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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)!

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Day 56: A-Punk by Vampire Weekend

15 Jul

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Today, I unfortunately don’t have my special blog post, and as I’m crunched on time I have just a short post for you.

So one more thing, I apologize for my second blog post this week for the band Vampire Weekend!

Two days ago, I wrote about Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist, featuring the band’s song “Ottoman”. Well, today I’m bringing you another song that I love by the band called “A-Punk”, which has the sweetest music video ever!

So enjoy the video! and look for that blogpost tomorrow!!!

Day 54: Ottoman by Vampire Weekend

13 Jul

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For the last two days, I’ve been talking about some really great movies I love. So today, I want to continue what I’ve started and talk about another really great movie: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

Nick, an awkward straight guy in a gay band (played by Michael Cera), is trying to get over his ex-girlfriend that he was a little too attached to. Norah, a sort-of-outgoing chick with a crazy best friend (played by Kat Dennings), is trying to keep her friend from making horrible decisions as a result of drinking. When Nick sees his ex at one of his concerts, he decides to find a fake girlfriend, and when Norah, who is friends with Nick’s ex, is tested for being “lame,” she goes the limits and kisses Nick on a whim. Thus begins the night of their lives, full of missing friends, a crappy Yugo, great music, a hidden concert, a douchy boyfriend (played by Jay Baruchel), and love without realizing it.

This movie is one of those cheesy movies that are aimed towards teenagers, but ever since I saw it for the first time, I’ve been a huge fan.

Here’s the preview:

My favorite part of the movie, however, is the music. A few months after the movie came out, I bought the soundtrack and brought it with me to a work-out session. By the end of the 40 minutes, I was incredibly impressed and totally in love with the music of the movie. Every song brought out something in me… a story. Yeah, sure, the songs were featured in the movie, and I can imagine Nick and Norah in the Yugo, listening to “Our Swords” by Band Of Horses. But when I hear the song, I can see something completely different in my head.

But my most favorite song on the whole CD is “Ottoman” by Vampire Weekend. The song begins the credits at the end of the movie, and whenever it pops up on my ipod, I can’t help but play it over and over and over again. It is a handsome song, and I can’t do without it in my life!

So enjoy, “Ottoman” by Vampire Weekend, from Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

P.S. tune in tomorrow or thursday for the special blog post!!