Archive | July, 2010

The Sun Smiles, and the Mind Follows

26 Jul

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I recently had a conversation about why music is so special and why it is such an important art.

To me it is simply the most direct form of creation to impact and encompass the emotions and feelings of life. That will sound very overly dramatic and twee to those who don’t know what I’m talking about, and I’m sorry. The truth is that music is all around us, and much like advertising, technology, and all forms of (in)tangible media it melts into our everyday lives, changing and shaping everything we do. It is next to impossible to avoid. Whether we hear it on the T.V. or the radio, in someones car or on some street performers speakers, music affects all people. So I think music has such an affect on me because it is a medium of creation that everyone can relate to, everyone can find meaning in, and everyone can share and embrace.

What I want to know, however, is why music has such an impact on you. So please, let me know in the comments why you listen to music… or why music is important to you… or why music is not important to you. Just express and just write.


Ra Ra Riot

22 Jul
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Sunopsis: New Order meets Vampire Weekend meets Matt Pond PA

Ra Ra Riot – Boy:


21 Jul

Some great news today, Guster has revealed their new album “Easy Wonderful” will be released October 5th. Being one of my longtime favorite bands this is awesome.

Head to GUSTER to hear a song off the album, and download if you like.

Florence + The Machine

20 Jul

I missed this band last year when apparently they were massive…I am not a huge fan of girl lead singers. So I am always somewhat reluctant to try a new band with a female lead. However, Florence’s voice is hard to ignore, and hard not to love. Try it for yourself, if you haven’t already.

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Sunopsis: La Roux meets Feist

Florence + The Machine – Howl:

Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over:

Boy And Bear

19 Jul

Sunopsis: Fleet Foxes younger brother

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