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Day 234: Birds by The Submarines

3 Feb

Hey everyone!

So the beginning of the year is always awesome because there’s new music a plenty. So far I’ve featured Ducktails, Fleet Foxes, Daley, Peter Bjorn & John (x2), and the Decemberists!

Well more good news!

An indie band that most people would probably recognize from their iPod ads just dropped a new single today off their new CD. The Submarines are a relationship-band (much like Matt & Kim or Mates of State) in which John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard have been on and off dating in their career of making music. This makes their music intriguing: all of their relationship songs are somewhat about each other… so it’s easier to grasp what the band sounds like.

I’ve been a fan of the band since I heard their song “Xavia” in the indie romantic comedy Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008). It’s a little electronic and wee bit psychadelic, but completely infectious. Ever since then, I’ve been rocking their hits here and there on my way to class or waiting for the bus.

Their new song “Birds” is surprisingly more upbeat than their other music that I’ve heard… so I was a lot happier listening to it! It features an on-key vocal track provided by Hazard and some cute chillin’ beats in the background, definitely something I can get used to (here’s to hoping their newest CD sounds like this all the way through)!

Anyway, enough rambling from me… enjoy “Birds” by The Submarines… and click here to download a free copy of this mp3 (courtesy of Spin Magazine)!

Day 19: Hi by PSAPP

8 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the website, be sure to check out the about page in the top righthand corner to learn more about my project!

So I’m going back to Washington today! I’m both happy and sad, but I keep telling myself that in a few months I’ll be back and better than ever.

Today I’m taking you back to my junior year in high school, when I really started developing the love for some pretty bizarre music. That was the year I listened to The Presets and Mates Of State… it was the year JCI introduced me to the Radio Department, and the year my favorite teacher introduced me to Wilco. Great year of my life.

But this song is very symbolic for today, and it is one of my favorite songs.

Because I hate saying goodbye, I’ll say the opposite. So enjoy “Hi” by PSAPP

leave me some roadtrip-love in the comments below!