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Spoon - “Inside Out” | Another single from their upcoming album, They Want My Soul. This one comes with a trippy video that give me a narrative of a search for truth and faith. I’m guessing this song is somethings about relationships, the worship of another person and faith? still grinding through Spoon’s lyrics. But the song is catchy with some celestial harps. good stuff, cant wait for the album.

The Fiery Furnaces - ”My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found” | I’m not sure why, but today i really miss the Fiery Furnaces. Here’s one of my fav tracks from their 2nd album. If you r into the slightly weird and whimsical indie music, u should love these guys too. 

Or maybe he’d just decided that fighting bad guys wasn’t really his deal. But I do know this: Free from the Rat King’s cursed teeth, that spring, for the first time in many years, the willow tree was in bloom.

Or maybe he’d just decided that fighting bad guys wasn’t really his deal. But I do know this: Free from the Rat King’s cursed teeth, that spring, for the first time in many years, the willow tree was in bloom.

Keira Knightley - “Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home” | Yes Keira sings. well at least for the film Begin Again, she does. Begin Again is the new film by director John Carney, who brought us Once. In the movie Keira plays a ex-girlfriend of a rockstar, played by Adam Levine. After being stuck in NYC, she meets a washed-out music producer, played by Mark Ruffalo. Throw them all into the magical hipster side of NYC and add some indie musicians and you get a Carney-ian music opera. Keira’s singing is cute, but not glorious or memorable. But the relationships and the characters are. Its less of a musical than Once is, it feels more like a magical NYC movie involving musicians. Carney captures the fairytale of musicians and again teases us with a relationship of love/friendship/something greater?? 

Ironically, i saw Once against Transformer 1. And here John Carney is cursed to battle the box office with another Transformer film. I advise everyone to see either this little indie feel-good music movie of the summer or at least if you have to see a scifi-blockbuster film, go see Snowpiercerlatest film by Bong Joon-ho, of The Host and Mother fame. Anything is better than Transformer 4. 

Explosions in the Sky - “Your Hand in Mine” | After hearing that UNderdog video going around in the past week for the #Worldcup, I was reminded the brilliance that is EitS’s Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place album. Still, prob. one of mine top fav albums of all time. But instead of the song they used in that motivational video, First Breath After Coma, I present one my fav tracks, Your Hand in Mine. And like all post-rock, you bathe in the soundscape. Let the journey take you along. 

Grimes - “Go feat. Blood Diamonds ” | It taste like a sweet mix of dub & Synthpop.

CARIBOU - “Can’t Do Without You” | I like my electronic music like i like my post rock. I need that climatic narrative. This song starts out mellow and has a slow build-up. And by min. 3 u r dancing wildly away at ur work desk and u r not even sure how u got here. But u r happy and u just dont care. 

The Irrepressibles - “In This Shirt” | Often compared to Anthony and the Johnsons, this UK music collective, led by Jamie McDermott, produces some amazingly beautiful and dark songs. I discovered this song from the soundtrack of A Long Way Downbut this video is from the short film The Forgotten Circus by Shelly Love. Its like Cirque Du Soleil crossed with The Last Circus.

The New Pornographers - “Brill Bruisers” | New track from The New Pornographers coming album, Brill Bruiser. This makes my day. More info/news + tur dates via Pitchfork.

Jasmine Thompson - “I See Mountain” (Ed Shreeran cover) | Recently i’ve been listening to all these Brit girls covering songs on Youtube. Anyways i came across Jasmine Thompson and pretty much became smitten by most of her covers. I have this song on repeat. I do think that this song was probably one of the few great things from The Hobbit part 2.