i've had a fantastic year in music. with the help of people & media that surround me, i've been able to find a library of music that takes me from naps on my couch to walks to the bus, cooking in the kitchen to cutting a rug on the dance floor & sewing up a storm to cutting leaf after leaf of felt.
band name links to band site, album name links to amazon (or last.fm) for purchasing purposes.
mgmt - oraculer spectacular
upbeat music that still makes you think about your life & where you happen to be at the moment.
emily jane white - dark undercoat
i discovered this through the fader podcast, she has such a sweet & haunting voice.
small sins - mood swings
fun beats, random lyrics - feel good music.
yeasayer - all hour symbals
this music feels like a sunny day, driving down a 2 track road to get to the beach in mexico.
the gossip - standing in the way of control
cow bell & powerful vocals make for a great pump up album.
she & him - volume one
coffee, a good book or magazine & a fireplace go best with this album.
grand ole party - humanimals
this album contains great stories that are told with each song - powerful female drummer.
lykke li - youth novels
i first discovered her opening for el pero del mar - she has such great energy with a bit of mystery that shows in her album.
thao - we brave bee stings & all
fun music to bop your head to.
cat power - jukebox
slow & lustful, the perfect album for crafting in your living room.
wale - 100 miles & running mixtape
dc rapper - great lyrics, nice easy flow.
santogold - self-titled
first labeled as the next m.i.a. - this album stretches further. great music to workout to or get ready for a night out to.
estelle - shine
love love her lover. here music is so energizing & soulful; her style has been an inspiration.
friendly fires - self-titled
more cow bell, lots of european energy. the perfect album to get your dancing legs warmed up.
bon iver - for emma, forever ago
haunting, emotional & beautiful. skinny love took my breath away.
little dragon - self-titled
sultry voice & a pulsing beat. this album is oh so sexy.
school of seven bells - alpinisms
again - sultry, haunting voices over music that feels like racing heartbeats.
little joy - self-titled
perfect music for a sunny afternoon sitting on a front porch.
favorite music sources:
fader & f2 podcast
photo by bricolage.108.