You Might Remember a Thing Called Love

Cover of "Believe in a Thing Called Love&...

Cover of Believe in a Thing Called Love

As ya’ll may know by now, I listen to songs obsessively. Right now, I have a whole list of songs I’m listening to obsessively. Oh, you want to know which songs? Let me oblige:

Silvia, by Miike Snow

Undercover Martyn, by Two Door Cinema Club

Cry Like a Ghost, by Passion Pit

Bullfighter Jacket, by Miniature Tigers

The Tron Soundtrack

The Boxer, by Mumford and Sons

We Built This City, by Starship

Midnight City, by M83

And of course, our song of the day:

I Believe In a Thing Called Love, by The Darkness

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Sorry that I only linked up one song, but I’ve got homework to do and only so much time before the need to watch the Premier of season 3 of Walking Dead overwhelms me. Speaking of which, who watches Walking Dead?! If you don’t, you should. RICKTATORSHIP!

So some of you may know this song of the day, it was in a phone commercial a few years ago, and you may have heard being shouted from the white Prius’s of 16 year old girls and their friends.

But fear not! It is a song for all ages, even if you drive Silverado’s! Well, maybe not Silverado’s . . .

Justin Hawkins in Ankkarock festival

Justin Hawkin’s sang a great song when he and his buds created this song. Also, can we just appreciate this picture of him for a moment. Ok, that’s great.

So the song: It’s just so addicting! His falsetto is really ridiculous, but oh so fun to sing along to. Go ahead, give it a whirl. You won’t be sorry. But your friends might when you’re singing it off-key later.

These guys seem like they are straight out of the ’80s, but oddly enough, this song didn’t come out until early 2000’s, so that’s a curve ball for you. But then again, they are British, and I’m fairly certain that England is about 10 years behind the curve. So there’s that. . .

But listen to it, love it, and you’re welcome. Ha! Thanks guys, talk to you soon!

-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

I can’t think of a title . . .

If you like scary movies, do yourself a favor and watch the mini-series “Harper’s Island.” Terrifying and hauntingly satisfying. There are so many characters in that show that I love way more than I thought from the first episode! Darn you The Canadian for introducing me to that show!

Also, remember that great time that is so far gone when no one knew Fun.? And then they came out with “We Are Young” and suddenly everyone knew who they were. I mean, I went to their concert a couple years ago. And it was free! That’s how unknown they were. Just kidding, it was some kind of student concert at ASU and there was also Motion City Soundtrack, so it’s not like they couldn’t have made people pay for that. Anyways, I’ve been listening to their new album today, and I just keep thinking of a little kid with a new toy and he just uses it to death. That new toy is autotune. Why, fun., why? But in the song “Stars” I actually like it, I think because it’s so stylized.

So instead of doing a featured artist, I’m going to tell you what I’ve bought music-wise lately. Oh yeah, insight into my life. What music will I spend money on? Well, a small amount of money. I will only buy it if it’s a 99 cent album or a 25 cent song. So! In the spirit of college income (0$) here is what I’ve bought all this year:

 

25 cent songs:

Too Close, by Alex Clare

Tongue Tied, by Grouplove (one of my favorite songs right now)

It’s Time, by Imagine Dragons

Good Time, by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen (I’ll admit, this was mostly curiosity. I mean, that’s worth 25 cents right? Plus, it’s so catchy. Darn this song!)

Enter Sandman, by Metallica (I can’t believe I didn’t have this in my music library before now. I mean, a person has to have at least one Metallica song.)

Swimming in the Flood, by Passion Pit (One of my faves by them. Plus I had a 2$ credit with Amazon.)

Boomerang, by Miniature Tigers (I’ve talked about this before. My first post, actually. Good times.)

 

99 cent albums:

Some Nights, by Fun.

Katy Perry (Don’t judge me.)

Making Mirrors, by Gotye (Someone That I Used to Know is not their only good song. In fact, it’s not even their best song.)

Love is a Four Letter Word, by Jason Mraz

El Camino, by the Black Keys

My Head Is An Animal, by Of Monsters and Men

Ceremonials, by Florence + the Machine (One of the greatest female vocalists of our generation)

What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, by Regina Spektor (Another of the greatest vocalists of our generation)

Lights, by Ellie Goulding (My girl crush)

 

I also got a ton of free albums and songs because sometimes Amazon just rocks! But I’m not going to list those, because there’s like a billion. Also, every time I write Amazon I always want to put a ‘g’ at the end. There is no such thing as Amazong. If there was, it would be a verb.

But there it is. All my music purchases. Actually, that’s not true, I got an iTunes gift certificate for Christmas. Dang it! Maybe later.

The Vulturkey Rises

Today, I was in the car and my little sister may or may not have mistaken a vulture for a turkey.

We’ll compromise with Vulturkey. (I’m thinking about drawing a picture. Who wants me to post that?)

Who has seen The Dark Knight Rises?!!!!!

That is an incredible movie. I’m going to do my best not to write any spoilers here. But the scale of it just blows my mind! Christopher Nolan doesn’t like doing a lot of CGI, so instead, he actually had stuntman on the outside of a moving plane, he built a real batcave, and he built the place underground in the sewers where Bane and Batman duke it out. Impressive. Also, quick shout out to Johnathon Nolan. Not many people know this, but they’re not just Christopher Nolan movies. He always works with his brother, and they do a great job!

I will say, though, I didn’t like this one as much as Dark Knight. I think they made some great connections between this adaptation and the comic’s story, but I think the biggest reason I like Dark Knight over Rises is that the Joker is a much more charismatic villain. Bane is a physical match (or superior) for Batman, but he doesn’t have the personality. I think this movie was just too big to fit in the little details that made Dark Knight great. So there’s my review.

So I’ve confessed this before, and I’m sure at least one person thought I was kidding, but I am obsessive. If I like a song, I will listen to it over and over for days, even weeks. And when I say listen to that song, I mean I will listen to JUST that song about 90% of the time. Sometimes it’s a song, sometimes an album, sometimes an artist. Last you knew, it was David Bowie and Passion Pit. Well, guess what? It still is.

I have barely listened to anything besides David Bowie and Passion Pit for over a week straight! Lucky for me, Passion Pit’s new album, Gossamer, dropped today and it’s available on Spotify. Hooray! But I only have Spotify Premium for another three days. Boo!

So, during the 10% when I’m not listening to Mr. Bowie or Mr. Angelakos, I’ve been digging this song:

Not My Love 2 (link), by Tides of Man

Yes, 2. The first Not My Love by Tides of Man is good, but not nearly as refined as this one. If you don’t like them, then listen to Deas Vail, specifically Shoreline (link).

Tilian Pearson’s voice is like a combination of the singer of Deas Vail and Anthony Green of Circa Survive. And if it sounds suspiciously like any current Saosin, that’s no coincidence. Pearson now sings for Saosin. Fun fact, Anthony Green also sang for Saosin for about a year. Obviously Saosin has a type.

But what is it that I like about this song. Good question. I really like the hook. That beginning just drags me into the rest of the song. Maybe I’m just fascinated with the unique vocals. I love a good high-pitch. Key word: good.

Give it a listen, let me know what you think.

Oh, and sorry about the hiatus, I had finals and packing/cleaning (took an entire day), and a 14-hour drive. Whew! But I’m back 🙂

Days Away from a Good Old War

As promised, I’ve been listening to nothing but Passion Pit since I made that post. I’ve thought a lot about my relationship with their music, and I believe that they have the highest percentage of songs of any band that I’ve listened to obsessively. Seriously: 1. Sleepyhead 2. Little Secrets 3. The Reeling 4. To Kingdom Come 5. Swimming In the Flood 6. Take a Walk 7. Cry Like a Ghost. That’s a lot of songs from one band!

I’m obsessed. Straight up obsessed. Going to their show would be almost exciting for me as going to the Dark Knight Rises midnight showing tomorrow night. TOMORROW NIGHT! I’m so excited. Which shows you how much I love Passion Pit! It’s out of control. Literally. I’m serious.

But since I talked about them last time, I do have a new artist for today. (But listen to their new CD, it’s incredible)

Present for the End of the World, by Good Old War

Did you guys know that the band Days Away was the old band of two guys from Good Old War? I just found that out.

But I love their style! When I first listened to Good Old War, I didn’t think I was impressed. But boy, was I wrong. The more I listen to them, the more I want to listen to them. Their double vocals and peppy guitar. How do you classify their sound? I mean, it’s obviously in the indie category. But they’ve got a little sprinkling of folk, and some songs sound almost a little classic country (and given that one of their members played in a band called Unlikely Cowboy . . .). I can’t decide. I guess Indie is all they get.

And isn’t it cool that their band name is a combination of their real names?! Look it up, it’s pretty sweet.

I also appreciate their support of Anthony Greene. You can look him up too, if you want. Listen to “Weak Man.” Good Old War + Anthony Greene. Does anyone else think it’s weird that I started liking Anthony Greene and Dallas Green at the same time?