Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Your Eyes & Ears #12

This weekend I've been listening to some stuff I've forgotten about. Here it is...


Band Of Horses:

One of my favorite BOH songs No one's gonna Love you, if you like their style, also give Is there a Ghost & the Funeral [and the dubstep version of course] a go.

Angus & Julia Stone:

Here they are performing Big Jet Plane [LOVE] Just a Boy & Private Lawns on KCRW. They did a cover of You are the one that I want. These two are also solo artists, both doing their own thing Angus [Broken Brights & Bird on the Buffalo] and Julia [it's all ok & Let's forget all the things we Say]

Matt Walters:

Oh hello! How could I forget about this? Never again! All I know & I would die for you. Amazeballs.


Let her go [Very nice]


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Your Eyes & Ears #11

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero's 

I want the whole damn world, to come and dance with me!

 a new album out and their new songs are so much fun! Listen to Man on Fire and also probably one of my new FAVORITE songs Every part of You - which leads me to...

Damn Son...

Aaron Embry

He joined in as the vocalist with the Magnetic Zero's, but is also a musician in his very own right- and a DAMN GOOD one at that! Listen to him sing Moon of the daylit Sky & No Go & Your heart and Mine and feel your knees CRUMBLE in awe of this voice.

Good luck for the week.

For Your Eyes & Ears #10

Most of these artists and their videos/ songs are relatively new to me, but I'm really enjoying the stuff that I've heard - hence I'm sharing it with you (yes, you!)

Josh Record  

listen to the War & For your Love [there is something very interesting about his 'high-pitched' sound that really get's me] & Thief

Gabrielle Aplin
Don't know much about her- quite frankly I've never even heard about her, just randomly stumbled upon her on She reminds me of Ellie Goulding. Her sound is clean, girly goodness. Give Home a listen.

Speaking of Ellie Goulding, have you heard her latest single? No? Well here it is- Anything could happen I love this 

Baby I'll give you everything you need,
I'll give you everything you need, oh
I'll give you everything you need
But I don't think I need you  

Love the Baby Pink hair

Joshua Radin just has some "feel good" sound to it [similar to that of Jack Johnson]- listen to I Miss You - "hope you dig it"

New Favorite Artist Feature #2

Keaton Henson

I literally have no words. This guy has no Wikipedia page and there is very little information about him on the internets, he reminds me quite a bit of Bon Iver –not only musically, but also their "discomfort of strangers". He explained his stage fright in an interview "I've always struggled with live music, both as a spectator and performer...I used to enjoy going to live shows, but felt a strange jealousy. No part of me wanted to share the music with which I had such a profound relationship with a room full of (often drunk and chatty) strangers."
You don’t have to know much about either of their (personal) lives to know they are good musicians. And he is pure perfection. Also, I find him strangely attractive.

I think it's his elusiveness.

Mr Henson has the most amazing (emotional) control of his voice, AND he's only 24!! Just give these a listen and you’ll know what I’m talking about:  Lying to you & You don't know how Lucky you are & F.R.I.E.N.D.S  & Not that you'd even Notice [unfortunately there's no video for these, but at least you can listen to it] & Flesh & Bone & Small Hands [this is one of the most beautiful videos I've seen in a very long time.] 

New Favorite Artist Feature #1


Man of the hour- Ben Howard

My latest obsession, Ben Howard - he is an amazing British singer-songwriter and I simply cannot get enough of him. I've tried figuring out exactly what makes my facial muscles go into full on circus mode- it's all of it! He is sexy [especially his expressions whilst performing/ singing something emotional], the lyrics are great, the melody's are charming and India Bourne (lady vocalist) just wraps the bow around the Ben Howard package.

The Beautiful India Bourne

Here are some of my favorites...

He did a cover of Call me Maybe - WAY better than the original. [while on this topic - check out this cover by Enter Shikari. It's Brilliant, Oi!!]

Lyrics to the Wolves are...just...
Falling from high places, falling through lost spaces,
Now that we're lonely, now that there's nowhere to go.
Watching from both sides, these clock towers burning up,
I lost my time here, i lost my patience with it all.

We lost faith, in the arms of love.

Where you been hiding lately, where you been hiding from the news?
Because we've been fighting lately, we've been fighting with the wolves.
With the wolves.
Red tongues and hands.