Name For You

 

I’m currently planning a trip back up to my second home–the Northwest–and “Name For You” is by far one of the highlights on the travel playlist that I am making for my trip.

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for The Shins, as they were my first ever concert. Their music is simply feel-good music, and I have truly never been in a bad mood while listening to them. This song echoes that feeling and is also just such a great song to have on while driving.

Needless to say, I honestly cannot wait to see what else they have in store for us and the March release of their new album “HEARTWORMS”.

-C

A 1000 Times

 

Towards the end of 2016, I was introduced into a lot of good music.

One song that I’ve really been digging is “A 1000 Times” by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam. It has honestly become one of my go-to driving songs for when I’m out and about or just coming home from work.

With the new year, I am definitely looking forward to discovering more good music.

What are y’all loving right now?

-C

Sweater Weather

 

Sweater weather is coming back to H-Town, and oh, am I excited!

It seems like the last time we got cooler weather it only lasted a couple of days, so fingers crossed that we’ll get a least a WEEK of it this time.

-C

Ophelia

I can listen to this song over and over again. Scratch that–I actually have listened to this song on repeat for a few weeks now.

Similar to that of Mumford & Sons, I believe that the music The Lumineers produce is good for the heart and soul. I also appreciate that they incorporate literary references in their songs as well, whether it’s titling a song after Shakespearean character or quoting Elie Wiesel (“the opposite of love is indifference”).

This song in particular references Ophelia, a woman who believed herself to be in love with the oh so destructible Hamlet, with the line “Heaven help the fool who falls in love.”

I cannot wait to see what other songs The Lumineers have on their new album. And of course, there will be a few tears shed as I give it a listen.

-C

 

I Want Your Love

There is nothing Lady Gaga can’t do. Seriously.

From belting out tunes from the Sound of Music at last year’s Academy Awards to starring in AHS: Hotel¬†to now covering Chic’s “I Want Your Love” for Tom Ford’s S/S16 Collection, she just keeps reminding us that she is the definition of a legend.

-C

(photo from Billboard’s website)

Purple Yellow Red and Blue

 

These next two weeks are going to be busy for me–with having my last week at my summer internship starting today, starting to pack for NM, and finally going back to OR.

With that being said, I’m going to be blasting all the chill music I can to bring me down and relax. One of my current fave songs is Portugal. The Man’s “Purple Yellow Red and Blue”, which has been on repeat for weeks now.

 

Happy Monday y’all!¬†

-C

One For The Road

 

Memorial Day weekend will be starting this Friday for me and I’m honestly just way too damn excited about it. The other half and I will be heading up to Central Oregon for an overnight trip to wind down and celebrate our anniversary. With that in mind, the weekend will be filled with hiking, brewery tours, and dinner by the Deschutes River.

One of my favorite things about the upcoming trip will have to be the drive, as we will be going through McKenzie Pass and Sisters, OR. “One For The Road” and the rest of the Arctic Monkey’s AM album will definitely be playing as we make our way.

 

What will be y’alls driving music for this upcoming weekend?

-C

Tennis Court

Sixteen year old Ella Yelich O’Connor, known as Lorde, and her single “Tennis Court” have made her an international singer to be reckoned with. From having “Tennis Court” played during the Wimbledon Ladies Final match to replacing Frank Ocean at the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Australia (who cancelled due to a torn vocal cord), the Auckland native has accomplished a-lot since her first singled dropped in March.

Have a great start of the week!

-C

P.S. Every time I hear the line “meet me down at the tennis court” I always go back to the scene in Sabrina where Humphrey Bogart’s and Audrey Hepburn’s characters dance in the indoor tennis court. I don’t know why, but that’s just always what I picture in my head.

Soft Shock

While going up and down the 5, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs seemed to be on a constant play in our car. “Soft Shock”, of their album It’s Blitz!, is such a perfect driving song as the guitars and electronics give you a good steady energy.

I first became a fan of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs when I was a teenager starting the 8th grade watching Fuse repeatedly over the summer. One day, their music video for “Maps” came on and it just brought so many emotions. It was instantaneous love and to this day that is still my favorite song of theirs and one of my all time favorites in general. Unfortunately, when we went to Amoeba Music they did not have Fever to Tell (the album “Maps” is on), but they did have Its Blitz!, so instead that is what I decided to get along with a Beatles album.

What is a song that has shaped your music taste?

-C

The Sun

I had never really given The Naked And Famous a listen much before hearing this song in last night’s True Blood episode. Not only was its electronic backdrop mixed with whisper-like voices perfect for last night’s episode, but the song is also eerily similar to the work of the The Xx. The guitar riff that starts at 1:30, though, is what sets this song apart from The Xx and their sound. Also, what I love most about the music video itself is how the imagery and the movement amongst the imagery mirrors what is musically occurring during the song.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m definitely going to have to give The Naked And Famous’s discography a chance!

Have a great Monday!

-C