Listening:  Wild Belle

Listening: Wild Belle

Yesterday, Chicago-based band Wild Belle released their new album Isles, and I’m already smitten with it.  I’ve listened to it 4 times through, and can see that it will be a Spring/Summer favorite for me this year. The band is a brother and sister duo…

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Listening:  The Joy Formidable

Listening: The Joy Formidable

The past several weeks I’ve been listening to The Joy Formidable.  They are a 3-piece band originally out of north Wales.  Ritzy (the lead singer and guitarist) and Rhydian (the bass player) were childhood friends and  have been making music together from a young age….

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Listening:  Favorite Albums of 2012

Listening: Favorite Albums of 2012

Samantha Crain++Sucré++Of Monsters and Men++Regina Spektor++Tune-Yards++David Bazan Though I didn’t write a Listening: post about all of these albums, (and most of them came out before 2012) they were definitely my most listened to music of the year.  How about you?  Any favorite music from…

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Listening: Best Coast

Listening: Best Coast

I’ve only known about Best Coast for 2 full days – but I have listened to their sophomore album “The Only Place” upwards of 10 times since then and I already feel they are worthy of a post.  Bethany and Bobb hold their own in…

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Weekend sounds

Weekend sounds

{Photo courtesy of my lovely friend, Elise} This weekend was so full and so fun.  The lovely Churchill played 3 shows this weekend, and I went to 2 of them.  One in Colorado Springs and the other in Denver.  I brought my camera to both,…

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Sean Waldron EP Giveaway Winner!

Sean Waldron EP Giveaway Winner!

**UPDATE – the EP is out NOW!!!  Get it here!  YAY!** Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway for Sean’s new EP – we knew you would enjoy his music.  Just a reminder, the EP will be released tomorrow, September 25th on iTunes so make…

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Listening + a Giveaway: Sean Waldron

Listening + a Giveaway: Sean Waldron

Have you ever met someone and immediately wanted to punch them in the face because they’re so talented?  Meet Sean Waldron.  Sean and I met through the music festival that I help with every Summer – he was one of my videographers who, I later…

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Listening:  The XX

Listening: The XX

I’ve mentioned UK-based band, The XX a couple times here and I am SO excited that they are releasing a 2nd full-length album, Coexist.  The album doesn’t come out till next week, but you can listen to it in it’s entirety here (I know I have…

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Oh the places we’ll go.

Oh the places we’ll go.

I’m slowly but surely growing my toy collection.  The best part is…the majority of the things I am gathering have been free.  That’s right, FREE – can’t complain about that. The two bass cabs above were gleaned from my friend, Steve, when he was moving….

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Listening:  My Brightest Diamond

Listening: My Brightest Diamond

Almost exactly a year ago, I first listened to My Brightest Diamond and instantly fell into a deep passionate love affair with it.  Shara Worden’s vocals are ethereal, yet piping hot.  Her gorgeous melodies and softly sung lyrics will wrap you up in a musical…

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