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3/31/2017 // This week’s music recommendation –

COINFeeling

So! I did not mean to recommend this song today. I went to COIN’s spotify page to add a link to their song Talk Too Much (which, by the way, is incredible, check this thing out), but when I was there I saw that they had released a new single today! So anyway, change of plans, because Feeling is as much a banger as I’ve come to expect from these kids. COIN formed just recently in 2012 and is the proud father (and father and father and father) of a whole bunch of singles, one full album, and another on the way. While I listen and re-listen to this song to learn all the lyrics by heart, I’m currently more than happy to belt out the opening lines: I’m feeling you/can you feel it too/I want you/was missing you/now I’m wishing I never knew your name

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3/22/2017 // This week’s music recommendation –

The CorrespondentsFinally

The Correspondents are an English two-piece team that plays electro-swing music. If that term feels a little weird to you, imagine someone playing Fred Astaire music, but pitched up in a club in a very hipster part of town while someone plays a fire percussion track. It’s not the best description I’ve ever written, but it’s definitely some of the most fun music out there. The mood to their music is similar to their lead singer’s dancing style – eclectic, incredible, and a little bit what-the-crap-is-this. My favorite part to sing along to in this song: I find out/that I’ve got the means to turn it inside out/shedding a layer of skin/clean slate/I can finally breathe again

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3/6/2017 // This week’s music recommendation –

Andrew McMahon in the WildernessFire Escape

Spotify blessed me by suggesting this track a little bit ago. If you’re looking for a song to encourage you to do that thing (give a speech, love confession, home construction? I don’t know what your hobbies are), then this is the one. Not that I would know, but it’s also a great one to shout out of your windows while pretending that you’re doing something much more victorious than literally just driving to drive down the nearest country road you could find. (This is the same artist that gave us Cecilia and the Satellite) The chorus: you’re my number one/you’re the reason I’m still up at dawn/just to see your face

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2/27/17 // This week’s music recommendation –

BirdtalkerHeavy

I just heard this song for the first time last week, and I fell in love with it. Birdtalker is a five-piece band from Nashville, and their uplifting folk tunes are the kind that you want to follow you around for the rest of the day. My favorite bit of Heavy is this – did you lose that love/or have you never had it/are you feeling sad because you did a bad thing/leave what’s heavy/what’s heavy behind

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2/6/17 // This week’s music recommendation –

Kishi BashiPhilosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!

This song has been my go-to for the past two weeks as the perfect song to put on a show to in the car. Kishi Bashi is Kaoru Ishibashi’s stage name and the name attached to some of the most inventinve, charming, and all-around incredible music I’ve heard recently. Synth music meets string music meets Shins meets Matt and Kim? Nah scratch that, this is something all new. My favorite verse from Philosophize In It! is the sappiest one – between you and me/who’s crazier for the other one?/it’s me/it’s you/no/it’s me

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1/28/17 // This week’s music recommendation –

The Family Crest – Love Don’t Go

I had the honor of seeing this seven-piece squad of prodigies last March. Based on that experience, I would strongly recommend The Family Crest to anyone interested in passionate singing, beautiful harmonies, or falling in love with cello players. All their songs have a mood and atmosphere all their own, but I chose this one because I’m in love with these lyrics: so take your shaking bones/and step out on your own/the winter never stops

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