music monday :: purity ring

Back to the normal blog posts this week.  Hope you enjoyed reading along with my most recent world travels 🙂

Going along with my fall/winter trend of loving electronica type music, I bring you my newest find, Purity Ring, a duo from Montreal.

 

Their dreamy electronic music is something a little different and definitely worth the listen.

Enjoy 🙂 (oh and P.S., they are doing a North American tour the beginning of next year, check it out)

 

 

music monday :: HalfNoise

Today’s music comes to you form one of my friends, Zac.  He just released an EP with one of his projects called HalfNoise.  It’s pretty stinkin’ good if I do say so myself.

It’s a little bit ambient, a little bit indie rock, but all wonderful.  It reminds me of Fleet Floxes and S. Carey’s music mixed together.  Just the absolutely perfect music for fall and winter.

Grab your flannel, slouchy hat, gather ’round the campfire and listen to these tunes.

 

music monday :: of monsters and men

Alright, back to the folksy stuff this week (even though I have been on an extreme electronica kick… who would have guessed?).

I saw this lovely band, who hail from Iceland, back in July at the folk fest.  It was in the running for the most fun of the shows I saw that weekend.  Their music is so easy to move to and if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love to move and dance.

And what absolutely beautiful voices they have.  Just can’s get enough.

music monday :: active child

The soundtrack to the little weekend trip I just took (and how great is the album art?)…

This guy is amazing.  He plays the harp, but it’s electronic music, and it will absolutely blow your mind.  It’s best listened to whilst on a road trip with the windows down so you have to turn up the music so loud that it overcomes the sound of the wind (but that’s just personal preference… ;))

 

music monday :: Alt-J (∆)

Something a little different for this week’s dose of music.

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This band’s name is stylized as ∆, which happens when you type alt + j on your Mac keyboard.  A little pretentious? Maybe.  But, you have to admit, it’s pretty clever.

Anyways, this British quartet is some quirky indie pop loveliness.  It’s got a nice little groove to it, really mellow.  I can’t quite pin down what it reminds me of, and that just adds to the mystery of it.  Sometime it sounds like hip hop, sometimes it sounds like eletro-pop, sometimes I have no idea what it sounds like.

This first video is a twist of Raphael’s ‘The School of Athens’ painting, set in gangsta’s paradise.  Crazy awesome.

And how trippy is this video?!

magic.

music monday :: the middle east

Ho-lee crap these guys are good, like so good I have no idea how I didn’t know about them until last week. Like, seriously go out and buy all the music you can get your hands on

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It’s the perfect blend between Fleet Foxes and Sigur Ros. Like, it’s the music of all your wildest dreams. The terrible part? They aren’t together anymore. But, it’s so good, I’m speechless and you will just have to listen to them.

Are you completely in love yet?

music monday :: pokey lafarge

oh my, how have I not featured him on the blog yet?

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You must know by know that I’m in love with folk music, but what you may not know is my love for “old” country music, the way country music should be.  Some call it roots music, and it still can be called folksy.  There’s even this vaudeville vibe to it, just something almost no one else does anymore. Regardless, this music makes my heart and soul fulfilled.  He’s captured the old, true soul of country and wove it into the present.  It almost brings me to tears, so unique and so special.

Are you in love yet?  Hope so ❤