I love it when someone tells me about their recent music obsessions, so on the off chance you love it too, here’s what’s been on nonstop play in my ear-holes lately:

Sea Wolf, “You’re a Wolf”

Pandora served up this song the other day and I instantly bought it. It’s just sort of wonderfully perfect in every way. The harmonizing makes my hair tingle.

Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”

I have AndreAnna to thank for my complete and total addiction to Mumford & Sons. I don’t even know how to describe them—sort of bluegrassy, but not twangy, and deep and lush and will give you goosebumps and you’ll just replay their stuff over and over and over and over. If you only listen to two songs, I recommend “The Cave” and “White Blank Page”.

Phantogram, “Mouthful of Diamonds”

I like this whole album but “Mouthful of Diamonds” stands out. Sparkly and gorgeous and takes you somewhere lovely when you listen.

Fujiya & Miyagi, “Collarbone”

I dare you to listen to this song without your head moving back and forth. No. It is impossible. Your argument is invalid.

Ratatat, “Loud Pipes”

I have no idea how I stumbled across this song but MAN is it great. No singing, just this weird and awesome mashup of guitars and electronica. Instant favorite.

Broken Bells, “The Ghost Inside”

Broken Bells is a guy from The Shins and another guy from Gnarls Barkley and Gorillaz, or something like that? Whatever it is, it’s awesome.

Arcade Fire, “Rococo”

You bought The Surburbs, right? There’s a review on iTunes that says “I feel like the double rainbow guy listening to this album” which I totally get. So far this song sticks out as my favorite, but the whole thing is amazing.

Sleigh Bells, “Treats”

Sleigh Bells makes a hell of a lot of noise for two people, it’s aggro and ear-bleeding and somehow tender all at once. You will probably either love or hate this.

La Roux, “Bulletproof”

Pure pop candy, dance-y and butt-shakey.

Moon Sountrack, “Welcome to Lunar Industries”

And now for something completely different: the first track off the Moon album. Haunting and kind of orgasmically beautiful and builds to an unforgettable crescendo a couple minutes in. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should check that out too.

I hope you enjoy some of these as much as I have been. Feel free to share back some of your recent favorites, okay?

Comments

54 Responses to “Hey man, is that freedom rock? Well, turn it up!”

  1. Amalah on August 16th, 2010 12:08 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with Ratatat all summer! Found them on Pandora — Loud Pipes was the first song I heard and it was hardcore love like, 30 seconds in.

  2. Kelli on August 16th, 2010 4:30 pm

    Just this afternoon, as I was heading home from work, I thought to myself I needed to update the IPOD with some fresh tunes. Thank you! These are fantastic!

  3. morbo on August 16th, 2010 5:06 pm

    If you haven’t heard them yet, check out Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles. I have a feeling you would enjoy them.

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