It’s a new music kinda week for me…the following tracks are all on albums that will be released next month (October!!). I’m loving Moby’s new album, Innocents — stream it here until the album drops on 10/1. Poliça’s latest, Shulamith, is scheduled to be released on 10/22, followed by Arcade Fire’s highly anticipated new album on 10/29. Happy Sunday!
I’m happy to report that I am out of town this weekend at a book club cottage getaway! In honour of this much-needed time away with a group of amazing women, I have selected a few songs by female artists that have been top of my list this past week – a bit of an eclectic mix, but I hope you enjoy them. Happy Sunday!
One thing that makes me happy is finding new music that I love listening to. Lately, Songza is my primary go-to source for the discovery of new (to me) artists. Here are a few tracks that I’ve stumbled upon…grab a coffee & enjoy. Happy Sunday!
I’m not quite ready to start regular posts yet…my recent move went really well, and between unpacking, organizing and shipping the kids off to school last week, my life has been non-stop! Since music is always on in the background, I wanted to share a few songs that have been on my playlist this past week. Happy Sunday!
Starting these Music Monday posts has given me the opportunity not only to tap into to some of the great music that is being produced today, but it has opened up a dialogue between me and my friends and family. I’ve been getting some great input for music to profile, and that is exciting – I love hearing new music, especially when it has that certain something to keep me listening over and over again. As I sit down to write this post, I’m thinking about music today, and how the “generation gap” between the music that kids and their parents listen to seems to be shrinking. Granted I have a broad range of musical tastes… I will happily listen to Top 40 (and mostly like it), singing in the car with my kids to ‘Call Me Maybe’…and then later, I will sit down with my Dad and share new artists we’ve recently discovered, that we both really enjoy and appreciate. Yes, there is some ‘disposable’ music being made, and I will probably continue to make fun of it (sorry Bieber fans)…but to the same extent, I also appreciate the place this genre holds in the music scene — I was a fan of New Kids on the Block, after all. Music is always changing and I don’t see myself ever finding music both new and old, from Top 40 to Indie Rock, to be something that only “kids” listen to. Generation gaps aside, if it’s great music, then there is no age difference.
…keep a nice open mind about what the young people go for…otherwise the youngsters won’t let you understand them
Band of Horses is a Seattle-based indie rock band, led by vocalist Ben Bridwell. Their latest album, Mirage Rock, was released this September. If you live in Toronto, you can see them play at Massey Hall on December 5!
Here is Band of Horses playing one of my favourite songs, The Funeral, live on Letterman…if it sounds familiar, you’ve probably heard it on the soundtrack of a TV show (or two)!