As promised (or threatened depending on how you look at it) earlier in the week, another post of great music I missed while life was happening. Happy friday!
Yea yea, been a while since the last post… but it’s not without good reason. Since my last post I have gotten married, driven more than half way across the country, and spent a week in Hawaii (Maui to be exact). Any downtime I have had since all of this has happened has been spent either working, unpacking, making sure I have a happy wife, and crawling out from underneath the crush of blogs I fell behind on.
This week will have a couple posts as I have some catching up to do… so without further ado, do what you do.
This week saw the passing of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (MCA), at the age of 48. Over the last number of days there have been many wonderfully things said about the man, the Boys, and their influence on my generation… thoughts and stories more eloquent and coherent than I could ever say or share. It’s just amazing to see the impact he/they had, and sad to hear of his passing at a relatively young age.
I could share some of my favorite Beastie Boys songs below, but I just don’t even know where to start as there are so many, and you’ve all heard them before I am sure. You can’t go wrong with Paul’s Boutique and Ill Communication (I’ve practically had them on a loop since Friday) and if you’ve somehow never given these albums a listen, do yourself a favor and check them out.
Also check out these other fantastic arists & songs I have discovered since my last post, all over the place this week so there is a little something for everyone.
Oh man, new artist alert… Mr. Little Jeans! I haven’t heard a song of hers/theirs that I haven’t loved. Unfortunately no full length album available yet, but a handful of fantastic singles and covers are out there, a few of which I linked below.
And since one of the songs from Mr. Little Jeans is an RAC remix, I am going to expound on RAC a little bit with some other fantastic remixes of theirs.
Also, there is a full stream available of the upcoming Lower Dens album. On it is the song Brains which I shared back in issue #3. The album of course gives you a better sense of their sound, not quite what I expected based of their initial singles but it’s good and has some hints of Beach House.
Lastly, be sure to check out the FEZ soundtrack, for the game of the same name. I have yet to play this game myself, but I have loved the 8bit sounds since the first time I saw the PAX gameplay trailer last year.
Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eats you, and sometimes you make the bear put on a leotard and dance in a vat of cottage cheese. After a number of weeks being behind, I am back on top of the music blogs and these posts.
Lots of great music from the past few weeks; I’ve got a little bit of everything in this post. Moving forward, I hope to get back to making weekly posts to keep these a bit more consumable.