Monday, January 28, 2013

Music Monday: Alt-J

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.

I hope monday is good to all you lovelies!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Music Monday: Typhoon

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."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Music Monday: Moody Songs

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 together.

I wish you all a successful week! Hope you enjoy this mellow playlist.