Music of the Week

I came across a few great song this week and I thought I’d share. Two of them came on while I was on the train and the other two I found through links on Twitter. Some of it is brand new music, some of it has been around for a while, but it’s what I’m digging right now. Hope you enjoy!

Blonde Redhead – Black Guitar

This song is mesmerizing and haunting at the same time. It starts with a slightly dark and mysterious intro and then turns into sweet and mesmerizing for the chorus. It’s almost as if the male and female voices are having a conversation between each other and you’re listening in. Eerie yet beautiful.

David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who

This collaboration is one of the most talked about of the year. And I was curious to see how this would turn out. This song is a perfect mix between some old-fashioned horns, contemporary beats, a hint of funk with a sauce of indie. Mix in the awkward yet entertaining video and I was sold.

We Were Promised Jetpacks – Act on Impulse

With a massively long intro that slowly builds from a lone guitar riff into a stomping and head-bopping ensemble, only to take it down a notch to become an insanely catchy rock tune. As the vocals hit, the songs swells even further and further into an epic sound. This song is like a journey you embark on and ends way too soon.

The Heavy – What Makes a Good Man & How You Like me now Live @ Late Show with David Letterman

Gah! They’re back with their third CD and I’m as happy as a kid at Christmas. I saw these guys live twice in the course of 4 months because I loved them so much. I randomly stumbled upon How You Like me Now and instantly loved the raw mix of rock, funk, and big band jazz horns. Not to mention the stage presence of the lead singer. Who said Rock N Roll is dead? Well, The Heavy definitely shows that’s not the case. Make sure to turn up the volume!

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