Music Monday: Labor Day Edition

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Trying a new Music Monday header?! Much better than the last!

Unfortunately, I don’t have anything that’s Labor Day themed, but at least I’m posting! It’s going to be short and sweet, but I think that’s fine because I’m pretty tired and if I don’t post now, I’ll forget.

So, I actually just discovered this guy about 30 minutes ago, and while I wouldn’t say he’s my new fave, I’m really digging Gnash. It’s probably pronounced like Nash, but I seem like to imagine it’s pronounced ga-nash.

 

I’m getting Matty Healy vibes with Gnash. Also, Olivia’s lipstick is pretty rad.

 

 

In the first15035173.jpg video, Olivia O’Brien is featured in it as well, and I really like her too, so  few songs by her are below. I don’t know much about either, and this is probably considered lazy blogging, but whatevs! I’m currently freaking out over the Jaws fabric we carry at Joannes. Is it not the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? We’ve got other Jaws themed fabrics too and now I wish I sewed because I would love to make something with them. Maybe pillow cases? Or even a giant quilt with just Jaws fabric and other blue/shark themed things? Oh gosh. I’ve already spent too much time in Joannes. I’m like so ready to craft, but I have no idea how to do so. I have no skills in sewing, nor do I own a sewing machine. And quilting just goes straight over my head. One of the managers has decided that I’m going to be one of the Knitter pro’s, and will be the one to answer and yarn/knitting questions. Honestly, I don’t mind, but they haven’t seen how bad I am at knitting. BACK TO THE REAL POST:

 

 

A lovely cover of Avril’s Complicated. I personally kind of prefer this because I’m not a fan of Avril.

 

That’s all for today. Hope this was worth your while!

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Music Monday

Well, isn’t this a surprise! I’m actually posting a new Music Monday! I know, I know, but please hold your applause until after I’m done!

This week I am going to talk about two songs. The first is M83’s song Go! featuring Mai Lan

Apparently Teen Wolf is in M83. Wow. They’re so much cooler now. And I mean that sincerely, despite me hating the movie. I used to watch the MTV show, but haven’t the last season. I kind of miss the first few seasons, probably because I miss Allison.

ANYWAY, Go! is a song for the century to be honest. It’s almost hypnotic with it’s repetitious lyrics that are sure to get stuck in your head. I like to imagine a couple in a subway or something of that nature, and one half is running after the other half shouting “Our love ran away!” and so they’re chasing the other because they gotta catch it. I really enjoy the addition of Mai Lan to the band for this song. I kind of wish she did more songs with them. Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous? Jeeze, she’s got looks and a voice. I’m jealous.

M83 is coming to The Riverside this October and hopefully I’l be able to convince someone to go. I think my mom is interested. I bet if I buy her ticket she’d go. I’ve never been to the Riverside (that I know of?), so that should be cool. If it’s as cool as The Pabst theater, then I should have a really cool time. Let’s see how many times I say cool in this post!

The second song is from Modern Baseball’s new album, Holy Ghost. The song Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind is beautiful, I think. I hate the title, but that’s only because I can’t drink any type of hard cider anymore and while they could be referring to just Apple Cider, it still reminds me of hard cider. If you could see me right now, you’d see me shuddering.

Despite giving me chills for being a reminder of my issues with hard cider, the song gives me chills for other reasons. I think it’s well structured in both the lyrics and the instruments.

One of my favorite sites is genius.com because it allows people to post their interpretations of song lyrics. It’s honestly so helpful. I spent a lot of time in school working on poetry and deconstructing their meanings, so the site also makes me a bit nostalgic. On the page for Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind, people seem to have come to the conclusion that this song is about a relationship that is failing, and the person wonders if it’s worth saving. I seem to be a sucker for songs about “what if’s” and “maybe’s”. For  instance my favorite song by McFly is Falling In Love off of they’re awesome album RadioActive. So, it’s no wonder I like this song. My favorite verse is the very first verse:

Did you ever love me?
Biopsy from the origin of sound,
Confirms you’re speaking truthfully.
Concludes everything I thought about.

The very first time I heard this, that first line caught me. As I stated earlier, I’m a sucker for songs about “maybes” and anything that fuels a drama filled scene in my mind is welcome. I heard it, and thought that it was an interesting way to start the song. It makes you listen to it all in it’s entirety, which isn’t even 2 minutes. It’s short, not sweet, and to the point. Your still left with that question, especially because from the second and third lines, you know that the person speaking has been wondering this from the beginning of the relationship. The last line isn’t even fully formed, it’s a repeated line, but it stops before it ends. To add to this, it’s the word “forever”, but it’s stopped at “for”, so when he says “Tell me this is forever”, but doesn’t even finish the word forever, we know it isn’t forever. However, even though we know it’s not forever, we still don’t know if they ever loved them!

Overall, the song is interesting, and beautiful, I think. Modern Baseball has some really great songs with lyrics that are so relatable, which is why I really like them. If you like them too, you should check them out, as well as The Front Bottoms because they’re kind of similar. I just learned both bands are touring with Brand New this year and will be at The Rave the day after my birthday, so I’m kinda jazzed about that. I probably won’t go because I don’t know anyone that likes any of them, except one person who likes The Front Bottoms, but I don’t think we’re close enough to go to The Rave together. I mean, if you’ve ever been to a concert venue like The Rave, then you know what I’m talking about.

Anywho, how was that for a revival of Music Mondays? I’m going to work on a new logo for it because that old one is so bad. Have a good day guys and listen to some good music!

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Not as bad as I thought it would be!

Kind of a revival of music monday, but not

So, while being lost on the interwebs I came across a new band for me to listen to obsessively. First off, if you like 90’s pop, mixed a bit with backstreet boys meets new kids on the block, you may like them. But then you have to throw in some of the 1975’s first full album (think a bit She Way Out and Falling for you), then take really aesthetically pleasing pictures on film, throw some beautiful hot pink lyrics on the grainy photos for the album booklet, and you have Make Out by LANY. HELLO. YES. PLEASE. I really wanted to put up at least one of the pictures from the booklet, but I don’t know how they feel about that? Plus, you get the booklet with the cd, so go buy it.

 

So far I’m really digging it all, but I seem to be drawn to BRB/Kiss and Bad Bad Bad. Their lyrics are the kind I can really dig. So easy to relate to. Plus anyone who has the lyrics “and ya need to know I’m hella obsessed with your face” is automatically my new fave.

Check em out. Make out is only $2.99 on amazon right now. Their other cd is $4.99. I think they’re worth it, so do it bros.

BELATED Music Monday

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Sorry bros! I started this last night and forgot about it! So here it is on a Tuesday. Enjoy! This is going to be a music video edition since I’ve watched so many lately.

  • First off, Twenty One Pilots released their new music video for Lane Boy, so watch it:

Can I just say that this reminds me a lot of their Car Radio video? That and YAAAS to the floral robe. I love Tyler. He’s so adorable. I wish there was more Josh though.

  • Girls like Girls by Hayley Kiyoko

If you are not blown away by this, than I don’t know what will. I really love the story to this video. I’m a bit of a sucker for music videos with stories.

  • Bridges by Broods

At first I didn’t understand this video at all, but then I saw someone explain what they thought it meant in the comments. It made sense to me then. They basically said that it was about unrequited love between the two. He likes her, but she doesn’t feel the same. I thought there were some great metaphors in it.

Music Monday

I’ve decided to start a thing called Music Monday where I basically just talk music. Of course, this doesn’t mean Monday’s are not strictly just for music. Basically, my idea is this: every Monday I recommend a few songs, depending on what I’m feeling, and what I’ve found lately. Seeing that Summerfest has just come to a close, I’m feeling quite musical.

First off, I want to explain this is partially inspired by the 5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To portion that 88.9 Radio Milwaukee does. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I highly suggest you check out both the station and the segment because it’s useful for finding good music. Check it out here!

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Check out that cool title thing I made!~~~~~ (it’s not my best work, but it’ll do for now) OKAY, so on to the real post!

  • Milwaukee by Maritime

    I don’t know much about this band, except that they’re from Milwaukee, and that this sure is a catchy tune.

  • Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups

Me and this song goes way back. I first saw it once in 9th grade one day when I was home sick. I used to always watch music videos on tv in the morning, since that was really the only time they actually played them. I remember being intrigued by the story the music video showed, but then falling in love with the song. A few years ago, the Silversun Pickups were opening for the Foo Fighters at summerfest, and I got to see them live. Both bands were spectacular live. If you get the chance to see either live, DO IT. The Foo Fighters are so epic, and the Silversun Pickups are great to jam to.

  • Ideal World by Girlpool

I discovered this song thanks to 88.9’s 5 Songs We Can’t Stop Listening To. It’s kinda everything I’m about. Ya know, soft girl’s harmonizing. Yes please! If you’re not really into really indie stuff, you might not like this.

I would have included more music, but I feel as though 3 is a good number to start with. Enjoy!