East Harlem was my introduction to Zach Condon and music of Beirut and what a gorgeous introduction indeed.
19. Wilhelm Scream: James Blake
Proof that James Blake is a genius and that silence can be a key instrument whilst making music. Listen to this with headphones on.
Just watch this performance especially the way Noah delivers the first line. Sometimes that’s all it takes to love a song.
This song was one of the finds of the year for me courtesy of BIRP!. As I wrote earlier in the year Ghost Town is ‘a soundtrack to empty, meandering, depressing lives that a lot of us end up living. It has a dark, foreboding vibe created by a hypnotic drum loop and lo-fi vocals that captures the mood and spectre symbolized by the song’s name perfectly’.
For reminding me why I love 90’s alternative rock so much; and that some bands out there are still making great rock music.
Radioheads best song in a while, by a mile. And does Thom Yorke have some moves or what?
This song gets me every time and I can listen to it and watch its video for hours on end; truly exquisite music.
This charming ballad is another BIRP! find. Whenever Danger Love comes up on my iPod I have to stop whatever else that I’m doing and just listen to it. TLGLTP have loads of talent and I hope they go places, good places.
Another buzz band from that hipster haven Brooklyn, but this time with chops and hooks to match up to the said buzz. I’m His Girl has plenty going for it, that mind infecting bass driven hook for one and well then there’s Samantha Urbani!
This is what I wrote about Milo Greene when I first heard them:
‘Sunny vocal harmonies that swing breezily from sweet and gentle to joyous and soaring; mingle with blissful folk pop melodies and simple, bittersweet lyrics to produce something quite magical. That for me in a (slightly big) nutshell is the sound of LA folk pop/rock quintet Milo Greene’.
I still get goosebumps every time I hear this song and Milo Greene is another band for whom I expect big things in the near future.
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