Because it's a Submarine kind of day and we don't get much Arctic Monkeys music up on this site -- here's Alex Turner with Piledriver Waltz. I suggest renting the film too, it's definitely a pick-me-upper on a cloudy summer day.
If you're wondering why I'm posting the video for that song in that Hyundai commercial , it's because Vancouver's throwing a big party at Stanley Park and The New Pornographers are playing :) They're actually just one of the bands from a long list of performers showing up for Vancouver's 3-day celebration of the city's 125th anniversary. So if I were you and aren't doing anything this Saturday night -- I'd head on over to Stanley Park, get a $5 dollar bag of mini donuts, an ice cold lemonade, and bask under the [...]
At last something new! Well, new-ish. Although the video might be a year old, it's been more than six months since my last post. I thought I'd throw in something by the Shout Out Louds to hark my return, especially since the first lines in this song rings true to what this blog and I have. Before I wax poetic on how I always come back, let's take a moment and soak in the wonder of Shout Out Louds -- the underwater version. There's always beauty and grace in underwater shots -- just not when you're trying to sing.
I don't want to be, your favorite enemy. Xavia by The Submarines
I don't want to be your friend, I want to be your girlfriend. Girlfriend by Allo, Darlin'
I'm just another book on your shelf. Patient Patient by The Morning Benders
Your dream is my nightmare. Cordial Invitation by Giant Drag
Wherever you will be, that's where I call home. Each Breath by Jarrod Gorbel
Instant Message conversations are filled with empty exclamations. Twelve point text cannot replace five minutes with you face to face. Geneva is such a cold cold font. IMpossible by Figurine
We're all just matter that will all just scatter. Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down by Noah and the Whale
Here's a little bit of trivia for you readers out there: did you know that the first List Addicts was posted way back in 2008 as a New Year's songs list ? Bet you didn't know that - and rightly so, since this is practically useless trivia. Putting the year into perspective though, I can't believe that this site has been chugging away that long and is still alive today (considering that it's basically held together by duct tape and craft glue). With probably one of the roughest years I've ever had, I consider it an internet [...]
Since it's Christmas Day, we wrap up the Christmas countdown - this year with the Magnetic Fields song Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree . As a band who's been in the business for more than 20 years and has only ever gotten due credit in the last five years, I feel a great affinity for them. Like Stephin Merritt, I'm still waiting for people to 'get' what it is that I do - though I guess it'll probably help that I find out first what I'm actually trying to do. So here's [...]
If you were a kid growing up in Britain, you would probably remember that little old animated film called " The Snowman " -- a touching holiday story that's basically an existentialist version of 'Frosty the Snowman'. Obviously, The Maccabees grew up with it and loved it so much which is why they made their own version of the moving and haunting song in the film called Walking In The Air. Originally sung, choir-boy style with a orchestral accompaniment, The Maccabees bring their own indie music touch to it, with Orlando Week's unique vocal [...]
No Better Time by Natalie Prass Nashville artist Natalie Prass is the newest addtion to your holiday soundtrack this year. The song's got that old-timey vibe, which is perfect background music for my gift-wrapping session tonight with some hot chocolate waiting by my side. It also works well if you want to feel a bit Christmas-sy while shooting calzadores and raiders in Fallout New Vegas . Whatever you're doing, hopefully it's not last-minute Christmas shopping. In any case, have a relaxing night-before-Christmas Eve with this song :) [...]
Here is a lovely video from the fine young gentlemen of earcandynewyork.com , taking the art of autotune to its finest, to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. If you haven't checked their site out yet, take a moment to download a couple of their podcasts here which has the occasional IndiemusicDB Pick of the Week . Adam and Vance, I know I don't say this enough, but I love you guys - thanks for the wonderful year :)
A Favorite Christmas Gag Gift by Half-Handed Cloud This song comes from Sounds Familyre 's yearly Christmas tradition - A Familyre Christmas , which is now on its third volume. It's available as a free download here , you can also check out previous albums from the past years Among the roster of artists in the Familyre Christmas album is one of my favorites - Half-Handed Cloud . Half of the time I don't know what he means in his song, but since his songs are especially catchy, you [...]
Feels Like Christmas by The Jooles To counter any effects that the last post may have in contributing to winter depression... and since I have a reason to celebrate as I turn a year older today - December 21st's Christmas Song of the Day is a sunshiney tune from Berlin retro-band The Jooles . Nothing feels more like Christmas than a song that reminds you of all those wholesome family shows you watched growing up (if you were a child of the 70's). Makes you think though, with all the dysfunctional families that [...]
To keep with the holiday theme (as well as get the Christmas countdown going), it's time for List Addicts - The Christmas Edition . This week, we not only have a list of holiday tunes from your favorite up-and-coming indie bands - but we also have some mellowed out tunes to bring variety to your Christmas playlist and get some introspective thinking going on. So bring out the scotch and sit in your comfy thinking chair (clear out any sleeping pills or sharp objects though, you don't want to be thinking too hard at this time of [...]
The Snow Angel and the Icicle Sword by Ian McGlynn I'm retro-posting since I wasn't able to get this out yesterday. Nonetheless, this late post is still special since marks the 15th song in the Christmas countdown as well as my little boy Paolo's birthday :) Another thing that's special about this is that it comes from one of my favorite artists who makes such beautiful songs - especially during Christmas. Last year, Ian McGlynn shared with us his magically nostalgic song ' Listen to the Choir Sing ' . This year, [...]
As anyone who grew up in the eighties can attest - Christmas was better in the 80's. In fact, everything was better in the eighties - especially if you were kid. Back then, your day was complete just getting the latest Game and Watch and finding that Ziggy pencil top in your Tang orange juice...well, maybe just for me. In any case, the eighties was indeed, totally rad.