I promise I’m not just choosing this song because it’s named after my amazing state. Youth Lagoon-aka Trevor Powers-combines hauntingly beautiful lyrics with synths and guitar for an amazing creation that has been my most listened to album in 2012. The video is awesome as well!
As I’m getting ready to go to Spain (leaving in 4 days, yay for Camp College!), this song has been on my mind…
This Scandinavian musician makes some really cool music without anyone else to slow him down. Utilizing a looping pedal, he creates multiple beats, guitar and base lines, and backup vocals to support whatever he’s doing at the time. Check it out if you’re into cool things.
With melodies reminiscent of Otis Redding and James Brown, Charles Bradley is making waves across the country with his soul.
Straight out of The Odyssey, the singer for Rhye will melt your heart like a Siren. Not much is known about Rhye; they released an EP about a month ago and are keeping their identities covered for now. All that’s known is that the group consists of two people who are both in other bands. Until they release more info or music, we’re stuck not knowing. But when her voice is this amazing, I’m alright with that.
After seeing these guys two days ago at Snowball, I couldn’t not post this song. This was my second time seeing them (last year at Sasquatch music festival being the first), and her voice was just as beautiful as last time. I think I’m in love…
This song was released a couple months ago and is off the new Sleigh Bells album, which comes out tomorrow.
Here’s some more Seattle hip hop for ya’ll. Sol featuring Grieves and Budo.
Here’s some musical and visual content for you. My buddy Sam is an awesome videographer and just put out his cinematography reel for 2011. He always uses great music in his videos, and this is no exception. But this is by far the best video he’s ever put out, in terms of filming, flow, and editing. This is some (not so) shameless promotion of his talents, props!
That’s right ladies and gentleman, what better way to start the first week back at school with the FIRST EVER WINTER SHOW AT RED ROCKS? Atmosphere, Common and Grieves this Friday.
I’d love to be more secular, but it’s hard to ignore RUN-DMC around Christmas because of this song. Face it, this song is a classic.
Macklemore is playing in Denver this Friday, the only problem is that the show is sold out already. For those of you who don’t have tickets, you can spend your Friday night watching this video. It’s a remix of “Otherside”, featuring Fences.
This is a new song from Deer Tick released last week. You know the video is going to be good when they release two versions of it, one of which has UNCENSORED in the title. This picture is a screenshot from the video to give you a feel. Lots of explosions and things breaking, so check it out.
Gotye is a solo act from Belgium. This song features Kimbra, and the video for it is really awesome. The picture above is a clip from the video to give you an idea.
The Submarines are a two-member band from LA who’ve been around since 2006.
This song has been playing a lot in our hall, thanks Gabi! Ingrid Michaelson’s voice is like heaven, damn.
Happy Halloween! Murs, the LA hip-hop genius who is also a part of Felt and Living Legends, is performing this Sunday at the Black Sheep.
Frightened Rabbit is a 5-member band from Scotland, so you know they’re pretty sweet.
More Seattle hip hop? Of course. Everyone who saw Blue Scholars at Llama last year knows how great they are, and guess what? They’re playing at the Black Sheep this Saturday.
Lots of people know Common Market through the production side of things, for Sabzi DJs/produces for Common Market (see Blue Scholars). I’m not sure why Blue Scholars overshadows them so much though, Common Market’s MC RA Scion has awesome flow.
Deer Tick got a lot of plays on my iPod this summer, it’s perfect music for hanging out on a warm day in a park, or in the quad at CC.
The music video for this song is great. Most people know Ryan Lewis from his work with Macklemore, but the man deserves more credit than that, he’s an awesome producer.