Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's October, I haven't updated in months, and my apology is a pile of awesome music

So feast your ears on these:

This song is just terrific. First heard it during the end credits of the first episode of season 3 of HBO's Hung. Such a great anthem for recovering from this shitty economy. I work, and so do you.

It's like if tween-aged Kate Nash and Grace Potter had a sleepover and their crazy college-student older cousin stopped in with a handle of whiskey and full orchestra.

I heard this one on Pandora a few weeks ago and hunted for days to find it on here. I didn't even know what it was until I heard the last line "everything looks perfect from far away". There are many, many versions of this on YouTube, but this cover by Iron & Wine was the raw-est and captures the alternate meaning of the song so well.

This song will rip your heart out and feed it to baby ducks. Johnny Cash did a cover of it that just leaps down your throat, but the original, if you can stomach how slow and emotionally brutal it is, is the better version.

When I purchased my new car following the untimely death of my Volvo, I unknowingly also got an active subscription to XM Satellite radio. I happened to be surfing on the "Jam_ON" station and heard this little gem. I had never heard of this band, but this is a fun song at high volume.

This is one of those songs that I hated initially and it somehow grew on me during a breakneck race to get to school on time one Monday evening, weaving in and out of Chicago traffic. Put this song on loud, roll down the windows, and floor it.

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