Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I want to contribute the the chaos

A month or so ago a friend of mine, Tommy, posted a recommendation on my Facebook feed to check the following band out. I was sitting in my car waiting on a different friend to show up to run in the mountains and I opened the accompanying link, within seconds I was hooked. In the weeks following I have listened to just about everything I could find on the band, The Front Bottoms, on YouTube. My children have even learned all the words to "Au Revoir" which tickles my heart every time they break into a chorus on "Rock N Roll, You probably don't even know what that means..."

I am so in love with their sound that should one of my cousins not be getting married when the band is scheduled to be at the National next month in Richmond, I would totally be there. I just want to flood my feed with their music, but instead, I'll settle with sharing it here and hope that someone finds there sound as fresh and inspiring as I do.

The Front Bottoms

"Au Revoir" the song I first heard and got me hooked.

"Funny You Should Ask"

"Twin Size Mattress"

It just so happened that around the same time I had just discovered for my enjoyment Kevin Devine so when I found this I was even more in love. "Beers"

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Vaccines

I was brought up with music constantly playing in the background. My parents met in a music store, I was raised being told about the Flock of Seagulls concert I attended in the womb. My mother, a strange and untamable creature, would awake my sister and I in the middle of the night to play us "tunes". I have often said that my parents gave me two everlasting things, siblings to go through life with and an undying love for music.

I go to sleep at night with music playing, I awake to music, I am always listening to music, coming through speakers or playing in my head so listening to music when I run is just who I am.

Lately however, when I am listening to my iPod on runs I've found myself a little bored and thus have been on the hunt for new music to add to my playlists for upcoming long runs in the mountains.

It was in this manner that I stumbled upon The Vaccines a few weeks ago, an "infectious London-based indie rock outfit" that I haven't been able to get enough of since accidentally stumbling across them on YouTube. 

I have fought the urge countless times to share one of their videos when I finally decided that I neede to help spread their sound, whether I reached anyone's ears or not, I could at least attempt it.

So without further ado, a sampling of The Vaccines "If You Wanna", "Wetsuit" and "Norgaard"