made more sense. The interludes are perfectly place they have a good balance of electronic and rock with a hinge of singer song writer-ness. This guys voice is so unique and holds on to your attention the whole time. I'll admit some of there songs are a wafty miss, but over all its pretty good. Obviously I felt like it was worthy of a Monday.
Phew! This year is getting kicked off with an interesting start! Not necessarily a bad start, but an interesting one to say the least. I am sorry to say that I haven't been posting on here as much as I would like too. Mostly because I've been working on my other lil' blog project A Peachy Keen Day. Which is going swimmingly!
Anyways, its Monday and I'm here to share with you Typhoon. I've to thank this new discovery to the songza app on my phone. It's my favorite to listen to as I'm getting dressed in the morning and the other morning a lovely song called Claws pt. 2 popped up and I needed to look more of these guys up. When I first started listening it all felt really local. I mean that in a sense that I feel like I can go and see a similar band play at a little venue in Utah. That kind of haunting lyrics and mediocre vocals that are so adorable you want to listen more. But then upon a second listen and compiling a little playlist and shuffling though there discography. I found that they are way most complex then I first thought. They build a song very nicely and have this complex swelling of emotion that gets translated though a lot of there songs. For me these are heartfelt, mind swallowing tunes that make me want to hug someone and let myself be taken by the poetic sincerity of it all. Ok, ok I'm done rambling!
Enough talking, more listening. Gobble it up my lovelies, you'll thank me later.
"I've been trying to make myself better, so I can fare the are foul weather.
I write a song like a prison letter, I write a song maybe to make me feel better."
Hello lovelies! It’s the first Monday of the year! I’m just
now realizing this and if I had noticed that earlier I probably would have made
a different playlist, but oh well! Today I give you a playlist of sad songs.
Well, not sad songs but songs that make me overly emotional. Do you have songs
like that? Where for some reason even on the best of days, that song comes on
and you’re just a mess? Maybe it’s just the girly part of me or the part of me
that gets way too invested in music. Even though this playlist is a bit
emotional it’s got some great gems on it. All these artists are ones that I
love. It seems like it’s a bit of a mish mash, but I think they fit oddly well
I wish you all a successful week! Hope you enjoy this mellow
Phew, this year has been an interesting one for Zoei and myself. It's safe to say that we learned A LOT about our relationship and the amazingness that comes along with being sisters and twins! I'm happy to say that we have survived the year and are ready to move on to better and more fantastical things! We just finished up cleaning and moving out of our lil studio. But don't fret we still plan on making some lovely tees, especially in the summer of 2013! For now though we have packed up our stuff and am taking a bit to sort out and figure out the next step. Both of us are excited to start new with a new space and new fresh ideas! So keep your eyes peeled for some newness that is in the works.
The biggest thing I want to mention is all the amazing support that we continually receive from friends and family. There is no doubt that we couldn't have accomplished anything with out all of you! When you jump into a project like this its so amazing to see how positive and supportive people can be! One of the greatest things I've learned through out all of this is that the people I've surrounded myself with are truly beautiful, amazing people! I just feel so incredibly lucky to live the life that I do!
So THANK YOU all my lovlies! I hope you have an amazing new year!