Saturday, March 14, 2009

Top 5 Songs Of The Week (Weekdays are the new Weekend Edition)

While Jose takes an afternoon nap, I thought I would quickly write a post while things are especially quiet and peaceful. Life has been incredibly busy throughout the past week but in the best way possible. We have been fortunate enough to attend some excellent shows as well as wine (or, um, beer?) and dine at some fantastic establishments -- although, unfortunately I'm going to have to post later about all that. For now I have to get ready for another visit to Crop Bistro (they let me pick the spot!) to celebrate Jose's dad's belated Birthday.

For now I hope you all have a lovely Saturday and enjoy the following music:

5. [Mp3] Great Lake Swimmers - The Chorus in the Underground All of GLS's songs seem to have a gentle simplistic beauty that we continue to grow increasingly fond of with every album's release; their latest, Lost Channels, is no exception.

4. [Mp3] Chairlift - Don't Give A Damn Last evening this fantastic electro-pop band was in Cleveland -- please share your thoughts if you were there :) Their album, Does You Inspire You, is quite eclectic and undeniably catchy, with every listen I find myself playing this particular track over and over. . .

3. [Mp3] Feist and Ben Gibbard - Train Song A favorite off the beloved and buzzed about compilation, Dark Was The Night, and how could it not be? Feist and Ben's vocals blend immaculately in this haunting and soulful song -- let's hope these two work together again very soon!

Bonus: Actually, that just reminded me of when Postal Service remixed Feist's ever so wonderful song, Mushaboom, so here you go:

[Mp3] Feist - Mushaboom (Postal Service Remix)

2. [Mp3] Metric - Help I'm Alive I think of Metric's lead singer, Emily Haines, as an edgier and darker Jenny Lewis. Her vocals and lyrics have this bitter yet freeing energy that builds throughout her music. And, I simply cannot get enough of this song, feeling as though it will become an anthem of sorts to many.

1. [Mp3] Plushgun - Just Impolite Pop song perfection! I love everything about this gem, especially when they sing "I walk the line like Johnny Cash" during the chorus. I'm afraid to play this song while driving in my car b/c it most definitely will cause me to speed, sing-a-long, and not pay attention to the road, eek.


Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks! I love new tunes. Will check these out.

Suzanne said...

This is great! I can't wait to check all of these out.

liz said...

Dark Was The Night is fantastic! Nice pick from it. Also, thanks for the reminder on the new GLS.

Kelly and José said...

Hope you ladies all enjoy the tunes :)


ps - Liz, thank you for introducing me to Metric's new song. I haven't been able to stop playing it since downloading it from your blog nearly two weeks ago!