Saturday, June 28, 2008

Top 5 Songs Of The Week!! (Or of, a-hem, the last few weeks. . .)

Plain and simple, we've been slacking on our coverage of music on this blog. . .

However, we definitely have collected quite a bit of excellent songs, giving us the opportunity to post the ones that we've spent some quality time with*

We were thinking about catching The Happening at the theatre this evening, but instead we opted for renting In Bruges so we can stay in and be bums. Actually, as of late we haven't necessarily had the best luck with movies -- either one or both of us found multiple reasons not to enjoy the following films:
  • The Savages Kelly fell asleep and it wasn't particularly uplifting, but there were strong acting performances.
  • Be Kind Rewind Although, Jose does continue to defends this movie.
  • Starter For 10 Starring James McAvoy, where we grew tired of watching his character continue to shoot himself in the proverbial foot. One redeeming factor was songs by The Cure, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Buzzcocks, Kate Bush, among others (check out The Soundtrack) playing throughout the film.
  • Before The Devil Knows You're Dead Upon recommendation of Kelly's friend Lopez who happens to have a really great blog here.
  • Definitely, Maybe We happened to borrow this movie from Kelly's sister and thought perhaps some fluff would be kind of nice and it was to a certain extent.
  • Hot Fuzz Well, maybe we both actually liked it?
So, if anything, it's always good (and sometimes refreshing) to go outside our typical indie-flick preferences. . .

Okay, onto the music!

5. [Mp3] Girl Talk - Give Me A Beat Hands down, our favorite track off his new album, Feed The Animals, (Don't Stop being a very close second though!) sealing the deal with Britney's Toxic mixed perfectly with Air's Sexy Boy.

4. [Mp3] Sally Shapiro - Time to Let Go [CFCF Remix] When we first heard this song and its opening beats, we were like "wait, is that a sample from Madonna's Borderline??" Days after, Jose was humming the melody in the shower b/c it is a tune that just stays with you -- highly recommended.

3. [Mp3] The Notwist - Good Lies Off their latest effort, The Devil, You + Me, although it's been over four years since any other release, this album definitely stays true to their older material (yet not as pleasantly glitchy as it used to be). Just this very day we jumped for joy upon learning that they'll be coming to The Beachland on October 16th!

2. [Mp3] Titus Andronicus - Upon Viewing Brueghel's 'Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus' This quintet hailing from the garden state make beautiful yet raucous indie rock akin to Conor Oberst fronting the Arcade Fire with some Clash thrown in for good measure.

1. [Mp3] This Is Ivy League - Richest Kids Bringing to mind the sounds of Kings of Convenience and other like-sounding twee poppers, this song is pretty much our anthem right now, listen to the lyrics*

ps - Happy Birthday, Wray! We are thinking of you and wishing we could have been able to make it to Columbus!! xo!!

**worthy of mentioning... the picture above is Cleveland Public Art's latest installation downtown in Mall B.

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