Sunday, August 1, 2010

songs on REPEAT.

just got back from san diego, and to be honest i don't really mind the 80 mile drive home. mainly because i am my only audience when it comes to music. and the sun setting over the ocean to my left doesn't suck either.

here are some songs i currently have on repeat.

Robyn - Fembot
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire
The Radio Dept. - Never Follow Suit
Gyptian - Hold Yuh
Fruit Bats - When U Love Somebody
Drake - Karaoke
Delta Spirit - White Table
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Delorean - Big Weekend
Sia - Cloud
Dr. Dog - I Only Wear Blue

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

JACK johnson.

one thing i love about jack's music is that it's simple. and the one thing i don't like about going to his shows is that they are usually sold out, with 30,000 people, which is not me anxiety. everything about the Santa Monica pier show last monday was simple. Instead of having to pick up trash for 2hrs like 2,000 of the people there, I just had to enter a twitter contest and win. we even showed up 10 min before the show and were still only 20ft away from the stage. i got to enjoy a little over an hour of music on top of the pacific ocean with a few of my close friends. (pure bliss)

jack released his fifth studio album today, but of course I got it early because I'm baller like that. I've probably listened to it 20 times already, with one specific song in particular that I've played more than the others. a little 58 second gem called "When I Look Up". it starts with the sound of rain, then acoustic guitar, then jack, then some female background harmonies, then rain, then it's done. almost too soon. other highlights include "My Little Girl", "No Good with Faces", "Pictures of People Taking Pictures" and "Anything But the Truth".

Sunday, May 9, 2010

JUNE is almost here!

For some reason, a lot of my favorite bands/artists are releasing new albums in June. Coincidence? I think not. I'm sure they got together and decided to make me happiest slash brokest music lover everr.'s my list of the albums I will be paying $$ for next month.

June 1st
Jack Johnson To the Sea
June 8th
Delta Spirit History from Below
Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
Eclipse Soundtrack
June 22nd
Sia We Are Born
June 29th
M.I.A. M.I.A.

Here are few others that I will definitely give a listen, but the buying part will have to wait a little while.

Deer Tick The Dirt Sessions
Hot Hot Heat Future Beeds
Travis McCoy [Gym Class Heroes] Lazarus
Drake Thank Me Later

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

summer LOVE.

if I go missing, you can find me here:

Coachella April 16th - 18th
Broken Bells @ the Henry Fonda theater May 19th
Blitzen Trapper @ the El Rey theater June 29th
Kings of Leon @ Verizon July 14th
Delta Spirit @ El Rey theater July 23rd
Dave Matthews Band @ Verizon Aug 21st
Jack Johnson @ the Hollywood Bowl October 8th

my wallet is a little empty at the moment (multiply the above concerts by $50, and add an arm and leg for coachella), but the summer is my oyster :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

something to JAM to.

Yes I'll admit it, I sing in my car. And no, I don't care if people laugh me. I'll even dance a little too. This song is kind of a throw back that I liked on the radio at the time but for some reason never fully got into it.

This jam will be helping me on my drive to Northridge today, consider yourself lucky if you catch me rockin' out in my car :)

The Strokes - You Only Live Once from docecincuentayuno on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Awake My Soul

Tuesdays might be one of my favorite days of the week. It’s probably a close second to Saturdays, but I would definitely have to say it’s my favorite “middle of the week” day. Anyways...the reason I love Tuesdays so much is because someone back in the day decided that new music will be released on that day. The point I am trying to get at is that every once in a while some “new music Tuesdays” stand out more than others. This past Tuesday was one of those Tuesdays. Mumford & Sons released there album “Sigh No More” this week and let me tell you, it’s ear candy. Remember that scene in Titanic where Leo takes Kate down to the third class hangout and Kate stands on her tip-toes? Mumford & Sons captures that same raw, real vibe with their banjos and upbeat harmonizing choruses that makes you want to grab a beer and swing it right to left Oktoberfest style. From start to finish this album is excellent. The standout track for me is “Awake My Soul”, check it out below.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Freelance Whales on Grey's

I was watching Grey's Anatomy tonight like I've done every Thursday night since 2004, and what band did I hear? Only one of my favorite new bands Freelance Whales! it took me 2 seconds to realize it was them because I am only use to hearing them in my earphones. This band formed in the end of 2008 in New York and released their first album at the end of the summer 2009. How they put together this masterpiece in less than a year is beyond me. Their album Weathervanes is uhmazing and will instantly become your favorite. If your a fan of the Postal Service, this band might mend your broken heart and help you cope with the fact that the PS aren't reuniting for another album (tear). My favorite part about their huge band is that there is an instrument in there for every ear. My personal favorite is the banjo. The song "Starring" was played on Grey's tonight, but my favorite track is "Location". Check it out below. Ohh and do yourself a favor and listen to the whole album. Before you know it you will have already played it 3 times in a row. It's that good.


With coachella still two whole months away, I pass the time by creating playlists. This only seems to make the anticipation greater. I must admit, the camping part makes me nervous (public showers eek), but I am so excited to live the life of a woodstock hippie for three days and wear headbands and take crazy pictures. Only 64 days till music heaven...(le sigh). Until then I will have to settle with my AWESOME playlists.