Thursday, December 20, 2012

YOU HAVE ALWAYS WORN YOUR FLAWS UPON YOUR SLEEVE, AND I HAVE ALWAYS BURIED THEM DEEP BENEATH THE GROUND

I'd completely forgotten I had this song, and just found it on my iTunes today. Figured it's too good not to share it, so here it is— here's Flaws by Bastille.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ED SHEERAN'S FIRST SHOW IN TOKYO

Soo, this should've been posted almost a year ago (March) but I kind of forgot about it….
Ed Sheeran is probably one of the best live performers I have seen so far (and mind you, that is over 60 in the past two years.) I am so in love with his music, and the fact that he is a little redhead just makes him even more amazing. He is one talented mother fucker!




Many thanks to Ed's manager for making it happen, the show was out of this world!

ANDREW BELLE COVERS HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS


There is absolutely nothing like Christmas!! Andrew Belle released this cover last christmas, but it is by far the best version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, so it's worth posting it. I might as well just say, I would marry Andrew Belle any day, as long as he sings me to sleep every night! Ha

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I'M GONNA WRITE YOU A LETTER, FOR GOOD OR FOR BAD OR FOR BETTER

I've just heard Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes are playing a show here in Tokyo on Thursday, and since I don't know of a single person who knows this band, I figured I might give it a shot and post it on here. You know, they might want to help a sister out, and hook her up with a pass! ;)
Here's their most popular song, Love Letter — perhaps my favorite one as well.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I BET IT NEVER EVER OCCURRED TO YOU THAT I CAN'T SAY HELLO TO YOU AND RISK ANOTHER GOODBYE

I got to this song with a simple "retweet" from the lady herself, Taylor Swift, where Pretty Little Liar's Lucy Hale said that I Almost Do was T-Swift's most relatable new song, which by the way, I do happen to agree on that one. I really don't understand how she does it, but every word of this song is damn accurate. Okay, maybe in my version I'll change the "call" for "text", but I'll still take it any day.

INTRODUCING… WAKE! OWL

Well, I'm not actually "introducing" him, as I'd already blogged about him before, but Wake! Owl has been my jam for the past couple of days, and I thought it'd only be fair to post his finest piece of art. Yes, Gold is good, but You'll Never Go is even better.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THERE WILL BE NO COMFORT IN THE SHADE OF THE SHADOWS THROWN, BUT I'D BE YOURS IF YOU'D BE MINE

It's been so long, I can't believe I hadn't even posted anything from Mumford & Sons' new album! It might sound pretty much exactly like all their other stuff, but that doesn't change the fact that it is amazing.
Here's two of my favorite songs off the album, Lover of the Light and I Will Wait.




I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M FALLING, I'M UP AGAINST THE SKY, LET'S GRAB THE HEART OF THE WORLD, AND TURN INTO THE LIGHT

If you're a fan of Grey's Anatomy and caught this week's episode, then you might have recognize this following song. I've neither seen the show nor watched the latest episode, but I do have friends who occasionally share awesome songs on Facebook. Wake! Owl's Gold has basically been on repeat for the past 24 hours, and I can only find three words to describe it: So fucking amazing.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

LIVING IN THE MOMENT, LIVING MY LIFE, EASY AND BREEZY, WITH PEACE IN MY MIND

I am really into Jason Mraz's not-so-new album Love Is A Four Letter Word right now, and I think it's probably his best album yet! Best two songs are definitely Living In the Moment and I Won't Give Up. Sooo good!

Monday, October 29, 2012

ONE THOUSAND WAYS TO PLEASE YOUR MAN, NOT EVEN ONE REQUIRES A PLAN

Felt like posting this song today. The Strokes are so awesome, and let's be real, the fact that they used YOLO— You Only Live Once   before it was cool makes them even more awesome.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

COVERED UP WITH GARDEN DIRT, WITH JUST ONE GLANCE YOU TEAR MY SKIRT

This song was featured on one of Vivianne Westwood's videos, and of course I had to look it up because it was so sick!
If you are into Flight Facilities' Crave You, it is quite likely that you will enjoy this tune called And I Say by Nicolas Jaar.


Monday, October 15, 2012

INTRODUCING… DOG IS DEAD

No one's procrastination is complete without spending a few hours on YouTube, and, of course, that was my case [a few times] last week. I came across this band from Nottingham called Dog Is Dead, and they are so good that I can't even pick just one song to post, so here are my top three. First one's called Hands Down, then the second one is Glockenspiel Song, which is then followed by Young. I might as well just say how much I love the last video! 




Monday, October 8, 2012

DEVENDRA BANHART AND ANDY CABIC BRING THE MAGIC TO TOKYO

If there is one thing I'll say from Friday night, is that Devendra Banhart is a one-of-a-kind performer. He puts his heart and soul into every single song he sings, and makes sure you leave the venue with a smile on your face. It was so awesome to see both Andy Cabic (otherwise known as Vetiver) and Banhart play together in front of such a small crowd, specially since they hadn't toured together in over 10 years. 
I will tell you this, there was something magical about those 13 lightbulbs, two guitars, and two incredible voices. I truly hope I get to see this again soon.





If you missed the Superb Honey-moon Tour Devendra Banhart and Vetiver you can still check it out when they return to Tokyo later this week. Click HERE to see the rest of the dates. 


YOU MAY HAVE MY NUMBER, YOU CAN TAKE MY NAME, BUT YOU'LL NEVER HAVE MY HEART

It took Adele a paycheck worth a few million bucks— hey, it's the official theme song to James Bond! —  to finally release some new music. The song is titled the same as the movie, Skyfall, and although it's not quite what you'd expect from her, it is still pretty good. After all, what can you expect from a James Bond movie theme song anyway?


IT HIT ME LIKE A BEAM OF LIGHT, HIT ME LIKE A HOOK WITH A RIGHT

The Vaccines recently released their new album, Come of Age, and it's sick!! 
Here's one of my favorite tracks off the album,  I Always Knew. Now I'm definitely looking forward to seeing them back in Japan early next year!


Friday, September 28, 2012

STARING AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR GLASS, HOPING ONE DAY YOU'LL MAKE A DREAM LAST


I will never understand how one simple song can be so damn beautiful. I feel like this is literally getting the words out of my mouth, without requiring me to even say a single word.
First time listening to Passenger last night, and I have literally played Let Her Go at least 21 times since then. I wonder how long it'll take me to get tired of it?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DYING YOUNG AND I'M PLAYING HARD, THAT'S THE WAY MY FATHER MADE HIS LIFE AN ART

Lana Del Rey released her new single Ride last night, which will be featured on Born To Die — The Paradise Edition along with 7 other new songs. Check it out below, it's gooooood!

Monday, September 24, 2012

ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN THAT MAGIC PLACE JUST DREAM OF FINALLY MEETING FACE TO FACE

There is honestly not a single song by Mozella that I haven't liked. Of course my favorite song by her will always be More of You, but this new track called Unplug, which she co-wrote with Tim Myers from One Republic, is not too far off from her best ones!


IF YOU CAN'T STAND TO FEEL THE PAIN THEN YOU ARE SENSELESS

Alex Ebert is just damn perfect. (In case his name doesn't sound too familiar, he is the lead singer of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, who also goes by Alexander on his solo work.)
Check out Truth, where he does an incredible job combining both indie and rap, which mind you, is definitely not an easy task to do. 

To download this song for free click HERE.


FORGIVEN ALL YOU'VE GOT SO WON'T YOU DANCE UNDER THE SUN

This post is rather slightly inspired by Ashlyn Harris, as I (would like to) think she'd enjoy this.

Just came across this awesome song called Growing Up by Monter's Calling Home on Youtube, and damnn, these guys sure know how to rock. Both the lyrics and the video are also super sweet.

LUNGS GETS HEAVY, PEOPLE GET STILL, AIR TURNS BLACK, BLOOD FLOWS INTO THINGS

The more I listen to this song, the more I like it.
Deptfod Goth, otherwise known as Daniel Woolhouse, has become my latest obsession with his song People Get Still. A slightly similar sound to that of James Blake'sbut even better (if that even makes any sense.)




Ps. I'm trying to find a way to download this song legally, as I believe he has removed it from his SoundCloud after the 1000th download— bummer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I FOUND A LOVER BUT I LOST MYSELF

I have joined the Brett Dennen club once again, and what better than coming back to my addiction with this song, Comeback Kid (That's My Dog). It may or may not help the fact that he's a ginger. (Let's face it, it's definitely a plus! Who doesn't love gingers!?)


I BELIEVE IN YOU AND ME AND EVERYTHING WE'LL EVER SEE AND DO

Here's a pretty sweet song by Matt Pond PA called Specks, which you may or may not recognize from the movie The Vow with Channing Tatum and Rachel Adams.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

YES THERE'S A CHANCE THAT I'VE FALLEN QUITE HARD OVER YOU

I found this song on one of my playlists the other day, and have to admit I've had it on repeat ever since then. Landon Pigg is kind of awesome, and this song, Falling In Love at A Coffee Shop, just can't get any more cuter!
I guess the fact that it says everything I can't tell a certain person just makes the song even better. 

 

THROWBACK TUESDAY: ADAM BRODY'S BIG JAPAN

Considering the fact that I'd been gone for two whole months, it is just fair to say I've got quite a bit of songs to share, so except a few posts (at least this week anyway!)
This is a response to my previous post, as I'm pretty sure none of you know Big Japan, unless you are a hardcore fan of The O.C., in that case you should know who they are.
 Here's Rise and fall of Bill and All The Fish In The Sea Are Stupid Sluts Anyways- I know, what a nice name for a song, right? 



CARLY RAE JEPSEN IS BIG IN JAPAN

Last week Ms. Carly Rae Jepsen got to spend a total of 60 hours in Japan, where she performed at a few TV shows, then had a 'secret showcase' just a few hours before flying back to the U.S.
It's funny how one song can make you even "big in Japan"! (Yes, there goes a slight reference to Dirt Nasty or Adam Brody's band, which ever you like best.)
Jepsen sang about 5 songs off her new record KISS with her band, then took some time for a little Q&A session in front of about 1000 screaming fans.
I got to spend a few minutes with the lady backstage, and to my surprise, I'm only about a head taller than her! ha



PS. Blame my lack of posts on not having a computer.

Monday, September 17, 2012

TAKE MY BREATH AS YOUR OWN, TAKE MY EYES TO GUIDE YOU HOME

Remember that movie with Adam Brody, Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried in it? Yeah the shittiest movie Diablo Cody's ever made, Jennifer's Body…? Well, I just thought I'd bring this song back for ya. Bad movie; decent music. Here's Through The Trees by Ryan Levine (Or Low Shoulder in the movie.)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF ME INSIDE YOU, GATHERING WHAT YOU'VE LOST

I'm pretty sure you can guess how in love I am with Kings of Convenience, based on the fact that one of the latests posts was on this very same band. Me in You is slowly becoming my favorite song along with Misread. What a mother fucking band; that is all.

WHEN YOU CRY A PIECE OF MY HEART DIES, KNOWING THAT I MAY HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE

Got this song posted on my wall on Facebook a few days ago, and I might as well just say I think it's the cutest song on this earth! Don't think I can listen to it without getting the chills. The perfect melody with the perfect lyrics. Here's The Girl by City and Colour. Too cute for words.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE LONELIEST PEOPLE WERE THE ONES WHO ALWAYS SPOKE THE TRUTH

I wasn't a big fan of Kings of Convenience before, (absolutely not saying I didn't like them either!) but now I am completely obsessed. I blame it on the same girl who got me into Calle 13, who also happens to be the one that made me realize how awesome my music really is... (just kidding, I already knew that ;) )
Misread is by far their best song and I'm pretty sure I've played it at least 11 times in the past 4 hours.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I DON'T THINK YOU'RE RIGHT FOR HIM, THINK OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

I thought I'd posted this song last month, but I was just looking for it and realized I hadn't, so here it is.  My brother sent me this song called Ho Hey by The Lumineers a few weeks ago, and I would just like to point out the fact that he has quite a music taste now-- learning from the greatest, I see. ;)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FREE DOWNLOAD OF VAMPIRE WEEKEND'S EVERYWHERE COVER

I'm guessing most of you, if not all, already know Vampire Weekend, one of New York's finest bands, but I doubt a lot of you have ever heard this cover of Fleetwood Mac's Everywhere.
Man, I'm pretty sure they can cover any song and it'll still sound amazing.

To download this song for free click HERE

Monday, July 16, 2012

SHOT MY BABE WITH AN ARROW, IN THE WIND

I don't really have a favorite band, but when I got asked yesterday I went for one of my first picks: Angus and Julia Stone. Surprisingly enough, this girl knew who I was talking about, and played Just A Boy right away. As if that wasn't enough, she also said that she doesn't like how they don't sing at the same time, instead each of them have solos. Sweet comment, and I completely agree. I think we could be friends! ha
Anyway, Angus Stone's album comes out tomorrow, so here's one of the new songs, Bird on the Buffalo, to prepare you for it. ;)

 
I also have to point out the fact that I thought it was pretty funny how people here refer to indie music as "fogatero" which technically means something bonfire-y.

BLACKBIRD SINGING IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, TAKE THESE BROKEN WINGS AND LEARN TO FLY

I've been falling asleep to Blackbird by The Beatles for the past 2 weeks, ever since my cousin started playing it on guitar the other day. Don't think I have anything to say, other than it's fucking amazing and it's becoming my favorite Beatles song.

SOME NIGHTS ARE WORTH THE HANGOVER - SUMMER JAM: CALLE 13

My party days are well over, and I'm not a big drinker either, but I can't say no to a good hangout, especially while I'm in this side of the world!
Went to a girl's house last night and all I'll say is: these Colombians sure know how to drink. Mind you we'd had training and a game that day, and then a game today so going big last night wasn't probably the brightest idea, but it was worth it.
Anyhow, they played this song called Muerte en Hawaii ("Death in Hawaii" -pretty nice, huh?) by Calle 13, and I do have to admit it's my new summer jam, even though the song is exactly a year old. Gotta keep up with this music, I'm always a step behind here.


PS- Best line: "Le he dado la vuelta al mundo en menos de un segundo."
                        "I've gone around the world in less than a second."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

DAMN YOUR EYES, THEY'RE TAKING MY BREATH AWAY FOR MAKING ME WANNA STAY

First time hearing anything by Alex Clare, and I am completely in love with his voice. This is a cover he did of Etta James' Damn Your Eyes. I'm going to dare to say this version as good as the original, and that's a lot!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DON'T LISTEN TO A WORD I SAY, THE SCREAMS ALL SOUND THE SAME

I have had this song on repeat ever since the one and only Ashlyn Harris posted it on her Twitter page a few days ago. She is the most badass person, so it's no surprise she has a great taste in music too.
In the video below, Of Monsters and Men perform one of their hit songs, Little Talks, which they recorded in their living room in Iceland a few years ago.
Let's hope Harris, the half-robot-half-human, keeps sharing great music!


If you like what you hear, check out their Facebook page to stream their EP for free!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SMIMS & BELLE REMIX LANA DEL REY

Everyone loves a good mashup, especially when it involves Lana Del Rey! And as if that wasn't enough, it also features Azealia Banks. Enjoy this remix of Blue Jeans by Smims & Belle.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

PETE YORN AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FREE DOWNLOAD

I don't know about you, but I think Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson's duet album is the best thing on this planet! I know it's been about 3 years, but I just thought I'd bring it back for you all.
The song below is I Don't Know What To Do; probably my favorite one on their album. (Tough call!)

To download this song for free click HERE

I DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE WHEN I HAVEN'T GOT MY OWN LIFE FIGURED OUT

I'm really liking this new track by The Vaccines. The song, No Hope, will be part of their new album Come of Age, which will be released soon!
Glad to hear new stuff from them, and props for changing their style a bit, but still managing to keep it simple and awesome!

NOAH COVERS SEXY AND I KNOW IT - FREE DOWNLOAD

If you haven't heard this cover of LMFAO's Sexy And I Know It by Noah, you are absolutely insane. But luckily for you, I am back blogging, and you finally get to hear it. And not only that, but to top it all off, you get an exclusive download too! Don't miss your chance, the link will expire in no time! You can thank me (and NoiseTrade) later ;)
I do have to say, I absolutely cannot stand the original version of this song, but Noah's cover is completely amazing!!

To download this song for free click HERE

Monday, June 4, 2012

DOWNLOAD A WHOLE NADA SURF ALBUM FOR FREE

What a better way to start the month than with some free Nada Surf!
I've absolutely loved this band ever since The O.C. and now NoiseTrade is giving out a whole Nada Surf album for free! And it's only for a limited time, so hurry up and take advantage of it.



To download the whole album for free click HERE

(The album includes: See These Bones, Looking Through, Concrete Bed, When I was Young, Blonde On Blonde, Fruit Fly, Weightless, and Waiting For Something)

THE CONCEPT'S D-D-DANCE FREE DOWNLOAD

New month, new post!
Sorry it's definitely been a while, but I am officially done with everything, which means I can finally start posting again.
Here's my current favorite song, D-D-Dance by Swedish indie band, The Concept. How awesome is it? And what's even better is that you can download it for free!



To download this song for free click on the 'Download' button on the right side of the box.

Monday, May 14, 2012

SHE LUSTS ON ME, NOT ENOUGH TO LAST ON LOVE

Since I'm in a blogging mood, I'll post another great song that I recently found on the awesome part of Youtube. This one's by the amazing Chet Faker and it's called Terms and Conditions. 

NOTHING PREPARED ME FOR WHAT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING YOURS WOULD DO

It's only been about a week since I first heard this song, and I think I've already played it at least 100 times. It's great to see people making real music without auto-tuning the sh*t out of it! I'd say it makes me appreciate it even more. Here's Turning Page by Sleeping At Last. 



LET'S FORGET ALL THE THINGS THAT WE SAY FEATURING BENJAMIN BIOLAY

I know it's been a while, but here is a brand new version of Julia Stone's Let's Forget All The Things That We Say featuring French artist Benjamin Biolay.
The fact that half of this song is in French just makes it even more awesome! 


Friday, April 27, 2012

I'M A GOOD MAN, WITH A GOOD HEART, HAD A TOUGH TIME, GOT A ROUGH START

Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is finally over!
Here's John Mayer's new video for his song Shadow Days, which was released last month.



Sunday, April 22, 2012

IF THERE'S NO VICTIM THEN THERE'S NO CRIME

Very random, and I hate to say this, but I am kinda missing a certain someone right now.
Probably one of the last songs this person ever sent to me, Rules Don't Stop Me by We Are Scientists. It's short but pretty good.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

USWNT LEAVES JAPAN WITH A WIN AGAINST BRAZIL

I went to watch the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) play against Brazil in Japan last week, and I just have to say, there is absolutely no better feeling than seeing my favorite team play right in front of my eyes. Okay I'm lying, there is no better feeling that seeing my favorite team WIN right in front of my eyes. Yes.
Overall, I think the USWNT did a great job, and personally, I think Brazil's defense was nowhere near decent. I'm really liking the way Alex Morgan's been playing this past year, and I definitely think Carli Lloyd is on her own level! Oh boy can she play. Stephanie Cox also took me by surprise; she sure had a great game. I wish I had seen more of Hope Solo in action, but she barely got to touch the ball. 
I was planning on getting a flag and write "Heath" on it with paint, as my favorite player is Tobin Heath, but since the game was changed to four hours earlier due to a typhoon, I had no time to do this, thus had to take the flag by itself. Oh well, next time (I'm really hoping you didn't just sing "There will be no next time" [Eminem] in your head.) Really hoping she gets more time on the field during the Olympics!
So, in honor of their big win, 3-0, let's be honest and say that they really do Run This Town!

Here's a picture of Baby Horse (Morgan) and Abby Wambach.



TURN YOUR LIGHTS OFF. THEY MOVE ON TRACKS OF NEVER-ENDING LIGHT

Sorry I haven't posted in ages, was just in the Maldives and Sri Lanka relaxing a bit.
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Turn your lights off before you go to sleep tonight, and play this song as loud as you can. You can thank me later.
Here's They Move On Tracks Of Never-Ending Light by This Will Destroy You. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW, WOULDN'T DIVE IN WOULDN'T BOW DOWN

Katy Perry'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection hit stores this week, and the song below, Wide Awake, is one of the new songs, featured on the album! Oh my how she's changed since 08!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

PART OF ME REMIXED BY MIA MORETTI AND CAITLIN MOE

Haven't had time to post much, as I have been traveling a lot lately, and won't be home until the 3rd of April.
Moving on, this is a remix of Katy Perry's Part of Me done by Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe, and it is honestly one of my favorite remixes ever. Soo sick. And the best part of it is that you can download it for free, just by clicking the link below.
Let's hope these two ladies decide to DJ in Tokyo soon, as last year's show was cancelled due to the earthquake.


To download this song for free click HERE

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I NEED NOTHING I'VE EVERYTHING I NEED - PARENTHETICAL GIRLS

I Need Nothing is a project done by Cãoceito and Burdman, and i believe it is one of the coolest music videos I've seen in a while. It is based on the song Doughnut by Parenthetical Girls, and it took over 200 custom album covers to make this video!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I DON'T WANNA SEE YOU WITH ANOTHER GUY, BUT THE FACT IS THAT I MAY

Just came across a free -and legal- download of The Vaccines' If You Wanna, and I can't believe I hadn't seen it before. But well, better late than never.
Very excited to see one of my favorite bands again later this year at Summer Sonic!


To download this song for free click HERE.

OH MAN WE WON'T LAST LONG, BUT WE'RE GIVING IT OUR BEST TRY

Not sure where I got this song from, but I just found it on my phone's SoundHound, which by the way, is the best app to find songs. I could definitely see this band, Blind Pilot, touring with Fun. sometime, hopefully in the near future. If you liked We Are The Tide, make sure you check out their new album!

SECOND FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

So far I'm sticking to what I had previously said about this year's Fuji Rock Festival lineup: Not bad, but could be better. There are some amazing bands playing this year though, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see the upcoming lineups.
For now, here is the second one that's been released. This year's festival will be held on July 27th through July 29th.


Araab Muzik
Che Sudaka
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Eli Walks
Elvin Bishop
Ernest Ranglin
The Heartbreaks
Mimi Maura
My Best Fiend
Onda Vaga
Owl City
Refused
Steve Kimock
The Trojans

And below is the previous lineup

- The Stone Roses
- At The Drive-in
- Beady Eye
- Buddy Guy
- Busy P
- Caribou
- Elvis Costello and the Imposters
- Explosions in the Sky
- Factory Floor
- Galactic
- Hiromi the Trio Project (feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips)
- Howler
- Jack White
- James Blake
- James Iha
- Justice
- Radiohead
- The Kooks
- Los Lonely Boys
- Michael Kiwanuka
- Ovean Colour Scene
- Sakanaction
- The Shins
- The Specials





UPDATE: I misunderstood the lineup, and had previously divided the bands into what I thought were the three different days. I have fixed this now, but I do apologize for previously giving out the wrong information.

CHINATOWN (IS NOT NEWTOWN) - OCEANICS FREE DOWNLOAD

A friend recently posted this song on her Facebook page, and not only did I like the song, but I also thought the video was pretty awesome. Also found a free download for this, which gave me another reason to post it, so here it is. The song's called Chinatown ( Is not Newtown) by Australian band Oceanics

To download this song for free click HERE

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

COLD WATER SURROUNDS ME NOW, AND ALL I'VE GOT IS YOUR HAND

I was watching One Tree Hill on Friday, and this song was featured on the latest episode. Definitely worth listening to if you're into indie folk. The song is called Cold Water, and it is by Damien Rice.


COBRA STARSHIP DJ SET IN TOKYO

Just a few hours ago, Cobra Starship's Ryland Blackinton and Gabe Saporta hosted a DJ set, where Ryland dj'ed, and Gabriel sang along to a few of their songs. The set was about an hour long, followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers, and to finish up the night, a mini signing session.
I had the pleasure of staying for a few minutes after the signing session to talk to the guys, and even got to take a picture with them (which then turned into a quite unsuccessful attempt to converse with Gabriel in spanish.)



And here's a blast from the past. This was taken at Fuji Rock Festival '09



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FREE DOWNLOAD OF M83'S MIDNIGHT CITY

M83 has been on fire lately, and they have every right for it! Of course most, if not all, their stuff is pretty sweet, but let's face it, none of them will ever beat Midnight City.

To download this song for FREE click HERE

7.17

THIRD SUMMER SONIC 2012 LINEUP ANNOUNCED

The THIRD Summer Sonic 2012 lineup is here!! I can't wait until August! Definitely can't complain for this year's lineup, it is way better than the previous ones.
This year's festival will be held on August 18th (sat) and 19th (sun).

- Kesha
- Crystal Castles
- Garbage
- Hoobastank
- Cast
- Lostprophets
- Other Lives
- Spector


And here are both the first and second lineup that have been announced:


Green Day
Rihanna
Sigur Ros
New Order
Adam Lambert
Death Cab For Cutie
The Cardigans
Passion Pit
Gym Class Heroes
Grouplove
SBTRKT
The Knux
- Iceage


- Jamiroquai
The Vaccines
- Franz Ferdinand
- Foster The People
- Pitbull
- Kindness

Monday, March 12, 2012

I SAW YOU AT DINNER LAST NIGHT, YOU WERE HOLDING HIS HAND I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU FOR DAYS

I was listening to a few songs on Youtube the other day, and ended up on this song called Awkward by San Cisco. There really is a song for just about anything you want! Both the video and the lyrics are quite creative, and the song itself is pretty good too.

THE ALCOHOL YOU DRINK BUT NEVER BOUGHT, THE DRESS YOU STOLE AND WERE NEVER CAUGHT

I have heard Blood Orange's music a billion times before, but nothing compares to this acoustic version of Bad Girls! I am so in love with this song right now; good thing Alexa Chung decided to support her friend, and post his song on her Twitter. She definitely has a great taste in music!

CAUSE WHEN SHE SINGS I HEAR A SYMPHONY, AND I'M SWALLOWED IN SOUND AS IT ECHOES THROUGH ME

This could easily be my favorite Death Cab For Cutie song, I'm surprised I hadn't posted it before. I love the lyrics to this song, Stay Young, Go Dancing! Hope to see them play at Summer Sonic 2012 later this year.

THERE'S A WORLD IN YOUR EYES, I CAN SEE IT GETTING BRIGHTER

If you have seen the movie Waiting For Forever with Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge, you might recognize these two songs by The Mostar Driving Club, which are featured a few times throughout the movie. I'm glad the music supervisor decided to choose such a small and talented band as them to be featured so many times in the movie.
The first song is called Worlds Apart and the second one is Worlds Collide.



PS. If you haven't seen Waiting For Forever, I definitely suggest that you watch it, but I will say one thing: The ending won't necessarily please you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

FOSTER THE PEOPLE'S I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU REMIX BY FEELGUD - FREE DOWNLOAD

Definitely the best Foster The People remix I've heard in a while. Here is Feelgud's version of I Would Do Anything For You. 
PS. Thanks Perez Hilton!



To download this remix for free just click on the 'Download' button above.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

BRITISH PRODUCER/POP SINGER FRANKMUSIK IS SAID TO BE WORKING WITH KENTÖ!

Ladies and gentlemen, go ahead and thank Twitter for this; According to my assumptions, it looks like the one and only Frankmusik has been spending quite some time in the studio with eurasian model/singer KENTÖ, otherwise known as Kento Tachibana. Get ready, because from what I've seen, it's going to be one hell of an EP! I am really quite curious as to what this will sound like, but I'm guessing there will be a lot of electro pop/ euro pop. And as for the release date, let's just hope they release it soon because this sounds incredible!
I'll be blogging more about this project, so look out for it. Can't wait to hear KENTÖ's new sound!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

YOU TOOK YOUR TIME WITH THE CALL, I TOOK NO TIME WITH THE FALL



This is not quite the type of song that you'd expect to be posted on this blog, but it has been going around for a bit, and it's pretty catchy, so why not post it.
Carly Rae Jepsen has been the latest addition to Justin Bieber's label, as he officially signed her a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure you've already heard Carly's new single, Call Me Maybe, a billion times before, but if not then here it is!

PS. Featured in the video above are Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Alfredo Flores, Ashley Tisdale, Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), and more!

I TOURED THE LIGHT; SO MANY FOREIGN ROADS FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO

For the past week or two, I have been going to bed listening to this song every single night. This video was filmed in France in 2008, when Bon Iver was still a fairly small artist who played in front of quite small crowds. After listening to For Emma, Forever Ago, I feel like nothing is going to sound this good ever again. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB COVERS LANA DEL REY'S VIDEO GAMES

I've been meaning to post this for a few weeks now, but wanted to post other stuff first. Bombay Bicicle Club is such an awesome band, and the fact that they covered Video Games by Lana Del Rey makes them even cooler. Love this cover, I wish they had played it at their show in Tokyo last month!

PUSH THE XXXO BUTTONS BY MARC JOHNCE - FREE DOWNLOAD

I'm hoping you all missed Marc Johnce's mashups, because I definitely did. Push The XXXO Button is actually from almost 2 years ago, but I hadn't heard it before so here it is. It's a mix of M.I.A.'s XXXO and Sugababe's Push The Button, and I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it! Make sure to grab this track for free below!



To download this track for free click HERE


Sunday, March 4, 2012

EVEN IF OUR DREAMS DON'T LAST FOREVER, WE COULD MAKE IT IF WE TRY

One of the boys from Monsters Upon Monsters, Logan Kowarsky, sent me this song a few days ago, and I must admit I've played it a good ten times today. Logan co-wrote Make It Right with Remy Dylan, and I'm really hoping they work together again soon, because this is amazing!


Ps: You may or may not remember the posts on Monsters Upon Monsters from a few months ago, but if you don't, make sure you check them out here! They won't disappoint!