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Magnet – Duracellia

Magnet
“Duracellia”

Product placement? The name of this song sounds like it could be for a battery, but it isn’t. Not even songfacts has anything to offer up about this song.

Magnet hails from the UK, wouldn’t you know it? I hear more and more great music coming from the UK, and less and less from the US lately. We make great movies, they make great music. That’s been the theme lately, anyway. (just my opinion).

What I like about this song are the bass drum hits. You’ll notice they sound very flat and loose. The first one hits right around the 1:00 mark. It gives the song an ethereal quality, and makes it lighter in my mind’s eye.

A big thanks to Sarah (the red) for showing me this music.

"Duracellia" (download)
From the EP The Tourniquet

Badly Drawn Boy
“The Shining”

This song gets high marks for its use of strings and a french horn. I’m sure this borders on baroque pop because of that.
However, this band has indie rock influences, and hail from the UK. They’re an interesting mix, and par for the course on a Saturday.

"The Shining" (download)
From the EP The Hour of Bewilderbeast

Radiohead
“Exit Music (For a film)”

I don’t know where to begin when it comes with Radiohead. I love Radiohead’s music as much (if not more) than I love cake. And I lerv cake. This song doesn’t begin to tell the story of how great Radiohead is. I truly hope you enjoy this song. I’ve got a playlist of my top Radiohead songs, and I’ve shared it with many friends. If ye want, ye shall receive.

ENJOY! That’s an order mister! (or mrs. or misses?)

"Exit Music (For a film)" (download)
From the EP OK Computer

Ross Copperman
“They’ll Never Know”

I’m willing to bet this is an awesome CD, but I haven’t had a chance to hear it. I only ran across this one song by Ross. If this song is indicative of his work, then he’s an amazing writer. It reminds me of three artists/groups: Radiohead (old school), coldplay, and Eisley. Enjoy this one. More music coming very soon.

"They'll Never Know" (download)
From the EP Welcome to Reality

Greg Holden – Changes

Greg Holden
“Changes”

I’ve been following Greg Holden for about a year now on youtube. For the past month or so I’ve been wanting to post one of his songs, and tonight he posted a song that I simply could not pass up. “Changes” is amazing. This version I’ve posted is a live performance, not a studio cut. He has an amazing ability to create beautiful melodies and deliver the lyrics with such fluidity. I love every song he’s posted.

"Changes" (download)

Thom Yorke (of Radiohead)
“Fog (again) (live)”

I love Thom Yorke. I love him for music like this. For all the songs like this he has created, and for the way he delivers a melody. There’s something so real conveyed when he sings, and I love how his songs usually have a “shape” to them. They start quiet, build build BUILD, and then fall off again. This short number is part of a b-sides album of rare gems, originally released in 2004 as a Japan-only compilation album.

Remember when all songs were this short? They left you wanting more, just like this one does. If you just hit play for the 5th time, go buy the album. Thanks for listening.

"Fog (again) (live)" (download)
From the EP Com Lag (2Plus2IsFive)