Archive for December, 2012

Last Song of the Year

December 31, 2012

This may not be fresh off the press, but it’s a perfect way to mark the end of the year. Happy New Year, guys. Tomorrow brings a new day, but I Heart Moosiq will keep on blogging and keep on sharing. The love for music never dies, and life goes on filled with endless incredible music day after day after day. Off of their album Wild Peace, here’s Echo Lake’s gorgeous Last Song of the Year. I’m not saying I won’t find something else I MUST share before midnight tonight, but hey… This seems like a good point to sign off for the moment? With a little shoegaze and dream pop… No better way.

Last Song of the Year

December 31, 2012

This may not be fresh off the press, but it’s a perfect way to mark the end of the year. Happy New Year, guys. Tomorrow brings a new day, but I Heart Moosiq will keep on blogging and keep on sharing. The love for music never dies, and life goes on filled with endless incredible music day after day after day. Off of their album Wild Peace, here’s Echo Lake’s gorgeous Last Song of the Year. I’m not saying I won’t find something else I MUST share before midnight tonight, but hey… This seems like a good point to sign off for the moment? With a little shoegaze and dream pop… No better way.

2013

December 31, 2012

It’s already 2013 for some of you, but not yet for me! Nevertheless, let’s listen to a song in tribute to the new year. Different Sleep is a producer from San Diego, and his fluid, melodic, uplifting electronic music is a good way to look ahead to the new year. 

2013

December 31, 2012

It’s already 2013 for some of you, but not yet for me! Nevertheless, let’s listen to a song in tribute to the new year. Different Sleep is a producer from San Diego, and his fluid, melodic, uplifting electronic music is a good way to look ahead to the new year. 

Tegan and Sara KEXP set

December 31, 2012

Tegan and Sara fans, I know you’re out there lurking. It’s time to rejoice. The twins did a wonderful four song set for KEXP. And it’s a mix of goodies new and old. They perform Walking With A Ghost, Living Room, Closer, and Back In Your Head. 

Tegan and Sara KEXP set

December 31, 2012

Tegan and Sara fans, I know you’re out there lurking. It’s time to rejoice. The twins did a wonderful four song set for KEXP. And it’s a mix of goodies new and old. They perform Walking With A Ghost, Living Room, Closer, and Back In Your Head. 

Allo Darlin’

December 31, 2012

Thanks to KEXP, I’ve chanced upon this UK tween pop band Allo Darlin’ and found myself adoring them. They released a sophomore album earlier this year titled Europe. They have a very laid back indie rock, vintage pop sound. Sometimes there’s a glaringly obvious The Smiths influence, which is always a plus. The soothing, adorable vocals and lo-fi, relaxed music also makes me think of The Drums and some other UK pop bands that I love. Check out a few of the KEXP vids below, and I’ll tack on a few official Allo Darlin’ videos as well. I think I’m going to purchase their sophomore album. Yes. Yes I will.

Allo Darlin’

December 31, 2012

Thanks to KEXP, I’ve chanced upon this UK tween pop band Allo Darlin’ and found myself adoring them. They released a sophomore album earlier this year titled Europe. They have a very laid back indie rock, vintage pop sound. Sometimes there’s a glaringly obvious The Smiths influence, which is always a plus. The soothing, adorable vocals and lo-fi, relaxed music also makes me think of The Drums and some other UK pop bands that I love. Check out a few of the KEXP vids below, and I’ll tack on a few official Allo Darlin’ videos as well. I think I’m going to purchase their sophomore album. Yes. Yes I will.

Miguel on Tiny Desk Concert

December 31, 2012

This is nice. Very nice. Los Angeles R&B/neo soul artist Miguel graced the NPR offices with this absolutely charming, swoon inducing 3 track acoustic set. Description by NPR:

Miguel turned up in the NPR Music offices early one morning, after playing a show late the night before. He appeared light and calm, and betrayed no hint that he was nervous about stripping his highly produced hits down to their bones. Accompanied by just his guitarist, Dru DeCaro, Miguel eschewed flash and went big on small gestures — ingratiating ad libs, only one full spin and voice control that kept the songs close to his chest but emotive enough to translate to the back of the room. He told us he wrote his Grammy-nominated song “Adorn” with no idea that it would take him to our tiny stage. But he was made for it. His style was compact and graceful, his manner self-aware and open.

After releasing two albums, the 27-year-old performed as if he’d spent years of his life pressing rewind and pause on the great entertainers of our time — James Brown, Prince, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Michael Jackson. After he ended his set, I wanted to ask who’d taught him the most, but the crush of admirers loomed and I got out of the way of the cellphone cameras. He’s a genuine, modern-day star. –FRANNIE KELLEY

Set List

0:00 “Do You…”
4:28 “The Thrill”
9:17 “Adorn”

Miguel on Tiny Desk Concert

December 31, 2012

This is nice. Very nice. Los Angeles R&B/neo soul artist Miguel graced the NPR offices with this absolutely charming, swoon inducing 3 track acoustic set. Description by NPR:

Miguel turned up in the NPR Music offices early one morning, after playing a show late the night before. He appeared light and calm, and betrayed no hint that he was nervous about stripping his highly produced hits down to their bones. Accompanied by just his guitarist, Dru DeCaro, Miguel eschewed flash and went big on small gestures — ingratiating ad libs, only one full spin and voice control that kept the songs close to his chest but emotive enough to translate to the back of the room. He told us he wrote his Grammy-nominated song “Adorn” with no idea that it would take him to our tiny stage. But he was made for it. His style was compact and graceful, his manner self-aware and open.

After releasing two albums, the 27-year-old performed as if he’d spent years of his life pressing rewind and pause on the great entertainers of our time — James Brown, Prince, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Michael Jackson. After he ended his set, I wanted to ask who’d taught him the most, but the crush of admirers loomed and I got out of the way of the cellphone cameras. He’s a genuine, modern-day star. –FRANNIE KELLEY

Set List

0:00 “Do You…”
4:28 “The Thrill”
9:17 “Adorn”