Sunday, March 27, 2005

Five Songs I'm Loving This Week

Slumber Party, "Air." I like it. I don't know how old it is; it's not from the two albums I've found by them. Oh well. Good music knows no time bounds or something.

Hayden, "
Robbed Blind." MP3 is at bottom of page. If you like that, I recommend "Dynamite Walls," from 2001.

Love, "
Alone Again Or." (Scroll to the top.) Huh. I guess this is an older song. I'd never heard it. I'd like to hear the cover they're talking about though. Anyways, I like this song. Has a Spanish feel to it.

Missing Pilots, "
Astronomical Apologist." This site is super-slow, but this is a really good song. I believe it's worth it.

Nils Okland, "
Seil." Kind of Celtic. Not an actual mp3; just a stream.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Five Songs I'm Loving This Week (the almost all streaming edition)

The first is in video form, and it's from a group called Aqualung. The name of the song is "Brighter Than Sunshine," and it makes me wish I were British and in love. Or at least walking down a road in an overcast English town. Another song I like which is available on the same page is "If I Fall."

The second song, in actual mp3 form, is from one of my favorite bands, Summer At Shatter Creek. This isn't from the new album; in fact I can't find it on anything but a compilation called Metaphysics For Beginners. I'm directly linking to the mp3 because I'm afraid it might disappear off the page. Hopefully the people who run thewebsite won't mind; I don't get that many hits. "Everything".

Stars, "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead." I listened to all the songs available, but this one stood out to me. The instrumentation is interesting. Click on the Navigation button and go to "Album." Another stream, unfortunately.

This is another stream (I'm sucking at finding actual music to download) but it's worth listening to. It's Kristofer Åström, "Connected." Scroll down to the bottom, and it's under Northern Blues.

And lastly, another stream. Does no one post mp3s anymore? Is that something from another era? The song is Go, and it's by a Canadian band called Bella. It can be found at their myspace site and their own site. I have the mp3, and I swear I got it from their website, but it's not there now.
This week is SXSW. One day I will go.

Meanwhile, their website offers a (I believe)
live stream.

Also, there's a My Space page. I'm not sure if that's actual performances from the festival, though.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Five Songs I'm Loving This Week

Sometimes it really pays to listen to so much Scandinavian music. Sometimes I just hit pay dirt, as I have with this song. Not since the first time I heard "I saw the Sign" by Ace of Bace have I been infused with such a spontaneous, coma-enducing sugar rush. Unfortunately, I could only find streams of Annie "anniemal"'s song "Chewing Gum." Here's a second site which offers the stream. If you still can't believe, which some still can't, then here's the video. Click on the audio/video link.

Another band I just discovered literally a few days ago is Great Lake Swimmers. With that name, I expected them to sound like Red House Painters with a bit of Summer at Shatter Creek. They sound like those two bands' more energetic cousin. This song is "Bodies and Minds."

QR5, "Fallen Tree." Very nice, calming ambient music. With a fence swinging on it's hinge in the background.

The Cloud Room, "Waterfalls." Nice indie song. Just like I like them. I usually don't repeat bands (I listed this band a few weeks ago) but I really do like this song. I'm listening to it more than I listened to the "Hey Now Now" song.

Oh God. I need a little rock music. Here's a great song from The Bravery, "An Honest Mistake." This is available to stream or you can watch the video.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Five Songs I'm Loving This Week

Spacebar,"Where You Stay." Jacksonville band. Yay for the Jax musicians! (Lola spits up her wine in her best imitation of an overzealous drunken music fan.)

Frank Jordan, "Looked Around." Great song. Scroll right to get to the mp3s.

Something For Rockets, " Might As Well." I have a thing for kinda loungy male vocals. Witness my obsession with the song "True" by Spandau Ballet (I bought a ticket to the world, and now I've come back again.) Anyway, I like this song. Click on "Media" and then "Mp3."

Morning Recordings, "Summer Tapes." Nice, low-key song.

Mr. T Experience, "Sorry For Freaking Out On the Phone Last Night." Heh Heh. I feel like a spazzy teenager again.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

I realized this past week that I'd already listed the Aerovox song. I'm hereby officially replacing it with another song that I'm loving very much. It's called "Will Try", and it's by Amy Annelle. It's a soft, lovely song and she has a nice voice. I like "Soft City" from the same album, but I can't find where I got the mp3 from for that song.