By Olin’s Hammer!

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It snowed today.

I’m probably lucky that it didn’t snow until today, considering the reputation of Rexburg, ID. It makes me nervous, because I thought today was freezing, but the temperature is still going to drop probably another 30 degrees before the end of the semester. Trimester. Whatever they call these things here.

Also, my earbuds broke, so I’ve been using my big, colorful headphones when I’m listening to music. And I have to say, I look like a baller. Shot caller.

Old-school references aside, I do have a fresh new song for today! It’s not the fastest paced song I’ve ever written about, but there’s something great about it. Today’s song:

Gonna Make You Mine, by Olin & the Moon

Olin and the Moon

Remember what I said about ampersand’s? Oh yeah, I found another one, couldn’t be happier. It’s funny, too, because until about three years ago, they had an “and” instead of “&” so I definitely think they made the right choice with the change.

Anyhow, I was referred to these guys by a friend, and I’m so grateful! I’m really diggin’ their groove! Also, I don’t know what it is about today that’s making write all these throwback phrases. I kind of like it though.

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One thing about them I really like is their folksy sound. Ever since one of my teacher’s briefly mentioned Iron & Wine as being one of his favorite modern artists, I keep trying to find bands that I think he would like. I’m not ever going to introduce him to these bands or make him a mixed tape or anything, I guess I just think of it as a challenge. Well challenge accepted! Here is Olin & the Moon, suck it teacher!

Sorry, that got out of control.

But do me a favor, and do them a favor, and listen to their music! They’re really great! I hope they keep up the great work, they have at least one new fan!

-Rawrry

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Wa-wa-wa-wa-walking Dead

English: The Avett Brothers performing at the ...

Who watches Walking Dead? Oh man, AMAZING show! Can’t wait until Sunday! Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!

Season Three Promo: Walking Dead Promo
WOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAH! That promo seriously gave me chills.
Ok, anyways. Today’s obsessions: Torches, by Foster the People (it’s truly a wonderful album), Megalithic Symphony, by AWOLNATION (surprisingly good album, but they do slip in some f-bombs, and always right at the end of the song), and the Avett Brothers.

In honor of the obsession, here is today’s great song:

Kick Drum Heart, by the Avett Brothers

Have I mentioned how much I love, love, love the piano? I have? Well, here we go again: I love, love, love the piano! Speaking of which, hey, have you seen the banner at the top of my page? Take a look-see. See what I did there?

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And I most especially love piano when it’s peppy and great like it is in this song. And would it be weird to say that it sounds really real? If it is, pretend I’m not writing this: it sounds really real, like it hasn’t been processed or edited very much.

As for his voice, it has this untrained, raw quality that makes me love him even though I have no idea who he is. Also, I love it when he says fa-fa-fa-fa-freezing.

English: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Descha...

Speaking of boys I love that I’ve never met: I just watched 500 days of summer for the first time, and I’m officially joining the club of girls sending Joseph Gordon-Levitt valentine’s day cards.

Anywaaaaaaaaays, listen to that song, it’s really super fantastic!

-Rawrry

Cannibal Queen

Tell It to the Volcano

I’m supposed to be writing a paper right now, which is why I’m so inspired to post on my blog instead. Don’t worry, it’s a 500 word paper. I could literally write that in about half an hour. And I will.

But for now, I just made a new playlist for when I’m walking or driving to school of my favorite new songs. I keep wanting to talk about bands that I’ve already posted about, which is part of the reason I haven’t done a new post for a few days. I just don’t want to listen to other bands right now!

I’ve been listening to Wolf Gang, The Temper Trap, Jukebox the Ghost, Wilco, Two Door Cinema Club, and Miike Snow all week. I know I haven’t posted about some of those, but they’re just too popular, darn those bands. I’ll make an exception sometime.

But today I will make one exception, I’m going to talk about a band I’ve talked about before. Many of you may not recognize this as one of the bands I’ve talked about because I talked about them in my very first post. Drum roll, please:

Cannibal Queen, by Miniature Tigers

I’ve talked about the band, but the song is different. Last time I talked about Boomerang, which is also a great song!

This music video is one that I highly endorse! It is hilarious! Click on the title to watch it, it is worth every second.

Miniature Tigers

I am just so in love with this band! I love Charlie Brand, their lead singer, because he just looks so . . . I don’t know, what would you call his expression in this video? Apathetic? Drugged? It’s hard to tell.

But their songs have such a double meaning in them, and they’re all so peppy! I mean, Cannibal Queen is a very upbeat song, unless you listen to the lyrics, or watch the video. Watch it, you’ll see what I mean.

Very great band all around, and I just recently acquired their album F O R T R E S S. It is fantastic. I love them. How many times can I say that? I love them.

Make me happy, give them a listen, tell me what you think of their music video? Also, if you have any good adjectives for his expression, please share! Thanks a bundle!

-RAWRRY

Wilcooooooooooooo

Just passed up 1000+ views! You guys are awesome! I mean, I see that I’m getting some random views from Austria and Vietnam, but I’ll take them!!!

In other news, LMFAO is taking a break, and I’m oddly depressed about it. Here’s me, “Not now, Party Rock, I’m too sad!!”

In other depressing news, Psy now holds the record for getting the highest amount of likes on youtube in the shortest amount of time. Yep, the “Gangham Style” dude. What is up, people?!!! And you know what song, ironically, that it just one-upped? Party Rock Anthem! Nooooooo . . .

In better news, I just barely started listening to Wilco, and I thought they were pretty new . . . guess what? THEY ARE NOT! They’ve been around since mid-’90s! What the–

Wilco @ Roskilde Festival '07

Whole Love, by Wilco

That’s the song that I’ve mostly been listening to, and I love it so much! I think it’s great! I know Wilco doesn’t really need my support, they have way too many twitter followers as it is!!

Anyways, I’m too depressed about LMFAO to be more funny today . . .

But thanks again for the view guys! I’m so proud ūüôā

-RAWRRY

Freelancing and Whales

Guys, I’ve been pretty busy lately! This is new for me, I’m never busy!!

But because of this busy-ness, instead of writing about an obscure band, I’m going to write about a band that I’ve been listening to for about three years. I didn’t find them, they found me! Just kidding, my roommate introduced me to this band. But I was being honest when I said it was like three years ago.

This band is so great! Here they are:

Hannah, by Freelance Whales

Freelance Whales at South by Southwest 2010

Ok, so the link for this I think is the real song, but I’m not 100% sure because my computer is being kind of dumb right now, and it’s not playing anything and it’s not loading twitter. Although I know that Freelance Whales is WAY over my normal amount of fans limit. But that’s ok.

And guess what?! Once you listen to their music you’ll be excited about this. But their new album comes out this October! Whoooooooo!!!!

I love this song, this is the one that I first heard by them and I just fell in love. If you get the chance, listen to Starring and also Generator First Floor. Fantastic!!!

That’s really all I can say for now, because I’m actually supposed to be doing homework right now. . . ha . . . ha. So bye for now, enjoy The Whales!

-Rawrry

White Rabbits and White Rabbits

Guess what guys?! I’m in a fantastic mood because even though I spent a bunch of money on textbooks, Amazon gave me 5$ for music! Wooooo!!

Is anyone curious what I spent it on? Oh, did I already spend it? Yes. That’s a big yes.

I bought:

Home, by Philip Philips (because it sounds exactly like Mumford and Sons, and I love them)

Safe and Sound, by Capital Cities (who I’ve posted about, and also put it in my favorite songs list)

Kangaroo Court, by Capital Cities

Climbing Walls, by Strange Talk (who I’ve posted about)

Weights and Measures, by Dry the River (who I’ve posted about, and also put it in my favorite songs list)

Now, you may be thinking, Why didn’t she buy Passion Pit’s Gossamer?

You see, that’s a good question. Now I’m not saying that one of my friends has it and that I may or may not indulge in music sharing, but I am saying that I have other means to get that album.

Regardless of file-sharing, or as the case may be, not file-sharing, I have a song of the day! And here it is:

White Rabbits

Temporary, by White Rabbits

In some ways, this song reminded me of Miike Snow, who I LOVE! But in a lot more ways, The White Rabbits have a very unique sound. For example, the altered guitar at the beginning, I think it sounds super cool! As well as the dual vocals they put in there.

Their music video, though, might just give me a seizure. If you have

epilepsy, do not watch this music video. But do listen to the song! These little guys need more fans, I think, because they’re great!

Also, there was a minute of confusion when I tried to find them on facebook. Apparently there’s “White Rabbits” and also “The White Rabbits.” Will the real White Rabbits please stand up?

English: This is a Ruby-eyed White English Angora

Here they are: facebook

And here’s a white rabbit:

Keep it up!

-Rawrry

Out Like Lambs

I just had my first day of classes today! I had four English classes in a row. That is rough. And two of them are taught by the same professor, and let me just speak to that for a moment.

Mr. Samuelson: I think we got off on the wrong foot. Mostly because you created a seating chart for college students and then refused to answer me seriously when I asked a question. However, I will do my best to like you because otherwise this semester is going to be MISERABLE!!

Alright, anyways, I got home and I started listening to a great little band! Let me make them more clear, I have listened to them before, but they’re what I listened to when I got home. Continuing: I think they’re great and awesome, but it turns out they’re one of the least known bands I’ve posted about. Here they are:

Honey, by In Like Lions (link)

I’ve been perusing their website, and I’m just fascinated. And there’s at least one member of their band that I would give my number to. . . HAHA, I’m 22, so that’s not weird, right?!

Anyway, they’re great, here’s their website: In Like Lions

Their singer’s voice sounds really familiar to me, but I can’t remember who he sounds like. But that’s ok, because even if I could remember, I know that the sound of their band isn’t the same.

I like the echoing effect they do with the guitar, especially in the beginning of the song. And I mentioned this in the last post, but I love songs where I can hear the piano. Try and listen for it and tell me if you can hear it!

And starting at 1:38 min, I love their little guitar picking. Pretty great stuff guys! One more fan in the mix!

-Rawrry