Posted in downtempo, Indie Rock on January 23rd, 2007 1 Comment »
“Today has been ok”
Icelandic. Organic. Exotic. Atmospheric. Acoustic. Melancholic. These are all words that aptly describe Emiliana’s music. This is a song made for closing-credits. It is also one of those songs perfect for personal reflection.
Soft, carefully-chosen piano chords along with xylophone cues and a non-intrusive bass line create a very soft foundation onto which she weaves a carefully-planned, soothing melody. Listen before you go to bed tonight, and you will sleep like a baby.
Iron & Wine
“Naked as we came”
As we come into this world naked, so too shall we leave it in similar form. This song is about as sad as anything I’ve ever heard.
As Mat Kearney put it, This song is a “haunting and beautiful love song that make death seem pretty.”
I tend to agree. Thanks to Jordan for introducing me to Iron and Wine.
Posted in Indie Rock, piano on March 25th, 2007 5 Comments »
This isn’t the first time I’ve featured a Regina Spektor song. I had a talk with a buddy of mine yesterday who mentioned Regina. It served as inspiration for today’s posting of this song, “Apres Moi”. Her classical training really burns through this song. I can’t get enough.
“Your Black Hair”
I’m not sure what this song’s title really is. I can’t seem to find any mention of it in any form. If you know, please do tell me. I’m told from a very reliable source that the name of this song is “Your Black Hair”.
What I do know is that Justin King is an amazing guitarist. If you don’t believe me, check out this video. (tip: skip ahead to the 45 second mark)
His skills on the guitar are undeniable.
A friend of mine (Casey) asked me about a song I had once sent her — this song — just as I was looking for a song to post today. It was reason enough to stop looking for a song. Serendipity was working overtime.
Posted in Indie Rock on March 29th, 2007 2 Comments »
I’ve delayed posting this song twice already. I like the first 2/3rds of this song. The latter bit of it is too loud for me. If there exists an acoustic version of this song somewhere, I want it.
You should listen to this CD. It’s pretty good — then listen to 1972. It’s good as well.
Posted in Indie Rock, piano on April 11th, 2007 3 Comments »
I really do play on the Black Keys. C# major is my favorite key in which to play on the piano. That’s all I really have to say. If you like this tune, check out “Chinatown” and “Laugh so you don’t cry”. This whole album deserves a listen. Go buy it.
I hope you enjoy. Cheers, mate.
Posted in acoustic, Indie Rock, piano on April 13th, 2007 4 Comments »
“Pretty Things (Always break your heart)”
I love the composition and the melody in this song. Josh is coming out with another CD this year. Be sure to check him out.
Posted in covers, Indie Rock on April 20th, 2007 1 Comment »
“Across the Universe”
I love the Beatles. I love Rufus. When he recorded this song for the “I am Sam” movie, I was ecstatic. This is the the perfect song for this week. This cover from the Beatles is quality work.
Posted in Indie Rock on May 7th, 2007 1 Comment »
It sounds as if she recorded this song in a park. I love it. This CD is available tomorrow. You should certainly pick it up — it’s worth it.
happy Monday =)
Posted in Indie Rock on May 12th, 2007 1 Comment »
Soft, soothing and so new. It came out this month – go buy it.